willisread (3400) - 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. nj_lee (43) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Excellent beer, not overpoweringly hoppy but nicely complex. From New Zealand only adds to the pleasure!
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Bottle from hop hideout. Auburn with small head. Aroma is caramel and pine, a hint of lemon and orange zest. Taste savoury and and bitter. Prickly and medium. Nice. drjoeng (1325) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
7%ABV. Red Ale.
Tapped out a red amber. 18ºSRM.
Nose has nice sweet grain alcoholic aromas. There is brown sugar and some spice, maybe nutmeg.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There are roasty malt flavors with some molasses, dark honey, sweet graham cracker toast, burnt caramel. The hops are pine needles, sap, light resinous flavor, spicy finish like Thai basil with that same slightly cloying medicinal finish. This actually tastes like fresh hyssop.
Good brief-medium fresh herb finish.
Goes on Favorites List! KeefOz (1862) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2016
Poured a clear dark red-brown colour with about 5mm of beige foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation extremely low (almost nil) and medium sized. Aroma strongly of hop resin/pine with hints of dark fruits, citrus and a trace of sweet dark caramel malt. Taste initially of sweet caramel that was immediately over-taken by an intense but nice bitterness plus hints of dark fruits, pine and roasted malt; alcohol unfortunately not well hidden. Light body. Smooth with a soft creamy mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness but the alcohol burns on the finish. The alcohol coming through was disappointing and let the overall quality of the beer down.
Andrus86 (664) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2016
BOTTLE. Pours red with a golden tinge, small off white head.. Big sweet malty nose with minimal hops.. Huge malty red for sure, good toffee & caramel malt sweetness with a hoppy bitterness in the initial taste.. Sourced Cape Cellars Ktwse (5034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Pours clear, deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, light grapefruit, hints of rye. Taste is initial bitter, followed by a balancing caramel sweetness, before a lingering big bitterness. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation. procraste (472) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
C’est une sorte de brune rougeoyante ... Couleur caramel. Elle est bien crémeuse. Nette et bien exécutée. Assez courte, mais décidément j’apprécie de plus en plus "8 wired". En tout cas, c’est passé tout seul ... simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Red ale, ipa. Take the 2, smash them together. Pure fusion. It works, malty hoppy, good. chambertin94 (7) - le perreux sur marne, FRANCE - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
roasty, caramel, bread, coffee, resin, clear, red, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,
le nez est d’une richesse extraordinaire, je retrouve des fruits rouges, les épices douces. crémeuse voir duveteuse elle laisse une petite sucrosité sans lourdeur. bien équilibré dans la richesse.