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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,660 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1660
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002)
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appears a nice clear light amber with sparse head and minimal lacing. The nose is lightly hopped with piney notes paired with grain and caramel malt. The taste matches the nose. Light malts, moderate hop character with notes of light pine and a touch of grass. Mouthfeel is light and and highly carbonated. Overall, nothing bad about this beer, pretty well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:12:33 | More by homebrew311
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 02-26-2014
Freshness: Best by 03-26-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from World Market

A: Pours at first a semi-clear copper color, but then the 2nd pour yields more of a haziness as noted in the name. Head is tall and creamy with excellent retention and attractive rings of lace. A fine looking beer

S: Aromas start with citrus-smelling hops that reminder me of orange zest and lemongrass. There's also some sweetness in the aroma from caramel malt.

T/M: The first taste features the crisp, high carbonation feel, followed by flavor notes of fresh hoppy bitterness from lemon and grapefruit citrus. A bready malt backbone also lends to the taste for balance. Medium in body, the finish is bitter from the hops, but not overly so.

O: I found this to be a good tasting, moderately-hoppy pale ale that has some interesting balance to keep it from being one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 04:39:18 | More by sommersb
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BierJager89

California

4.41/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark opaque orange with a foamy/creamy white head.

S: Fresh orange, peach, grapefruit, a hint of tropical fruit, nothing too specific, in the nose.

T: Starts off with orange, lemon, lime, citrus peel, grapefruit, then becomes a bit malty toward the end, but the fruit stays with you.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth.

O: Flavor is perhaps disappointing after the nose, but it's still a great beer. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 02:12:38 | More by BierJager89
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Mojo

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - perfect in every way. Pours up a medium hazy amber with a towering fluffy three finger head, unbelievable retention, and world class lacing.

S - very pine forward. I think I picked up some bready notes.

T - the malt is subordinate to the hops in this one. The finish is kind of lemony and piney. There is a bit of a metallic taste.

M - good carbonation, slight aftertaste.

O - decent enough. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 05:31:23 | More by Mojo
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a decent sized head. Citrusy to the nose with hints of tangerine and lemon. The taste is bitter with a huge hoppy kick. The aftertaste is sour and lemony. This is certainly a hop lover's beer. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of overly hoppy beers but this one has a unique enough taste and mouth feel that I would try it again if I had the chance. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 00:30:59 | More by Ryan_Graham
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured such a great head I could stack it 2 inches above the rim of the glass. Very thick and creamy. The beer was a nice amber color and had a light hop smell. The taste was nice and balanced. Not too hoppy, nice caramel hit, very pleasing. I would buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 18:36:09 | More by Minkybut
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, a single from the local Whole Foods in suburban Denver.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some attractive spackled random polygon lace around the glass as things bleed off.

It smells of somewhat dank floral hops, clammy, slightly toasted bready and biscuity caramel malt, and some further stale grassy, weedy essences. The taste is more or less a continuation of the same - cludgy, clammy pale biscuity and caramel malt, underwhelming floral and citrus notes, and a withering earthy mustiness.

The carbonation is mildly astringent, a guise that it keeps up with a persistent glee - the body medium-light in weight, and so-so smooth, that ingrained pithiness not content to give it up just yet. It finishes off-dry, the touched bready malt ceded a sort of free rein in the absence of any hops that seem to still give a shit.

I was led to believe a whole lot more about the greatness of this offering than actually came to pass once I encountered it - there is nothing crisp, nor overly hoppy about it - blandness is the best word I have to proffer, which makes me sad by the same token - the marketing, and my introduction to it, perhaps built it up a bit too much. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 07:27:13 | More by biboergosum
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured out a hazy copper color with two fingers of tan head. Head went away pretty quickly but left a nice ring of lacing around the glass.

S: Floral hops and a slightly roasted malt.

T: Similar to the nose with the addition of lemony citrus and an earthy hop.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Just a touch oily.

O: A very good beer to session with, but not a great representation of the style. The darker malt kind of throws it off for an APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:43:21 | More by mpedara429
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brewbattles

California

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 23:18:48 | More by brewbattles
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated enjoy by 12/11/13, into (both a tulip and a pint glass).
Appearance - fairly standard, nothing really to note.
Smell - some grassy hops, but disappointing for a "dry hopped ale".
Taste - very refreshing Summer brew; I could have a few based on taste alone.
Feel - meh...it's a standard pale ale.
Overall - in a pinch, for a pale ale fan, on a hot Summer day, why not.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 01:43:48 | More by DenverHopHead
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date I could find. described as an amber ale on the label, but i agree with the pale ale classification.

look is a darker amber color than expected, decent amount of head that lasts. smell is grassy and herbal, with biscuit-y malt in the background. taste is slight grass/citrus/pine bitter with a surprising amount of toasted malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:08:10 | More by jimmah120
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazed and Infused
12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottled on or best before date

A: Pours an only slightly hazy dark amber, with 2 fingers width of dense off white colored head. Good retention, then the head dissipates down to a thick film that remains throughout the drink. Leaves lots of honeycomb lacing.

