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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 268   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1091) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish amber with a decent off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, fruity and piney hops, and spices. Taste is caramel malt and piney hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
Pint at beer revolution. Nice light amber with an airy crayola crayon "skin color" cap. Pleasant malt nose with dry, crisp grapefruit. Taste is actually a trailing hoppy vinegar. Weird. But prominent taste is a balanced spice, hoppy malt. Yeah. Get what you want outta that aces review.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
Another 8 wired winner! Pours a beautiful colour with a fantastic nose. This is a great take on an amber. As with most of the 8 wired range, would thoroughly recommend it. Its only drawback is the price: AUS $14.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2542) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Deep red brown pour, airy tan head with a rocky top. Small patches of clingy foam sticks to the glass. Nose is citrusy, fruity, caramel malts in back. Taste has caramel malts, quick fruitiness and some sweetness up front, good balancing citrus hop flavour - some lemon and grapefruit.. Lingering citrusy bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Easy drinking hoppy amber.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a fair tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma with spices and pinewood notes toguether with some citrus. Malty taste with some subtle notes of caramel. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a very nice dry mouthfeel long bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. LA will win the cup but I still end up second in my pool. Dark red with fair head. Nice malty aroma with noticeable hops. Woody red hoppy flavour. Nice and drinkable. Not extreme just strong flavours and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours deep ruby red, with a garnet hue. Nose is dense grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine, sweet caramel, really nice smelling Amber! Flavours of smoky red berries, caramel, grapefruit hops, nice bitterness, which plays well off the sweetness. Not great but very good. Would have again happily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
500ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a small off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasantly fruity with some mild hops. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness and some light fruits balanced nicely with a bold spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. One of the better amber ales that I have sampled, just very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2012
No where near as popular as the Hopwired, but to me this is more the real deal. Softer hops and a richer and fuller flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle at Henrik. Has a hazy brown colour with a medium light beige head. Fruity hops in the aroma along with berries, red currants, raspberries, and peaches. More touch of forest in the mouth with berries, wild berries, wood, grass, hops, pine and alcohol. Medium bitterness, and a soft mouth feel. A nice balanced mixture of flavours in this ale.


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