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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,839 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,839
Reviews: 863
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 89 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002)
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Photo of Seanibus
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a very lively head. The aroma is grainy with a slight earthy hop edge. The flavor follows through with a biscuity, slightly caramel grain, with a bit of earthy hops and a slight bitter-lemon bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is slick but a little dry. This is a tasty beer.

Seanibus, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of kalkavekkian
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice dark tan-brown color with a sticky 2-finger+ head. Poured out smooth and soft.

S- Smell was hopped up and had a brisk sensation on the nose.

T- I really liked the taste of this beer with its mix of hops and slight pine essence. Some good things going on here.

M- Medium to heavy mouthfeel with a light-malty texture.

D- Drinkability is very good in my opinion and i would have no problem with 3-4 of these on any day.

kalkavekkian, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of mullenite
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glassware - Shaker Pint

Appearance - Very hazy dark amber (or light brown) in color with a slightly off-white, creamy head. The head has good retention and lasts most of the way down the glass and leaves a lot of really nice lacing.

Nose - Grassy hops dominate the nose. There is some pine in there but for the most part it smells like fresh cut grass. No noticeable malt aromas.

Taste - There is more malt in the taste than there was in the nose, a nice biscuit and some light caramel. Good hop flavor but not a whole lot of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Lighter medium body with mild carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall - Seems closer to an English Pale Ale or ESB to me than an American Pale Ale. Still a very decent beer.

mullenite, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle with a stamp of NOV3009. Hazy (go figure) copper color with an ample beige head that sticks to the glass with ease. A good looking pale ale here.

Nose is juicy and citric with oranges, grapefruit and hibiscus flowers. Plenty of malty sweetness in there, dark and syrupy. Smells pretty good, I like the hop varietals used but it seems they got a little carried away with the specialty malts.

Bitter and floral with the malts being a bit too much on the toasty side for me. Pine sap with some sugar-crusted burnt biscuit bottoms is what comes to mind when tasting this beer. I know I am probably in the minority here, but I am not-Amazed and Confused why this beer is so popular.

twiggamortis420, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A solid built pale ale, a sessionable one at that.

A darker hue than most pale ales, this one brings a bit more heft to the eyes and nose than standard. Taste, even better, a dry nose, dry hopped feel for the beer, but doesn't come off as an afront, throw down challenge to the senses. This is like a CO spin on SN Pale Ale. Standard bearer, and owes no apologies to anyone in its vicinity for what it is.

Mouthfeel, nuances beyond the hop balanced bitterness and ample malt backbone, some lemon or wheatgrass effect drops in at the back. Remains highly drinkable. A good, not great pale ale.

EDIT: Bought a 12 pack variety, w/ 3 of these in it last month. Best before middle of Jan 2012. All of them tasted just highly bitter, not much hop mouthfeel. So damn tired of that trend. Old score: 3.5/3.5/4/3.5/3.5

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of Rauknar
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy dark straw in color with some sediment in bottle. Completely clouded after swirling bottle to mix in sediment.

S - Slightly malty in scent, but dominated by but hop character.

T - Extreme hop aroma complimented by slight malt sweetness. Very pleasant hop flavors mainly in flavor and aroma and just enough in bittering.

M - Flavors linger on palate, yet do not dominate taste buds.

Overall - An awesome, enjoyable, very drinkable ale!

Rauknar, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last weekend at Capones in Norisstown, PA. It was mid afternoon and a lower alcohol/session beer was called for. The freshness of the hop flavor balanced by the slight malty sweetness made this one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time!

bobfinkenaur, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of Rayek
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Hazy amber, with light carbonation. A rocky cream head starts strong and has nice retention. Leaves a good amount of lace.

S: Heavy on the grapefruit and almost leafy. There's a little bit of toasted grain in the background.

T: Dominated by hop flavor, although not terribly bitter. A nice accomplishment. I just wish the hops carried more than grapefruit, lemon and a bit of pine. Malt is there, but subdued, and has a caramel sweetness to it.

M: The light body is quite oily. Carbonation feels about right.

D: The low ABV makes this an extremely easy drinking beer. I just wish there was a bit more complexity in the hops that this beer is built around. Still, it's a nice overall beer.

Rayek, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of CaptMurdock
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Nonic Pint.

Look: The beer poured much darker than I was expecting. It had the tangerine appearance at the center with ligt orange hues toward the edgeh that I usually associate with an IPA. The head was very nice and laced well throughout,

Smell: The hops really smack you in the nose which again was unexpected. After the inital shock of the hops it gives way to some very mild citrus and a the smallest whiff of dough.

Taste: By now I was prepared for the hop explosion and it didn't dissapoint. The hops really play a major role in the taste and as they fade you get the faintest taste of citrus. All of this is barely supported by a small malty backbone. I can only assume that honey makes an appearance in this recipe due to the lack of malt. This is a really interesting taste. So much hops, so little malt but it really works together nicely.

Mouthfeel: Well the hops really send the tongue for a whirl and the after taste is quite bitter (but certainly not in a bad way). It is a medium bodied beer with maybe just a tad bit too much carbonation.

