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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: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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)


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, - MAY 4, 2013
Tap. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is loads of peachy and citric notes and has a good sweet malty backbone. Flavor is sweet malty and huge fruity. Notes of peach and passion fruit. Great!!!!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13348) - 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 (4) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
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 (357) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
DWF; Pours clear golden with a frothy, creamy, lacing, white to off-white, lasting head. Aroma is malt, caramel, intense tropic, citrus fruit, light pine and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter, spicy with a lasting bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1166) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
Klar lys gyllen farve med flott hvitt skum. Lukt av sitrusfrukter, honning og humle. Smak av sitrusfrukter og honning. Fruktig. Vinonopolet.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Had this twice in two nights. From Draft, hazy dark amber with a thin off white head just leaving a ring around the glass. Aroma of hops and candy. Flavors of strong hops, candy, herbs, malts, hints of pepper, and grass. Nice full body, warm finish, medium bitterness and alcohol finish. long flavors in mouth. The first time tasting it is was pleasant, the second was less. It was heavy, heavy in alcohol and was very unbalanced. Over sweet and over liquored, quite queasy. No so enjoyable the second time, will not have it a third time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle - 500ml. Beautiful, cloudy, dark gold body with good carbonation and a fading off-white bubbly head. Very nice hoppy aroma with mango, orange, yeasty, and honeyish hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries herbal, citrusy, piney, and coriander notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Very enjoyable DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4437) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy and really golden! Color with small white head. Maybe at bit to fruity aroma. Medium + body. Probably a bit to sweet compared to the bitterness. Although it was a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. A bit overripe fruity flavor. Fine citrus hoppy and some alcohol.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Bouteille partagée par SlovakSniper. Un liquide orange avec une mousse beige. Un nez d’orange avec du houblon et une sorte de caramel. Une bouche puissante, sucrée avec du caramel et une finale sur les houblons amères.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3105) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Un flacon de 50 cl qui ne porte aucune date. Un liquide orangé sans tête mousseuse. Un nez de fruits tropicaux trop mûrs, de malts caramélisés, de toffee sur un fond fuyant de fleurs et de conifères. En se tempérant, le nez qui semble a priori vieillot se transforme positivement. Au goût, l’alcool semble souligner les saveurs de malts, de résine, de conifères et de fruits citriques. Cette façon de faire rend la chose moins intéressante pour moi. En bouche, le corps est de bonne densité et bien huileux. Le pétillement est justement appliqué. En finale, les saveurs résineuses des houblons sont amplifiées par un alcool tiède et floral. Pas mauvais. Ceci dit, elle manque définitivement de buvabilité.


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