Wednesday, February 22, 2012

8 Wired Brewing Hopwired IPA

My buddy Matt picked me up a bottle of 8 Wired Brewing Hopwired IPA from Discount Wines and Liquors in Boonton, NJ. The beer pours an amber color with a frothy off-white colored head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of tangerine, orange, passion fruit, caramel and grapefruit. This is a much sweet citrus smelling fruit than most IPAs, where they smell more on the bitter side. The taste is bitter with lots of citrus flavor, including tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and lemon. A hint of caramel sweetens up the backbone. The alcohol content is 7.3% ABV. The touch of orange in the beer makes it a little sweeter than most IPAs, but it does have a wonderful bitterness with it as well.

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