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8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale

8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2015
On tap at Mill on Constance, Fortitude Valley (charity event for brewers’ kettle explosion). Pours ruby red with nice frothy head. An excellent mix of bitter and sweet notes on the nose and the palate. My kind of beer, it’s a meal in a glass. Hang in there fine Gents!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1920) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Tap at roundhouse, hong kong. Deep copper color, white head. Hoppy aroma has sweetness and fruits. Smooth palate has lots of hops, fruity notes, some sweet caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Clear deep nutty color with a thich tan head. Nice lacing. Powerful aroma and flavor in this one. Lots of grapefruit, bready and fruity. Maybe a bit to sweet for my likings. Still a decent and powerful ale.
[Bottle at Apotekergaarden in Grimstad, Norway]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle, Ale House. Huge hop aroma. Finnish rye bread aroma. Forest dew. Taste is lemons, Finnish rye bread, creamy finish and big hops. Clean. Juicy. Really well-made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (47) - - SEP 13, 2015
Aroma is of sweet apples and brown sugar. Flavour retains the brown sugar but adds the perfect balance of bitterness. The mouthfeel is round and substantial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Aroma: very intense floral hops, pine, straw, pale malts. Appearance: hazy amber, medium, off-white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some sweetness coming up, caramel, light exotic fruits, soft carbonation, pale malts, floral hops coming up, turns quite bitter and dry in the finish. Overall: excellent Amber Ale, quite complex aroma and palate. Bottle from Twenty One Wines, Brighton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heyden (122) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2015
Aroma is boozy and malty. Not much hop aroma coming through - maybe the bottles a little old. Looks a beautiful clear red in glass. Taste is biscuity, boozy and grassy bitter; not particularly hop flavoured. Finish is medium with low carbonation. A good drop but I prefer a slightly lower ABV, less bitter in a Amber/red coloured Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1425) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap at Stein’s in Mountain View. Aroma was rich malt and slight hops. Pours clear amber with off-white head that was moderately sustained. Taste is malt dominated - biscuit. I did not get a lot of hop flavor or aroma, just a moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2015
50 cl bottle. Dark red with copper and excellent foam. Aroma: fruits, a little citrus and pine, honey candy with caramel and toffee. Taste: caramel, biscuit with jam, syrup and sliced ​​fruits, good bitterness with earth and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (303) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Pours a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, cookie, grain, molasses), moderate hops (flowers, perfume, resin, ciyrus fruits), light yeasts (horse blanket) and banana, raisin, grape, apple, peach, cherry, raspberry and forest fruits. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by light acidic, sweet and bitter. Next is sweet and bitter and finish is bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Loaded with hoppy and sweet malty fruits, with a sharp bitterness in the finish. Contains the good of hops and malts while still being quite in balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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