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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

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common

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1136) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2014
500mL bottle from Dark Horse offie. Pours a reddish brown into the tulip glass. HUGE off white head that pillowed up and over the glass on first pour, took a good ten minutes to actually fill the glass. Lots of soapy lacing. Cinnamon, cold medicine, floral hops, Christmas pudding, fruitcake, loads of complexity in the aroma and flavor. Slightly astringent in the mouthfeel. Nice and unexpected.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermearjay (33) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle into tulip glass. Beautiful pour.....could grace a beer book cover. It looks inviting, red, slightly off white head, nice clarity. Spicy, some toast, honey, OMG, the flavor surpasses the nose, apricot, sticky sweet hops, dough, following a long bitter finish. Creamy mouth feel. This is really quite superb!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1074) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Brewdog Online Store. Clear reddish amber colour, foamy biege head and aroma of sweet floral orange citrus & pine hop resin. Taste is sweet, malt caramel, pine, resiny, orange, spice, with an earthy grapefruit citrus hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy bitter finish. Well balanced, very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2014
Holy shit this is good stuff. Full frontal hops, piney, spruce, fresh and rich, backed by a solid malt body of light roasted, deep roasted and caramelised malts, each clearly present. Full flavour, perfect mouth feel. Solid bitterness, lasting to the bitter ;-) end. Delicious. (50cl bottle brought by Bertanne from De Molen)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a dark red with small slightly tan head. Aroma of malt and slight hop presence. Tastes good with a strong malt Carmel character with nice hop bitterness. Probably the best India red ale I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog mail order. Poured a clear, bright ruby colour, with thin, dense, off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, bitter hops and caramel. Sharp, bitter pine needles in the initial flavour, mixed with some chewy malt and straw. Finish was very bitter resin, but in a good, rounded way with some golden syrup sweetness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy foamy head on top of a clear red amber colored beer. Aromas of malts, hops, caramel, some hop fruit, grapefruit, peach, pine, some honey, some flowers, light resin, light spice tone, some toast and some smooth sweet bay leaf tints. Flavours of bitters, herbs, leaves, hops, grapefruit, apricot, tea herbs, malts, caramel, toast, bread, yeast, light bay leaf, light spicy and some dough. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, herbs, toast, hops, light sticky, fruity and (dried) leaves. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture. Reminds me a bit of a Barley Wine, nice! Specially the aroma!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (96) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Excellent colour and great smell. Another very well balanced beer. Lots of caramel malt and big fruity hops

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1802) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head, very fruity aroma, the taste is light and hoppy with a dry fruity finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Aeon Liquor! Aroma is biscuity malt, pink grapefruit, hint of booze. Taste is great, pink grapefruit is up front, maltiness is there too, bit of biscuit, caramel and light spiciness. Really easy to drink. No hint of the alcohol in the taste. Great stuff.


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