From my second favourite New Zealand brewery comes 8 Wired – Fresh Hopwired Wet Hopped IPA (7.3%, poured from a 16.9 oz bottle at home).
Aroma and Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber with a butt load of foam and has a mild floral and tangerine hop aroma which is a bit hard to detect over the foam.
Flavour: It has a spicy bready malt tone at first and then mellows into a fruity and bready balanced beer that has a grapefruit finish
Overall Impression: This is a good beer, but I drank it 2 months after the best before date on the bottom (oops) and it was noticeable, this is something you want to drink fresh so I am a bit mad at myself right now.
Rating: I would rate about 8/10 based on a fresher sample I had a while back that I thought was awesome. This bottle was lower, but its not fair to rate them on an expired bottle and fresh hopped beers are meant to be consumed immediately so since the fresher sample was very memorable and tasty I am confident a newer bottle would be too. Just be sure to check the bottom of the bottle first.
Food Pairing: Spicy nachos would be nice with this