8 Wired HopWired (330ml Bottle)
We believe HopWired is the first bottled version of a true new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown base malt and 100% truly unique NZ hops. We bet youll find nothing else like it on the shelves. Although the malty sweetness is there, this beer is all about the hops. Unlike an American I. P. A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, lime, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker said it smelled like gooseberries. . . Gooseberries? Who has ever smelled a gooseberry?? Decide for yourself or just enjoy it without further complications. Cheers!
Better in the bottle than draught. Pure amber colour, head has laced and remaind throughout. Aroma is a bouquet of everything NZ. Some pine, sweaty armpits,cats piss, lanolin, menthol, passionfruit and a cut paddock at haymaking time - all in a good way. Some heat and hop warmth. Best drunk when it doesn’t warm up too much as it overpowers a bit. Sweet malts with the earthy, sl medicinal hops coming thru. This is very complex and very good. Extra point for the label - it sings when you rub it...!
India Pale Ale & IPA
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.