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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: 259   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)


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
Nose is grass, menthol, asparagus, sour cream whiff, feel is quite broad, taste is cooked vegetables, leaves, damp clothes, wet lawn, sweet alcohol note, balanced hops-bite finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
500 ml bottle, as 8 Wired Super Conductor Double IPA, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 8.8%. Crystal clear golden colour, apparently filtered. Moderate white head. Intense aroma of fruity NZ and US hops, a remarkable blend of lychee and other tropical fruits, citrus and white grapes. Also hints of spruce and caramel. The flavour is very hoppy, fruity, resinous and bitter, but also quite sweet. Far from "perfectly balanced", but still damned good and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Brewski. Rating from early 2014. Packed with hops, hops and more hops. A hop assault on all of the senses. A beer to be treated with respect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1144) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, orangey amber. Film of white head. Thick, banana toffee sweetness. Greasy, hoppy, chewy, herbal and a bit mucky. Love DIPA beers like this. Obviously this is nothing like it could be fresh, but still liked this a lot. Marked it down due to the topdollarishness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (244) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Fantastic aroma! Lemon and grapefruit. The taste is similar. Dry and bitter finish. Maybe just a little bit more carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
500ml bottle best before January....which i dont get. If it was brewed 3 months from now it might be best before January. Fruity hop nose, grapefruit, some perfume. Grapefruity taste, not harshly bitter but still quite bitter. Tropical fruit. It’s good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3636) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy, orangey, deep golden colour with firm, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Room-filling, resinous hop aroma, sweaty, citrusy fruit notes are concentrated to a honey-like aggregate, lemongrass overtones. Taste is biting bitter hoppy, concentrated bitterness, resin, citrus, a touch of orange zest. Too dense, narrow, hop concentration and intensity at the expense of breadth and variety of flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Fruity, sweet, malty, hops, red currant in aroma. Fruity, delicate hops, herbal notes in taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Dry aftertaste. Beautiful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Gold-orange colour, some haze. Fat and creamy white cap, very sudsy lacing. Nose has orange peel and grapefruit with background malt sweetness. Taste has grapefruit and some tropical fruit, decent hop bitterness. Drier in the finish with some late alcohol and back of the throat hops. Solid double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2014
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Right from the pour, the aroma is lovely expressive fruity hop mix - zingy and spicy. Smooth sweet palate, gentle carbonation. Nice biscuity malts, almost flapjacky graininess. Sweetish, but not sugary. Good balance, rich malts, fruity aromatic hops, and bitter finish. In contrast to the ratatosk, this is DIPA done right. Still a bit too sweet.


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