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: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
500ml bottle, pours medium amber with a bit of haze and a small frothy head. Aroma is heavy on the caramel and honey malts, quite a thick palate, with balance from piney and citrus hops, grapefruit and passion fruit. Finish is long and bitter. Carbonation is quite light. Another really good beer from 8 wired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. A deep dark brown one with a small nearly non existing sidesticking brown top. Smells of brett and a it has a general sourness over it. Fruit sour almost with wood and red berries. Almost like a Flandern sour. That goes again in the taste. Lots of woody dry sourness, red berries and even traces of chocolate and cocoa. More cocoa than chocolate really. Light oily on the mouthfeel and about average on the carbonation. Lingering soft sourness in the drymouthing finish. Not bad and a bit untypical. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1127) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
Pours clear golden/copper. Aroms of grapefruit and malts. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, sweet malts and pine. Big body and medium carbonation. This one is really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The nose is honeyed fruits, pear. Light grassy hop. The taste is grass. Some earthy yeast. Light pear. Chewy sweet malt. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
500 ml bottle poured in to a snifter. Cloudy amber-golden with a dense, small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, resin, grapefruits, exotic fruits and rich caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, slick feel, average carbonation. Finishes bitter and fruity with lots of hops - especially pines. Well made DIPA, lacks a bit compared with the effervescent hoppy freshness from HopWired. However, this is a heavier, malt centered beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Considering how much I adore this brewery and specifically Hopwired IPA, this was quite the disappointment. Far too malt driven for the style, in my opinion. Very little hop identity. It certainly didn’t sing NZ like their other beers do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy (and a little for Grippitis too). Cloudy orange, thick lacy off-white head. Big hoppy nose and body, lots of grapefruit, a bit of pine. Honey sweet malts in support. Really big on flavour and bitterness, but in a good way. An enjoyable IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Top IPA this, deserves the awards it has got. Big grapefruit, with pine and some lovely malt sweetness. Very well balanced and alcohol hidden well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasen.r (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Love everything about this IPA. Slightly cloudy, orange pour. Fantastic malty, chocolate aroma with similar taste with wonderful hoppy palate. New fave IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled. Poured red amber with white head. Overpowered astringency cause of the hops. Needs more balance

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