Drinability: Well for the sake of reviewing within the style I hav eto say that the drinkability is not what I'm used to for a Pale Ale. Now this would have scored much higher marks if it were an IPA (which it really borders on. It does give the ol' tastebuds quite a workout so I think I would only have a few of these.

CaptMurdock, Jan 12, 2010
Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Holy head. Lemon meringue beer right here. Not sure what was going on, but I poured two of these and they both just exploded with a massive head, I'm talking 5 inches of head for 2 inches of beer. Annoying.

S: Once the head settled, I sniffed away. Grapefruit, cloves, hops and notes of vanilla.

T: Extreme hoppiness and not much of anything else. Not too carbonated, kind of watery mouthfeel.

D: Unless you're an extreme hop head, I'd advise nah...just good to try one.

Value: Expensive for what it is.

WeezyBoPeep, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a semi-deep, you guessed it, hazy amber. Has a big billowy white head that goes away after a little while. Some good lacing stays behind.

S: Citrus with a bit of hops. Almost like a hoppy orange juice.

T: Pretty hoppy for a Pale Ale. Strong citrus taste with a floral kick at the end.

M: Smooth, light, somewhat creamy too, light carbonation.

D: Good, tasty and light.

mostpoetsdo, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam with a tinge of orange, the foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace. The body is a copper-orange color with good clarity.

S - Lots of fruity hops with notes of orange, grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Sugary malt aromas of toast and light caramel balance the hops.

T - Bready malt up front with some toast and caramel. Light hop flavors of pine and orange show up next but do not overpower the sweet, biscuit malt. Finishes with more bread-like malt, balanced by moderate bitterness and more orange hop flavor. Some lingering malt and orange flavors remain on the palate in the aftertaste with just a hint of hoppy tobacco.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a well balanced finish.

D - This is a nice, drinkable pale ale. I somehow remembered this beer being more intensely hoppy than it is, but is in the appropriate range for a pale ale. There really isn't too much to say about this beer, it is well balanced with a good hop aroma but relatively mild flavors. Drinkable, well balanced and uncomplicated; everything an APA should be.

nickfl, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy (aha!) red-orange colour, with a decently full head of yellowish white foam. Lacing is really excellent. The head does dissipate to a film with some pancake bubbles after a while. Minimal carbonation, but the body looks surprisingly thick. Very nice.

Lots of hops on the nose, almost reminiscent of an IPA in potency. Notes of copper, pineapple, leather and resin are dominant, perhaps a hint of aniseed as well. Really quite fragrant, and very pleasant indeed. It lacks some sweetness, which implies it's not going to be very full-bodied to me, but I guess that's expected.

Taste is, as expected, much less bitter than if the early hop additions corresponded with the late hop additions. What we get is a smooth, slightly astringent, but ultimately very restrained palate. It almost smacks of wateriness given my expectations from the aroma - but there is a pleasant bitterness mid palate, and a light honey-grain sweetness to back it up. The body is quite thin, but the feel is smooth, and the carbonation is tamed.

Yeah, this is a pretty decent APA. It's not enough to wow me in particular, but it's solid, pretty flavoursome and very drinkable. I do like getting into a lower gravity hoppy beer every now and then.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of UncleBubba
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tried Hazed & Infused for the second time this week. First time was on draft, and second time from a bottle. I am really enjoying this beer. It has a nice hop bite, and pretty good balance. Lots of pine, and grapefruit aroma. This aroma is reflective in the taste.
Excellent beer!

UncleBubba, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of Gyle41386
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a different beer in mind when I was drinking this (I thought it was Mojo Risin'), so I thought very negatively of it at the time. However, now knowing that it's an American Pale Ale and not an Imperial IPA has changed my mind a bit.

The pour is orange amber. Nice cap of foam leaves behind bits of lacing.

Weakly hoppy nose. It's got the grapefruit and pine components, as well as a bit of sweet malt.

The hop flavors come out much more in the flavor, luckily. Sweet up front, then some citrus rind-like bitterness.

Light body with appropriate carbonation. Easy drinker.

Gyle41386, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into my beer-clean snifter. Nice amber color and one finger head. Not much lacing. Smell was pure pine but taste didn't follow. Mouthfeel was medium and drinkability was average for me. I got a weird off flavor I couldn't identify. Still a solid general purpose brew.

rdub, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy orange with a good off-white head and decent lacing. Pretty beer.

Lots of pine and grapefruit hoppy aromas. Some maltiness in there as well.

Pine bitterness and light toasted malt. Some bready sweetness, and possibly a dry cracker flavor as well. This beer is all over the place. A bit thinner in flavor than expected, and the intensity of the hops is a bit limited. Not disappointed, but just surprised.

Good body and carbonation. Solid.

Kinda like this one, but hard for me to get there. Just has alot of flaws; no off-flavors, but just not good balance. Worth the try, but not worth buying a 6 or case.

