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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 337   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
7%ABV. Red Ale. Tapped out a red amber. 18ºSRM. Nose has nice sweet grain alcoholic aromas. There is brown sugar and some spice, maybe nutmeg. Mouthfeel is soapy. There are roasty malt flavors with some molasses, dark honey, sweet graham cracker toast, burnt caramel. The hops are pine needles, sap, light resinous flavor, spicy finish like Thai basil with that same slightly cloying medicinal finish. This actually tastes like fresh hyssop. Good brief-medium fresh herb finish. Goes on Favorites List!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1513) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2016
Poured a clear dark red-brown colour with about 5mm of beige foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation extremely low (almost nil) and medium sized. Aroma strongly of hop resin/pine with hints of dark fruits, citrus and a trace of sweet dark caramel malt. Taste initially of sweet caramel that was immediately over-taken by an intense but nice bitterness plus hints of dark fruits, pine and roasted malt; alcohol unfortunately not well hidden. Light body. Smooth with a soft creamy mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness but the alcohol burns on the finish. The alcohol coming through was disappointing and let the overall quality of the beer down.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (395) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2016
BOTTLE. Pours red with a golden tinge, small off white head.. Big sweet malty nose with minimal hops.. Huge malty red for sure, good toffee & caramel malt sweetness with a hoppy bitterness in the initial taste.. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3962) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Pours clear, deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, light grapefruit, hints of rye. Taste is initial bitter, followed by a balancing caramel sweetness, before a lingering big bitterness. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
C’est une sorte de brune rougeoyante ... Couleur caramel. Elle est bien crémeuse. Nette et bien exécutée. Assez courte, mais décidément j’apprécie de plus en plus "8 wired". En tout cas, c’est passé tout seul ...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Red ale, ipa. Take the 2, smash them together. Pure fusion. It works, malty hoppy, good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chambertin94 (7) - le perreux sur marne, FRANCE - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
roasty, caramel, bread, coffee, resin, clear, red, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, le nez est d’une richesse extraordinaire, je retrouve des fruits rouges, les épices douces. crémeuse voir duveteuse elle laisse une petite sucrosité sans lourdeur. bien équilibré dans la richesse.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UjoKlobasa (546) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2016
Last bottle on New Zealand. What a finish! Well balanced, fruity, hoppy, medium sweet and medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jiwookdo (20) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 29, 2015
bottle . deep amber color, malty, fully lasting, floral hop, hoppy ,caramel, medium body .. good 어두운 호박색 몰티한 향. 호피함과 적절한 탄산감 내가 좋아하는 밸런스.지속력& 나쁘지않음.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (648) - HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2015
Deep amber with a medium white head. Nice aroma of caramel, brown sugar, fruits and hops. Tastes medium bitter, with lot of fruit, caramel malts and hops. Very hoppy for its style, a very original beer, born from an amber ale and an IPA. Very tasty.


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