8 Wired Brewing Company Wireless IPA – India Pale Ale (IPA) at 6.2% ABV

8 Wired Brewing Company Wireless IPA India Pale Ale (IPA) at 6.2% ABV (C$12.40 at Sherbrooke Liquor, 500 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 17-Dec-2016, reviewed 19-Dec-2016)

Appearance: hazy straw with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: horseblankety brett funk, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, grassy. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate funk. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, bone dry bitter funky lightly astringent finish. (4/5)

The brewer’s notes for this read, in part: “This has made the beer very clean and I don’t think many people would pick the brett unless they knew it was there. Not yet anyways, I hope it will funk up with some age.” Well, buddy, all I can say is, if this is what I get with an old bottle, bring it on! Because the funk leads the way here, and never stops. I’ve ben debating with myself whether I actually prefer this to the Black IPA variant I had previously, and all I can conclude is, they’re both excellent. This might be a tad cleaner than the black, and is certainly far less malty, so I lean ever so slightly more in favour of this one, but truth be told I wouldn’t argue with you if you wanted to give me either. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze