8 Wired Brewing
8 Wired HopWired IPA
Country: New Zealand
Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Format: 500ml Bottle
We believe HopWired is the first bottled version of a true new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown base malt and 100% truly unique NZ hops. We bet you'll find nothing else like it on the shelves. Although the malty sweetness is there, this beer is all about the hops. Unlike an American I.P.A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, lime, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? Who has ever smelled a gooseberry?? Decide for yourself or just enjoy it without further complications. Cheers!
Rated 99 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
The beer looks brilliant in a glass, and smells awesome. A whole lot of passionfruit in the nose, white grapes is the other note that's shining through. Taste is initially very sweet, you get the passionfruit and grape taste that the nose was picking up, but it's quickly followed by a lot of bitterness. The bitterness lingered in the aftertaste for a while, and eventually left a wine like, white grape taste. It's not a bad ipa. If I were to compare it to the founders centennial ipa I had last night, it falls a little short of that.
Only the 2nd IPA I've had. Awesome, awesome nose on this one. Loads of passionfruit. When comparing it to the founders centennial IPA I had before this one, id say the bitterness lingered a lot longer on this one, which I'm still getting used to with IPA's. If you love that bitter kick on the back end of the pallet, you'll love this beer.
Smooth with a nice kick!!!
I purchased this on the recommendation of a friend and was quite surprised. While the taste was quite smooth, for a beer that is meant to be quite hoppy, it also had a nice kick to it which I really like. I would highly recommend this beer if you can get a hold of it.