Hazed - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,960
Reviews: 880
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 18
Gots: 158 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Reviews by TheHoppiest:
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, this APA presents as a hazy amber color with a 1.5" sticky foamy head leaving decent lacing down the sides.

This ale has a punky hopped aroma, with leather, dried tobacco, mild apricot, and cracked black pepper notes.

Taste starts mildly soapy, with peach, malt, floral hops, and a tangy finish.

A thin to medium bodied beer, this has a slightly acidic finish that is a bit off-putting.

The beauty of the craft beer in a can revolution is that camp-outs are no longer the bland, bloating lite-beer blah-fests they used to be. Still, just because it is craft in a can doesn't make it great for a camp out. This beer is the perfect example of that; not terrible, but certainly not remarkable. Think of it as the craft beer in a can you take in reserve for that late night poker game, but not the one you enjoy floating down stream. The one good camp-out quality to it is its relatively low ABV; at 4.85%, you won't be napping your way through the afternoon after a few of these in the hot sun.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured well... a hazed copper with a tinge of orange with a tight but thinner white head that stuck around for quite awhile.There is a nice herbal/piney hop profile in the aroma if not a little subtle it was pleasant I dectected a touch of caramel underneath as well.A well balanced pale with the piney.citric hop winning out by a narrow margin over the light caramel malt backbone.I think a real quaffing type ale flavorful,low in alc% and well balanced.

Photo of RoyalT
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one came out of the tap a darkish orange in color with a big, fluffy head. It is indeed hazed.

Smell – The big, floral dry-hopped aroma has lots of citrus in it too and even a hint of pine sap. There’s a light biscuity malt smell in there that would probably be huge anywhere else but it barely gets noticed in this concoction.

Taste – This has got to be the biggest “pale ale” that I’ve ever had. Even without the dry-hopping, which mostly affects aroma, it’s still a gigantic hop bomb. This has a plethora of hop flavors and the malt base is good if obviously overrun. It earns the "infused" part of its name as well.

Mouthfeel – This is medium in the body and very smooth. Although the malt is subdued at the taste and smell, it adds to the slickness of this ale on the tongue.

Drinkability – If you live on the East Coast and want a quick, local, West Coast shot of hops this is probably one of your better bets.

Comments – Yes, my wife and I flew to Boston for the Belgian Beer Fest, but that doesn’t mean we can’t imbibe in a stiff dose of hops at the famous Anam Cara Publick House.

Update – I hadn’t had this in over six years then came across it in a beverage barn in Ohio. The hop aroma is as big as I remember it. There seems to be a bit more balancing malt and biscuit in the flavor and in fact it is a little darker in color. For something so incredibly hoppy this is extraordinarily drinkable. I’m bumping the Drinkability rating by half a point since I drank the first bottle in like three gulps – lol.

Photo of ExtraStout
2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearence: Into to the nonick it poured a clear (hazed my ass) copper with a nice, creamy white head,

Smell: The smell is of earthy, herbal hops that aren't as aromatic as I'd hope for a Pale Ale.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Hmmm. This has a very generic hop taste, as I noticed is kind of a trend with these Rockies brews. It's trying to be lucious and herbal, but winds up being boring, with no real complexity or flavor worth noting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Drinkability and Overall: This is an unimpressive Pale Ale from what's turning out to be an unimpressive brewery for me. Bland and boring, this beer looks good, but has no real flavor. The Mojo was better - and that's not saying much.

Photo of boston2bburg
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours about 3 fingers of thick-foamed off-white head, so much so that I can't fit a whole 12 ouce in my oversized Maudite snifter. Head sticks around the whole way down the snifter. Impressive looking.

There's a hefty amount of piney, citrusy hops on the nose, as well as a light apricot aroma, and it reminds me of HIPA and other Magic Hat hoppy beers, in the way it is dryhopped with sweet, pungent hops. The smell has an aggressive, sharp, and clean bouquet that just overtakes your olfactory nerves.

