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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Ratings: 1,938 | Reviews: 874
Reviews by karengarys:
Photo of karengarys
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought this beer on a whim because the label amused me. What a surprise - I love this beer!!! It reminds me a lot of the three floyds gumballhead, which is one of my favorite beers of all time.

It pours a hazy deep amber color with minimal head.(I love the look of a hazy beer that doesn't have glops of goop in it)

Mouthfeel is very nice and crisp and dry, which really appeals to me. It is fizzy, but not a cheezy carbonation type of fizzy, it is more of a rich and dry fizz.

Aaah, the flavor. Very clean, very dry, yet - to me - not bitter. Very hoppy, but it is a dry hop. It has a citrusy flavor, almost like grapefruit peels. To me that It isn't gross, it is crisp for it is done very well.

It has a dry finish that fades into nothing. No bad aftertaste, just some lingering clean sweetness.

this has become one of my very few standards.

By the way: This is the only beer I've had that I enjoy VERY COLD! I usually like them more a tad bit warmer than 'fridge temp, maybe around 50 or so. Not this one. It even makes a good slushie.

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 mojohawk21
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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 tectactoe
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 Mac19872
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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 SmellTheGluv
1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

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 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 chip26
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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 TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of bellce0
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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