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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,835 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 863
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 88 | 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 BeerCoffeeWater
2.23/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours nice, decent head on it, dissipates quickly. Smells of good citrus-hoppiness. Not really sure why I tried this, wasn't really feeling anything else on the menu, should've stuck with the 60 minute.

It tastes like someone dropped about 2oz. of orange juice and a large sweet valencia orange slice in my beer. I really don't know why, but I just can't get past the orange-iness of this beer. It has a decent hop profile, not too overpowering. If somehow the orange was remove I'd enjoy this, but even as it warms it keeps slapping me around. I want it to go away, but it won't. Wouldn't have another of these. I'd say it's drinkable, but not good by any means.

BeerCoffeeWater, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of manahansf
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with low carbonation levels. Large citrus and earthy hop aroma from the time they set it in front of me. Great cirtus hop flavor! Like a punch in the mouth, the hop flavor overpowers any resemblence of malty flavors in the beer but it is great. You can taste the effect of dry hopping without question. The bitterness is definately there but it is smooth and continues through the finish and into your next deep breath! What a hoppy beer. Very enjoyable.

manahansf, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this one at UNO in Langhorne PA. Poured a hazy rust color with tremendous white lacing that left ring's after every gulp.

Smell is feint hops a slight fruity aroma pulls through.

Taste is all the same as the nose very feint at everything but a dry bitterness of hops kind of takes over but a funk yeastiness finishes it off with an odd lingering feeling left on the palate.

Mouth is light - medium bodied great carbonation but does leave that funny yeasty film on the tongue.

Drink is easy going really nothing to this beer but could be a good session beer for some. A taster for me not really to my liking.

TheFightfan1, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of jsh420
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

best by 9/01/09

pours hazy copper gold with a 2+ finger off white head that leaves lacing all over the glass

smells of sweet pale malts and floral pine fruit hops

taste is a tangy light grapefruit/citrus hops with a sweet pale malt backbone

mouthfeel is nice and light and smooth with just enough carbonation to give it some life but needs more

drinkability is great - this is one of my goto APA's - i will take this over a SNPA anytime

jsh420, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of ThickestHead
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Might as well as add my 2 cents to the hundreds of reviews, can't say mine will be any more insightful though. I got this in a Boulder sampler and though I usually take the IPA ahead of the rest, surprisingly, I like the India Brown Ale first of and then the Hazed then the IPA. Go figure.
The color was bronze and copper with a nice little head that laced well enough.
Smells of grapefruit and pine.
Tastes of a sharp and flowery hops with a miniscule toasty malt backdrop.
It is thin and clean overall, but so what since it is so fresh and tasty. I love this simple brew, gimme some more.

ThickestHead, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of GarrisWH
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orangish-copper color with a frothy off-white head. The head is pretty minimal, but leaves a solid cap throughout drinking.

S - Pretty nice, floral hop character up front with hints of pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Pale malt presence in the background with roasted, caramel tones.

T - The hops are up front in the taste as well, with citrus(grapefruit) and pine most noticeable. Hops are balanced with a pale malt backbone with a bready and sweet caramel character. Very slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Fairly light bodied and borderline watery, but still pretty solid.

D - Overall, a pretty enjoyable and highly drinkable beer. Interesting take on the APA, leaning a bit more on the hoppy side than many. I would drink it again.

GarrisWH, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of HoppyAlesToYou
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very hazy amber with an enormous head.

S: Hops, but not astringent.

T: Initially smooth hops, followed by malt. A bit too malty, like an amber ale.

M: Creamy, very impressive.

D: Very drinkable, despite the haze. A bit too much malt for an American Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

HoppyAlesToYou, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a nice haze and big head.

Aroma is nicely balanced with nice hoppiness and malt. Sweet tones from the malt blend well with the hops to bring about tropical fruit tones. I get pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste is nicely balanced as well with biscuity malts and hops.

Mouthfeel is nice. Not overly bitter. Easy to drink a few of these.

Drinkability is nice on this one.

gonzo46and2, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of pmccallum86
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- This pour looks very well upon first pour. Nice think head with great retention.

S- Smells of hops and biscuity malt, nothing too special here.

T- Upon first taste you are definitely aware of the hops here, but the hops are immediately overwhelmed by a very biscuity malt character. Overall a satisfying taste though, especially if you are a fan of the seemingly trademark Colorado biscuity malt taste.

M- A full bodied thick fell, as aforementioned very biscuity with medium carbonation.

