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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: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a clear, dark orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a soapy lacing. Smells very interesting; unlike any IPA Ive smelled. Get lime, peach, like a guava or papaya smell, a unique floral presence, white grape, grass, dryness, some sweetness. Taste starts with some lime, peach, white grape, and some kind of tropical fruit. Then a tiny bit of breadiness shines through as well as some sweetness, but the astringency of the hops are increasing at this point as well, creating an unbalanced flavor profile. Luckily, the brewery was not going for a balanced product. The finish is very complex, with more lime, peach, some papaya or guava, maybe passionfruit, different floral flavors, some carmel sweetness, a very herbal flavor as well. The herbal flavor is not quite pine, but is does add a spicy-type flavor to the finish. Pretty astringent and dry finish, with the different hop flavors lingering after every sip. Its very hard to describe the flavors in this beer because I have honestly not experienced these flavors in an IPA before. High medium body with a creamy and slick finish. I hope to have more IPAs in the future featuring New Zealand hops. Very unique IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1216) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, mandarin, melon, bread, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange, mandarin and melon; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Rather soft flavours, but it still is really amazing. Great creamy palate thanks to all these malts. The aroma could have been stronger, but that is the only flaw it possesses.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (330) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2016
This ones a dangerously drinkable 7% IPA. The aroma has a bit of everything - grapefruit, lime, nougat, honey, resin and a little cherry. The big hops whack you in the mouth, spreading all over the tongue and right down your throat, but the malt is strong too, including a little burnt toast and caramel. You certainly notice the alcohol in the aftertaste, but not so much upfront. I got through that one a little too quickly, and now Im pinned to the couch with nought to do but enjoy the memories.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (3043) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle fruity sweetness. Pine, malts, caramel, tropical fruits and spices. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (271) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold with white head. Large nose of passion fruit and pine. Medium body with a strong resinous hop palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3923) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orbit (14) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (108) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1398) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1598) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob19a (184) - - OCT 10, 2016
17/20 really zesty IPA. Massive citrus taste, little bit different from other IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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