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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: 296   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (308) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1387) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Butelka 50cl. OCZY : piwo ma kolor jasno-złocisty, delikatnie zamglony o średniej wielkości pianie. Piana ma, oczywiście kolor biały i jest średnio trwała. Jest również średni lacing. NOS : piwo ma dominujące i mocne nuty marakui, pomelo, ananasa i jałowca. Również białe winogrona, tarta, peklowany imbir w syropie. USTA : piwo jest średnio gęste, tłuste o niewielkim nasyceniu. Słodycz jest średnia ale daje rade skontrować gorzkość chmieli. Nuty słodowe to typowa tarta ale bardziej podobna do biszkopta. Chmiele sa świetnie wyeksponowane, cytrusowo-mydlane i owoce tropikalne. Alkohol wyczuwalny i dokłada gorzkości temu piwu. Ogólnie gorycz jest średnia i nie zalega. Posmak piwa jest trochę jak skórka grejpfruta. ODCZUCIA : po etykiecie spodziewałem się więcej wytrawności i goryczy. W rzeczywistości piwo jest średnio gorzkie o bardzo fajnie wyeksponowanych aromatach chmielowych. Jest spoko. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Clear orange/golden coloured, small white to off-white head, perfumey fruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, intensive fruity hoppy and notes of wood and alcohol. Quite strong bitterness, citrusy hoppy finish. Very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is resinous pine, taste is juicy pine, bitter fruity toffee, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2007) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Golden, white head. Smell of grapefruit, hint of cat pee, citrus and malts. Medium sweet, fruity, more citrus and zests. Medium bitter, resins and zests. Quite ok double IPA, nice hops

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
12/IX/14 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home tasting with Sebletitje - BB: 12/V/15 (2014-996)

Clear deep blond to orange beer, small irregular yellow head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, ripe mango, pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour start, very fruity, piny bitterness, bit resinous, citrus, mango, pineapple. Aftertaste: pretty dry, bitter, citrus, caramel malts, hoppy ending, bit resinous.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (199) - HONG KONG - SEP 26, 2014
Translucent light orange-amber with watery head and large bubbles. Smells great: citrus (pineapple, orange) and floral hop, sweet bready caramel malt, very juicy. A touch of vegetal herbiness. Tastes of crisp bitter hop, ever so slightly spicy malt. Bitter finish that’s very dry. Body is medium with good amount of very smooth slickness. An IIPA that’s very juicy/fruity with a good balance between hop and malt. An old favourite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2513) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours near amber in color with an off-white head. Citrus, summer meadow and earthy garden fruityness in aroma. Sweet honey and tropical fruityness as well. Green grassyness, forresty pine and grapefruit in taste. A bit on the bitter side in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush on 16 September. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of grassy hop, peaches and grain. Citrus hop flavours, with pine needles and brown sugar. Finish was golden syrup, resin and peal.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, herbs, peach and citrus. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness, peach and kiwi. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (87) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
mørkt gyldent med hvit skum som holdt lenge. Stikkelsbær og sitrus i lukten. Stikkelsbær følger også i smaken sammen med en frisk bitterhet i ettersmaken. Tørr munnfølelse.


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