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Hopwired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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90
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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 26
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We're pretty sure HopWired is the first bottled new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown pale ale malt and 100% unique NZ hops. We bet you'll find nothing else like it on the shelves.

Although there's plenty of malty sweetness, this beer is all about the hops. But unlike an American IPA, which will mainly challenge you with grapefruity and pine-like flavours and aromas, the kiwi hops used in HopWired produce something more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, limes, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker even said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? When did you last actually smell a gooseberry??

Decide for yourself, or just enjoy it without further complication. Cheers!

70 IBU

(Beer added by: ADZA on 11-26-2010)
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows super juicy hops with massive amounts of passionfruit leaping out along with a load of sweet malt contributing a faint toasty character.
Very similar flavours but teh passionfruit isn't quite so full-on, nor is the malt quite so noticeable. Instead there's a nice sharp bitterness. Very refreshing.
Carbonation is a little high really.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 10:16:52 | More by CrazyDavros
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Hopwired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.