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Tall Poppy - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: dgilks on 01-24-2011)
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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-08-2014 11:57:25 | More by shigg85
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-01-2014 14:10:16 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-24-2014 13:02:09 | More by jpd7374
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benjaminkhlaw

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-29-2014 17:23:50 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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Vanz

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-06-2014 14:09:05 | More by Vanz
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-26-2014 22:01:56 | More by Jslay013
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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-25-2014 06:36:51 | More by Gasc0igne
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MichaelDrew

Japan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-12-2014 23:12:36 | More by MichaelDrew
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev +2%

10-12-2013 12:18:06 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-04-2013 13:54:53 | More by DaftCaskBC
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safaricook

Netherlands

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

On the tap at the Globe in Hong Kong. Served in a Rogue Pint Glass

Comes with a one finger off white head that looks creamy and delicious. It leaves a lacing too as the head reduces too a rim. Body is copper with a red hue. Carbonation hardly visible.

Smell is hoppy, fruity and piney hops, some caramel undertone, nice and pleasant

Taste is hoppy bitter of the grapefruit and piney sort with a malt backbone that is caramelly, somewhere between your typical american and english IPA. Ends dry and a littly resiny. Resiny bitterness lingers forever.

Feel is extremely smooth with some fine tickling, medium body, leaves you dry and wanting more.

Very nice IPA that grew on me while drinking. I haven't had such a nice IPA for ages. I like everything about it and I have nothing to complain except for making me burp quite a lot. This beer reminds me again why I love this style. Thank you "The Globe" for having it on tab.

09-30-2013 07:12:39 | More by safaricook
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Jason_Tyler

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-23-2013 08:05:19 | More by Jason_Tyler
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2013 05:32:00 | More by 604growler
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -11%

Deep red colour, 2 fingers of fluffy off white head, lots of lace here as well. Smell is of juicy citrus fruit and dank pine, quite hoppy up front giving way to some sweeter malts, caramel and toffee, a bit of an american barleywine like quality with a bit more tropical fruit. Taste is fairly bitter, malty followed by dank flavours, juicy hops, citrusy aftertaste, a bit sweet and overly malty. Excess carbonation, medium body and a bit oily, carbonation way too distracting. Average stuff and way too carbonated, the second bottle on a different day was better than the one reviewed but not by much.

07-30-2013 13:33:13 | More by peensteen
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -13%

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a crystal clear ruby hue with a nice one finger head that fades to leave a thin quarter inch blanket.

S - Aromas of citrus (orange, grapefruit), light caramel notes.

T - Taste isnt bad. More of the nose with light citrus, more grapefruit, a touch more caramel malts than I was expecting. Lends to a rather odd iced tea type flavour here. Not a huge fan.

M - Mouthfeel is fairly solid. Nice carbonation helps keep this up off the tongue.

O - Overall, not a bad brew just something going on with this taste. Weird hop/fruit/malt mix here and some booze gives this a rather odd taste and even more unpleasant after taste.

06-12-2013 21:16:22 | More by rudzud
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saeh

France

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-04-2013 18:13:49 | More by saeh
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of earthy hops notes with solid caramel malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with light citrus notes with some solid caramel malt with balanced sweetness level. Body is full with nice creamy texture and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid offering form 8 Wired.

06-03-2013 01:12:21 | More by Phyl21ca
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%

Another bottle from BrewDog edinburgh. A red IPA that is heavily dry-hopped from my gathering. Poured a deep red ruby brown. With a slight tannish head with pretty good lacing and whispy film that stuck around till the end.

Smell is nicely bitter with a lot of hop earthy presence. Mild roasty malt comes through with a lot of dried fruit, raisin, cherry, cranberry. Earthy and maybe also a bit nutty.

Taste has dried cherry sweetness, with a firm toasty earthy bitterness, some honey, roast malt, and a dry slick hop feel to it, with a balanced resin-ey finish, mildly nutty and warming. Very full bodied IPA in terms of the malts and hops but balanced really nicely to be satisfying and easily drinkable. A winner in multiple terms, feel has some moderate carbonation but definitely let the hops come forward but not over-dominate this beer, nicely well balanced. Only suggestion might be to firm up some of the complex citrus notes, which get lost a bit, but otherwise an excellent beer that is quite enjoyable.

06-02-2013 08:58:02 | More by mick303
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

Another top notch NZ beer that is as hoppy as any PNW red ale with with a big mouthfeel and a rounded malt base that really works with the style. I love red ales and this is on the bigger side almost an imperial but the mouthfeel is balanced out this ABV. I am really enjoying NZ beers and I must say that 8 wired is on top of my list along with Epic.

05-21-2013 03:33:53 | More by canucklehead
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-12-2013 08:01:18 | More by lisagirl
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Germany

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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-30-2013 03:07:43 | More by lgmol
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Tall Poppy from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.