Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
Above average pale on tap at Underground Bluz II in Orlando, Florida. Nice appearance with bubbles. Good hops, clean and crisp. Great floral pine aroma from hops. Very drinkable smoothness, some fruit juice sweet fruit flavours, cirusm, pineapple grapefruit.
01-06-2005 20:17:26 | More by Sammy
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a hazy amber color with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Random legs and drips of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smells solely of fresh hops: citrus zest, pine trees, and herbal aromas. Interestingly, the taste of the hops is subdued with malt flavors taking over. There is also a slight metallic taste that I assume is from the can. Mild hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a medium body with a bubbly but slightly thick moutfeel. Overall, the metallic taste and subdued hop flavors are not very good. I am not too sure I would get this one again. My first beer from Boulder.
06-15-2011 16:34:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties.
S: There are light aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a light amount of bitterness with flavors that are similar to the smell along with some notes of caramel malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to consume and the taste is quite flavorful.
02-14-2011 01:03:58 | More by metter98
4.55/5 rDev +24.3%
Hazed rustic orange with bright lemon highlights, capped by a generous head of orangish beige that is as rocky as the name of the brewery that gave it life. This APA looks even more impressive as the crown melts unevenly and scattershot chunks of lace begin to stick to the glass.
I don't even need to get my nose over the glass (dry hopping is the absolute greatest thing since sliced bread). Fantastic nose of summer sunshine bright, citric hops. Crystal and Centennial have been aromatized for your olfactory enjoyment! I could sit and smell this beer for hours. One of the handful of great APA noses. Ever.
The flavor is a small step down; possibly because the body doesn't quite hold up its end of the bargain. Of course, what I'm asking for is probably more along the lines of an IPA rather than the stated style. Bitter grapefruit pith, orange zest and pine sappy hops hit like a flock of screaming eagles, but don't quite have time to sink their talons in to the hilt before they begin to be washed away.
Don't get me wrong, Hazed & Infused is still wonderful beer. It's just that with a nose like a Greek goddess and an inspired choice of hops, it could have been one of the best APAs in the world if it had a bigger, more luxurious body. Hell, it might be anyway. Boulder's Looking Glass line is home to some mighty delicious beer.
When one first glimpses the Hazed & Infused label, one might be Intrigued & Amused. After one bottle, one might be Impressed & Enthused. After six, one might be Dazed & Confused. And after twelve, one might end up Concussed & Contused. Highly recommended.
12-26-2004 16:07:10 | More by BuckeyeNation
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with an acceptible head that leaves some sheets of lacing
Smell: Smells like a stroll through a Christmas tree farm; nice and piney
Taste: Starts out with a nice biscuity base but the bitter resins start to make an appearance after just a few seconds; after the swallow, it all breaks loose and a strong piney bitterness kicks in and pretty much overwhelms the malt; aspirin-like bitterness in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Overwhelming bitterness for an APA and lacking in fruit
Thanks, oxymoron, for the opportunity
09-25-2006 23:36:50 | More by brentk56
3.23/5 rDev -11.7%
Aroma: Terrificic for sytle. Very floral. Low malt. Low alcohol. But both noticable.
Appearance: Nice copper to golden color. Not much in the head, but well carbonated. A lively beer.
Taste: Nose starts off well. Overwhelming grassy and earthy flavors, again good for style. Body falls a bit weak, and finishes a bit weak and metalic. Hops remain but disipate evenly, leaving the beer a bit too salty.
Aftertaste: weak, metalic. But hop character reamins. Little sweetness, not too dry, not too tacky.
Impression: A nice summertime beer for thirst quenching. Nice beer to pick up along the way, but wouldn't seek it out.
06-05-2005 18:47:01 | More by BEERchitect
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
This one was great. Huge floral hop nose, showed no mercy. Poured a hazy amber with a nice carbonation and an off white head with good retention and nice lace. Crisp clean flavors, tons of citrusy hops, big flavors were orange, tangerince and pineapple. Hint of sweetness to balance it out oin the back. Overall this was fantastic, would love to try it on tap, or be able to get it locally as this was just great.
05-16-2007 21:46:57 | More by mikesgroove
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
On-tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport
A: The pour is appropriate for the name. Very cloudy amber in color with a white head.
S: An almost honey-like smell and sweetness. Quite a nice floral and perfumey hop aroma with plenty of citrus peel. A bit of an herbal note with some grass and pine notes.
