Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by nc41:
3.55/5 rDev -3%
I bought a six yesterday not really knowing what I was buying to be honest. Just something different.
Opening the bottle was sweet fruit, like oranges maybe, kinda like Leinenkugles Sunset Wheat. Terrific pour, holds the head forever, interesting nose. The taste starts to follow the nose then it just dies instead of exploding.. It's just a little too light on the palate and at the finish. Drinkibility is high, it's light, it tastes good, low in ABV, would be a very decent session brew, or a summer outside brew as well. Worth a try.
06-13-2009 11:05:30 | More by nc41
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3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
04-10-2006 12:23:23 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
11-13-2004 01:39:26 | More by RoyalT
2.3/5 rDev -37.2%
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.
03-09-2013 02:40:02 | More by ExtraStout
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
04-12-2008 03:44:40 | More by boston2bburg
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
06-16-2009 23:56:29 | More by steelerguy
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
09-07-2004 21:18:02 | More by BJ1833
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
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.)
12-11-2004 07:28:07 | More by skybluewater
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
11-02-2004 02:12:01 | More by orbitalr0x
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-27-2010 00:26:41 | More by lordofthewiens
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-31-2004 17:30:16 | More by Todd
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
07-14-2004 02:49:58 | More by Beaver13
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
02-24-2011 02:35:49 | More by generallee
4.1/5 rDev +12%
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.
11-05-2006 18:41:27 | More by Doomcifer
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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