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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, - DEC 17, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy burnished copper colour, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well, and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma blends potent resin hops with some fruity berry notes and some nutty, roasty malt notes. Strong pine resin up front softens into a delightful slightly sweet berry flavour. This is followed by a firm backbone of dark nutty malt, with some toast notes. The finish mixes pine hops with mild berry fruit. This is a very lovely beer. It is complex and interesting, with a nice mix of flavours, yet still very drinkable. I’m really enjoying 8 Wired’s beers, and this is the best of those I have sampled.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3186) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Pours clear, deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, light grapefruit, hints of rye. Taste is initial bitter, followed by a balancing caramel sweetness, before a lingering big bitterness. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (391) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
C’est une sorte de brune rougeoyante ... Couleur caramel. Elle est bien crémeuse. Nette et bien exécutée. Assez courte, mais décidément j’apprécie de plus en plus "8 wired". En tout cas, c’est passé tout seul ...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (534) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Red ale, ipa. Take the 2, smash them together. Pure fusion. It works, malty hoppy, good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chambertin94 (7) - le perreux sur marne, FRANCE - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
roasty, caramel, bread, coffee, resin, clear, red, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, le nez est d’une richesse extraordinaire, je retrouve des fruits rouges, les épices douces. crémeuse voir duveteuse elle laisse une petite sucrosité sans lourdeur. bien équilibré dans la richesse.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2016
Last bottle on New Zealand. What a finish! Well balanced, fruity, hoppy, medium sweet and medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jiwookdo (10) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 29, 2015
bottle . deep amber color, malty, fully lasting, floral hop, hoppy ,caramel, medium body .. good 어두운 호박색 몰티한 향. 호피함과 적절한 탄산감 내가 좋아하는 밸런스.지속력& 나쁘지않음.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (490) - HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2015
Deep amber with a medium white head. Nice aroma of caramel, brown sugar, fruits and hops. Tastes medium bitter, with lot of fruit, caramel malts and hops. Very hoppy for its style, a very original beer, born from an amber ale and an IPA. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (207) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2015
On tap at Mill on Constance, Fortitude Valley (charity event for brewers’ kettle explosion). Pours ruby red with nice frothy head. An excellent mix of bitter and sweet notes on the nose and the palate. My kind of beer, it’s a meal in a glass. Hang in there fine Gents!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2107) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Tap at roundhouse, hong kong. Deep copper color, white head. Hoppy aroma has sweetness and fruits. Smooth palate has lots of hops, fruity notes, some sweet caramel notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6258) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Clear deep nutty color with a thich tan head. Nice lacing. Powerful aroma and flavor in this one. Lots of grapefruit, bready and fruity. Maybe a bit to sweet for my likings. Still a decent and powerful ale.
[Bottle at Apotekergaarden in Grimstad, Norway]


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