D- Drinkability is good, it is a filling beer, but goes down very well especially in cold weather.

pmccallum86, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of dmamiano
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

\hazy orange....big, bold earthy hop aroma mixing with a significant malt balance.
great lacing on the pint glass.
Taste as well was very nice. Very nice balance between the hops and malt..dominated by the hop.

Very nice Anerican Pale Ale. Glad to have it on draft!!!1

dmamiano, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of Ruslanchik
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: No false advertising here, this beer pours a very hazy amber with slightly off-white head. The sediment in the bottom of the bottle tells me that this beer is bottle conditioned, so some of the haze is from yeast floaties. This beer also has an amazing head that lasts to the end of the glass. Excellent.

S: Cascade hops. This beer is heavy on hop aroma and it comes through clear. Just a little bit of sweet malt background to balance it out.

T: Really well balanced between hop flavor, bitterness, and biscuity malt. This beer isn't has bitter as many APAs, which shows off the hop flavor some. Very tasty.

M: Rich and creamy.

D: More drinkable than most APAs, this one goes down by the six-pack.

This beer is not available in Texas, so I just have a six-pack that was kindly brought to me from Colorado by a friend. I wish I had asked for a case. I had forgotten how nice it is.

Ruslanchik, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of Gmann
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden brown color with a dense white head that slowly settled leaving some nice lacing on the glass. A nice fresh juicy hop aroma. Orange and grapefruit with a touch of fresh grass. The nice hop presense in the nose is lost a bit in the flavor. There is a brown sugary malt that more than offsets the hop flavor. You can still taste the citrus hops but they are subdued. Light to moderate feel, fizzy carbonation and very balanced. A very nice APA, good balance with a noticable hop presense.

Gmann, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle split with a friend. Brooklyn tulip.

Appearance: Brown-ish and mildly hazy with decent lace and retention.

Smell: Sweeter fruit on the nose, but it doesn't seem fake or overdone. A good balance with the citrus hop aromas.

Taste: Fairly hoppy, a bit sweet, but lots of flavor brimming. A bit of husked grain earthiness, some fruit esters, and some good citrus hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied with good, spritzy carbonation.

Drinkability: I could easily drink a few of these. Probably sweeter than a lot of Pale Ales, but I like the flavor a lot, and the alcohol's low enough that you can, again, easily drink a few.

asabreed, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of katybee
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed & Infused is a beautiful orange-amber color which produces a smooth finger of foam when poured, but this quickly dissipates. However the pungent aroma does not. Quite flowery and distinctive, the nose is of lavendar soap. A little sharp and medicinal but this must be due to the dryness of the Crystal and Centennial hops.

The taste was also a bit antiseptic, crisp, and lemony. Due to the pungence it was a bit hard to finish off, and the citrus and slight bitterness might be hard to match to some dishes. But like the analogous wine Gevertztraminer, this highly flavorful brew might be good to savor as a session beer, on its own merits, with plain accompaniment like bread and cheese.

katybee, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of steelerguy
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper, even amber color. Nice tall head that hangs around and leaves a good deal of lacing. Lots of carbonation to keep the head around.

S - Smoky, earthy aroma with some floral following. Didn't pick up on the citrus mention by so many. Some malt sweetness to balance the hops.

T - Chinook hits early and fast with a tobacco like flavor. Wasn't entirely pleasing coming on so strong and fast. The middle and finish are quite nice with some citrus flavors and caramel malts but can be overwhelmed by the hops flavors. This is not an IBU giant, but there is lots of hop flavor. Finishes with a little tang.

M - Feels highly attenuated, which is to style. Wouldn't mind a little more mouthfeel as it was pretty highly carbonated and some thickness would balance it better.

D - "Digestable" beer. Not heavy, makes it pretty refreshing. No real alcohol flavors or warm so you feel like you can drink a few, very sessionable.

This one left me slightly disappointed. I think they are close to something pretty good here but the recipe could use some tweaking. Namely, a little less Chinook flavor. Would love some more floral and pine in there...some Ahtanam maybe? Didn't think the malt was too weak, just overwhelmed to a degree making it hard to appreciate.

steelerguy, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of hockeyhead
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: nice golden amber hu with a fluffy white head small bubbles with little lacing
S: very hoppy and fruity grapefruit citirus smell
T: very hoppy pine taste up front to a nice buttery finish and malty with a little lingering hop bitterness
M: medium body nice carbination
D: i can drink a twelve pack of this

hockeyhead, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of nc41
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six yesterday not really knowing what I was buying to be honest. Just something different.

