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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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)


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RenNZ (4) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
My favorite beer. Every sip is heavenly. The 8% feels just right. Full of hops and very dry. Incredible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Keg at IMBC. Aroma of strong toffee and caramel, Resin, fruits. Strong pine, caramel. Tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle from CBB. Clear gold with a thin soapy head. Pine and resin hop aroma with some decent malts. Same with the flavour. Very smooth, hides the booze well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4519) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Kveldens siste flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15, og en superfrisk avslutning med ettersmak som varte til midt påp bybrua. Citrus, honning, tropiske frukter og malt i elegant samspill i en velproposjonert maltkropp. Gylden med kort skum. Lekende lett og lekker over ganen. Kombinasjonen av NZ og amerikanske humler er formidabel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Bangkok. Hazy golden, frothy head. Fruity hop nose, good bitterness throughout. Classy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2645) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 28.09.15 Clear golden. Small head. Fantastic aroma of Aerican hops, citrus and tropical fruits, Similar taste, with full mouthfeel Perhaps a bit woody,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a clear gold with a medium-sized white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lots of grapefruit and citrus on the nose with some grass and mango along with some caramel and honey. Fairly sweet followed by bitterness. Bitter finish that has some wood and grass, but lots of fruit. Only flaw is the booziness but the flavors are there.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6198) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. This erupted a little bit from under the cap. Combined with a little bit of a wild, woody bite that doesn’t seem to fit, I wonder if I got a bad bottle. The ample head is also a bit watery and quick to die. Underneath these little imperfections lurks more of what I expected -- earthen, biting and carried atop a solid oaky base. (#6036, 9/20/2015)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanosX (49) - - SEP 13, 2015
Very slight aroma but distinctly fruity. Golden and cloudy with a nice thick head. Flavour is tropical fruit with just enough fruit sweetness to balance the bitterness. The bitterness really comes through on the finish; it is like you just ate a piece of grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (357) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2015
L: pours a clear slightly orangey bright gold with a tiny bit of lacing. S: typical nose for this style, very seducing tropical fruits and pine. T: tastes a lot like the nose, but not the bitter hop bomb I was expecting, more flavourful like a Sculpin. F: it’s surprisingly crisp and dry, quite a refreshing light body, hides the ABV ridiculously well. O: I really am a sucker for a crisp fruity west coast-style IPA, and this fits the bill.


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