Hopwired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 279 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev -6.9%
Amber orange pour, 1 finger of off white head, spotty lacing.
Aroma is subdued in the hops arena: malts are what shine through and likely due to the freshness factor, or lack thereof.
Taste is malt forward with some moderate hop bitterness in the mix.
Mouthfeel is medium, brisk carbonation.
There is a reason they don't export these bottles with dates on them: it is a long journey from the other size of the world to the United States, where it can be challenging enough finding a fresh domestic IPA, never mind one from down under. This tasted much like other Kiwi hopped IPAs that I've had that were also past their prime: when fresh, they are excellent.
It is likely this bottle was produced 6 months ago, which is not the fault of the beer, but the end result is an underwhelming 16.9 oz. $11 bottle that will never be purchased again.
03-30-2014 02:06:35 | More by Hendry
4.04/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: Copper-coloured, looks filtered, white head that lasts.
Smell: Pine, Kiwi, Orange, Grassy, Apple. Nelson Sauvin is dominant.
Taste: Malt sweetness up front, then lots of tropical fruits. Lots of limes, kiwi, grapefruit. Followed by spicey pine, finishes quite bitter.
Mouthfeel: perfect. It's very thick and creamy, especially for 'only' 7.2%. Still very sparkling, which suits the taste very well
Overall: Very nice, balanced IPA. Beautiful balance between sweet malt up front and lingering bitterness as finish, also balanced in fruity vs. spicey / pine. It has depth/complexity which could make it a hate-it-or-love-it beer. I think it's very well done, and would really like this one again soon.
02-28-2014 20:12:03 | More by MikeReserva
4.55/5 rDev +12.6%
A: Beautiful dark copper/amber color with a light brown head.
S: Citrus, orange, pineapple, lots of tropical fruit and a sweet malt scent in the nose.
T: Very pleasantly bitter, tons of tropical fruit, a touch of pine and some orange. Delicious.
M: Medium-full bodied and smooth for an IPA.
O: This is a perfect example of what NZ hops can do to a beer. They're amazing, and the Kiwi hops used in this beer aren't even my favorite from NZ.
01-17-2014 21:26:14 | More by BierJager89
Hopwired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.