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Semiconductor - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
IPAs are great but sometimes you just don't want the amount of alcohol that comes with most of the good ones. In this spirit we brewed Semiconductor. an IPA designed to be drunk by the gallon, if you are that thirsty.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-21-2013)
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Reviews by Hoptron_3000:
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3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

Nice clarity. Assume it's dry hopped. Decent lacing.

Smell lots of petrol, some pine. Sharp.

Taste lots of fruit. Sharp petrol?? Grapefruit bitterness.

Overall Kind of sharp bitterness and flavor. But has a nice body and mouthfeel for low ABV. Nice dry finish.

06-06-2014 10:22:51 | More by Hoptron_3000
More User Reviews:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

330ml bottle. A producer of pretty good IPAs in their own right jumps right on the 'session IPA' bandwagon.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one fat finger of densely foamy and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some calving iceberg lace in place on the glass as it genially abates.

It smells of sharp pine resin and orange/grapefruit hop esters, further tropical fruit notes - kiwi, pineapple, and lychee berries, mostly - sweet bready caramel malt, and a certain cold metallic flintiness. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, white saltine crackers, mixed-up pine/leafy/herbal greens, bitter, almost denuded orange citrus, a conspicuous by its sudden absence tropical, what was it - something or other, and more of that weird flinty, wet stoniness.

The bubbles are fairly active and engaged to the back of my throat, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and plainly smooth, the hoppy astringency informing as one might expect here. It finishes rather dry, that chalky, stoney essence starting to overpower the lingering pine and citrusy hops after a spell.

An agreeable enough IPA, one of the not quite grown-up sort. That bit of pedantry aside, the most interesting part about this offering is the gulf between the aroma and taste - the promise of all that antipodean fruit goodness in the nose is quickly replaced by the oft-mentioned mineral character. No big deal, really, unless consistency of experience is your bag.

07-16-2014 06:39:29 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2014 11:29:11 | More by Vanz
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows passionfruit, lychee, pear, peach blossom and some sweet malt underneath.
Pretty similar flavours but with very little malt. Lots of fruit throughout. Finishes with a sharp bitterness.
Carbonation is pretty aggressive.

03-03-2014 03:45:56 | More by CrazyDavros
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-01-2014 14:10:58 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-25-2014 06:00:23 | More by hopnerd
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-24-2014 11:45:54 | More by jpd7374
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-08-2014 06:20:38 | More by f_raud
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-13-2014 13:41:07 | More by Poupae
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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a transparent, filtered, slightly golden yellow with good head and lacing.

Nose is big grapefruit, some passionfruit, pine, and a decent caramel-y malt. Paw paw.

Taste is bitterness on a light body, grapefruit, more of the caramel-y malt.

Mouthfeel is pretty light and wistful. Pine, dryness, more malt.

Carries most of the flavours from textbook old-school IPAs (all the hops and malt) but coming in at a much more manageable ABV. Pretty nice effort. Would probably still opt for something Founders All Day IPA over this, but this one carries stronger malt and hop flavours on the whole. Bitterness and big malt backdrop does hinder sessionability somewhat, which is a bit of a drawback for a beer of this nature.

03-13-2014 07:20:58 | More by danieelol
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Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-16-2014 14:27:33 | More by benjaminkhlaw
Semiconductor from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.