8 wired fresh hop wired IPA


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.