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

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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)


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, - DEC 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves acceptable lacing. Potent tropical hops aromas blend with floral notes and some nutty malt. Powerful grapefruit and pineapple hops up front lead into some toasty, slightly charry malt in the mid-palate, with more pineapple and a touch of mango coming into the finish. There is a lingering bitter aftertaste. This is a very nice DIPA, and only improved by the fact that I have just spent three months in Africa and the Middle East, where the beer is either terrible or totally non-existent!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Big, juicy, syrupy fruit nose, peach, melon, orange, grapefruit. Sweet malt. Hazy orange-gold with a low head. Sweet, fruity, very hoppy. Iced fruit cocktail: grapefruit, cherry, grape, orange, nectarine. Very nice fruit. Sweet but not silly. Rather heavy, syrupy body, though. Great hops, and pretty nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (188) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2016
Taster at Mikkeller Seoul (had in new zealand before too). Grassy and sweet for the nose, and lots of sweet hops for the tongue. Thereís grape, citrus and grass notes and it slips down really smooth. This is a really well balanced imperial ipa. Itís still clearly the style but balanced really delicately.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from eDrinks. BB scraped off? Pours clear amber with off-white head that drops to islets in an instant. Aroma of... resin, caramel, some indistinct fruity juicy stuff. Tastes overly bitter with some more malty than fruity sweetness in the background. Yet the overall impression is still rather sweet. Funny... Crispish, medium body, not too heavy on the tongue, some stickiness, lingering resiny bitterness in the finish. Feels pretty old. And not my type of IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8195-20160507] 500mL bottle. Juicy orange hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some thick lacing. Bitter citrus orange tangerine fruity hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty. (8/5/8/4/16) 4.1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-07. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head. 3++ Aroma is pleasant but a touch muddled, nice hop character, lemon and grass, light resin. Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, light lemon, grass, light alcohol throughout. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Very nice but the hops are not quite as vibrant as I hoped. 3+ 7/3-4/7++/3/16 Bottle from Glengarry Wines, Auckland, NZ.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Very slightly hazy orange amber beer, small white head. Nose is citric, fruity, intensely so, some spruce and resin, malt, caramel. Flavor is hoppy, piney, some grapefruit and oranges. Pine bitterness in the finish with more oranges, alcohol warmth, caramel, resin. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is hoppy, piney, caramel, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, pine, caramel, malt. slight alcohol. Finish is piney bitter. Overall: very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1826) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Fresh NZ hops in the aroma - oily and fruity notes. Almost clear golden color. Small white head, perfect lacing. Nice thick body, not exactly full but close to that. Itís a bit to sweet in taste. There is a big lack of bitterness which would counter the sweetness. Itís definitely not a session beer, more like setting and sipping one. Very good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (837) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
500 mL bottle. Clear light amber pour, couple fingers of semi creamy head. Big hop aroma (and taste), very tropical, grassy. Excellent, wish I had had a west coast brew to compare it to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngunity (119) - - MAR 18, 2016
On tap. Standard IIPA with stock aroma and taste and booze youíd expect from this style. Bit of a shame its so average


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