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: 296   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
Papayas and tropical fruits with a lot of resin and sweetness in the aroma. The appearance is average with quite a bit of cloudiness and small head with okay lacing. Lots of woody pine nuts taste up front with a good bitterness that coats the back of the tongue. Sweetness comes through well in the beginning but rich hoppy taste persists throughout this beer. Good and decent drink. A little expensive here in Canada ($14 for 500ml), so might think twice before buying it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Hazy orange/amber pour with white head. Aroma is passion fruit, sweet malts, other sweet summery fruits. Full bodied. Flavour is initially sweet malts mixed with tropical fruits, and finishing long and bitter. The body is a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (269) - - MAY 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Söt doft troligen Viol. Lagom kolsyrad. Smakar lite viol åh rejält torr. Påminner om andra Nya Zeeland öl. Bra Dubbel Ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A very bitter hops extravaganza. For hopheads. I liked it.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed one week after purchase, however fresh a New-Zealand beer can be in a Vermont store. Tasted fresh though.
The look: Mostly cloudy dark orange body topped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is seriously hoppy with bitter grapefruits, pine-tree and just about everything that screams high alpha acids. Taste probably has some malts, maybe, I suspect so, that what the rumors are saying, but I can’t confirm nor deny these rumors. More seriously there is some honeyed and caramelized cereals, but they are buried by an overload of hops. White grapefruits, acidic and bitter lemons, bitter orange peels, a bit of pine tree in the back, more.... Bitterness is razor-sharp, not really resinous, just a whole lot of alpha acids, and then some more. This is a beer for bitterness lover, the kind of bitterness that makes you make a face like when you bite in a lemon. I liked it but honestly I don’t think this is a well-made beer, this is just an exercise in excess, a guilty pleasure that worked for me. I enjoyed this Superconductor, but in all honesty I don’t really understand superconductivity, science is hard, I understand why most right-wing replublicans prefer to simply ignore it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, peach and grapefruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, grapefruit, peach, citrus and tropical fruit. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear dark golden with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma is classic IIPA. Resin, peach, pineapple, oranges, fat maltiness. Medium carbonation, dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, piney, melon, oranges, apricot, light earthy. Mild vinious with a lingering bitter finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Herbs, flowers, caramel, citrus, pine and some tropical fruits. Flavour: Flowers, caramel, sweetness, citrus, grape, pine, herbs and some fruits. Medium to full bodied. ends herbal bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 On tap @ CBC 2013. Pale amber with a small white head. Fruity with hop notes. malt, fruit, flowers and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bittter sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Orange to amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, orange marmalade and piney and resinous hops, a bit stale. Flavor has some malt sweetness, a bit caramelly and honey-ish, and a very bitter finish, a bit alcoholic. Medium-bodied.

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