T: Somewhat sweet with a floral and pine driven hop character. A mild bitterness but more toward the malty side. Not much in the way of citrus, which is what I usually expect from an American pale.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: Not a very good looking beer, and not a terribly good tasting one either.
10-03-2011 00:42:29 | More by womencantsail
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours a dark hazy amber with a nice white head. Assertive lemon skin citrus nose that goes to ripe pinapple. Nice nose; the dry hopping is apparent.
Mouthfeel is medium with a rich semi-creamy character that is appealing. Flavors are bright and assertive but fall just short of a real "hop head" beer.
Flavors are pleasantly bitter and pleasant and with a nice grapefruit skin/pine resin finish - all medium in nature and really don't hit you over the head like some. A decent very drinkable example but falls short of the huge hop brews.
Actually very nice for someone getting into hops or for the person that likes hops and hop character but doesn't want the over the top bitterness or hop character. Nice beer.
10-01-2009 04:23:33 | More by GRG1313
2.7/5 rDev -26.2%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber body filled with scattered particles and topped with big, fluffy white head.
Smell: Booming, resiny aroma of pine-infused potpourri and dried citrus fruits with just a very slight amount of caramel hiding under all those hops.
Taste: Citrus flavors build atop the assertive hop bitterness and earthy undertones. Minimal toasted caramel malt flavor is thoroughly crushed by the hops and the long chalky, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body with a high level of fine carbonation.
Drinkability: While I guess I can't fault this beer too much for trying to go "LOOK! L@@K at ME!!" I have to acknowledge the big blank spot when it comes to any malt to balance out the hops.
09-03-2006 17:57:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
3/5 rDev -18%
Liked the idea of the name here so I grabbed a bottle to try. The beer poured out as a hazy yellow color with a white head. The lacing didn't really do too much. The smell was a little hoppy and had some malts in the background a slight floral aroma was there too. The taste was mostly hoppy but nothing too strong in flavor. This brew reminded me a little bit of Boulder's Mojo. They both kind of fall apart in the end. The mouthfeel was pretty light and drinkable. Overall it's an ok beer, I probably wouldn't buy it again.
06-04-2011 03:18:56 | More by Knapp85
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
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.
Let's have another random taste at Bliss, shall we? This one pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly dirty white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, pine, orange zest, lemon peel, very light lime zest, very light caramel, and plenty o' flowers. Not bad-smelling at all. The taste comes in very similarly, focusing on the pine and flowers, and bringing in some dark greens and a bunch o' balsa planks. It's almost too hoppy for its own good. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very dry finish. Almost too dry. Overall, an okay pale, but they went too far with the hops without thinking about what they would do in tandem with each other. (In other words, there needs to be a helluva lot more balance in here for it to really work).
08-06-2011 01:01:41 | More by TMoney2591
3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
12 0z. bottle pours out a pumpkin/orange color. It had a small head but still left some lacing. It smelled very hoppy. The hop flavor wasn't as strong as the smell. It tasted a little bit of herbs and citrus. The mouthfeel was crisp and sharp. It is quite drinkable. I would certainly recommend this beer to anyone.
05-16-2006 02:23:57 | More by zeff80
3.54/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
10-09-2013 07:27:13 | More by biboergosum
4.3/5 rDev +17.5%
What first comes to mind for me is that this beer is very hoppy in flavor and aroma, but not overly bitter, which leaves it very drinkable! It's hazy orange-copper body is capped by a short head of frothy ivory foam that holds well and leaves nice splashes of lace about the glass. The nose is bright with floral, piney, and citrusy hops that override whatever malt is underneath. It's just mildly crisp and then smooth in the mouth with a very fine-bubbled, median carbonation; and a medium-light body. The flavor delivers more malt than the nose suggests (although there's a bit less than expected); and it's hop flavors ride silkily along atop a lightly caramelish and biscuity malt. It's nicely balanced to display its hoppy flavor atop a delicate maltiness and reigned-in bitterness. It's not an IPA, and yet it gives every impression of one except for the larger maltiness, heavier bitterness, and higher alcohol content. They've done an exceptional job of getting the hops in here; and I certainly hope that this beer isn't overshadowed by some of the bigger beers out there. It's drinkable, dammit!!! At 4.85%, you can have a few of these in one night. If you love hops it's not to be missed!
12-26-2004 16:01:01 | More by NeroFiddled
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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