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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We believe HopWired is the first bottled version of a true new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown base malt and 100% truly unique NZ hops. We bet you’ll find nothing else like it on the shelves. Although the malty sweetness is there, this beer is all about the hops. Unlike an American I.P.A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, lime, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? Who has ever smelled a gooseberry?? Decide for yourself or just enjoy it without further complications. Cheers!

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4.7
AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 25, 2016
Aroma: Initial strong grapefruit aroma, that fades to a medium aroma. Appearance: Clear, amber body. Medium-sized head, off-white, with a rocky consistency and fair retention. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, balanced with a good malt backbone. Medium grapefruit flavour. Light bread, toasted. Dry finish with lingering grapefruit pith and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Hop forward, bitter, but never overpowering. Good malt support. Great beer! 330 ml bottle, poured. 21A. American IPA

4
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.6
rob19a (351) - - OCT 10, 2016
17/20 really zesty IPA. Massive citrus taste, little bit different from other IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours hazy orange. Nose is passionfruit, mandarin, mango. Flavour is passionfruit, mango, orange, caramel, some grass. This is beautiful.

4.4
copestx (227) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2016
Had across New Zealand. Most tropical nose I’ve smelled before. Taste follows with passion fruit, pineapple, guava, citrus, kiwi etc. super juicy but with a strong caramel malt backbone. Just a superb IPA, one of my all time favs, a showcase of the Nelson hop.

4.1
JohnCook101 (535) - - JUL 4, 2016
Hazy amber, fairly large light beige head. Fantastic fruity aroma. Flavours of grass, caramel, gooseberry, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine. Moderate sweetness backed up by a hefty hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Lovely.

4
crackedmachine (481) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle in Kitsilano. Pours a cloudy light copper with slight, off-white head. Aroma of grapes, kiwi, citrus. Hops dominate flavor, with similarities to aroma - grapes, kiwi, quite bitter. Pretty light bodied, but very flavorful, with a lingering bitter finish and complexity that helps keep it interesting.

3.5
Sjohnh (947) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Cloudy, rusty orange. Thin white head, leaving a bit of lacing. Body on the thin side. More piney than I expected, and has a lingering bitterness. Dark toffee from the malt. The fruit plays second fiddle somewhat, but the sauvignon blanc flavours are there.

3.5
Fullpintofbeer (379) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Brew Bristol. Sparse head, gold colour, clear, nice lacing. Aroma: light citrus covered by milk and strawberries. Bitter taste, light body long bitter finish, flat. Quite alright, however the aroma is not very nice.

4
SinH4 (4796) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with white head. Aroma is resinous, piney, lychee, pineapples, some malts. Taste is exotic fruity, more lychee and pineapples, resinous, toasted malts, bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Great!


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