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


on tap

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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)

reebtogi's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 15, 2013
500ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to reveal some really nice lacing. Aroma is mild but pleasant with citrus (pineapple and grapefruit?) and some hints of caramel. Taste is a bold bitterness with grapefruit dominating and a fruity and malty sweetness. Flavors are nicely balanced, body is medium and carbonation is adequate. A very solid brew for the style and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8376) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle - doesn’t seem terribly fresh bit still quite nice, just maltier than I usually like. Tropical fruit aroma and flavor is light, with caramel and bready malt, light yeast and ample bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
From tap. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bready, pine, citrusy fruity, grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (237) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Golden color, clear liquid, no head. Lower carbonation. Very hoppy, pleasant bitter in finish. Medium sweet. Very good, but not as good as Hopwired IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle from Asahiya. Large tropical fruit nose, with caramel, citrus, and all very fruity and a bit stinky. Medium-dark copper/orange color. Malty initial, caramel, piney hop. The hops ramp up with each sip. Somewhat minerally. Medium heavy, and a bit warming. In yer face, nose, and palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (385) - FRANCE - DEC 6, 2015
L’étiquette donne pas envie, mais: Nez fruité et houblonné ... Même sans l’approcher du verre. En bouche, c’est fortement houblonné mais avec une certaine rondeur. Résineuse et notes agrumes...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - NOV 10, 2015
Murky orange without head, intense hoppy aroma, plus grapefruit, apricot and barley malts. Taste is pretty much what I expected from the aroma, not too sweet but fruity, lots of hops, a bit boozy. Light body, very nice ale.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Keg at IMBC. Aroma of strong toffee and caramel, Resin, fruits. Strong pine, caramel. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (820) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle from CBB. Clear gold with a thin soapy head. Pine and resin hop aroma with some decent malts. Same with the flavour. Very smooth, hides the booze well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4121) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Kveldens siste flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15, og en superfrisk avslutning med ettersmak som varte til midt påp bybrua. Citrus, honning, tropiske frukter og malt i elegant samspill i en velproposjonert maltkropp. Gylden med kort skum. Lekende lett og lekker over ganen. Kombinasjonen av NZ og amerikanske humler er formidabel.

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