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

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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 14, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Pours out clear and golden, very large white head, creamy and solid. Nice lacing. Nose has pine notes, some tropical NZ hops, and sharp grapefruit. Taste - big hops, got a mostly grapefruity attack at first with some pine then a background tropical fruitiness. Fruitiness became much more pronounced on the second half of the bottle. Slightly floral and fruity - hints of grape. Finish has more of the fruity floral hop that lingers, and a nice cutting late grapefruit attack in the throat. Medium body, great fine pointed carbonation. Good example of a NZ hopped IPA. Good bitterness and fruity hops, enjoyable and light enough to have more than one...


4.5
Douceberg (6) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
Kiwi beer that is delicious. Very very hoppy taste with solid alcoholic content. A little expensive in Bangkok but worth the buy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
kaserov (753) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación suave. Textura acuosa. Aroma a pino, resina, malta caramelizada. De entrada casi dulce, con mucho sabor pino, base de malta caramelizada muy presente. Final de amargor resinoso suave pero duradero. Seca. Buen postgusto. Disfrutable pero un poco vista ya. No capto mucha fruta tropical, la verdad.

3.4
Inoven (746) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Flesje gedeeld door TomHendriksen en gedronken met Roelzie en Benzai. Rood-gelig, ietsje troebel bier met weinig schuim. Aroma is citrusachtig en hoppig. Smaak is hoppig en fruitig. Nasmaak is bitter en zoet.

3.6
TomHendriksen (519) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Roelzie1986, geprobeerd met Inoven en Benzai. Het is donkergoud bier zonder schuim. Het heeft een lekkere zoete hopgeur en een lekkere hop smaak met een goed bittertje in de nasmaak.

3.8
Nicke80 (750) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2017
33 cl bottle from Ale and Lager kuala lumpur. Pours golden amber with little head. Sweet fruity aroma with sweet hoppy tropical taste. Really nice!

3.9
melush (4105) - SPAIN - JUN 1, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Light amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, pineapple, grapes, pine. Taste is hops, grapefruit, grapes, tropical fruits. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

4.2
yesbrewnein (18) - - APR 24, 2017
Nice white wine aroma mixed with passion fruit and gooseberries. Also slightly earthy. Clear amber color with an offwhite head. Medium bodied with a dry and bitter finish. An amazing South Pacific IPA.

4.3
colui72 (1030) - HONG KONG - APR 13, 2017
Hazy amber, lot of carbonation, medium white head and some lacing. Nose of resin, mango and passion fruit. Medium bodied, with a nice carbonation, good malty and hoppy balance with toffee, caramel, mango, passion fruit, resin and pine. Quite bitter. Very good ale.

4
ATulloch (304) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle from Deeside drinks emporium. Pours a clear orange, with a small head that fades. Aromas of juicy orange, pineapple, citrus and pine. Flavour is tropical fruits, citrus and apple with pepper and pine finish.

3.7
Gingham (17) - Hawera, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2017
Golden colour with limited head. Some fruit on the nose. First mouthful hits you with the bitter hops but smoothed out as my taste buds equalised. Certainly has the hop overload as promised. Some nice fruit flavours coming through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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