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Super Conductor - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%

Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.88% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.

90 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 12-02-2012)
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Reviews by danieelol:
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3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is nice light amber. Good head/lacing.

Smell is nice yummy caramel malt and herbal, US-style hops.

Taste is similar. Herbal hops, caramel malt. Exactly how you do a decent US-style DIPA.

Mouthfeel is equal parts sweet/bitter.

Exactly what you expect in an (East Coast) US-style DIPA. No more, no less.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 16:26:10 | More by danieelol
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-16-2014 18:50:23 | More by mpenning13
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-27-2014 13:04:37 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-21-2014 22:50:11 | More by Mattias
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-04-2014 23:44:41 | More by fionn13
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-14-2014 00:03:29 | More by themind
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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and floral flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mixture of citrus, floral, and earthy hop qualities.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2014 01:07:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-23-2013 05:32:16 | More by WDJersey
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-11-2013 09:44:42 | More by humulusphile
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a dull chill hazed burnt orange with a foamy half finger white head atop.Grilled tropical fruits with all their sugars coming out in the nose,alot of good fruity sweetness with only mild bitterness,caramel toffee and mild sweet alcohol round out the nose.More tropical fruit sweetness on the palate with light herbalness as well from the hops,a hefty sweet caramel malt base is there as well making for a sweeter palate,the alcohol becomes more prevelant as it warms.A big juicy DIPA,the NZ hops bring alot of tropical flavors with them.Solid.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 22:21:41 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-01-2013 03:02:29 | More by brandonld23
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/4" cream colored head over a cloudy deep reddish-amber liquid.

S: Tropical fruit, candy, mango, guava, red licorice.

T: Mango, guava, passionfruit, prickly pear nectar, and lemon peel over a biscuit and caramel malt backbone.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Quite bitter but very pleasing offering from 8 wired that is full of tropical fruit flavour.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 06:23:45 | More by DaftCaskBC
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-10-2013 19:27:44 | More by Soto
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-07-2013 16:19:16 | More by jaydoc
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-10-2013 10:58:14 | More by Rwalford74
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear deep burnt orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation near the edges of the glass and some amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith hops and light aromas of pine and spicy hops as well as some light hints of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness followed by the much stronger flavors of the hops - in this case, the hops start out with citrus/grapefruit pith, pine, and spicy in descending order of strength. Moderate amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall the alcohol is pretty well hidden in this brew and it is relatively easy to drink - I wish I could have gotten my hands on this when it was super fresh but it has stood up pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 23:36:31 | More by dbrauneis
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-06-2013 20:21:23 | More by JakerLou
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2013 15:56:31 | More by neckbracesub
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2013 02:23:55 | More by RegalEagle
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-30-2013 15:46:55 | More by TDavis
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-20-2013 19:26:09 | More by Kirk
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber with puffy ecru head that trails.
Lots of pineapple with mango and candied tangerine on the nose.
Caramel, toasted hazelnut and apricot Danish with pine sap, resin, and Seville orange hops.
Sugared pink grapefruit finish and drying bitter orange rind and pine needle linger.
Medium, good chew, round, oily, a bit of heat.

Nose jumps out before the pour even finishes but there's a big contrast between a light, fruity aroma and heavy, dank hopping with significant IBUs and a serious malt backbone. Only the lightening tart citrus finish, almost Lagunitas-like, keeps it from cloying and provides much-needed complexity. US hops in there outweigh the NZ hops - I miss the sweeter tropical fruit. I'd prefer Hop Wired.

Attracts fruit flies right away, if that tells you anything.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 16:53:13 | More by StJamesGate
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3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I got this bottle for my 40th! As with most DIPAs there usually is a fine balance between sweet malt and bitter hops. The Super Conductor is no different. This beer pours a hazy copper with foamy white head that is leaving some lacing. The smell has a lot of bittering hop presence with a malty back drop. The taste has a bitter start...then the sweet malt temps to balance the beer followed by a bitter finish. I would classify this beer as more a big English style IPA than American. The mouthfeel is full body with good carbonation. Overall it is decent and I am glad to have the chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 04:21:07 | More by WoodBrew
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-01-2013 15:18:09 | More by NYR_Rob
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Super Conductor from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.