OtherShoe2, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of mwa423
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color with possibly more head then necessary. I usually don't have a problem filling a SA Perfect Pint glass, but his one topped it off with foam and then there was still some in the bottle. The head stuck all the way through the beer which really added to the smell.

S - Solid balanced aroma with pine hops but also a backbone of malt that fills the nose.

T - Good pale ale, plenty of hop bitterness, but also malt balances it out to make a simple (but good) beer.

M/D - Mouthfeel is rich, but not overwhelming. Definitely an easy drinker that I could see myself going through a sixer of.

mwa423, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a nice thick head that lasts with some great lacing.

Smells like citrus hops and spme sweet malt. The hops are a little on the weak side, but still a nice smell.

The bitter and citrus hops shince nicely and the malt isn't too shabby. Overall a good tasting beer.

Int he mouth it is on the slightly watery side of well-balanced. Still a refreshing brew.

It's still pretty drinkable. Since I'm familiar with this beer I know this particular bottle is a little past its prime, but it still drinks pretty well. If a slightly off bottle is as drinkable as this one it's just testament to how drinkable this beer is fresh. I just with I could get this on tap in this part of the country.

RomaniIteDomum, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a tame, 1F head over an amber/caramel colored body - tons of visible carbonation. Huge lacing for an APA.

Smell was nice - mostly piney hops, but some floral quality as well. High on the caramel-sweet malts, making this quite inviting.

Flavor followed with much of the same - citrusy hops, sweet malts, and a little bit of bready/mustiness to boot.

Mouthfeel seemed a tad thin, but was still quite smooth on the palate. No harsh aftertastes - all goodness.

Nice aroma + plenty of flavor + easy MF = Highly drinkable APA.

BeerImmediately, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of jamiesessions
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy orange colour with a head that already has my mouth watering. Smells like a sttong combination of oranges and hops, and...maybe this is just the "hippie" motif,,,but i could swear i smell patchouli. The taste is simply sublime. The hop taste is wonderful, and the citrusy taste continues, making the taste just as good as the smell. Feels very good in my mouth, like a small commune is forming in my mouth, and they all want to form a drum circle on my taste buds. Quite drinkable, and an enjoyable little beer that I highly reccomend

jamiesessions, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of therica
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit sweet compared to the many other uber-pine hoppy craft beers offered these days.

S/T= Nice pine nose, spices. Taste follows-- but along with a slightly too-sweet and lightly fruity taste as well. The uber hops are great-- Crystal and Centennial according to the bottle. As the beer gradually sets and warms, there's a bready flavor that emerges, while the uber-hops seem to slightly dissipate.

M= The slightly sweet effect detracts from the mouth feel enough to keep me from giving it a higher rating.

D= probably very drinkable for many people but the sweet residue and resulting salivation would catch up with me after a few bottles or steins and make me look elsewhere.

therica, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap over the summer, picked up a bottle in a mix a six and decided I should review it, similar to what I remember on tap, some subtle differences. Poured this into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, and man is this ever a pretty beer. Comes out an orange/yellow/amber color with some haziness to it. The lacing is excellent, sticks to the glass even after the session is over. The smell is absolutely phenomenal. The second you crack the bottle open you can smell the hops. You can really smell a powerful citrus hop aroma emanating from the glass, the dry hop is really prevalent when you smell it. The taste is good but a slight disappointment because the smell was so outstanding. The mouthfeel is good, the texture turns out a little dry at the end, but still very good, and the drinkablilty is good as well. As I mentioned before I had it on tap over the summer and I don't remember it looking as nice as it did in the bottle and I think I remember it tasting slightly better on tap. Still this is a really, really great beer. Perfect summer drink.

AndyAvalanche, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of woosterbill
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, best by Oct 05 09 (too close for comfort?), into a Duvel tulip.

A: A vigorous pour straight down the middle produces a sky-high off-white head that perfectly fills the oversized tulip glass. Beneath lies an appropriately hazy, reddish orange body that sports lively carbonation. As the rocky 3" head slowly recedes it leaves tons of lace. In summation, gorgeous - far better looking that I ever expected.

S: Evenly balanced aroma of bright, floral hops and sweet, caramel malts. Nothing unexpected or particularly complex, but thoroughly enjoyable for the style - even reminds me a bit of Alpha King. Nice.

T: Disappointing. The hops don't do much here, and the malt is more grainy and toasty than smooth and caramelized; doesn't come close to living up to the smell, much less the appearance. No real flavor on the finish - thin and boring. I suppose this wouldn't be so underwhelming if my expectations hadn't been raised so high.

M: Fairly thin-bodied, but good fine carbonation.

D: No real opinion here; low enough ABV to be truly sessionable, but the flavor doesn't really keep me dying for another sip.

Notes: Overall, not a bad beer, but one of the most disappointing ones I've ever tasted. It had the color, it had the carbonation, it had the hops aroma, it had the rich malt aroma, but it didn't come through with any memorable flavor. Too bad.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Oct 02, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GRG1313, Oct 01, 2009
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,839 ratings.