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: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (448) - Brisbane, - FEB 9, 2013
Rich golden colour. Aroma is passionfruit, malts and some resin. Taste is the same, with the resinous qualities amped up. Bitter and fruity. The finish is some seriously biting bitterness. Definitely a palate wrecker. Not my favourite DIPA from New Zealand, or 8 wireds best brew by any stretch, but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1216) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Nydelig duft av frisk citrus og honning. Klar gyllen farge. Hvitt dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av citrus meden sittende ettersmak av honning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Grünerløkka Brygghus, june 15th 2014. Hazy amber body, small white head. Floral and sweet aroma with grapefruit and bread after a while. Taste of toffee, pine, grapefruit. Medium body with a soft lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1003) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Gylden brun klar med høyt beige skum som ligger. Fruktig bitter lukt av humle og sitrus samt noe nøttelukt. Myr smak. Godt balansert mellom det humlebitter og den søte sitrusen. Bitterheten overtar i avslutningen og sitter godt og lenge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7245) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape. peach, honeydew, caramel and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long tropical fruity and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (728) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 50cl. White layer sticking to the edges. Quite heavy body. Almost clear. Aroma is pine resin, hops, herbs, nettles. Taste is bitter alcohol tea with hops and resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (518) - NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Gyllen farge med høyt luftig skum. Lukter godt med humle og også apelsin, sitron. Noe oljete i munnfølelse. Fruktig og samtdig bitter humlepreg i smak. Bitterheten kommer og blir sittende i.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Lots of hops aroma with a soft hoppy end. Steinkjer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morri (189) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. 1 finger fluffy off-white head. Semi-clear golden body with a high carbonation level. Aroma is mostly pine-like hops. Some malt sweetness to match. Quite deep in a way. Some leather and wood. Surprisingly light on the tongue for an 8,8 % double IPA. Taste is mostly sweet, although there is quite a bit of bitterness from the hops. All in all the taste is quite subtle based on what one would expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet vika. Gylden klar farge. Moderat karbonert. Hvit skumtopp. Smaker appelsinskall, grapefrukt, gress,karamell,gjær. Furunål ettersmak. En kraftig ipa

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (201) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours golden clear with ultra thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. And very bitter taste. Correction, my second glass had a bigger and longer lasting head. Good strong IPA from NZ.

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