Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002)
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Photo of coryking
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK looking beer. On the darker end of APAs. Has a cloudy haze to it from the dry-hopping.
At first smell I get straight mangos. Enjoyable, but no balance. As it warms, the hops almost disappear from the nose leaving only some malty, caramel, toast.
Taste is pretty good. There is a nice balance between the heavier toasted malts and what they were trying to do with the hops. Easy drinking. Not awe-inspiring. Would make a fine session beer.

Photo of Suds
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this beer up from a nearby store. It's a tarnished copper color with a solid, rocky head that leaves a lot of great lace. The smell is full of resiny-hoppy scents...a bit of pine, citrus, and earth. Hop dominant, there's not much of a malt smell in this beer. The taste is similar..although reasonably flavorful, especially with herbal hop tastes, there's little balance. Moderately Dry. The body, however, is light and a little unsatisfying. This beer had a lot more potential, especially from the first sip. It could have been much better.

Photo of hdog09
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting taste and good taste and doesn't taste like the average pale ale. Good use of dry hops, malt, and accurate amount of carbonation. Pours a darkish amber with an off white head. Good tasting beer that really steps away from the traditional american pale ale taste.

Photo of racer2k
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my favorite pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice train of bubbles

A - Initial aroma of toasted malt with lots of hop character in the aroma of the beer.

T - An initial burst of hop flavor followed by a moderate tone of sweet malt. I like the hop profile of this beer but the malt characteristics seem to over power the beer at times.

M - Moderate to heavy carbonation with an interesting bubbling sensation in the mouth feel. The feeling of sour tasting pop rocks comes to mind for some reason.

O - Overall a decent session beer with some nice hopped flavor to offer. I would drink this again.

Photo of Gobzilla
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: poured and amber hue into my tulip with a finger or so of off white head with some pretty good lacing.

S: could smell the malts more then I could get a whiff of any hop presents, hints of toffee and caramel with a little bit of lemon zest and booze.

T: Lots of sweet malts and caramel like the nose but again no hop bitternes whatsoever. I guess the malts took over on this one.

M: light to meduim bodied with very light carbonation.

D: If I was trying to buy hoppy beer I would definitely not go for this one seems like they forgot to add the hops.

Photo of BeerSquid
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from some friends who picked it up on a roadtrip through Colorado.
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy semi-translucent copper colour. Minimal head that lingers as small islands in the glass with slightly more retention at the rim that stays with it the whole way through the drink. There is no lacing.

S- I really like the smell of it on the pour, however it dies significantly when in the glass. Potent hops that are noticeably dry. Also grapefruit and a tiny hint of orange.

T- I'm VERY unimpressed! Its watery. Plain and simple. The hops and bite the were present in the nose are almost nonexistent, way too subtle. Honestly a big let down. There is a hit of the hop on the finish, and just a dash of lemon. I will admit it is rather refreshing on a (hot) day like today. The taste does grow considerably throughout, so dont give up on it right away.

M- The beer holds well in the mouth and is quite soft. It dries the mouth i bit, but not too much. The slight carbonation is present.

D- Very drinkable. It has a light flavour and makes for an enjoyable brew on a hot summer day. I'd definitely recommend it as a grilling beer.

Photo of Zekezilla
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this one at the Baltimore Beer Festival. The samples I'd had prior to this one were very hoppy so my palate may have been underwhelmed because it was accustomed to being assaulted by hops. I was underwhelmed, didn't taste anything remarkable. I may try it again because I really liked their Mojo IPA.

Photo of ruckus232
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Orange/Amber in color with only a little bit of haziness. Has a really good amount of off-white rocky head.

Smell: Fruity hoppy smell with a little more sweetness then expected.

Taste: Sweet almost caramel beginning at first that fades into a hoppy bitterness that fades rather quickly into what I would call a "dry" taste/mouthfeel.

Photo of drumrboy22
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a La Chouffe tulip. Beer was a hazy orange color, with a two-finger, rocky off-white head. Moderate carbonation and thick, heavy lacing around the glass.

Aroma was citrus and floral hops, bread and grains.

Taste was fresh grains and caramel up front, followed by a piney, somewhat bitter, hoppy finish.

Refreshing and easy drinking. Tasty session beer.

