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8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale

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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tall Poppy - India Red Ale This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet roasted malt cocoa nuts aroma. Citrus pine flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (148) - CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a deep ruby with a loose finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is caramel malt, floral and herbal hops, slight fruit. Taste follows suit, with caramel leading the way and a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation, slick and slightly syrupy, with a dry finish. Fairly middle of the road IPA, with a little more sweetness than I prefer. The floral/herbal hop profile is also less my preference than the pine/citrus side of the hop spectrum. That said, it’s a decent enough example of a hoppy red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (704) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
NOK 175 at Bøker & Børst in Stavanger. Fortunately not my round. Dark amber. Dense beige head. Aroma of bitter grape fruit and orange marmelande. Similar taste, with caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Keg at Taps KL. It pours cloudy deep red with a thick light tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy pine, red fruits, mild toffee, pine needles and varnish. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, leather, red fruits, caramel, pine needles, toast, alcohol hit, citrus peel, resin and pepper with a lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Punchy and bitter. Very nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Very malty ale and it tastes of dark Nelson hops. IPA with a good hop profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1001) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Red beer, tan head. Nose is citric, caramel, malt, pine, woody notes. Flavor is fruit, citrus, caramel sweetness, malt, solid hoppy bitterness in the finish. Dry mouthfeel. Nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garry_Evans (28) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with short-lived frothy white head. Beautiful aroma of orange, sweet caramel, chocolate. Soft on the palate with layers of taste starting with chocolate, bran ending with long hoppy finish. Tasty and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (23) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours dark amber with off white head. Good head retention. Scent of hops, bread, and pine. Taste is hoppy, notes of caramel, vanilla, and pine with a trace of roasted coffee. Pine, caramel and coffee notes linger on palate. Strong carbonation, with a thick and rich mouth feel. Overall a pretty good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (416) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at home from Drinkstore. Pours ruby red with tan foam head. Floral, herb hops aroma. Toffee, caramel, bread malt base with perfume. Sharp pithy bitterness. Carbonation a bit strong which leaves a long lasting dry aftertaste. Full flavour with slick mouthfeel. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours deep red with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is pine, malt and caramel. Taste is pine bitter, caramel, fruits, and malt. Finish is pine bitter and caramel. Overall: nice brew.


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