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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: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with white finger thick head. Aroma: Mango, blackberry, grapefruit, pine, resinous, caramel, syrup, malt loaf, vinous and yoghurt. Subtle undertone of marzipan. Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Pine, malt loaf and grapefruit. Palate: Smooth, thick texture, medium body, average carbonation, high bitterness and astringency. finish is long, bitter and dry with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very tasty and refreshing. Left glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2013
[750ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pours a reasonably cloudy orange-amber. Sweet, syrupy aroma, with some papaya-like tropical notes. Big barley wine flavour – lots of sweet, sticky sugars and tacky fruit, but leads to a deceptively dry finish. Good stuff [21062013]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK. Tap, 050513. Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor with hop spices and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8582) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle provided by Stefan for our Straight outta Blenheim+ session. Unclear, amber-gold body. Tiny bubbly white head. Fragile lacing. Malt-fruity nose, including sweet orange and apricot. Taste of grapefruit, pumpkin, and apricot added by caramel snapshots. Semi-dry, fruit hoppy ending with a nice bitterness to it. Full bodied. Enjoying stuff (Tromsø 30.07.2013)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ekinskofer (15) - - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is earthy, citrus, hops. Poured a yellowish orange, cloudy. Nice creamy head. Taste is malt, fruity, citrus, orange. Medium to thicker mouth feel. Decent After taste, citrus hop, high av sensation. This is another unique brew from 8 wired. Impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Tap at brewdog camden, london. Almost clear light amber color, white head. Sweet malty aroma, some spices, hint of alcohol. Sweet malty body, big hops, fruits, alcohol hidden nicely, fruits. It’s excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15378) - 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 (2170) - 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 (1898) - 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.


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