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99
style
Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 704   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 youll 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 14, 2013
Excellent beer, refreshing and tasty. Very fruity aroma to pineapple, mango, lychee and grapes. It continues in the mouthfeel. Long development, with an exquisite and hoppy, dry finish. Great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaney (2423) - Kln / Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2013
Goldiges Bernstein, feinporiger Schaum und ein "zum Sterben Tropische Frchte Aroma: Ananas, Grapefruit, Melone, ja selbst reife Kiwi ist zu erschnuppern, geil! Im Geschmack erst eine malzige Se nach Biscuit, fruchtiger, beeriger Mittelpart und dann lang und trocken ausklingend mit citrusartigem Aromahopfen. Delikat!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a nice foam. Super hoppy aroma malty to begin with then a bitter finish. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
From the Bottle, the first sip did this beer no favors, but improved on every subsequent taste. Hoppy, Malty and damn good. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is resiny and citrusy. Taste is malty and hoppy, very good stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 5, 2013
AMAZING IPA. Its like I drink beer for the first time. Great aromas of fresh pine and hops. Super taste, with not so strong aftertaste. Very balanced between bitterness and aroma. Only thing they need to work a but more its the appearance. It deserves a more IPA color. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with average, creamy white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit, dank, citrus and floral hops, fresh cut grass, grapefruit, lemon, and light herbs. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with fresh grassy and floral hops (medium bitterness), citrus fruit esters, and light oak; dry, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12752) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy and frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and mango fruity esters and hops with cereal and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with tropical fruity esters with light supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5194) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at home from New World, Wellington
Pours pale golden amber with a fluffy white head thatsoon collapses. Pithylime and passion fruit nose, sweet malt, light carbonation, grapes, lime pith and long sticky pithy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7111) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. This is clear and coppery with moderate carbonation visible. As clean a citrus nose as I have encountered. Caramel and cinnamon. Bright citrus hops are so nice. It is not grapefruit flavored and has a very different bitterness. Various fruots are tasted and they are somehow very tight. Nice caramel and a hint of spice rounds this out. A superb IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
From Bottle. Aroma: Sweet passionfruit, gooseberry. Flavors are like the aroma with some pear on the finish. A bit sweet. A very good IPA.


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