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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by StJamesGate on 10-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle 6,8% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a wine glass.
Best before 19/07/2014 (Really?)

Appearance: Dog Wired pours a lightly hazed, bright golden-orange, with a rough pour yielding a large white head that displays great retention and leaves some patchy lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Mmmm this smells delicious, I am glad I managed to get it as soon as it hit the shelves in SA. The nose is bursting with delicious New Zealand hops – sweet citrus, peach, passionfruit, some dankness, sweet white grapes and a touch of sweet melon. There is no trace of malt or alcohol noted underneath the hops.

Taste: The hops seem a little more faded in the flavor than they were in the nose, but it is still more than solid. Notes include: Light underlying honey notes, grapefruit peel, dankness, peach, passion fruit, orange and some light leafy notes. The finish displays a solid bitterness, but the hop flavor doesn’t seem quite enough to match the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is light-medium and slightly oily and there is a medium level of carbonation. The lager yeast gives the beer a certain crispness that makes this fantastically drinkable.

Overall: Dog Wired is one of the best Brewdog offerings I have had, I would loved to have try it immediately after bottling.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright corn silk with snow white foam that fade but trails nicely.
Grain sack, some mustiness, waxy lemon peel and passion fruit on the nose.
Clean biscuity pale malt up front with tropical fruit, gooseberry and grapefruit hops creeping in from the start plus a talcum mineral quality to the middle.
Carambola finish and aspirin and pith linger.
Lt-med, crisp, some chew.

Juicy, hoppy pils with lots of NZ fruitiness. Maybe not as clean as you'd want for a pils, but at this strength that's hard to do. Unfortunately, there's a powdery, gypsum thing going on that, matched with the bitterness, exacerbates the lack of snap from the body and keeps this from being properly refreshing.

Interesting, nonetheless.

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BrewDog / 8 Wired DogWired from BrewDog
4.1 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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