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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
Hops - Lots and lots of New Zealand and American hops
Malt - Golden Promise, Pilsner, Caramalt, Pale Crystal
Yeast - Wyeast 1272 - All American Ale
IBU - 90
SRM - 6 (Pale)


Maris' rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1011) - Canberra, - DEC 29, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 24/12/ 2012 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a very dark golden with a small to medium head. Has a fabulous, very strong piney hop aroma, with some floral and caramel notes. Flavour wise, you get sweet biscuit and caramel malt, orange, lime, citrus peel, and a massive, lingering resiny bitterness. Exhibits a wonderful sweet bitter balance and great complexity while being exceptionally easy to drink for a beer approaching 9%. A sensational DIPA. Another cracker from 8 Wired.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Purchased and drunk in Xiamen, China at the recommendation of the proprietor of the Beer Station. Bottle pours a hazy orange with a big whitish head and lots and lots of lacing on the glass. Huge aroma of citrus and pine with strong floral notes, as well. Taste is also huge - citrus and very bitter with a good malty sweetness, but not too much. Medium oily mouthfeel and a dry mild bitter finish. This beer is a masterpiece. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
From the bottle at a tasting session in Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of pine. Bittersweet finish. Got better as it went down.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, citrus, floral, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel, malt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (123) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bus au Saint-Bock à Mtl,Grosse double IPA,Draft d’orange,mandarine,ananas,quelques touches herbeuse,Belle onctuosité,c’est crémeux,voir huileux un tout petit peux.Mandarine en puissance,agrémenté de pelures d’orange,voir de figues sèches.Très résineuse et pétillante avec une belle amertume franche qui s’accroche en laissant une touche vanillée dans le sucre résiduel, c’est délicieux! Merci Yb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (520) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Citric hops, citra perhaps? Some soapyness, mouth has some caramel... great sweet bitter body with afizzy carbs and a long bitter citroc finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 29, 2014
50cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Dark gold. Thin head. Medium oily body. High bitterness. Aroma is super woody, hoppy, malty, light fruit/mango.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjoerdve (93) - - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. This is one heck of an ipa. The bottle says it, and it's true. If you don't like hops, don't drink this. Awesome beer, definitely recommending this. Sadly it's quite expensive in the Netherlands ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1428) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Butelka 50cl. OCZY : piwo ma kolor jasno-złocisty, delikatnie zamglony o średniej wielkości pianie. Piana ma, oczywiście kolor biały i jest średnio trwała. Jest również średni lacing. NOS : piwo ma dominujące i mocne nuty marakui, pomelo, ananasa i jałowca. Również białe winogrona, tarta, peklowany imbir w syropie. USTA : piwo jest średnio gęste, tłuste o niewielkim nasyceniu. Słodycz jest średnia ale daje rade skontrować gorzkość chmieli. Nuty słodowe to typowa tarta ale bardziej podobna do biszkopta. Chmiele sa świetnie wyeksponowane, cytrusowo-mydlane i owoce tropikalne. Alkohol wyczuwalny i dokłada gorzkości temu piwu. Ogólnie gorycz jest średnia i nie zalega. Posmak piwa jest trochę jak skórka grejpfruta. ODCZUCIA : po etykiecie spodziewałem się więcej wytrawności i goryczy. W rzeczywistości piwo jest średnio gorzkie o bardzo fajnie wyeksponowanych aromatach chmielowych. Jest spoko. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5857) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Clear orange/golden coloured, small white to off-white head, perfumey fruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, intensive fruity hoppy and notes of wood and alcohol. Quite strong bitterness, citrusy hoppy finish. Very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is resinous pine, taste is juicy pine, bitter fruity toffee, dry.


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