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


on tap

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a beautiful orange amber. Aroma is of gorgeous tropical fruit. Smells like one of those tropical fruit juice boxes but fresher and more delicious. Taste emulates the nose, with relatively sweet tropical fruit leading into a massive dose of refreshingly earthy hops which linger in the mouth long after the beer has been swallowed. Truly an incredibly IPA, possibly the best. This is the beer that turned me on to the wonderful world of craft beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Intense, overripe tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, molasses, Hazy, pale gold, medium, creamy, white head. Medium bitter, light sweet. More bittersweet tropical and citrus fruits, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, pine, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter finish with some resin coming up. Beautiful IPA, rich, complex, very well-balanced. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orbit (9) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016 does not count
Wonderfull IPA with a fresh and fruity taste, reminds me of the yeastie boys earl grey but much milder in taste and maybe more easygoing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (100) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
330 ml bottle from Theatre of Wine. Pours hazy light amber with a fine, lasting white head, lacing present. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, ananas, peach and tangerines. Taste follows suit, its hoppy, fruity and bitter. High carbonation, medium bodied and long lasting, pleasant bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1335) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (678) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob19a (136) - - OCT 10, 2016
17/20 really zesty IPA. Massive citrus taste, little bit different from other IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
explosivedog (480) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (115) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2016
Had across New Zealand. Most tropical nose Ive 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (479) - 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.

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