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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7939) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
Huge, coffeecream-coloured head over (cold)hazed ruby-amber beer. Mix of cakey, caramelly malts and fragrant, fruity C-hops. Serious bitterness, ultimately hoppy, but with an equally serious malty, nearly syrupy underbuild. The sweetness of this, however, doesn’t stand a chance. Orangepeel, orangemarmalade-filled cake, resiny as well. Well-carbonated, rather full bodied, very slick to viscous. Bitterness makes it refreshing. Very accomplished brew, but nothing really new. Amber ale? Whatever. A USA brewer would have called this black IPA...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
Sparkling mahogany,thick beige head.Nose of hops & rich malt.Light sweet fore,full bodied. Nice bitter hop profile, long hop finish. Nice , with good balance

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 5, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Tumbler de ½ pt. Saboreada en agt´12. Colro ámbar rojizo y apariencia algo velada. Espuma marfil de burbuja pequeña y corona sólida. En nariz aromas de resina y maltas tostadas con notas de pomelo. Resinas y malteado intenso al primer sorbo seguido de un ascendente amargor de lúpulo. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación suave. Largo final malteado con lúpulos subyacentes. Leve madera en el retrogusto. Vale la pena probarla. 500ml bottle. ½ pt Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on agt´12. Reddish amber color. Chill haze. Off-white, small size bubbled froth. Firm crown. Resiny, toasted malt aromas & grapefruit notes to the nose. Resins & heavy maltiness at first sip followed by increasing hoppy bitterness. Medium to light body. Soft carbonation. Underlying hops in a long malty finish. Slightly woody on the aftertaste. Worth to try.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of mild citrus hops, caramel and biscuity malt, some perfumey floral notes in there as well. Flavour is quite hoppy, with the perfumey floral hops, slight citrus hops, and a big caramel malt backing. Pretty heavy feel on the palate, with a medium complexity. Finishes floral and slightly fruity. The more I drink, the more annoying that perfume quality becomes... Good, but flawed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Murky brown colour. Big hop aroma with raspberry and black currant. Complex fruity taste. Lovely beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 Bottle @ BrewDog Glasgow. Muddy brown with reasonable head. Sweet hoppy aroma & flavour. Dry citrus hop aftertaste. Well balanced & really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is very fruity with pronounced hop notes that evoke mango, pineapple and passion fruit. Flavour is quite fruity with citric hops, berries and mango. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Dark ruby colored pour. Big off-white head that slowly falls, revealing a trail of light lacing behind. A sweet tea and hop aroma. Taste is similar. Slightly tannic with a little bit of maltiness and hops. A little bitter, but balanced by a nice bready maltiness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
Bottled. Reddish amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, some honey, mild grass and quite caramelly and toffeeish. Mild wooden and herbal notes as well. Flavour is quite caramel malty, toffeeish, mild crisp maltyness as well as some fruity and floral hops with a nice wooden and herbal note coming in as well. Wellbalanced and refreshing. Easy to drink and hides the 7 % abv well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (973) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
500mL bottle to flute Pours a deep opaque red with a 1cm tan head. Citrus and piney hop aroma with nice caramel malts and slight alcohol too. Pine and grapefruit upfront with a nice balance from the malts. The alcohol is a bit distracting. Mouthfeel is oily and ending a bit watery because of the alcohol burn. A nice hoppy red, but probably too much alcohol.


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