8 Wired ‘Dynamite’ Black IPA


“An explosive blend of smooth malt and roasted black wheat creates a perfect foundation for an eruptive hoppy cocktail of Centennial, Amarillo and Idaho 7 blowing up the bitterness. Are you mad for malt? Do you hunger for hops? Dynamite is a hoppy brew with some light roasty notes. Grab a can, its the best of both worlds!”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Fairly dark brown pour with a lighter gradient at the foot of the glass. It produces a fluffy two finger head which maintains its shape. Big thick rings are posted as we imbibe.

Aroma: Good depth and a really robust roasted malt base. Getting burnt toast, espresso coffee, chocolate bullets and almost an umami-like soy sauce quality. The way the malts fold into the hops is exemplary…starts super piney/sprucey then shifts into heady grapefruit, lemon rind and dank weedy herbals. We always bang on about balance with black IPA’s and this is balanced like a beer on a barrel!

Flavour: The hops come on pretty strong upfront. Not only with its dry bitterness but lots of pine and pithy citrus as well. Something kinda sweet like caramel, maybe? On the flipside it could be a hint of tropical fruit. The contrast between the hops and malt hits a crescendo midway with the malts going full roast and the hops full pithy and then settling for a perfectly balanced finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and silky then dry and abrasive in the swallow. Mild-moderate Co2, medium body. 6% ABV is kind of on the tamer side for the style.

Overall: We’ve been fanboys of 8 Wired’s IPA’s since back in the Super Conductor days. They were great IPA brewers back then and they still are now. Quality stuff.