Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
Very creamy white head and steady carbonation. Rings of lacing down the glass. Amber in color. Very citrusy in the nose. Sugared citrus all over the place. Much of the same with the flavor. Orange seems prominent with a touch of grapefruit, coated in sugar of course. Light caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter with a decent dryness in the finish. A bit creamy and chewy, somewhat more full than expected. Very drinkable, approachable beer. Pretty different as well.
01-19-2009 04:40:36 | More by ncvbc
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
A cloudy copper/amber color with a medium soapy white head. A nice piny,zesty citrus aroma.Flavor is slightly bitter at first,giving way to a pale malty sweetness,a bit thin on the body and the mouthfeel,a little hop bitterness on the finish. A solid summer brew for sure,fun to try.
01-18-2009 22:08:24 | More by WakeandBake
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A- Light amber with a wonderful, cloud-like white head.
S- Very nice smell. Combination of fresh hops and and a rather weak scent of citrus.
T- Was expecting a little more of a complex taste. Hops with not much else. Still a decent taste.
M- Just a little watered down. Wish it would have a little more body.
D- Pretty drinkable. You can't go wrong with fresh hops.
Overall, a decent IPA. I wish the taste would have had the same qualities as the aroma. It was a little weak in the complexity department, but still a decent brew.
01-10-2009 06:17:33 | More by rhinos00
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
A- pours a cloudy yellowish amber with a little bit of off white head and not much lacing
S- hops and a litte malt. not much else
T- like a good apa, the hops shine through a little over the top.. very cloudy, looks almost like a witbier.... but its def. hoppy
M- nicely carbonated, not overly complicated
D- very good, very low abv.. a great session beer
01-09-2009 23:46:12 | More by gdfan47
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
A nice treat to satisfy the hop cravings! If someone wants to know what a hoppy beer is like, this one is fairly availible and of good quality to where it has hoppy flavor and aroma and not just bitterness.
*Appearance - Poured into a glass it has a nice medium to light copper color. The head formation is great, soft and foamy if poured fast enough. It has a decent amount of lacing down the sides as you drink and the head is medium to long lasting. It's unfiltered, so it's hazy, as the name cleverly implies.
*Smell - nice aroma of clean fresh hops. It's dry-hopped with Crystal and Centennial hops, and you can certainly smell that. The amount of smell is light and not overwhelming. I love the smell of hops, so I'd always like more. Centennial hops are famous for their citrus like aroma and you can definitely pick that up here in the finish. There is a hint of pine as well.
*Taste - Starts medium hoppy and then ends nice and mellow, with the slightest hint of some toasted barley in there.
*Mouthfeel - dry and light, lets you know you just drank some hops, but not overboard. I particularly like the lingering mouthfeel of a hoppy beer.
*Drinkability - I'm kinda going back and forth. Sometimes with quite hoppy beers, I usually only have one or two. But on this session, I could see having 2 more? Or at least a full pint of it. I wouldn't bring this as a session if I was planning ahead probably. It's a nice treat for that hoppy urge this one, and that's mostly what I use it for, but usually have 2.
Nerd Notes -
Grains: U.S. Medium Caramel Malt - U.S. 2-Row Barley. - U.S. Roasted Barley
Hops: Chinook, Willamette, Cascade and dry-hopped with Centennial and Crystal.
OG - 1.050 / 12.5 Plato
01-09-2009 20:20:23 | More by HeroJH
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
I bought a six pack of this from the local beer store and poured it into a pint glass.
A- Pours a nice copper gold with a slight haze to it. It had a huge white head that I had to rake off with a knife! This head hung around forever before falling. It also left a ton of sticky lace rings all over the glass!
S- Smells of fresh floral, citrusy hops with some light caramel malt undertones. The hops definatly dominate.
T- Wow it dosen't taste like it smells! It remindes me of an E.S.B. sort of. It has a really nice malty backbone with a very light floral hops background. Starts slightly sweat with lots of caramel malt and finish with a light crisp citrus hop touch.
M- It's very light and crisp with a pretty dry finish. Good carbonation.
D- Not what I expected, but a pleasent surprise!
I liked the way the hops took a backseat but still made their pressence know. This would be great on a hot summer day and would also be a great session beer. All in all a nice light crisp refreshing beer that I will definatly seek out again. Cheers!
01-08-2009 02:07:35 | More by Dirty1
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
A 12-ounce bottle poured into my Kolsch stange reveals a hazy amber body with a HUGE cap of ivory foam that refuses glass-entry to nearly the nearly half-bottle remaining unpoured. Though constructed of pearly, beady bubbles that predict its imminent slump and collapse, the head instead retains as a semi-solid, deflating slowly into rocky whipped-cream crags that deposit sheets of fine lacing on the glass.
The smell is hardly anything I'd call "strong", but what there is of it is sweetly floral with a crisp citrus twist. Mild toasted malt is swept under by notes of hoppy zest.
The taste is mild an malty sweet with a stiff one-two counterpunch of citrus-oil bitterness and a gravelly, earthy dryness in the finish. Mild, cereally pale malt and a tingle of citric tanginess claims posession of the backbone of the flavor profile midway through the drink and keeps hold of it for the duration of the encounter.
