DuffMan (10429) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep orange body with a thick head that leaves cables of lace down my chalice. aroma is pungent with verdant hop character with an underlying ripe papaya sweetness. The palate delivers oily hops galore, peppery and grassy, with background ripe tropical fruits, papaya and guava and sweet melon. Long bitterness in the finish. Just awesome. M_Sack (720) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Huge passionfruit and capsicum aromas. Lightly coloured with minimal lacing. Passionfruit, green peppercorns, green capsicum and grassy flavours dominate the flavour profiles. Although quite bitter, there is an attractive lightness and freshness to the overall palate. Great beer. 8 Wired is right up there with the best southern hemisphere brewers.
- Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and intense hops. Taste is medium sweet of fruit and caramel leading to a storng hoppy bitter finish. For me, probably just a little better than the regular version. Awesome stuff! andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper colour and a half inch of white foam on the op that slowly shrinks and leaves lace up the glass. aroma is sweet tropical fruits, and pine. Flavor is resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit, med-high balanced bitterness that really makes the beer. Great fresh beer! Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head head hat leaves lots of lace. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet pale malts, tropical fruits and slight floral esthers. Taste is rich malts, citrus and tropical fruits and a nice crisp and clean bitterness throughout. Excellent wet hopped ipa.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden orange with a short, creamy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, resin and pine. Taste is grapefruit, citrus and grassy flavours. Body is thick for an IPA and there is little carbonation. Sticky sweet with not as much malt as the normal hopwired. Still, great drop. bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
@Archive. Fresh is the word as these vanish from the shelf very quick. Orange amber with a powerful aromatic whitish cover that just hangs on the glass. Intense fruity tropical hops and pleasant bitterness and not quite as much malt sweetness as Hopwired. An excellent NZIPA. Thinking a trip across "the Ditch" to Blennheim is going to be much anticipated. stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Deep peach orange. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is fruit and mild resin. Palate is mild sticky. Overall, nice IPA, but prefer the malty wonders of the original hopwired. beer-yum (1710) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 The seasonal ’fresh hopped’ version of a superb antipodean IPA. Great showcase of what can be done with New Zealand sourced ingredients (and a European sourced brewer)!
Latest (2015) vintage seems laid back compared to the year round version. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
smells super fruity- passionfruit, grapefruit and earthiness too. All the fresh stuff.