overall
98
95
style
Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
Hops - Lots and lots of New Zealand and American hops
Malt - Golden Promise, Pilsner, Caramalt, Pale Crystal
Yeast - Wyeast 1272 - All American Ale
IBU - 90
SRM - 6 (Pale)

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3.2
zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Hazy yellow orange. Caramel and stale hops aroma, honey, onion ad pine. Sweet, fruity, malty, caramel, honey, citrus, strong bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, smooth. Not fresh, still decent.

3.1
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours yellow to brown with a beige head, aroma of orange, caramel, toffee, flavor of orange, caramel, tangerine, muddy, medium bodied

4.1
jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle (best before 26.04.17) from Bridgend Service Station. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, sea salt and pineapple. Flavour of melon, white grape and honeycomb. Medium body with a syrupy mouthfeel. Very easy drinking for the strength. I’d love to try this fresh on keg.

4
Mister_Li (1376) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Leicht trübes Orange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Zitrus, Grapefruit, harzig, etwas Honig, sehr trocken.

3.9
Werckmeister (3180) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2016
0,33l bottle at home. No BB date. orange clear color, medium big white head. smells of pines, candy, grassy, spices, bit parfumy, some exotic fruits, melon, citric, tobacco. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes rather creamy, resin, some pines, bit peppery, some exotic fruits, melon, bit earthy, light parfumy, light candy, light coffeeish. finishes lightly bitter with notes of pines and coffeeish notes. quite good one, bit heavy and not overly crisp, but still very nice enjoyable beer. must be great fresh. great balance, lovely pine notes.

3.8
TET (3031) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2016
A slightly orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has mangos, papaiyas, grapefruits, also fructose. Taste has fruitness of mangos and papaiyas, grapefruits, pine, at least medium bitterness, also sweetness. Medium+ bodied. Not so fresh anymore, that’s degreased the best freshness. But good beer anyway, balanced.

4.1
gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Golden with a nice big frothy white head. Huge aroma of grapefruit and mango. The taste starts sweet with masses of tropical fruits. More grapefruit and mango over smooth caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Big, juicy, syrupy fruit nose, peach, melon, orange, grapefruit. Sweet malt. Hazy orange-gold with a low head. Sweet, fruity, very hoppy. Iced fruit cocktail: grapefruit, cherry, grape, orange, nectarine. Very nice fruit. Sweet but not silly. Rather heavy, syrupy body, though. Great hops, and pretty nice overall.

4.1
explosivedog (1177) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2017 Taster at Mikkeller Seoul (had in New Zealand before too). Grassy and sweet for the nose, and lots of sweet hops for the tongue. There’s grape, citrus and grass notes and it slips down really smooth. This is a supremely well balanced imperial IPA.

3.2
Kauge (1956) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from eDrinks. BB scraped off? Pours clear amber with off-white head that drops to islets in an instant. Aroma of... resin, caramel, some indistinct fruity juicy stuff. Tastes overly bitter with some more malty than fruity sweetness in the background. Yet the overall impression is still rather sweet. Funny... Crispish, medium body, not too heavy on the tongue, some stickiness, lingering resiny bitterness in the finish. Feels pretty old. And not my type of IIPA.


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