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8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale

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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Tall Poppy - India Red Ale This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pitch992 (144) - SLOVENIA - NOV 21, 2016
On tap at craft beer calling 2016. Hop aromatics and taste were nice, alcohol a bit highly present, malt was overly burnt caramel and made the brew unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booom (1) - THAILAND - NOV 14, 2016 does not count
Haf one at Hair of the dog, Bangkok. Roasty, malty, caramel, fruity. a bit bitter, easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (203) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2016
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Slightly hoppy, slightly sweet aroma. Pours amber with medium tan head. Flavour has a malty backbone with good amount of hops. Balanced. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (508) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market. Pours a deep red-brown with ruby highlights, nice beige head and lacing. Good aroma of pine and caramel, some raspberry jubes, citrus and grapefruit. Similar flavour too, really nicely balanced for a red ale, good citrus with just the right amount of sweetness and caramel. Big bitter finish, pine resin. I had this a few years back and it felt of that time this time around. Not dated, just when pine and caramel were king and not everything was tropical. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (490) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuits, spice and some red fruits. Flavour is strawberry and orange up front, then some spiced sweet biscuits. Finish is dry, spice and lingering bitterness. This is an exceptional beer, in a style Im not normally too excited by.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidezdonz (355) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 13, 2016
A 330ml bottle from batch # 65 with a best before date of 25th January 2017, poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a clear brown colour with a reddish hue and a just over one finger beige head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Aromas were strong caramel malt notes with some dark fruits like plum, prunes and raisins. There was also a touch of pine and earthiness. Taste had a touch of booziness hit first followed by everything in the aromas. Caramel, dark fruit, prunes, plum and raisins. The finish gave a touch of tea, coffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall it felt more amber ale than IPA in my opinion. But it was overly boozy and caramel-ly on both aroma and taste for me to fully enjoy it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (115) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Had across NZ on tap and bottles at many a sunset. Caramel malt with lots of juicy hops -- tropical fruit like mango and faintly resinous. The juicy hop character is just outstanding on this one. My favorite amber ale. Exceptional take on this style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Nice little hop bite, caramel flavour with semi-sweet finish. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from eDrinks in Tallinn, 4.38. BB scraped off? July something. Pours clear dark amber with creamy frothy head. Aroma of sweet, jammy and caramelly malts, plus herbal-resiny hops, orange peel esters. Tastes thick malty sweet upfront, continuing with resiny citrus peel hoppiness. Juicy. Soft on the palate, thin crispish carbonation, firm medium body. Lovely brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (744) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Colore ambra rubino, molto scuro, schiuma abbastanza persistente e vaporosa. Splendido aroma di malto, caramello, frutta esotica, una punta erbacea. Bevuta davvero notevole, con un corpo medio anche se piuttosto beverina, carbonazione medio bassa. Ancora malto e caramello, con un finale amaro lungo che rende il tutto piacevole.


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