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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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 (286) - 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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (454) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RenNZ (4) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
My favorite beer. Every sip is heavenly. The 8% feels just right. Full of hops and very dry. Incredible.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doori (13) - - MAR 9, 2016
I just love it. The smell of citrus fruits and flowers. Rich ambler color and its subtle caramel aroma is also very attractive. Malty and hoppy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (670) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
Amber pour with a medium amount of white head. Aggressive fruit and hops flavor and aroma. Everything I want out of an Imperial IPA

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerMason (6) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
Served in 500ml bottle at THE BEER MASONS on Koh Tao, aroma of caramel and pine, nice dry and bitter, just the way i like it. If you fancy IIPA this is the one.

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.


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