8 wired fresh hop wired IPA

Rating:

image“A fresh (wet hopped) version of our flagship IPA, HopWired. Brewed to the same recipe but with fresh hop cones straight from the vine. Needless to say this is a very limited release.”

No explanations for this brewery by now but we are gobsmacked we haven’t reviewed this despite drinking it several times. A beautiful drop. Poured into an IPA glass. On the nose is that characteristic pine-driven hop. To be exact, a wet Motueka hop, and a Nelson Sauvin.┬áTonnes of grapefruit, lychee, passion fruit and peach also shine through. The head fades but leaves nice lacing on the glass. Displays a real reddish/copper body. Grapefruit, lemon/lime flavours mix with that persistent bitterness on the back of the throat. This brew is 7.3% ABV which seems to be the volume where these types of pungent IPA’s really shine. There is a delicate but noticeable caramel malt backbone that adds a sweetness to counteract the huge hop profile. Very mildly carbonated. Really, this and the normal hop wired are cracking IPA s. Sets the benchmark really.