Super Conductor - 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dansmcd:
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Pours a golden sunset colour capped by a half finger of creamy white head, the odd swirl keeps it present. Nice coating of lace.
S - Big tropical fruit hops up front, grapefruit and mango. This is going to be a BIG DIPA me thinks. Sweet sugary malt backing.
T - The fruit platter is joined by hordes of pine, and a dollop of sticky honey, with fudge and caramel. Pretty good balance for such an overloaded brew.
M - Oily, resinous body, just exploding with hop bitterness, the pine resin dominates the finish and aftertaste.
O - Another top quality kiwi hopbomb.
12-03-2012 01:46:55 | More by dansmcd
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4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
12-02-2013 22:21:41 | More by oberon
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
500ml bottle. This brewery has been all aces thus far - nice to now see an imperial IPA from them.
This beer pours a somewhat hazy medium golden amber colour, with one finger of tightly foamy ecru head, which leaves an ambitious berm of painted lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.
It smells of orange, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit, caramel/toffee malt, a bit of sodden breadiness, some mild pine resin, a touch of brown sugar, a light twinge of warming alcohol, and some further bitter floral, leafy hops. The taste is much more bitter tropical fruit - grapefruit, mango, and pineapple - edgy caramel malt, singed toffee pudding, a sharp pine needle astringency, some equitable booze warming, and a lingering perfumed floral character.
The carbonation is evenly distributed, with a level-handed touch, the body an adequate medium weight, bordering on full, with a decent smoothness, however fraught with hoppy potholes. It finishes off-dry, in a certain elevated sense, the big fruit and pine bitterness still ceding no quarter, as the caramel/toffee malt backbone puffs its chest in agreement.
A stand-up New World IPA, imperialized in a most empowering, post-colonial way. Good and bitter, though not in an untethered sense, and the near 9 points of alcohol are generally well obfuscated, just enough until the final determination of cause and effect is rendered, upon last swig. A worthy contender for upper class standing in the style.
02-23-2013 23:11:15 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Generous retained head. Wafting aroma of grapefruit citrus and New Zealand chardonnay smelling hops. Above average mouthfeel. Tangy, tasty.SOme grapefuit. Not the best DIPA but certainly worth a try. Bit of a palate eraser.
02-17-2013 02:26:41 | More by Sammy
3.65/5 rDev -11%
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.
06-08-2013 04:21:07 | More by WoodBrew
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
Pours amber with a large, fading head. Nose shows a mix of piny and tropical fruit-like hops, with soft passion fruit and pineapple. Soft clean malt underneath. Very malty flavours, but with a fair whack of pine and grapefruit to balance things out. Finishes with an assertive bitterness. Could use more carbonation.
01-31-2013 07:54:04 | More by CrazyDavros
British Columbia (Canada)
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head that leaves some nice bands of lace.
Smell. Sweet tropical fruits, cedar wood and pine needles, lightly floral, caramel and grainy malts, and a little sweet yellow grapefruit. Quite complex for an ipa.
Taste. Grainy malts and caramel, orange marmalade, yellow grapefruit rinds, some cedar and pine. Fairly sweet overall and some good bitterness. Tropical fruits are also present and some slight floral notes as well.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with low+ smooth carbonation.
Overall. These New Zealand hops definitely have a distinct complexity but maybe not the best flavours as far as hops go. That being said, it's a fine beer and very enjoyable.
05-04-2013 18:19:59 | More by Rutager
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
Drank from my Duvel tulip
A - Pours a deep cloudy copper colour with a nice two fingered head that reduces to a film and laces. Very nice
S - Heaps of hop, sweet toffee malts, grapefruit. Pungent aromas of herb.
T - Super heavy hop flavours that smooth out into toffe mals with a bitter finish.
M - Coates your tongue in a thick film of heavy malt. The carbonation is medium.
O - I don't normally like big IPA's, but I sure can appreciate this one for what it is. It has all the hallmarks of a big IPA. Recommended although your taste buds will be shot
03-15-2013 14:22:30 | More by eric5bellies
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
On-tap. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Gold in color, foggy appearance. White froth creates a creamy, close & lasting crown. Copious rings on sides. Caramel malt & candy aromas, ripe apricot notes to the nose. Sharp bitter upfront followed by involving caramel maltiness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy palate. Resiny bitterness arises again in the middle - to shown we are talking about a DIPA -& lingers into a long finish. Hints of ripe fruit on the aftertaste. Flavorful & refreshing. Very well balanced beer!! Very easy drinkability since ABV is well masked.
03-04-2013 08:43:33 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4/5 rDev -2.4%
A: Pours from a 500 ml bottle a slightly hazy orange with a surprisingly thin (1/8") white head which leaves irregular rings and spots of lace.
N: Mostly resiny pine with some caramel malt. Slightly floral sweet with citrus pith.
T: Sticky and oily pine up front with sweetish malt. Fairly straightforward and unremarkable.
M: Medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Dry and bitter hop finish.
O: Alas, this must be an "old" bottle as the typical New Zealand pungent hops have long faded away. What I'm left with is somewhat brash and sharp, but still decent. Sad face.
03-16-2013 01:03:14 | More by wethorseblanket
4/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
08-07-2013 23:36:31 | More by dbrauneis
4.1/5 rDev 0%
A - Pours a golden amber that hazy with a one finger eggshell head.
S - Tropical hops with sweet malts in the background.
T - Orange rind joins with piney hops that ends in a floral bitter finish.
M - Medium body & carbonation. Not thin, has a good thickness to it.
O - Impressed... Not overly malted with juicy hops.
01-18-2013 02:25:43 | More by cvm4
Super Conductor from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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