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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
Tried from 500ml bottle in Auckland last week. Aroma true evidence of an abundant NZ hop profile, fruit and resin evident. The colour is amazing, almost matches the colour of the label which is a deep bright burnt red. Nicely balanced malt sweetness, rich toffee and caramel flavours balanced with the hops make this my new go to beer

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyPete (27) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2011
This beer has a great balance of malt and hops. A wonderful colour and rich flavour. Another great beer from a small NZ brewery

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monchito_IPA (137) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Lo tiene todo. Color precioso, vivo. Espuma estupenda, abundante y persistente. En el aroma y en el sabor hay caramelo y lúpulo resinoso y afrutado, intenso. Muy intensa en el polo maltoso-caramelo y en el lúpulo. Compleja y deliciosa, una de mis cervezas favoritas.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from King&Godfree. Great mixture of flavours. Aromas of caramel, grass, and vinegar. Taste is sweet, bitter, and sour; with long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Copper colour, with a frothy head.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (243) - 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.

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!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2011
This is a very tasty beer. Beautiful ruby red colour. Well balanced malt profile. Very hoppy, citrus, fruity, tropical. Extremely easy to drink

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Japalo (1157) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bottle. Reddish Brown haze. Two finger foam. Plenty of fresh grass, pine and citrus. Good rounded body. Well Well balanced dry-bitter taste with moderate finish. Again very surprised; the third highscore brew in a row from this brewer. My favorite brewer this year. Cheers.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a deep clear reddish mahogany with a moderate creamy head with great retention. Beautiful hoppy and sweet aroma, dark fruits and citrusy bitterness - wonderful! Strong malt flavour - plums, light molasses (fancy) and dark caramel with a fresh citrusy/piny hop finish. Good carbonation, moderate body. Really really nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark red-brown with coffee head. Malty nuts and hops on the nose with some grassy floral hops. Taste is somewhat bitter and sharp, with a small amount of earth, and plenty of floral type tastes.


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