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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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 (1383) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (909) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Leicht trübes Orange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Zitrus, Grapefruit, harzig, etwas Honig, sehr trocken.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2207) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2016
0,33l bottle at home. No BB date. orange clear color, medium big white head. smells of pines, candy, grassy, spices, bit parfumy, some exotic fruits, melon, citric, tobacco. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes rather creamy, resin, some pines, bit peppery, some exotic fruits, melon, bit earthy, light parfumy, light candy, light coffeeish. finishes lightly bitter with notes of pines and coffeeish notes. quite good one, bit heavy and not overly crisp, but still very nice enjoyable beer. must be great fresh. great balance, lovely pine notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2016
A slightly orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has mangos, papaiyas, grapefruits, also fructose. Taste has fruitness of mangos and papaiyas, grapefruits, pine, at least medium bitterness, also sweetness. Medium+ bodied. Not so fresh anymore, that’s degreased the best freshness. But good beer anyway, balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Golden with a nice big frothy white head. Huge aroma of grapefruit and mango. The taste starts sweet with masses of tropical fruits. More grapefruit and mango over smooth caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Big, juicy, syrupy fruit nose, peach, melon, orange, grapefruit. Sweet malt. Hazy orange-gold with a low head. Sweet, fruity, very hoppy. Iced fruit cocktail: grapefruit, cherry, grape, orange, nectarine. Very nice fruit. Sweet but not silly. Rather heavy, syrupy body, though. Great hops, and pretty nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (282) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2016
Taster at Mikkeller Seoul (had in new zealand before too). Grassy and sweet for the nose, and lots of sweet hops for the tongue. There’s grape, citrus and grass notes and it slips down really smooth. This is a really well balanced imperial ipa. It’s still clearly the style but balanced really delicately.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from eDrinks. BB scraped off? Pours clear amber with off-white head that drops to islets in an instant. Aroma of... resin, caramel, some indistinct fruity juicy stuff. Tastes overly bitter with some more malty than fruity sweetness in the background. Yet the overall impression is still rather sweet. Funny... Crispish, medium body, not too heavy on the tongue, some stickiness, lingering resiny bitterness in the finish. Feels pretty old. And not my type of IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8195-20160507] 500mL bottle. Juicy orange hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some thick lacing. Bitter citrus orange tangerine fruity hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty. (8/5/8/4/16) 4.1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-07. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head. 3++ Aroma is pleasant but a touch muddled, nice hop character, lemon and grass, light resin. Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, light lemon, grass, light alcohol throughout. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Very nice but the hops are not quite as vibrant as I hoped. 3+ 7/3-4/7++/3/16 Bottle from Glengarry Wines, Auckland, NZ.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Very slightly hazy orange amber beer, small white head. Nose is citric, fruity, intensely so, some spruce and resin, malt, caramel. Flavor is hoppy, piney, some grapefruit and oranges. Pine bitterness in the finish with more oranges, alcohol warmth, caramel, resin. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.


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