The taste is light citrus and almost lemon. The hops are juicy rather than overly bitter; they taste and smell very fresh. So thick with hops it resembles perfume and oil.

Mouthfeel is light but it's full of flavor. I can't believe this beer is under 5% ABV. I don't remember the last beer I had at that level but it tastes 2% stronger than it really is.

Very impressed by this and the Mojo I've tried from Boulder Beer Co. They know how to do their hoppy beers and they are all better than average. Hops are definitely in excess for a beer of this strength, but are still constructed in a refreshing and tasty manner. For Hop Heads Only.

Photo of steelerguy
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper, even amber color. Nice tall head that hangs around and leaves a good deal of lacing. Lots of carbonation to keep the head around.

S - Smoky, earthy aroma with some floral following. Didn't pick up on the citrus mention by so many. Some malt sweetness to balance the hops.

T - Chinook hits early and fast with a tobacco like flavor. Wasn't entirely pleasing coming on so strong and fast. The middle and finish are quite nice with some citrus flavors and caramel malts but can be overwhelmed by the hops flavors. This is not an IBU giant, but there is lots of hop flavor. Finishes with a little tang.

M - Feels highly attenuated, which is to style. Wouldn't mind a little more mouthfeel as it was pretty highly carbonated and some thickness would balance it better.

D - "Digestable" beer. Not heavy, makes it pretty refreshing. No real alcohol flavors or warm so you feel like you can drink a few, very sessionable.

This one left me slightly disappointed. I think they are close to something pretty good here but the recipe could use some tweaking. Namely, a little less Chinook flavor. Would love some more floral and pine in there...some Ahtanam maybe? Didn't think the malt was too weak, just overwhelmed to a degree making it hard to appreciate.

Photo of BJ1833
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. "Bomber" bottle

Appearance: Deep copper color with a light brown, single finger head.

Aroma: Mmm! Very hoppy aroma! Citrusy and floral. Great smell!

Taste: Hops and more hops! A bitter citrus flavor with a dry finish. Definitely not a "balanced" beer in terms of malt/hops, but it's not supposed to be. This is not a beer for the macro crowd, but for the hop lover this is a real treat. Not much complexity to this brew, but it is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and a bit thin.

Overall: Personally, I really like this beer. I'm sure it's not the hoppiest beer out there (I've yet to try any Stone or Dogfish Head products) nor does it have huge depth to it, but it is a great refreshing beer for a hot day. A good session brew.

Photo of skybluewater
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouts a hazy honey color. There's some lace, but not much. Smell's very nice, peachy with a bit of pineapple. I really like the taste. There's not much malt (rendering this one a bit too thin), but there's tons of flavor, tropical fruits especially. It's juicy, but pleasently bitter too.

Overall, this is a nice pale. It would be even better with more malt, but as it is, it's great for those times when you need something hoppy. (Although for that reason, it's hard for meto drink more than one.)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one features some very cool bottle and six pack artwork...it pours into my glass a nice deep amber color with a small head on top. Some nice lacing on the glass as well. First smells are upfront with a cirtus/grapefruit hop, some piney notes as well. I really like the nose on this one.

First sip is a nice mix of hoppy tones including grapefruit and pine. A thin caramel malt background is present as well...but definetly could be more assertive in the taste. The "C" hops shine through here, namely Cascade, Crystal and Centennial. Has a very crisp taste and good biterness.

Mouthfeel is not bad, medium body and good carbonation...could use more body. Drinkability is good. The lower ABV and yummy mix of hops make this a brew I could session or at least have a couple of in one sitting.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored beer, thick tan head, good deal of lace.
Mostly citrus aroma, floral, tiny bit of sweet malt.
Predominately grapefruit taste, little bit of pine. The malt in the aroma just disappeared.
Thin mouthfeel, watery.
I expected a little more from this beer.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head.
Aroma is citrus and flowers with a hint of biscuit.
Taste is pith and orange with a hint of lemon, slightly grassy and a hint of cracker.
Mouthfeel is a bit grainy.
Overall, not bad. Wouldn't go out of my way for another.

