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


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
draft @ bishops arms: Little head, dark golden. Some heavy hoppyness and caramel. demifull body and some length. Taste is not so hoppy as expected, but very wellintegrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2478) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
Great fruity IPA! Pours a bright golden orange in the body with a two finger yellow head. The nose had an amazing burst of tropical fruits and a pinch of sauvignon blanc. Kiwi, pineapple, mango and many others. A bit of pine and resin with a mild grapefruit and citrus component. The flavor is floral and fruity with a bit of sweetness, a mildly resinous medium body and a mild bitterness. A truly complex fruity flavor. Great beer!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2012
The colour was strong copper orange-red, with a medium frothy creamy head, and medium carbonation. There was a crisp dry hoppy aroma. The flavour showed light malt, bitter grapefruit and citrus fruit, and an intense resiny hop finish. This beer had very intense hop flavours, and was fresh and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
Pint at beer revolution. Slightly hazy gold with thin white cap. Definitely the ipa I was lookin for after a hot day walkin around. Crisp. Great hop presence. Fruity. Toffee aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbrondt (12) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
Danish: øllen er filtreret på et eller andet set. Men farver er mørk gylden og meget imødekommende. Humleduften er i særklasse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Nice IPA, doesnt live up to the hype IMO. flavour and aroma are just a little flat for a 99% rated IPA. Even picked up a strange aus lager aftertaste a couple of times. Good beer, just not as good as the others that attract those scores.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Tap at the Albion Newcastle. Wow this was even better than in a bottle. Fantastic IPA, huge hoppy flavour that is exquisitely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2382) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 25, 2012
A rate??? Getting rare so it seems. Amber and clear with a nice off white head a bit foamy as well and hat foam sticks to the glass well. The smell is simply amazing. For once I read the description - gooseberries are a maybe as I actually know what they smell like - strange - i would have never thought of that though. Unknown fruity tropical nose, pan fried popcorn, a cross between a lemon and an unripe banana, salted peanut shells - none of this sounds good at all but it is excellent and unique without being too far out there. The taste is stellar - mystery everything but an IPA without question. Tropical things and pungent things and a misleading level of bitterness, yellow citrus, sweetness is wonderful, I cant really describe this properly. Coming back to this beer out of a room with other dominant aromas I sure got hit up with a lot of sharp citrus and not a lot of the crap that I came up with early on. Amble carbonation and I can say that my willingness to by another has faded. Only the curiosity of the intriguing qualities will nibble away at me. If Im not mistaken this bottle was 9.50$ - hard to go back to that unless this contains water from the fountain of youth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
A Danish brewer moves to New Zealand and this is what we get? More, please. What first caught me was the aroma. My nose wasnt up to the rim and already, what came to mind were kind of a grilled, tropical fruitiness. I liked it. I like the mouthfeel: Theres this deep liveliness about it, simultaneously airy and creamy. This adds to the flavor in a way that reminds me of a good lemon meringue. You know how it feels when you take the fork from the very top and through it all, to the plate... Its all there. Whats also great is that the flavor reflects the aroma so much that I can taste the ale right before it hits my tongue. This is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Olympen,Oslo June 21 2012 Yellow to brown color.Low carbonation.A bit citrus.Nice hoppy aroma. Good, but very expensive IPA

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