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

bottled
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tasted from a bottle in mid-2012 at a tasting. Pours clear amber orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is full of grassy, tropical fruit, and citrus hops with light bread malt underlying. The flavor is very dry, with the same complex hop profile, a touch of light bread malt, and very nice bitterness. The body is medium and lightly sticky, with average carbonation and a long, nicely bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1233) - 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 (3060) - 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 (284) - 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 (3924) - 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 (15) - 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 (110) - 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 (1399) - 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 (1873) - 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 (188) - - 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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