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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: 302   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (74) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Color description unavailable. Big foamy head could be a result of the high temperature. Nose reminds me of autumn. Beautiful taste! I like. (Yup, that’s probably my most unhelpful rating ever.)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
500 ml bottle shared with the boys.Pours a clear ruby reddish deep amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, caramel. Flavor is loads of caramel and red berries. Finish is herbal, some earthy notes. Lingering fruit and conifer sap, as well as some resin. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4768) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
bottle shared by albatross, thanks mate! pours hazy dark golden, almost light brown, with a reviving light beige cap, leaving creamy lacing. sweetish spicy caramel maltiness, spicy cakeyness, toasted nuts, pine and its resin, mint, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, almost balanced - slightly harsh - spicy-resinous finish. nicely executed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjoerdve (97) - - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, half litre. Great smell and combination. The hop's are greatly combined. The new Zealanders are great at the hoppy beers. Would recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6125-20140117] Bottle. Hearty toasted orange peel aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted orange peel flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Tasty. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
Overheard: "I didn’t get the hometown bounce."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
50cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is brown red. Head is thin and persistent. High bitterness, some sweetness. Medium body. Slightly oily. Aroma is hoppy, herby, coffee, bubblegummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big creamy light tanned head. Smell of ripe fruits, dark malts, dark fruits, hint of spices, pine and resins. Medium sweet, fruity, more ripe fruits and dark malts blended nice together with woody and piny hops. Heavy bitter finish, alot of resins. This beer has a solid malt base with rich fruity flavors which works well with the hop bill. Excellent stuff

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Beautiful clear ruby color with medium head. Tropical fruits, mango, but also ananas and pines. Good caramely malt backbone. Taste is a great balance between hops and caramel, finish is dry and bitter. Smooth carbonation. I personally like red ales, and this one is a great mixed style! 8wired continues to amaze me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
From the bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and sticky toffee. Sweet finish with a little bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2446) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Copper color. Very hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy as well, with a touch of amber and some caramely iron. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice beer.


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