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Hopwired - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 26
Gots: 22 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-16-2013 23:45:17 | More by brandonld23
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Deep gold with healthy off-white head

S: Love it. Big floral and big citrus, just a bouquet of aromas.

T: Grapefruit and floral, fresh and clean but with some tree-bark bitterness. Very nice but not the end-all-be-all either

M: No notes

O: Really enjoyed but not the best value around here. Still, those New Zealand hops do offer a bit of a different take than the typical PNW stuff I'm used to, and in a good way.

11-06-2013 05:05:34 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

10-31-2013 13:29:37 | More by ncstateplaya
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South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-31-2013 00:21:46 | More by tednkelly
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-30-2013 05:50:16 | More by Ianleesrivette
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Bottling date: 12/11/2012

I expect the hop presence to be muted on this one since it is nearing a year old.

A: 1/2" foamy creamy white head over amber liquid.

S: Mostly caramel malt with some yeast and citrus notes.

T: Lime, grass, green pepper, lemon, pineapple, guava, gooseberries over a rich caramel backbone.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: Although the hops have faded, I could tell that this was well-balanced representation of a NZ IPA.

10-19-2013 21:48:24 | More by DaftCaskBC
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-09-2013 03:30:17 | More by cestlavie
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Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

A : pours a clean golden yellow, 1/2 finger of frothy white head which dissipated slowly, pretty healthy lacing

S : fresh hops, lemon, piney, its quite sweet smelling and fruity

T : strong hop start with some bitterness but sweetens up, floral, caramel, pine, mango and lemon flavors, the %7.3 ABV is well hidden, bitter citrus finish

M : full bodied, medium-high carbonation, creamy, heavier weight

O : This is a great tasting and easy to drink IPA. It has some very potent hop, fruit and pine flavors, a busy and very enjoyably brew. Definitely worth trying and i will be drinking this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral hops with light tropical fruits notes is quite enticing. Taste is also dominated by some tropical fruits notes, with some flora hoppy notes and almost no bitterness. Malt backbone is quite solid but doesn’t interfere with the hops profile. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very well brewed but I was expecting an even more powerful explosion of tropical fruits.

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Bottled December 11, 2012.

A: Pours a wonderfully clear bronze with 3-4 fingers of big fluffy light tan head. Clumps of lacing scattered all over the sides of the glass.

S: Mixture of pine, citrus, tropical fruits and a slight skunkiness together with some sweet notes of caramel malts. Notes of floral scents and possibly coriander.

M: Pine notes are more dominant in the taste as compared to the smell together with orange peel, and tropical fruits. Mid notes of sweet caramel malts and finishes with mild bitterness.

M: Medium bodies with light to moderate carbonation. Slightly coating.

O: This was a nice IPA with more tropical fruit presence and malts than what we normally have here in BC. While my shop just received this it was far from fresh and I would love to try again when fresh.

09-12-2013 01:36:23 | More by FondueVoodoo
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4/5  rDev -1%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Hopwired from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.