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Herevana – 8 Wired – Dynamite

A Black IPA – 8 Wired Dynamite. A Black IPA!!. There are beers in a style that just stand out for attention and this is for me one of those styles.

8 Wired Brewing make the 8 Wired Dynamite. They are in 🇳🇿 Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand. This of course is an IPA – Black / Brown / Cascadian Dark  beer of 6.0% ABV – this is 2.1 standard drinks in NZ

Smokey aroma on cracking the can.

Look at that! Black like tar, with a full creaky white head. It’s really nice to look at

There’s a glorious roasted note in the glass. This is all going well.

What you get a rush of is that smokiness from the toating and roasting, and that stays around all the way through to the finish. It is supported with a gentle bitterness and what feels like a lot of carbonation.

What it doesn’t have is an abundance of apparent Hoppiness.

I’d have enjoyed a harsher, greener, bitter note for this, I think.

But what it does have it an abundance of enjoyment, it’s unusual beer, and as usual for 8 Wired, done with a level of excellence that should not surprise anyone.

They’re usually all in on a beer, and usually they’re right there or thereabouts with execution and delivery.

Loved this right to that last smokey drop.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. It is very accomplished and very enjoyable beer. It is alarming easy to drink and presents no hurdles to a quick quaff and guzzle.

Music :Emma Donovan, The Putbacks – Crossover. It quite classy in places but wanders about a bit.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

An explosive blend of smooth malt and roasted black wheat creates a perfect foundation for an eruptive hoppy cocktail of Centennial, Amarillo and Idaho 7 blowing up the bitterness.

Are you mad for malt? Do you hunger for hops? Dynamite is a hoppy brew with some light roasty notes. Grab a can, its the best of both worlds! 

Brewers Notes

IPA – Black / Brown / Cascadian Dark

The Black India Pale Ale (IPA), also known as Cascadian Dark Ale, is a dark brown to black colored beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance, and flavor characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in color but without strongly roasted or burnt flavors. The flavor of darker malts is gentle and supportive, not a major flavor component. Balance and overall impression of an American or Double IPA with restrained roast similar to the type found in Schwarzbiers. Not as roasty-burnt as American stouts and porters, and with less body and increased smoothness and drinkability. Similarly, the Brown IPA, also known as India Brown Ale, is hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, chocolate, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character as in an American Brown Ale. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body of IPAs, a Brown IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy. “Imperial” and “Session” variants are generally closer-related to the base substyle and should be listed with them.

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