8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
Hops - Lots and lots of New Zealand and American hops
Malt - Golden Promise, Pilsner, Caramalt, Pale Crystal
Yeast - Wyeast 1272 - All American Ale
IBU - 90
SRM - 6 (Pale)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2013
A big double IPA, 9% and 90IBU’s. A little light on the nose for a double but a lovely pink colour and a serious palate. Well balanced with the malt and hop bitterness, very dry. I highly recommend this beer to anyone wanting to try a beer that is supremely well made in all aspects. The bitterness is lighter than you would think, but I expect that’s because of the big malt bill and not the lack of hops. Maybe could use another dry hop to bring up a bigger nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3560) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home from brewdog online
big Seville orange, gooseberry, raspberry and a touch of lime sherbet on the nose. Hazy dark amber with offwhite lacing. Guava appears on warming. Very light bodied for abv. Fruity hops, pithy bitterness, lupulin burn at end. Brutal beast of a DIPA. Perhaps a few too many yeast esters/ rough notes in finish to be truly great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Bernstein, opaltrüb, aroma süsslich malzig fruchtig, orange, etwas hopfenbittere, antrunk süss, folgend von bittere, nachklang anhaltend bittere, passende rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Final CBC rating in my backlog, phew! Pours clear deep reddish golden with a big frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with crackers, chives, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, alcohol, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, star fruit, passion fruit, leek, resinous wood and soil. Taste is very bitter and slightly malty with crackers, bread, freshly cut grass, pine needles, moist soil, resinous wood, chives, mango, pineapple, star fruit, passionfruit, pink grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny boozy, slightly round, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny fruity with crackers, grass, pineapple, star fruit, pine needles, soil, alcohol, bread, mango, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest, chives and resinous wood. Good but the chives and leek sadly takes over a little too much for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (682) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
A 500 ml bottle from Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. A medium amber color, a bit cloudy, with a moderate whitish head. Sweetly citrus on the nose, and a big clean crisp citrus hop load over the gums. Bitterly good! Just enough malt lurking in the background to provide some balance. A bitter finish, naturally. All good. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
(50cl bottle) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, bread, and toffee. Flavor of toffee, orange, dried apricot, grapefruit, grass, and caramel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle 50 cl at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2013 (Haket), Sunday, sampled on September 8, 2013. Label marked 8.8%.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Sweet, hoppy, alcohol, herbal scent. Sweet, herbal, bitter taste. Bitter, chili aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Light ambery orange, broken up whiteish head. Big resinous, sappy pine nose, nods down some sweet breadiness. Slight cheesy initial bitterness, bright and strong hop. Furry citrus and tang to the malt middle which makes me suspect someone sneaked a few teaspoons of Colmans into the secondary. Mouth-feel is a rinseable oiliness throughout. Flat brandy citrus on the finish, leaving too much to lift for the linger.
Weighed down a little too much for me, especially after the straight Hop Wired juiciness. Shame.

Bottle, Cornelius

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-orange beer with a little persistent foam; hoppy aroma of tea, caramel and flowers, some hints of quince too; full-bodied and quite sticky, assertive, very tasty and highly bitter, very long hoppy finish showing fruity and piney tones with more tea and caramel as well- a hop bomb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013

Draught @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Light unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, light hoppy, roange - citrus, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood- barrel, dark citrus, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130118]

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