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

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
davidezdonz (503) - 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
copestx (227) - 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
MayumiH (1214) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Nice little hop bite, caramel flavour with semi-sweet finish. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable :)

3.8
Kauge (1958) - 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
lello4ever (990) - 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 è piuttosto beverina, carbonazione medio bassa. Ancora malto e caramello, con un finale amaro lungo che rende il tutto piacevole.

3.5
GlasgowTAD (1779) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Tap at Freehouse Singapore. Pours light coca-cola like brown with a creamy light-brown head. Aroma is weak caramel. Taste is caramel sweet, earthy hop bitter, oak, leather.

3.7
Rask0lnikov (1299) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2016
Ruby transparrent red colour. Medium white head. Fruits, hints of berries, hints of citrusses in the aroma. Hints of apricots, hints of tea, fruits. Bitter, fruity finish. Citrusses in aftertaste. Well balanced, rather light bodied, well drinkable amber ale.

2.9
DeanF (2465) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Meh, red body with some modest head, you wouldn’t recognize it out of a crowd. Weird caramel and throat lozenge aroma, like you turned the tap water on in your kitchen sink and it was all copper-ish... wet dog hair, that’s what it smells like. Flavour is a lot of sharp caramel and barley notes, pumpernickel, heavy molasses, a bit of hops... but kind of a mess, really. Not bad but kind of a mixed bag. Not a delight, a bit of a working thing to get through to say you did it.

4
gegwilson (3712) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle fom the Hop Hideout in Sheffield. Ppurs deep amber with a nice foamy cream head. Nice aroma with caramel and orange. The taste is lightly spicy with orange and clove, mango and caramel. Nice full flavour. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4
willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Deep amber almost brown pour with a half a finger of head that lingers. Lots of juicy tropical fruit with some grapefruit and light pine and caramel on the nose. The tropical fruit really sets this apart from so many regular IRA / ambers. Extemely well-balanced with good caramel malt notes on the palate. Juicy mango and peach on the finish with some pine and grass. Another winner from 8 Wired.


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