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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: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


Awktoberfest's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (321) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2013
Muted hop aroma ... Muted hop taste ...lasting bitterness... This is a battle no one wins with hops and sugary malt... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (73) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Finally got my hand on this one, probably my most wanted Kiwi beer - and it lives up to its reputation. Pours amber with a medium head. Intense grassy nose. Well crafted taste of citric fruity bitter hops, balanced with a strong sweet malty backbone that provides a long finish, leaving you asking for more. A prototype for great DIPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1327) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home. The colour is clear, pale orange colour with an off-white head. Lots of hops in the aroma with pine, spices, citrus, grassy hops and grapefruit. The flavour is more dry with grapefruit, pine and grassy hops in the end. Has a slick mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. A nice and complex DIPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (271) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
A perfect DIPA - so fresh, so massively hoppy - so vibrant - but low malt impact makes this so quaffable and refreshing - outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
From BrewDog, Leeds. Aroma of citrus fruit, lively in the glass with bubbles constantly fighting to get to the top. No sign of sediment but seemed like a bottle conditioned beer. The taste is sublime, malt, grapefruit, elderflower. A well crafted, powerful brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
bottle from h.j. vine. cloudy light brown, small offwhite to light brown head. aroma of hops, caramel, malts, faint sort of fruity sourishness which i think might be some kind of 8wired hallmark (hops? yeast?), recognized it in several of their brews. Flavor is malts, bitter hops, fruity caramelly notes, pine hops, grapefruit hops. Very hoppy brew, but the malts manage to balance, and the hops are with lots of flavors outside plain bitterness, so quite interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paganyu (2) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
good,but not perfect。I like the aroma,but the bittet in the mouth cavity is not keeping more time. p

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2443) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour. Delicious aroma of fruity hops. Taste is very hoppy of course, with notes of citrus, passionfruit, lime and pine. Good malty body. Long finish with fruity bittes notes. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattrall (17) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2014
One of my favorites ever. So this proves I like IPA's! Very hoppy but balanced perfectly with citrus grapefruit and not overpowering. Clear golden colour. Thin head disappears quickly. A quality beer. Will buy as many as I can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, peaches, pine, citrus. Flavour is malt, hop, peaches, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Full body. Pleasent nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1100 - May 24, 2014 - Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. FRUIT BOMB! Nose is tangerine, pineapple, essentially the tropics in a blender. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey/tangerine notes with the spicy tang and hoppy bite. Finishes bone dry, and with some piney, resin afterburners. Mucho gusto.


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