Photo of feelmefoam
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed and Infused pours a hazy caramel with intriguing orange highlights running through it. The most impressive thing about the appearance is the off-white head, which rose to over two inches on the pour and hung around for a long time, leaving pretty decent lacing around the glass as it slowly died.

The aroma consists mainly of bright, aromatic, citrusy hops. There is some maltiness floating around in the background, but the main character here is the hops. The dry-hopping makes this beer smell like hop juice, which certainly isn't a bad thing.

The flavor isn't quite as impressive, but it's certainly not bad. A tiny bit of maltiness at first, followed closely by a tasty-yet-tame (APA style) hop rush that is full of pine and citrus but doesn't have the zesty, lasting bitterness that I truly crave. Still, this is an APA, not an IPA, so I can't complain too much, because it's still very flavorful.

The beer sports a medium body with a sparkling carbonation note that provides a bit of zest as you drink. Thins out a bit as the beer warms, it seems.

Overall, this is a very drinkable beer, especially at under 5% alcohol. Full of hoppy flavor and aroma, I would've liked this a bit more in an IPA format, but this is still a pretty damn good APA. One of my favorites of the style, for sure.

Photo of haddon
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- aggressive pour that comes out a dirty amber color and a huge frothy head that takes up half of the pint glass. fair amount of carbonation bubbles and lots of lacing down the glass. best part of the beer!

S- notes are fairly muted with a hint of orange, pineapple and pine. seems to be a sweet smell of malts hidden there as well

T- this beer is well-balanced and I must keep reminding myself not to compare it to an IPA. hops and pine notes with earthy undertones and a slight caramel note flavor to keep the scale even. seems to finish a little light and watery

M- light to medium body with right amount of carbonation. actually seemed a bit velvety.

D- sure, it was drinkable but really didn't do much for me. no wow factor... think its more the class that I'm not that into (can't fault the beer for that).

Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy. Taste is mostly of hops, some notes of citrus, considerably bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent beer.

Photo of MikeBrandman
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours from a bottle into pint glass with 1 finger of slowly receding head that forms a nice crown on a reasonably dark brown beer. Transparent and with little apparent carbonation. Good amount of lacing and fairly strong smell as it warms up.

The smell is really interesting on this one. At first, I could have sworn I smelt sushi. I was extremely concerned about this, especially after a friend confirmed it. However, after taking a sip, I realized it smelled and tasted like the pickled ginger you sometimes get with sushi. Very interesting for a Pale Ale, as I've usually only had ginger in wit beers. Very smooth and refreshing taste. Not bitter enough for an APA, however..

I'm getting a little graininess in the mouth feel. That and the astringent taste make it not so drinkable.

Photo of backfat
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a light copper, semi hazed, with a lively two finger off white head. odd lacing. smells are not as strong as i had hoped but still really nice. citrus hops and light mango balanced with some caramel malt. tastes of light bready biscuits with backrounds of faint malt and bitters. all the flavors are a bit faint, but all still pleasant.

Photo of nelnutter
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12 oz. bottle into Sam Adams glass.

A: Pours a hazy amber-copper with a nice soapy 2-finger head. Stuck around for a little bit and left lacing all around.

S: Hoppy, citrusy and pine. Lemon coming through.

T: Starts off with and mostly dominated by sweet and citrusy and piney hops. Very slight sweet caramel malt, but stands no chance with the hop onslaught.

M: Medium-bodied, a bit high on the carbonation, but not too much. Leaves a slick feel in the mouth. Very refreshing and just enough of a bitter after-bite.

D: This is one that I could stand a lot of, quite refreshing and very sessionable. Gives me my hop fix, and though it could be a bit more balanced for its style, I thought it was quite tasty.

Photo of chickencoop
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminds me of a solid easy to drink beer back in the mid-90's, slamming pint after pint on a hot day. This beer came as a surprise and a nice break in all the DIPA's and sours and RIS's that seem to be flooding the market, as far as the better beers go i mean. This was well balanced, smooth malts throughout, slight hoppy at the finish. Good stuff.

Photo of dropout86
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy amber-copper with a huge, pillowy 3 finger head off-white in color. There was residue left in the bottle and on the finish of the pour. I let sit for about 5 minutes before sampling.

S: Citrus. Hoppy, sticky pine. Biscuit. Lightly toasted malt.

