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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: 242   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)


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Glasgow. One of the best beers I have every had. Simply amazing. Golden red body, tropical hop aroma, sharp wet hop fruity taste. This sweet beer with inviting hops is absolutely amazing!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (550) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2012
Packed full of hoppy, fruity goodness. So tasty! Aroma of grape fruit and so many other fresh fruity hop flavours I would be making stuff up if I guessed at them. Itís got a superb balance there is a bitter sweetness in perfect balance that is enjoyable. The beer is tasty and refreshing. Enough said, itís good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TobyMartin (16) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
In a tulip glass on tap at the Local Tapouse, St Kilda on 18/3/13. Pours a bright and beautiully burnt orange colour with real clarity, a great looking beer. A sensational full aroma of fruity Kiwi hops (citrus and orange peel) and caramel malt sweetness. Flavours are unreal, candied fruit, chocolate orange or toffee apple progressing into a bold and intense bitterness that lingers, but at the front of the palate not the back of the throat. With a big body that gives an excellent mouthfeel. I love this brewery and this is one of their best. One note of caution: I had this beer on tap at Cookie about 4 months ago and the bitterness was overpowering and unbalanced. None of those issues this time, itís superb... but does raise some consistancy issues.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasen.r (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Love everything about this IPA. Slightly cloudy, orange pour. Fantastic malty, chocolate aroma with similar taste with wonderful hoppy palate. New fave IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
My pick for top beer at beervanna 2011. Imperial ipas dont get much better than this. 8 wired is in my opinion the best brewery in N.Z.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
Medium sized head deep misty orange pour aromas stonefruit grapefruit pine caramel floral tones the flavours apricot floral sweetness medium strong bitter smooth pine hops pineapple lychee sweet caramel the finish classy tasting best of aftertastes hoppy fruits floral notes sweet bitter finish pine backing cracking ale

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skinnybrewer (2) - Luzzara, ITALY - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
favourite DIPA! heavily bittter, with lots of character, this is a full on beer tha Iím never tired about, nice clear sparkling golden color. its long bitter finishing is stuck in my mind, citrus and floral aroma. awesome beer,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olsentribe8 (16) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2014
excellent double IPA, unbelievably smooth for a strong beer. well done again 8 Wired.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Tap at Beer Quartet. Pours an awesome opaque copper with a small white head. Nice lacing. Amazing aroma. Thick passionfruit and mango. Huge tropical aromas on the nose. Thick passionfruit, lychee and tropical fruits surround the tastes. Canít believe this 8.8%. Amazing beer. Now that Iíve had it off tap and out of the bottle, itís safe to say this beer is pure salivating goodness

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimthechap (1539) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2011
Tasted on tap at Pommeroyís with TimE. A huge passionfruit, tropical fruit and lemon citrus nose that leapt out of the glass. I swear I could smell the hops a good couple of metres away. A gorgous looking beer too. Coppery-gold with a firm white head that sank away in time. The first taste is a good mouthful of fruitiness before descending into a riot of mouthfilling bitterness. Mercifully this was the last beer of the evening because as Iíd already had a few this beer at 8.88% tipped me over the edge into a warm, cuddly oblivion. This is a beer for the ages.


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