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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof, batch 117, bb 2/2014
Cloudy amber color, medium sized creamy head. The aroma is earthy, some manure, mildly pungent, light cream. Good mouthfeel, round and smooth; toffee flavor, quite sweet, with some crystal malt; strong character of oranges, some cedar, tangerine, very light frankincense; strong bitterness, a bit earthy and dirty. Maybe not as fresh as it should be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Camden, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes quite sweet, hoppy, slightly malty, tropical fruit, caramel. Rich and easy drinking DIPA from NZ.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Keg at brewdog camden. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with thin white head. A really striking aroma - chlorine, caramel, grass, general tropical fruit, a funky earthiness too. Its got some grapefruit, a nice funky earthiness, slight toffee sweetness. A bit of pine with a citrusy bitter choc finish. It's boozy, bit pretty well balanced. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOFO (27) - Melbourne (Prev: Chch, NZ), AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
Tasted in glass, out of the bottle. Fantastic aroma - nothing but hop. On the taste, I was struck that this is like an alcoholic/beer version of Lemon & Paeroa. Lots of citrus taste, with a nice sweetness to balance it. Bottle says there is an intense bitterness, but I actually find this well balanced - unlike, for instance Hop Czar which to me goes over the top. Would definitely have again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear deep amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity dry malty citric and piny. Flavor is malty piny citric a bit caramel dry and very bitter hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
finally got to this and pretty much what i expected- benchmark, malty double IPA. Sweet malt with great hop balance. Sticky and resinous. Boom!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
My pick for top beer at beervanna 2011. Imperial ipas dont get much better than this. 8 wired is in my opinion the best brewery in N.Z.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Cloudy amber look. Tropical fruit aroma. Citrus sour slight bitter taste. Bitter lingers to a light soft finish. A good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Amber with white head. Resinous pine aroma with some citrus. Taste has more grapefruit up front with some pine and citrus. Veey bitter throughout. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing ... soft zezty floral hops... big passion hop nose...juicy fruits ... zeaty fruits ... passion.


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