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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: 278   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
500ml Bottle. Dark amber in colour with a medium, excellently laced, off white/light brown head. Floral Aroma. Notes of citrus, marmalade and caramel. Hints of licorice and herbs. Rich malty flavour with caramel notes, balanced with sweet, fruit flavours. Finish is long, bitter grapefruit flavour with hints of pine, as well as spicy/licorice notes. Dry and bitter, with a slight sour hint. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Irridescent copper. White head stays for the drink. Floral hoppy nose with a 60/40 split hop/malt distribution. Pure awesomeness to be enjoying this hoppy red craft ale at the Roundhouse in Hong Kong. A taste of Austin in the South Pacific.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Rating #977 - February 14, 2014 - #whattimeisititsvamlumtimes $7.99 for a 650mL bomber from Coop. Clear amber-reddish pour with a bubbly white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is a bucket load of floral, citrusy hops. Taste is mild caramel malty sweetness, with a powerful punch of hop textures. Medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth, medium bodied. Lots of cool dry hop flavour in this one, very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with 3 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Pine, resinous, musky, grapefruit, marmalade, peppery, citrus pith, biscuit, hints of vinous and marzipan notes. Taste: Medium sweet and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, dry citrus bitter, sweet finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
Very pretty red, glowing, with orange tints and lace. Lovely grassy hops with citrus, orange, grapefruit, caramel and light chocolate. Caramel, grass, orange. Very bitter. A bit more balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a deep amber from a 500 ml bottle. Mine had a gigantic foam head that left some lacing (unsure why as the other reviews indicated a minimal-no head). Aroma of sweet fruits and some malt tones. Taste is the same, citrus and fruit notes on the nose and malt tones as it goes down. Enjoying it but not as much as the hopwired due to the reduced hop and citrus notes in favor of the malt profile.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2014
India Red Ale, 7% from Asahiya. Served in a half-pint glass. A hazelnut brown pour with a minimal beige head that dissipates fast leaving no lacing behind. The hop bouquet from this beer is a great new zealand tropical fruit punch nicely counterbalanced with a solid malt backbone. Fairly full bodied the taste is somewhat of a letdown with a ton of sour bitter grapefruit and some resiny pine nowhere near as complex as the nose, much simpler but even then some nutty caramel comes into play from the malts. I’m not digging it, for me it is too much of a pithy grapefruit sour/bitter vibe. Well made but it just isn’t coming together for me. I preferred the Hop Wired IPA by a wide margin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
2014-01-17. Lightly hazy dark red brown body, modest tan head. 3++ Flavour is pleasantly bitter, lightly leafy green hop character throughout. Aroma is similar moderate green hops character, mild malt base. Average palate suitable carbonation. Quite quaffable. Bit simplistic, compounded by it being later in the evening but pretty enjoyable regardless. Bottle via private order arranged by GregClow

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (683) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma :citrus hops with some rich maltiness Taste :Strong hopiness off the bat that pair later witg a rich maltiness with caramel notes Appearance : clear amber body with a well retained thin head

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
On draght at the Norfolk Hotel Freemantle. Deep red with a yellowy head. This Red IPA has complex caramel tones to give a soft balance against the huge hop load. The best of the 8 wired stable I've tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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