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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 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 (81) - 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 (2878) - 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 (16775) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3514) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Medium sized head deep misty orange pour aromas stonefruit grapefruit pine caramel floral tones the flavours apricot floral sweetness medium strong bitter smooth pine hops pineapple lychee sweet caramel the finish classy tasting best of aftertastes hoppy fruits floral notes sweet bitter finish pine backing cracking ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity hoppy weak piney and citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney and citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4144) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; copper pour with off white head, big grapefruit aroma with pine, big IBU hit of bitter hops, mango, pineapple resinous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Clear orange pour from 22oz. Pretty bitter beer but a good floral taste. Tangerine and grapefruit. Somewhat sweet and hoppy. Big IIPA. And good stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1086) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
(on tap @ Mikkeller Bar) Pours a cloudy amber with little, off-white head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is promising dominated as it is by fresh hops with fruity notes, hints of sodapop and perhaps a tint of confectionary rocket fuel that seems to unfold and gain prominence over the fruity notes as the beer opens up. Lively carbonation, medium to full body, oily mouthfeel and quite a bitter finish. This DIPa for me falls into the category that is just a bit over the top packed as it is with hops, sweetness and alcohol but it certainly falls within the bounds of something that is competently crafted according to style. I love the Hopwired but find this one a tad too boozy, bitter and sweet but that's just me being timid.


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