Photo of Todd
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with orange hues and a slightly tan spotty head that settles to a slightly sticky lace of varying bubble sizes.

Smell: Pleasant floral citric fruit aroma, apple skins. Resin background.

Taste: Smooth and even on the palate. Sharp-ish smack of citric apple with salty notes and a subdued lemony sting. Slight resiny feel and stick. Palate is left with a thin oily feel, breaking with a leaf and apple skin roughness (probably from the dry-hopping) as things dry up towards the end. Soft soap-like wash over it all. Some biscuity malt character, touch of sweetness, and a bready finish with a mouthful of grain.

Notes: The hops really dominate this brew, with barely enough malt character to keep things in control. Pretty average, but worth a try.

Photo of Beaver13
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazed & Infused pours a slightly hazy amber with a frothy head that goes to a fine film that laces the glass.

Its aroma is strong citrusy, piney,slightly floral hops.

The flavor is big on piney hops with some citrus and sweetness in the background. A little out of balance, but not overly so. It is a little thin, but still pretty smooth with a crisp, slightly bitter, finish.

Overall, a nice hoppy, yet refreshing, Pale. A good way to get a good hop fix.

Photo of generallee
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a nice disruption of the beer but no freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a deep orange amber color with a slight haze and is topped off with two fingers of creamy off white foam. This head settles down to a thin cap that makes some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: This one is full of big citrus, floral and pine hop notes with just a little sweet malt underneath.

Taste/palate: Just like the nose its flavor is full of wonderful citrus, grapefruit, pine and topical fruit notes. A light base of bready malt seeks in here and there with a slight caramel sweetness. The hops run from the fount to the finish and bring plenty of hop bitterness that slowly fades off the tongue. The body has a medium feel with soft carbonation.

Notes: The hops are the real show here. This Pale Ale brings more hop character than most IPA's and with a modest 4.85%abv you going to want to drink more than a few of these.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, bright copper color with a beautiful, airy yet frothy head that retains magnificently transforming into a rocky mound afloat the beer. Great lacing to decorate the glassware as well. Nice!

Smells of slightly sweet malts and citrus and slightly piney hops. Caramel notes.

Taste begins with nice caramel malts, grain, and citrusy hops and end dry and semi-astringent, with full on hops. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but maybe slightly overcarbonated. Very crisp.

Extremely drinkable offering here from Boulder who seldomly dissapoints. This is a GREAT session beer.

Photo of Duster72
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color into pint glass with one finger head that disappates quickly. Little to no lacing. Aroma is pine hops with some carmel malts and citrus hops. Taste is primarily pine hops with enough malt backbone to keep the bitters down. Finish is not as dry as I would expect with this amount of hops. Mouthfeel is relatively light which is nice for an APA. Good APA but nothing spectacular.

Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Lame tie-die hippy colors on the label.

Appearance: Lightly hazed orangey copper hue, great looking head obviously from the use of a lot of hops.

Smell: Citrusy orange and citric peel hop aroma, hints of pine and tobacco as well.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Hop flavor is all of the place with Chinook in the foreground, a think biting bitterness with a hard hammer of flavor. The malt does not even have a chance to come through. Ample crispness from the carbonation and a faint toasted graininess in the finish after the wave of hops starts to clear.

Drinkability & Notes: This pretty much ends up to be a quick fix for the hop addict, for a pale ale is it way out of balance. Bring up the maltiness a tad and it would be a great pale ale.

Photo of merlin48
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very interesting APA. Part of the "Looking Glass Series" of specialty beers from this brewery, according to the label. This pours a mildly hazed, amber body with a large, rocky, offwhite head. Good retention and clingly clumps of lace are left on the glass. Aroma is all hops, but are smooth and citrusy, mostly fresh peeled orange. Grassy and lemony hop notes are in the background. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Taste underwhelms with orange and pink grapefruity hops. Caramel and pale malt sweetness is very understated. Nothing really special here, as the hops and malts are both restrained. The result is an extremely drinkable and well balanced ale that is highly sessionable. I could knock down several of these if I were thirsty.

