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

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RATINGS: 366   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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4.4
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a dark amber colour with a big white head and an amazing aroma of sweet berries (cherry)... hard to pin down but its familiar some how. It is backed by a godsmacking flavour of cherry brandy/hop resin and an amazing backbone of caramel malt. With each sip i am falling in love with this beer a MUST try.


3.7
Mister_Li (1337) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2017
Klares, rötliches Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Karamell, leicht nussig, etwas fruchtig, Zitrusfrüchte, Orangen.

3.8
GoufCustom (1977) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2017


330 ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear amber red colour; One finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant full Ale malt, with strong caramel, rich toffee, citrus peels, light tangerines, floral, strong molasses, pine, strong resins, spices, earth, biscuit, lemon and grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet strong Amber malt, with grapefruits, strong caramel, toffee, strong floral, molasses, pine, strong resins, spices, strong herbs, dry biscuits, strong lemon, very strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Full body; Thick and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Quite rich Amber maltyness in a thick background, smoothness is oat-like. Strong oozy hoppiness dominates throughout, with pine, grapefruits, spices and strong herbs to compliment solid caramel and toffee. Flowery with just right sweetness. Biscuity with strong lemon to round. Very good!

Hoppiness: Citrus peels, light tangerines, floral, pine, strong resins, spices, earth, lemon and grass in nose. Grapefruits, strong floral, pine, strong resins, spices, strong herbs, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, more than high astringent bitter-sweet herbal malty finish.

After taste: Quite dry. Oozy, spicy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: Its Amber maltyness is rich already, with rock solid IPA style resiny citrus hoppiness for a well-balanced tasting sensation. A damn good English-style red IPA!

4
undercurrent25 (2130) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Pours a red colour. Taste is quite fruity dry and hoppy on the palate. A very good beer

3.1
Marko (5597) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 7, 2017
On tap at Vrteška. Thanks... someone... :D Clear amber body, off white head that went away fast. Oily malty aroma, light tangerine. Light malty taste, vague flowery and citric hoppy undertones. Yeah, not an IRA, closer to an Amber Ale. But meh however you put it.

3.6
markoijelena (3113) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 24, 2017
Draft 0.15l at Craft & Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 04.04.2017. Taste with kermis. Pour it amber color with small white head. Aroma peanuts and herbal hoppy feel. Taste nice red blood oranges, grapefruit, sweet, smooth creamy texture, medium to full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter pleasent finish.

3.7
eljebi (93) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 15, 2017
Roja cobriza, muy bonita en copa. Aunque no estaba en toda su plenitud, buen equilibrio entre maltas, caramelo, afrutados y resinosos. Cuerpo medio y sabroso, de sabor caramelizado y con las notas tan características del simcoe en un final resinoso y especiado con postgusto otra vez maltosa. Chula!

3.4
Unde (1064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2017
Amber red colour with nice head that left beautiful lacing as it dissolved. Aroma has caramel malts, raisin and dried fruits, pines and grass hops too. Taste is sweet with caramel malts, raisin, ends with pines and grass hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. Way too much caramel malts for me, maybe the hops have disappeared already, who knows.

3.1
kaserov (680) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2017
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 Color ámbar casi marrón, rojizo si le da la luz, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (poca retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma a cítricos, resina y caramelo. Sabor frutal, algo cítrico, resinoso, con buena dosis de malta caramelizada que hace presencia a mitad de trago y sobre todo en regusto. Quizá hay algo que remite a fruto seco, o quizá solo sea yo. Amargor medio tirando a suave que se acentúa mínimamente en postgusto. Seca. Me hubiera gustado probarla fresca de verdad, debe de ser más que buena.

2.2
rob19a (325) - - APR 6, 2017
7/20 quite a bland IPA with a bit too much bitterness for me. Not much taste other than the bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2017
Draft at Craft & Draft. Hazy amber brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, resinous hops and fruity hops. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a resinous juicy hop coating palate and soft carbonation.


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