The drink is crisp and light-medium in body with good carbonation and fine drinkability.
01-04-2009 16:42:29 | More by cvstrickland
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Sampled in tap at Bar Louie in Fort Meyer's, FL.
A - An amber beer with a slight haze and a moderate white head. Great lacing.
S - Aromatic floral hops.
T - A citrusy bitterness with fruity hops and a firm malt backbone.
M - Good consistency and carbonation.
D - Very flavorful and enjoyable. I'll certainly try it again.
01-02-2009 06:18:10 | More by GJ40
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.
Apperance- Amber color with a good head that dissapated to good lacing
Smell- A definate hoppy smell citrusy.
Taste,mouthfeel- A dry flat front and middle with a dry bitter finish.
Drinkability- A decent staying power, I'd return to this one again.
12-31-2008 01:21:07 | More by johnnyirishman
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
What a great name.
A - True to it's name, hazy, and infuzy. Rich, orangy red amber.
S - Citrus and pine, and something smoky
T - A little scattered. Nothing really leads this beer. The hops weren't as strong as I was expecting, and the malt is just kind of lost.
M - Average. just on the pass side of pass/fail.
D - Average drinkability. You could drink a ton of these, but the question is, would you want to?
12-31-2008 01:20:49 | More by Beernoisseur
4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
Pours a medium golden color with some orange highlights as the light comes through the beer. Medium pour produced a thick two finger head that yielded some excellent lacing with good retention.
Smells like citrus, hops and a hint of some caramel malt.
Tastes great! It hits the tongue with the hoppy bitterness and as the brew washes over the tongue it smooths out and provides a toasty malt finish. Very good balance on this brew.
Medium carbonation with full body. Nice and smooth, creamy and tasty.
Very easy drinking APA. At 4.85% ABV you can easily use this as a session brew. I'll definitely be drinking more of these!
12-29-2008 14:24:42 | More by AgingWarrior
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
Served on tap at the Boulder Beer Brewery Pub
A- Rosey/copper/gold, low clarity, decent off-white head, medium lacing
S-Almost medicinal, slight funky malt and decent earthy hops
T- Somewhere between an IPA and an APA, slightly leaning on the earthy hops with a hit of caramel hops.
M- Nice, smooth and oily
D-very high, great session brew.
I live on the north west side of denver so this is our bud light. This along with gordon (in cans) is my go to camping beer. If you can get it local and cheap this should be your brew.
12-28-2008 21:12:28 | More by MinorThreat
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Hand-carried from the U.S. to Vienna (thanks Roman brothers!). The bomber looks like the picture. Pours a hazy copper orange hue under a beige two finger head with very nice contour but not much staying power. Beautiful lace sheets cling to the glass as the head fades. The nose is somewhat mild but definitely floral, with a touch of coriander and, perhaps, a hint of cinnamon (or is that liquid soap?). The mouth is rather light and mildly prickly, not at all cloying. The taste is both spicey and floral, reminiscent more of anis than cinnamon. The flavor is not overwhelmingly bitter, but rather just a bit espresso-dry in the finish, leading to an aftertaste that nicely blends the spice and the bitter. Certainly a solid brew, it is not as hoppy as the label would lead one to expect.
12-27-2008 20:28:42 | More by Globetrotter
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
12oz bottle purchased in a mix a six at the package store.
The color of this beer is orange with a good sized head.
It smells of citrus with some sweet spice as well. It is a very pleasant aroma.
The taste is a bit hoppy, a bit sweet and smooth overall. It is a satisfying pale ale and a few of these on a warmer day would be quite nice.
12-25-2008 19:32:21 | More by mltobin
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
Hazed and Infused is my first Boulder Beer and from the desciption on the bottle, I am likely to enjoy the contents within.
Aroma... Where to begin. This is what I love about hops. Bright,fresh, green, citrus, pine, flowers, and caramel malt are all in the mix.
Look.. A huge 2 finger pillowy off white head leaves tons of lacing. The body is a cloudy burnt amber.
The taste is not what I expected. Less bitterness than I expected, but there nonetheless. Caramel malt toastiness is wiped away with a citrus bittering. It is very herbal in taste as well.
Moderate carbonation and a light body make this a pretty refreshing beer when you factor in the flavor.
This beer was not what I expected in the flavor department, but its still a rather tasty brew.
12-22-2008 22:12:41 | More by rtratzlaff
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured a deep and cloudy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, oranges, floral, spicy and some caramel. Softer tastes of citrus and some caramel. The tastes was somewhat of a let down compared to the aroma.
Notes from: 4/4/06
12-17-2008 19:14:19 | More by hopdog
3.1/5 rDev -15.3%
Appearance - amber with a thin head
Smell - light pine with sweet background.
Taste - mild hops, a bit watered-down if you read the label.
Mouthfeel - light, watery
Drinkability - If you're accustomed to Bud/ Bud Light, this beer will seem overly hopped. If you're a hop-head looking for the next big thing, you will be disappointed.