Photo of Billolick
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle, with no freshness dating. Poured amber, a tad cloudy, white head, leaves better then average lace. Hops hit the ole nostrils as soon as the top is opened. Very hoppy nose. Notes of grainy hops, citrus. Could use some more malt to balance it out. Body is very light and dare I say it-- watery. I was not too impressed with this IPA, doesnt really come together, mouthfeel wise to warrant a higher rating.

Photo of zook74
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mmm mmm good. A really well put together APA.

Poured quickly into a nice, big tulip glass, Hazed and Infused offered up a lush, thick, off-white head.

Nice, mellow smell. Dark, fruity malt. A nice hop bath in the nostrils.

Flavor is really nice. A little fruity. Almost berry-like... Blueberry? A little toast. Thick and sweet.

Drinkable? Yes. But not terribly so. A bottle or three of this would go a good, long way, but I'd not hesitate imbibing that number before moving onto something a bit crisper.

Overall, a very nice beer. I'd come back around for a few more...

Photo of Homebrew35
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a nice blast of hop aroma on this one and was a bit disappointed. This pours a modest one and a half finger head off white in color, quite fluffy and creamy. This fades to a thin ring of lacing. Hazy pale body in color. A slight floral, earthy hop aroma, some sweet carmel, some alcohol. Tastes sweet and carmel at first. Then it transitions to some piney, canibus, earthy maybe tobacco. Finishes with some woody lingering bitterness, some more piney resinous notes on the finish too. Prickly carbonation medium bodied. I could drink this quite easily and would pick this up again. $1.75 a single.

Just tried the syringe air syringe injection and it produces a nice creamy head. I recommend this for this beer if you feel the need.

Photo of Byeast
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured a deep clear amber color with a big, rocky, off-white head of 2 inches , big bands of lacing left on my pint.

Smell: Big raw hoppy nose, citrusy, lots of grapefruit and pineapple and slight pine, you can tell its dry hopped.

Taste: Nice fresh hops that are , leafy/ green, slightly citric and floral, lots of hop flavor throughout yet not overpowering nor very bitter, alot more balnced than the name led me to think, with a nice maltiness and some yeasty qualities, especially in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium body, kinda creamy

Drinkability: A very quaffable Pale Ale, Not hoppy in a bitter or tongue smackin way , but lots of good hop flavors and balance, great beer to drink all night long.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle, "1st in this series of limited edition specialty beers."

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy amber color with massive, billowing off-white head the persisted and laced the glass nicely.

Smell: Quite hoppy (to state the blatantly obvious), with a very grassy aroma dominating. A malty sweetness also come through in the background.

Taste: A rich-tasting balance of hops and a good malt base. But the hops are what this beer is about and that, my friends, is a good thing. Finishes with a nicely-bittering effect on the palate. Almost a puckering effect. A nice oily resin on the lips and the (pardon me) burps were really good. A mark of a quality beer, I should think.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty aggressive carbonation. Still, quite smooth.

Drinkability: Quickly emptied my glass of this beer. The combination of the bittering taste and the dry finish really hit the spot following a lengthy trip from Myrtle Beach to my fellow BA AKSmokedPorter's house. Cheers to him for offering this most quaffable beer!

Photo of magictrokini
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy copper with a thick white head. Big hop aroma with pine, grapefruit, and grass. Hops follow through in the taste. I was surprised to find this classed as an APA. Its more like an IPA. The malt is fairly weak, and there really isn't that crisp finish of an APA. Still, this was a good, refreshing beer.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice foamy white head,reddish orange color,sweet piney aroma.Sweet malty taste,nice sharp piney finish not overpowering,very nice balance of malts and hops.Not thick or thin everythings kind of middle of the road a very drinkable beer this would be a good session beer.

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Hazed from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,960 ratings.