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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 300   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2707) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
bottle shared by albatross, thanks mate! pours hazy dark golden, almost light brown, with a reviving light beige cap, leaving creamy lacing. sweetish spicy caramel maltiness, spicy cakeyness, toasted nuts, pine and its resin, mint, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, almost balanced - slightly harsh - spicy-resinous finish. nicely executed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjoerdve (96) - - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, half litre. Great smell and combination. The hop's are greatly combined. The new Zealanders are great at the hoppy beers. Would recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6844) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6125-20140117] Bottle. Hearty toasted orange peel aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted orange peel flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Tasty. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
Overheard: "I didn’t get the hometown bounce."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1578) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
50cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is brown red. Head is thin and persistent. High bitterness, some sweetness. Medium body. Slightly oily. Aroma is hoppy, herby, coffee, bubblegummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big creamy light tanned head. Smell of ripe fruits, dark malts, dark fruits, hint of spices, pine and resins. Medium sweet, fruity, more ripe fruits and dark malts blended nice together with woody and piny hops. Heavy bitter finish, alot of resins. This beer has a solid malt base with rich fruity flavors which works well with the hop bill. Excellent stuff

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Beautiful clear ruby color with medium head. Tropical fruits, mango, but also ananas and pines. Good caramely malt backbone. Taste is a great balance between hops and caramel, finish is dry and bitter. Smooth carbonation. I personally like red ales, and this one is a great mixed style! 8wired continues to amaze me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
From the bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and sticky toffee. Sweet finish with a little bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2397) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Copper color. Very hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy as well, with a touch of amber and some caramely iron. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (397) - - NOV 15, 2014
Hoppy hoppy hoppy, Nice full bodied beer with a malty backbone. Good solid brew

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
In short: A nourishing, sweet and bitter burgundy ale. A bit harsh and heavy. Ok.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed when probably not fresh enough... (but soon after I got the beer through private importation).
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The mostly hoppy nose is very resinous and very piney along with strong toasted notes. In mouth the beer has a thick foamy-yeasty texture with a very active carbonation. Taste is a bit harsh. There is a lot of toasted malts, plenty of caramel, a strong yeast presence, sweet berries jam, earthy old wood, fruits seeds, assertive piney bitterness, sticky resin. This is a tasty beer that is everything but refreshing, it is nourishing, heavy, aggressively bitter, rather sweet. Meh, not my thing, not sure why I bought this, I will now get someone to buy beers for me because I’ve finally decided I cannot trust my own judgment, and now I’m cannot decide if I can trust my lack of trust of my own judgement, this is the beginning of a long process.


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