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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8741) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a huge offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, berries, fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach, sweet berries, light alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation. 080513

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Une bouteille partagée par rodenbach99. Une bière totalement ambrée qui propose une tête imposante et bien tenace. Un nez frappé par des notes de caramel foncé qui sont bien martelées par des notes de fruits rouges et par des houblons floraux et citriques. Des saveurs maltées de biscuit et de caramel cristallisé. Une indéniable dose de houblons à l’américaine : des goûts distinctifs de pin, de fleurs et de notes citronnées. Un corps de moyenne densité dans lequel les bulles ont un comportement modéré. Une texture qui m’apparait huileuse. Une finale qui présente de bonnes notes asséchantes et amères qui cherchent à s’étendre dans le temps. À bien y penser, cette bière me rappelle la Zoe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
Dunkles Bernstein mit kleinem Schaumkragen. Citrustöniges Hopfenaroma mit Grapefruit und Waldbeeren. Vollmundiger Antrunk. Würzig-erdiger Geschmack, semi trocken und leicht röstig obendrein. Klingt lange und angenehm bitter nach. Der Hopfen ist einfach geil!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
bread, floral, caramel, citrus, red, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively. Very balanced. After drinking aroma turns more towards caramel. Very balanced and lots of things going on. Yet, very constraint in a way. Very well made

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (718) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Looks awesome in the glass - clear russet red with bright red highlights and a thin beige head. Light carbonation. The nose is very hoppy, with some tropical fruit, dark caramel and rye bread. Pretty aggressive hop bitterness up front gives way to apple, mango, spice and a bit of lemon, marmalade and toast. Beautifully balanced. A really excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (569) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
This is a bit of alright, there is a truck loads of flavour and it’s all nicely balanced with bitterness. The aroma is spectacular, and after this sits in the glass it improves. Easily a one of the most dirinkable beers I’ve had for a while. But for all that it’s not that bitter, and I didn’t get a head or a lacing that I thought I might. Enjoyable though, you should too, it’s one of their better efforts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Hops in the nose. Foamy pale beige head. Hazy red brownish color. Hops and chocolate and grapefruit in the taste. Nice color.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
comes out of the tap beautifully red. very bright hops and an almost overpowering alcohol, which seems a bit out of place. was hoping for something special but aside from the hop bitterness everything else seems a bit muted, leaving it rather dry on the finish. flavours are nice though. not too bad but not as good as hoped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4123) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-12: den tredje av de fire vi prøvde fra 8 Wired. Disse gjorde det til en super aften, det ene høydepunktet ble avløst av det neste. Denne var litt uklar, ravbrun med mye skum, med aroma og smak som var preget av furunål og grapefrukt fra Warrior, Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo. Tørr og bitter avslutning har Sigmund notert.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (519) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 500ml bottle from Glengarry Wines Takapuna. What a BIG beer this is. The mouth feel is so big, fat, round and creamy. It’s a gorgeous, delicious beer, and refreshing. This is my first beer after a day of hard labour, I was wavering between having a sharp, clean pilsener first, or this. I chose this and it was a good choice. The only thing that stops me giving this a higher score is, like one of the commenters before me said, the alcohol content is just a tad too high, but don’t let that stop you from drinking this malty, hoppy elixir! ReRate: I’ve just had a very fresh bottle, the difference between this and a slightly older one is quite noticable. Older bottles are what I would consider typical red’: they have dark fruit like raisins, alcoholic plums, xmas cake and caramel etc. This fresh one is more towards the typical NZ IPA style, lots of fruit on the nose and a taste that finishes pine. Either way, one of the best beers ever made.


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