S: Surprisingly, the most prominent aroma is a boozy, fusel alcohol. This is followed up by some sweet citrus and caramel malts. Lots of orange. The astringent alcohol component is pretty dominating though.

T: Taste is very malt forward, almost burnt malts. Some cardboard like flavor on the backend. Hops come out on the backend with some citrus rind and piney bitterness. I dont mind the malt forward component but the bland, cardboard character is very distracting and somewhat unappealing.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, fair drinkability.

O: Pretty disappointed in this one. I remember having it a long time ago and actually enjoying it quite a bit. Maybe this is just an old bottle. Either way, not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 23:02:34 | More by zac16125
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Brenden

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nearly copper in color with a brighter hue throughout, this pale ale is on the dark end for the style. A light tan head manages just less than a full finger before fading to a strong enough foam that leaves spotty and thinly patchy lacing.
There's a distinctively citrus note to the hops offering a moderate bitterness, a little more so with the rind coming through, along with some leaf and resin and a tangy sweet note.
There's a difference from years back. It used to be that, while hoppy for the typical pale ale (which is good), the skill needed is in finding the balance was lacking. The hops then simply destroyed the malts. Now it's raw, resinous, pithy and has a bite, but at least here malts come out and that balance has been found. There's definitely some bread and caramel to help it all come together. There's a touch of skunkiness (think cannabis). Some pine tends to build strongly in the lingering finish.
Carbonation is moderate in a medium body with a firm crispness.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 18:28:58 | More by Brenden
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sixbluntsdeep

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark golden, caramel almost color. Fat head poured out of a bottle into a standard pint glass. Lots of carbonation, and looks delicious to drink.

S: This smells DRY! I mean, it says "dry-hopped ale" right on the bottle, so why would I be surprised?

T: I'm not sure if anyone on here likes to partake in smoking cannabis, but good lord, if you match this up with some hash, the taste is phenomenal. I guess, even if sober (or slightly drunk) you will still get the dry hops coming through in full force. I'm a hop-head, and although this isn't the hoppiest beer around, you can't miss it.

M: I love the taste, but there is something left to be desired with this beer. What is it? I'm not exactly sure. It is on the tip of my tongue (literally, where I'm missing the taste is on the tip of my tongue, the sweet & salty regions).

O: One of my favorite beers to kick back and smoke a joint with. As they say on their website "So sit back, relax and get hazed," after a six-pack of these, you'll no doubt be hazy.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:44:02 | More by sixbluntsdeep
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into becker. Very slightly cloudy orange, with a thick white head that sticks around pretty well, leaving very nice lacing. Smell is subdued hops. Taste is very clear and smooth up front, fading into crackery malts with just a touch of hops. A very drinkable pale ale in my opinion; mouthfeel is slick and a little fuller than I'd expect (probably because it's unfiltered).

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 01:43:01 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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mfanch8578

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got a bottle of this after reading the label expecting a hop nirvana. Sorry, folks. Didn't happen for me. Wasn't there for my palate. Looked great when poured into a tumbler. ( I like to drink hoppy beers in a tumbler, so I get the hop effect full in the face). Color was good, head was really nice, mouthfeel was good, but it didn't tickle my tongue the way I was expecting. No numbness or bitterness on the back of my throat. Tasted like it was watered down. Not sorry I tried it but I was expecting more from the hops. Good price though.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:18:28 | More by mfanch8578
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was certainly NOT expecting the large pillowed, malty head that I got off of this pour - four full fingers that stubbornly cratered down to two fingers by the last sip.

