Hopwired IPA – 8 Wired Brewery (NZ)

This was my Christmas Eve beer, and what a beauty it was! I had a little help reviewing this one in the form of two old friends, with years of beer-drinking experience.

Hopwired IPA - gets your motor running
Hopwired IPA – gets your motor running


Hopwired IPA is superbly complex ale that pours a beautifully clear brandy gold. The aroma is rich and varied, we noted passionfruit, fresh papaya and tinned tangerines! The boys picked up on the alcohol content (it’s a hefty 7.3%) which only added to the song, bitter finish, leaving your palate tingling with undertones of fresh lime and pine needles. A great American-style IPA for those that like their ales like a drunk Marine …….. strong and punchy.

If we had bought more, I’d have left one out for Santa. I’ll be putting some on my list for next Christmas.

My timing might not be the greatest, but here’s U2, with “I Believe In Father Christmas” …………


2 thoughts on “Hopwired IPA – 8 Wired Brewery (NZ)”

  1. Stock up pard – NRG drink and the Bee Gee are looking at sharing Beer and Easter Eggs. Arriving 5.35 Friday 27th March at Brisbun. The other blog fan (no I didn’t miss the s off) can join us for the official appreciation dinner and piss-up at a date to be announced soon. Moose may be in attendance as well.

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