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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: 697   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1088) - Kyoto, - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Clear, dark orange with small white head. Aroma has pine, malts, hops and some passion fruit. Passion fruit comes through more in the flavour, as do the hops. Tasted better as it went on and slightly warmed.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (237) - 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 (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.

4.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (105) - 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 (1350) - 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 (1051) - 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 (143) - - OCT 10, 2016
17/20 really zesty IPA. Massive citrus taste, little bit different from other IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
explosivedog (498) - 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.

4.4
   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.

4.1
   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.


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