We're pretty sure HopWired is the first bottled new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown pale ale malt and 100% unique NZ hops. We bet you'll find nothing else like it on the shelves.
Although there's plenty of malty sweetness, this beer is all about the hops. But unlike an American IPA, which will mainly challenge you with grapefruity and pine-like flavours and aromas, the kiwi hops used in HopWired produce something more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, limes, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker even said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? When did you last actually smell a gooseberry??
Decide for yourself, or just enjoy it without further complication. Cheers!
Hops: Southern Cross, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin
Malt: Gladfield Pale, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt
Yeast: 1272 - All American Ale
SRM: 7 (Golden)
Awards: Silver Medal NZ/Int. Ale Styles - Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 2011