POUR: Heavily hazed amber.
HEAD: Astonishingly fat, resilient with heavy lacing.
AROMA: Grassy, a pollen-laden meadow breeze
MOUTHFEEL = Hop sting, Light-medium body
FLAVOR = Grassy, prairie pollen with unoffensive with grassy aftertaste lingering

Nice ale - a fun ale. I'd enjoy serving this at any gathering. A bit too heavy to beat the summer heat.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 05:52:36 | More by GoldHorde
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this APA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper color, produced a nice tan head, average retention and left an average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of floral citric hops and apples. Medium in body, this ale consists of a foundation of malted grain, citric lemons, apples, hoppy oil- The hops dominate this ale, somewhat off balance- needs more of a malt backbone to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 19:49:52 | More by GossageBrewery
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice lighter orange color, head is a little thin as is the lacing.
S - Dry hops (go figure), citrus, orange juice, a little light malt, and some nice floral undertones.
T - Comes a little under in the taste, but its quite drinkable, dry bitterness coming from the hops, but with a nice citrus and pine blend thats just enough to coat your palate.
M - Medium, a little harsh dark bitterness that hangs on after a while, and a slight metallic taste.
O - This is a very easy to drink pale ale, that has a unique hop presence that can be appreciated.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 00:07:30 | More by Omnium
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Gundecker7856

California

4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is the nectar of a goddess!

I primarily drink IPAs, but will ocassionally drink this beer when I need a change of pace.

Very drinkable, nice head, mellow smell, very pleasing taste. This is the type of beer that you can drink a lot of a beer that you can keep in the fridge and have every day.

I highly recommend you at least try this APA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:04:03 | More by Gundecker7856
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:40:02 | More by ExtraStout
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a classic hoppy golden, light orange, touch of copper…fairly transparent, little bubble action happening here…some light khaki head did form upon pour, but really settled to a thin layer…(3.5/5)

Smell: Definitely dry hopped, there’s an up front earthy, woodsy, mildly citrus (orange, grapefruit) hops aroma…it’s got a fresh, lively smell highlighted by pale/earthy malts…(4/5)

Taste: Tons of bitter hops…I’m getting earthy/woodsy hops, mild pale malts, some lemon peel…it’s very hop dominant, but everything is very mild, I wouldn’t call this a hop bomb or anything near that, at least not in the traditional sense…it’s way more bitter than the typical APA I’ve come across…while that’s not bad, it does limit the amount that I can handle at one time…the longer I drink it, the more the lemon/orange flavors come out, which does bring a little more flavor to this bitter dominant ale…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, medium carbonation…fluffs up bringing lemon peel bitterness to the palate…wet and refreshing with a touch of biting bitterness…(3.5/5)

Overall: For an APA, this is definitely a slightly unique take…BBC definitely made the choice to rely on bitter hops as the dominant flavor and in that respect they’ve succeeded…this brew isn’t bad, but isn’t something I could drink more than one or two of in a sitting…though with that said, I could drink it again in the future…it brings a different flavor that could change up the what’s on the palate if you are mixing a sixer for a bonfire party or what-have-you…in that respect, I can easily recommend experimenting with this brew…for me, it’s nothing beyond good, but it is worth trying…(3.5/5)

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:35:08 | More by SerialHiker
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a tulip style glass. The initial pour left about three fingers of foam that retains pretty well. The head is decently sticky, which leads to some good lacing on the glass. The coloring is a darker orange, like you would see in decently malty DIPA's (somewhat darker than you would expect on an APA).

There is a pretty substantial nose on this beer. I get quite a bit of citrus on this beer. It is a pleasantly clean aroma. The flavor falls off quite a bit. It would seem that the hopping is more aroma than flavor. This muted flavor is relatively unchallenging. I was surprised how bland this was, and I really don't feel like finding another bottle anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 18:32:54 | More by ummswimmin
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ThirstyBehr

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

a- bubbly dark copper body, an inch of of tan bubbling head that quickly dissipates, nice lacing left on the glass.

s- sweet and sticky citrus fruits, candied almost, subtle hint of sweet malts, very appealing.

t- not as sweet as the nose, very balanced, citrus rinds and slightly bitter piney hops meddle with a strong malt backbone.

m- thinner body then expected, moderate carbonation, not much bitterness left on the tongue.

o- not a bad beer, appearance and nose had me sold, but the taste left a lot to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 16:35:40 | More by ThirstyBehr
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden/orange hue with effervescence ascending towards a thin foamy off-white head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Orange, earth, pine. Caramel malt.

Taste: Biscuit and caramel malts. Citrusy hops. Decently clean and a bit crisp. Considering that this is several months past the expiration date from the bottle, its held up quite well. What you'd expect from an APA. Sessionable.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body (a tad watery). Smooth effervescence and easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A good example of the style but not nearly as hoppy as the name suggests. Would I drink it again? I can't see myself seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:57:53 | More by JamesMN
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