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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 336   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oilfan72 (1) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Caramel taste that does not overpower you; with a natural hoppiness. This dark brown ale pours with a minimal head, and has a taste tending towards a pleasant bitterness. A full body beer with lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Red-amber colour, with thick and slightly rocky head. Earthy aroma with lots of crystal malt and some fruity hops that have at this point begun to fade. Earthy character has lots of bitterness and rich crystal/caramel malt complexity. Long finish is really only a little bit chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9629) - 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 (4824) - 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 (2424) - 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 (755) - 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 (604) - 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.


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