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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2005 20:17:26 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-15-2011 16:34:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 16:07:10 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 21:46:57 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 00:42:29 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 23:36:50 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2005 18:47:01 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 01:03:58 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 17:57:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 12:23:23 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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).

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 01:01:41 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 16:01:01 | More by NeroFiddled
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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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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color me impressed!
This ale's appearance is marked by dark apricot hue, elbowing a tawny red, with a frothy, milky, cream-colored head. Nose is fruity and lively to the point of rambunctious, high on the citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and a strong edge of pine and herbs. Very hoppy, but still soft.
Hops have a large presence on the palate, and maintain occupation throughout the consumption of this drink, on the tongue and all the back and further into other sensory realms, as well.
Full bodied, and creamy. Unfiltered, and it shows, in the very best ways. Relentlessly tasty. Finish is interminable, lush, delicious, highly memorable, highly drinkable. I found myself thinking that I'd found the perfect session brew for me. Hops are full, and deliver excellent flavor, but not so sharp and strong as to kill the palate. I wanted more, and more!
Dry-hopped with Crystal hops, that's the infused part. Hazed refers to the yeasty goodness left inside. The trippy name and psychedelic design on the tap handle seem like a hard sell aimed at all the hacky-sacking Colorado hippies camping out to see the Electric Rubber String Bean Casserole Groove Band, but if it works, good for them! This is a damned good beer! I really don't think I've had anything quite like: a hoppy, but mellow IPA, and a new favorite!

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2003 17:19:01 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Bottle thanks to optimator13. Served in a Half Acre pint glass. Best before June 22, 2011.

A - Pours with a voluminous off-white foam that slowly dissipates leaving glass-coating lace. Lightly hazed copper-amber body. Pretty much reference quality for the style.

S - Pine, hint of lemon zest, soap, and a bready malt backbone.

T - Taste is a slightly understated, with some light malt sweetness and perhaps a touch of floral hops. There's a vaguely mineral note in the finish, but it's not overly strong.

M - Crisp, and slightly overcarbonated. Medium-light body, slightly grainy texture.

D - This is pretty decent and largely inoffensive. Might be a touch better fresh off the line, but it's mostly just an average APA.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 03:13:12 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very hoppy with sweet compliments of citrus and caramel.

T: The taste is very well-balanced, with a strong hops bitterness, smoky caramelized malts and the sweetness of citrus. Although the hops flavor is the more dominant one, all of the flavors compliment each other quite nicely. The after-taste is hoppy, bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, nice representation of style and of the best APA’s that I’ve had, I could drink a lot these, it’s the perfect beer to drink all evening long.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2007 03:29:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 22oz bomber into a New Belgian Pils/Flute glass (Blasphemy, I know)

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a massive 2.5" sand colored head that held up almost all the way down the glass. Superior lacing.

Tons of piney and more predominant citrusy hops. Not much else breaks through, but who cares, just a feast for the nose

Taste: Fruitness up front that is quickly overwhelmed by dryness and the hop onslaught: Citruss up front and then pineyness.

Smooth, well carbonated, but a little out of balance, more malt please!

Tastes really fresh and drinkable, but just a tad too hoppy to make this a session brew. On my regular rotation to be sure!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2005 04:47:07 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark gold amber color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is awesome. It is filled with pale and light crystal malts along with a great hop scent that penetrates. It is intense and quite citrousy. The taste is also good. It has a beautiful citrousy hop flavor. It blends well with the malts. This beer has tremendous balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. The beer drinks well. I got this through a trade. Thanks Quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2004 03:02:22 | More by WesWes
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 02:23:57 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet, its pretty much a staple IPA if you can find it at a bar.

It pours a light fluffy 1 finger head that fades at a medium pace over mostly clear copper orange-red color.

The nose brings some nice hops, slightly spicy with a little pine, citrus, and a little fresh musty hop resin. Under that is a very light malty base with hints of crystal malt and pale, as well as a touch of yeast. Not as much on the hop end for aroma as I expected, but not bad.

THe taste brings some toasty flavors, with a slight crystal and pale malt taste. Also plenty of hops as expected, some light pine and citrus, a little mild grassy herbal hops, and a light chewy hop flavor. It's pretty clean and refreshing, and has some bitterness but not heavy bitter. It has a long bitter lasting finish, but not heavy bitterness, with a clean dry finish as well.

The mouth is slightly medium bodied but a little on the lighter side, with decent carbonation.

It has good drinkability, pretty much as sessionable as you can get for an APA, with a slight bitterness lingering, nice bitter taste though, and mostly dry on the finish, and at less than 5% abv I could drink plenty of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 23:17:19 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a super spicy hop aroma to it, it is quite remarkable. I really like how the hops have given this beer a spicy aroma and flavor, it is not just the typical citrus type hop flavor, though that flavor is definitely in this beer as well. The spiciness is more of an herbal grassy spiciness which goes really well with the malt background in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2003 17:57:14 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 03:18:56 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured orange/amber with nice white head.
From there it went down...
Smelled of -- hops - citrusy - grapfruit, lemon, orange.
The taste was ONLY of hops. Very bitter. It could use some more malt to balance it out. It really tasted of hops and water. If you are a big hop fan, this might be good. But, it lacks the character and complexity that even a hoppy beer should have.
The mouthfeel was bitter.
Well, the drinkablilty depends. As a beer - so-so. If you are a hop addict - moreso. IMO - this is over-the-top. If a "hop liquor" existed in place of a malt liquor - this would be it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 05:09:39 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been some time since I've had this one, but I see a new can release, so I'm down.

It's interesting that the more beer I try, the more I seem to notice very particular characteristics. This is dry hopped? Well I certainly seem to be able to taste the dry hops. The flavor profile goes more for a leafy tone than an oil or spicy one. Nice overall flavor. Smooth and consistent. Pleasurable drinking experience.

Serving type: can

08-20-2012 01:44:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Great amber tone with full creamy head dwindles quickly and leaves behind nicely dispersed lacing. Aroma: Dry hopped with Centennial and Crystal hops can't beat this, great floral earthy hop aroma nice mellow caramel malt tone good stuff. Taste: Well balanced mellow malts that just balance enough then the hops come through and fulfill my hopheaded craving just the way I wanted, good stuff here. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale good carbonation, no complaints. Drinkability: The aroma alone leaves me wanting more and more beer, awesome stuff not expecting anything here but boy I'm I glad I found this gem of a balanced hoppy ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 03:42:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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