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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: 272   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - 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 (7790) - 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 (648) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
Biscuit malt dominant - just enough hops to keep my interest - quite think in the tongue with malty aftertaste. Nice one even though not my preferred style - always quality from 8 Wired.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber-brown with small white-ish head. Smell is highly floral with malt and some yeastiness. Tastes like a watered down version of the aroma, floral and malt that ends in dry bitter finish. Medium body with just enough slickness. Like a more floral, malty Rogue Dead Guy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a small but lasting head. Lots of fresh hops burst out of the glass, Lemon, grapefruit and some caramel malt. Taste follows through to what is a fairly typical IPA at the front, but carefully balanced on the back with smooth and subtle sweet malt, some grassiness. medium low carbonation is spot on with a fresh dry bitterness. Well crafted this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (228) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Smells like a maltier version of other 8wired beers - citrus, floral hops, sweet. Dark amber but not translucent. Taste starts off very hoppy and fruity and good, finishes quite bitter and malty. Quite good but not as good as hopwired or superconductor

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (465) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2013
Sweet tasting alternative to a hop driven pale ale. Makes for a more interesting tasting session for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1917) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
65cl bottle from 1420, León. Pours hazy dark amber, with frothy off white head. Good head retention, some lacing. Malty, liquorice, herbal and caramel aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is caramel, liquorice, malty, nuts, spicy. Dry bitterness, quite high. Dry aftertaste. Very enjoyable.


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