jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
2014-01-17. Lightly hazy dark red brown body, modest tan head. 3++ Flavour is pleasantly bitter, lightly leafy green hop character throughout. Aroma is similar moderate green hops character, mild malt base. Average palate suitable carbonation. Quite quaffable. Bit simplistic, compounded by it being later in the evening but pretty enjoyable regardless. Bottle via private order arranged by GregClow AgentAle (1783) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma :citrus hops with some rich maltiness
Taste :Strong hopiness off the bat that pair later witg a rich maltiness with caramel notes
Appearance : clear amber body with a well retained thin head DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
On draght at the Norfolk Hotel Freemantle. Deep red with a yellowy head. This Red IPA has complex caramel tones to give a soft balance against the huge hop load. The best of the 8 wired stable I've tried.
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UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Retaste - tap at The Norfolk - Biscuit malt dominant - enough hops to keep my interest - quite thick on the tongue with malty aftertaste. Tasty. A big beer which kicks sand in the face of lesser beers. Nice one even though not my preferred style - always quality from 8 Wired. CacheManyHose (749) - HONG KONG - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber-brown with small white-ish head. Smell is highly floral with malt and some yeastiness. Tastes like a watered down version of the aroma, floral and malt that ends in dry bitter finish. Medium body with just enough slickness. Like a more floral, malty Rogue Dead Guy.
CitrusP (66) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a small but lasting head. Lots of fresh hops burst out of the glass, Lemon, grapefruit and some caramel malt. Taste follows through to what is a fairly typical IPA at the front, but carefully balanced on the back with smooth and subtle sweet malt, some grassiness. medium low carbonation is spot on with a fresh dry bitterness. Well crafted this one. HKdIPA (832) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Smells like a maltier version of other 8wired beers - citrus, floral hops, sweet. Dark amber but not translucent. Taste starts off very hoppy and fruity and good, finishes quite bitter and malty. Quite good but not as good as hopwired or superconductor beer-yum (1825) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Restrained aroma in a copper brown pour. Sweet tasting alternative to a hop driven pale ale. Makes for a more interesting tasting session for sure. Lowenbrau (4503) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
65cl bottle from 1420, León. Pours hazy dark amber, with frothy off white head. Good head retention, some lacing. Malty, liquorice, herbal and caramel aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is caramel, liquorice, malty, nuts, spicy. Dry bitterness, quite high. Dry aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
Tomy63 (202) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Couleur : ambre foncé, mousse épaisse. Nez : notes classiques de caramel qui se mêlent à des fruits rouges et noirs (cassis, framboise). Légèrement maltée et houlonnée. Bouche : comme au nez,notes de caramel, de torréfaction, de fruits rouges et une pointe d’exotisme (mandarine ?). Quelques notes florales aussi. Finale : longue, très légère amertume (mais les 60IBU ne se sentent pas). Très fine, aucune lourdeur pour cette ambrée.