T: Initial strike is sweet hops, citrus, fruit and loads of pine. Followed by a very nice midsection of cool, mild hops, sweet fruit, and light malt. But this quickly degrades to an assault of bitter lemon, metallic astringency and, yes, more pine.

M: Well carbonated. Slick but a touch oily. Decent density but a bit too, uhm, chalky. It's almost like drinking a slurry and the residue is left behind while the liquid slides down the gullet.

D: Well, it's drinkable if you stop at one. Not a session beer for m. I know some will love this beer but it's just not a good example in my mind. I am willing to review again if I can find a fresh version on tap.

Photo of DerekP
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Solid-brown look, malty-brown taste on over drive. A little hops come through to offer a bitter note. Dark chocolate taste with raisins. A bock-like view from the top of the pond. A very nice carbonation-lacing relationship, pretty active.

Hazed & Infused Dry Hopped Ale has a very balanced taste for a roasted malt, somewhat hoppy take on this style of beer. It stands as one of the few I could have several of.

Photo of blazin5050
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a pretty light beer for the craft drinker but with a good balance of hop to malt. For me it's a perfect everyday drinker, and I doubt I could find a better beer for playing pong with than this.

Mellow and easy drinking with a smooth mouthfeel not overwhelming hop or malt presence and a beautiful bouquet thanks to a lush dry hopping. This is the connoisseur's beer for a super bowl party where chugging is in order or any time that a sipping beer just won't do. Cheers!

Photo of climax
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one poured a slightly cloudy amber, not as "hazed" as I was expecting, but as I agitated it the effect became more pronounced. The head was absolutely huge and clumpy and had excellent retention.

The nose was good and balanced. Sweet caramel and toast meets a fruity hop profile.

The flavor didn't have a whole lot of strength, and it did have a bit of a metallic taste to it. Nonetheless it was still good and well balanced. Spice, citrus and caramel make up the flavors.

The body was on the thin side of medium. Feel was well carbonated and sharp. Slickness in the mouth faded to a dry finish. Easy to drink, and easy on the eyes. this one's not bad.

Photo of bob3701
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. A hazey orange/amber color with a big creamy head that hangs around a long time with fairly good lacing. Floral aromas and bubble gum also grapefruit. To be honest this taste surprised me since my son loves this stuff I was expecting a hoppy bitterness but although hops are in the taste they are not overwhelming. The is a clash between sweet and sour with sour finally winning in an orange/lemon aftertaste. Very drinkable but I think I would rather have this on a hot day instead of the dead of winter.

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

G – Pint

A – Hazy and amber-orange, with an overly huge soapy head, great lace.

S – Vague citric hoppiness. Strangely, something is reminiscent of lemon-lime soda.

T – Pretty bland for the style. This beer may not be the freshest, as it was purchased from a gas station, but it has no freshness dating, so that is speculation… The hop flavors tend towards floral, the malt is very light in flavor, the balance is sufficient; all the same, this beer is relatively banal.

M – On the heavier side of medium-bodied; the flavor is not as robust as the weight.

D – Nah. I like one of the other regular offerings from this brewer; I think it is Mojo Risin’. This one is uninspired. Also, it is better on draft.

Photo of jabel9
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nice rich amber with a foamy head. It does leave a nice lacing as you drink it. This is surprising because it feels a little light. This would be a nice session beer on a day where you can kick back and fire up the grill. Nose has that infused hop aroma. Taste is nice but has a rather bland finish.

Photo of Gavage
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while.

Smell: floral hop bitterness and some lemon citrus rises from the glass into the nose.

Taste: caramel, lemon zest, green grapes, and a moderate bitterness is wrapped in a soft bready quality.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a short-lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to quaff this beer. One could have a few in a session but it may have you looking for something a bit bolder in flavor.

Photo of Freethyhops
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped MAR0210 into a pint

A- poured a slightly hazy dark orange/amber. produced two fingers of white head. not as much lacing as I would have expected from the amount of head. the head retention is good, though.

S- a hint of citrus acidty and bitterness with hint biscuit and caramel

T- not very hoppy. mostly the caramel and biscuit malt profile coming through that finishes slightly bitter and a little lemon citrus in there as well.

M- medium in body with ample carbonation. a very pleasant feel.

D- goes down easy but I've had many better pale ales and I probably won't visit again.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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