12-15-2008 22:40:25 | More by smanders
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
It's browner than I thought it would be... maybe around 15 SRM. It has a small, fluffy white head. The lacing is supreme. It is very hazy (as its name implies) and there are plenty of particles in it. The hops are plenty and smell fruity. It's citrus like... starfruit almost. This is almost like it's from a cask. It is heavily bitter and has a medium body. This is like a pirate's version of Anchor Steam. It's softer, fluffier, dirtier, a bit darker and a bit more bitter. Dig it.
(rated Jan 31, 2007)
12-11-2008 04:48:25 | More by yesyouam
2.8/5 rDev -23.5%
Original Rating Date:
July 19, 2008
Aroma was of hops. Tastes pretty refreshing without feeling weak. Some hops shine through along with a fruity undertone. A bit too watery for my tastes, which hurts it. Overall, worth trying, but I haven't been impressed with Boulder brews all that much lately. Hopefully I'll find one to change my mind some time in the future.
12-07-2008 01:54:13 | More by Vendetta
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
Hazy copper with a thick white head. Big hop aroma with pine, grapefruit, and grass. Hops follow through in the taste. I was surprised to find this classed as an APA. Its more like an IPA. The malt is fairly weak, and there really isn't that crisp finish of an APA. Still, this was a good, refreshing beer.
12-05-2008 18:48:12 | More by magictrokini
4.58/5 rDev +25.1%
I first tried this beer while visiting Colorado and later bought a keg of it for a Lingerie and Toga Party (the 2nd Annual). This review is from that on-tap event. Off the keg this beer was a dark apricot color with a big beige head that clung defiantly to the glass. The aroma was bold, hoppy and complex, orange zest, grapefruit, pine and some hints of sweetened malt. The flavors were equally vibrant, a sweet malt start quickly met by big, citrus hops. Great balance and very juicy, the grapefruit and orange really came through along with undertones of pineapple. The finish was crisp and dry. The body was medium/full, the carbonation a little high but acceptable and the mouthfeel slick. I still consider this one of the best American Pale Ales being brewed and if you have a chance to try it on tap I highly recommend it.
12-02-2008 04:10:40 | More by thekevlarkid
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
Apperance: Poured a "hazy" (remember this is an unfiltered beer) red/amber with about two inches of foam that laced the glass until the very end.
Smell: Like a hops scented candle with a hint of sweet malt (& possibly caramel) that foretold of a great drinking experience, but... please read on.
Taste: Initial hops explosion that fades all too quickly. From there the malt sweetens out the flavor for a smooth end that, unfortunately, leaves you longing for the beer you started with.
Mouthfeel: I would call this a medium bodied beer that carries good carbonation. It hits your palate hard out of the gate with hops taste, but falls off in the same manner.
Drinkability: The beer goes down well. At less than 5% alcohol you could put away a few and enjoy yourself. This beer is decent as far as hoppiness, but I prefer ones that finish with more taste.
By no means is it a bad beer. The carbonation level creates an interesting drinking experience, but lacks the "hoppy punch" the aroma hinted at. If the taste matched the smell this beer would be great.
11-28-2008 01:47:00 | More by JoeyBags1
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
From an un-dated bottle. Pours hazy amber with a good two inch off-white head. Good amount of lacings.
Aroma was pretty minor. Might be an old bottle.
Taste is bitter citrus hops. More bitter than fruity. Malts are full enough for the style. Carbonation a bit on the high side.
I really wanted this to be a great Pale Ale especially with the sessionable under 5% abv. But not one I'm going to seek out.
Update: I have since enjoyed the canned version and must increase my rating somewhat. The can version seems to be a touch better. Possibly due to bottles being more likely to be affected by light issues. One of my favorite Pale Ales in part due to the 4.85% abv. It keeps a good flavor profile for such a sessionable beer. Ironically the canned version seems a bit low in the carbonation area. Not bad just lower than the bottled version.
11-27-2008 04:09:11 | More by Spikester
4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
This beer has a subtle hop taste with a mellow backbone. Its not as hoppy as I would have expected. Very drinkable. Smell is a citrus and hops and leads you to believe that the taste will be the same. Nice amount of lace around the glass. This is an ok beer as far as hoppiness, but I'll probably go for something that packs more of a hop punch.
11-24-2008 00:44:22 | More by garyc2112
3.55/5 rDev -3%
Woah! No doubt this beer smells like I'm opening a vacuum sealed packet of fresh dryed hops for some home brew. And that is a very good thing. Hops and more hops and that smells delicious. Poured into a vaso and I get a nice head and a translucent but nearing opaque deep golden colour. The taste is very good. Starts with hops but the malt catches up very quickly and beer is alot more balanced than expected. In fact for a hop lover it is perfectly balanced just after the start. The dry hopping gives this brew great aroma, great flavor but not much bitterness. Kind of a bait and switch. The zesty hop flavor leaves you expecting a hop bite but then its gone. Left me hazed and infuzed. Very interesting. I like it, refreshing and different. You could drink this a little colder without diminishing the flavor. I'm gonna take a shot at home brewing one this style, more middle, end and dry-hopped.
Ps. Glass laced every sip all the way down.
11-21-2008 03:30:59 | More by mooseisloose
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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