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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: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1583) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Celestial good tropical fruits in both flavor and aroma. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Really enjoyable beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (963) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
50cl. Bottle.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma heavy sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, some pine, juicy.
Taste piny citrus bitter, caramel toffee sweet.
Mouthfeel oily.
Amazing Imp. IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - SEP 6, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy orange, still, big off-white head that looks like thick cream. Aroma is cucumber, caramel, sour passionfruit. Body is medium, a touch of carbonation, slightly foamy, drying and astringent. The taste has some citrus and smoke. This is a bit too astringent and drying, and I think that this is why my girlfriend described it as ’disgusting and undrinkable’.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Draught keg at Brewdog Camden. That hefty hop & booze stickiness hinted at on the nose, surprisingly lighter in the mouth though. So, pleasantly hoppy (rather than madly so) and dangerously drinkable without any overwhelming sweetness at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2014
on tap at Erzbierschof. Cloudy dark orange color with little foam. Hoppy and sweet in aroma, nice balance between hop aromas and aromas of sweet caramel. Heavy body, little carbonation. Taste reflects the aroma well, with a decent bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (861) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a golden color with good foam. Aroma of hops, caramel, toffee, some citrus and fruitiness. Taste is sweet caramel, honney and citrus followed by solid bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Keg at BD ShepBush. Clear pale orange pour, dying off white head. Big dank hops on the nose, both orangey and NZ tropical wine notes. Sweet light caramel malt, big orangey bitterness and some juicy notes, dank as fukc. Good body without being overwhelming, quite spiky carb, oily, long finish. Good gear.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. It’s a more or less clear one, quite pale in color and with an off-white head. Some curtains. There’s lots of flour in the aroma, with mint, pine cones and resins. Some pale malts. It’s full bodied and with a pleasant carbonation level. Malty sweetness in the flavor, with flour, pine cones and some resins. A nice bitterness kicking in towards the end. Sure, it’s a nice one, but I’m not convinced. 140822

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StigErling (10) - - AUG 22, 2014
Nice aroma, beautiful yellow colour, the taste take you away, when it enter your tung the bitterness give you a nice ride whom spreads quick around in your mouth, a nice caramel like aftertaste last a long time, when you think, this was a really good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Kolsås. Pours clear golden with a medium offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of grass and hay. Flavour is earthy, grassy and bitter. Mouthfeel is very dry, medium body, medium carbonation. Ok double ipa.


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