Opening the bottle was sweet fruit, like oranges maybe, kinda like Leinenkugles Sunset Wheat. Terrific pour, holds the head forever, interesting nose. The taste starts to follow the nose then it just dies instead of exploding.. It's just a little too light on the palate and at the finish. Drinkibility is high, it's light, it tastes good, low in ABV, would be a very decent session brew, or a summer outside brew as well. Worth a try.

nc41, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Label says July 06 09... so I assume that's a best by date.

Good looking beer. The head forms like a lovely soufflé, rising well above the top of the glass. Excellent structure. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with mostly orange tones. No visible carbonation. The head is just off white and shows excellent retention. Very nice lines of lacing.

Aroma is quite nice. Floral, citrus and perhaps a touch of grain.. Very light and fresh.

Pretty nice flavor. A bit lighter than I imagined from the aroma. Citrus, floral, some lemon. I get a bit of a green flavor as well as some of the typical Boulder Beer malt flavor. Not sure if it's the grains they use or the type of yeast, but there seems to be something consistent in most of their beers. Fairly well balanced between the light malt notes and very light hop presence, but they clearly want to showcase the hops here. Very subtle citrus hop bitterness towards the end.

The body is a rather light and refreshing. A bit thin perhaps.

Nicely drinkable, but not very exciting. This is an OK beer. Worth having, but not worth chasing or searching for.

Reagan1984, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of bonsreeb85
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - sunset orange w/ and unfiltered cloudy "haze" pretty good head retention too.

S - smells like a balanced beer, carmel malts, some fruity esters(apple?) but the hops are there too.

T - again, very balanced, lots of carmel malty sweetness, but plenty of floral hops to give it a bite. Finished well rounded, and very much reminds me of an ESB in a way.

MF - medium body and ample carbonation make for a mouthfeel that is fuller that your standad pale, yet still crisp and refreshing

D - Pretty sessionable brew here, no doubt. i like the unfiltered take on a no-frills pale.

this could be an excellent "macro-converter beer/hop head starter kit" solid, balanced nothing fancy, just good US craft.

bonsreeb85, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of mcraw88
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Darkened copper color with some orange thrown in. 1/2 " head with OK retention and beautiful lacing down the glass.

Smell - Citrus hops followed by citrus fruits and then some sweet malt

Taste - The dry hopping lends itself well to aroma, but also imparts some of the citrus, piney and floral notes to the flavor. Not to bitter, most of it is canceled by the overly sweet malt flavor. Nice introduction into more hoppy beers.

Mouthfeel - Hmmm. VERY CARBONATED. Almost like drinking seltzer water or soda. To much here for my taste.

Drinkability - Not a bad beer. The aroma is wonderful, but all of the other departments are lacking making this an OK beer.

mcraw88, May 29, 2009
Photo of dudecandle
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium-dark color for a pale ale, pretty high carbonation. Modest head, decent retention, not too much lacing.

S/T: Definitely dry-hopped, the most overwhelming aspect of the beer. Sweet malt background with a fruity aspect.

M/D: Mouth is a bit aggressive, but it's pretty drinkable. It opens up as it goes along. Not my favorite APA.

dudecandle, May 28, 2009
Photo of beeragent
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Poured a medium copper, forming a huge off-white head, with medium amounts of lacing.

S - Strong hop aroma with a very noticeable malt presence in the smell.

T - The hops dominate the flavor, but with an almost equal malt presence in the taste. Very well balanced, but without the noticeable harsh finish associated with most pale ales.

M - Surpisingly thin bodied, but with way too much carbonation.

D - Not a bad beer at all. Good flavor and easy drinkability. My only gripe is that there was way too much carbonation. Each time I poured, I had to wait a few minutes for the foam to die down before continuing to pour.

beeragent, May 15, 2009
Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed & Infused ... good movie. Can the beer live up? In the words of Pickford: " Step into my head..."

The beer pours a light brown/deep dark orange in color, with a lot of fluffy white head that leaves some decent lacing.

The smell benefits from the dry-hopping, with floral hops, a bit of fruity sweetness and a very light malt character. The taste follows suit: citrusy grapefruit and pine with a lot of hops and very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is bubbly and full, not unlike drinking a soda.

Light, fruity, crisp, drinkable. This would make an excellent session beer.

"I only came here to do two things: kick some ass and drink some beer ... Looks like we're almost outta beer. "

Phelps, May 13, 2009
Photo of Mistofminn
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this as the final piece to my mix 6 from Zipps.

Pours a dark amber color, definitely not your typical Pale Ale color. Huge pluming head produced. I actually had to stop pouring to prevent the head from spilling over. Very hazy (duh) as it's unfiltered. I'm liking the look on this one.

Smell is pretty fruity with floral hops. Light bitterness, very light nose. I'm liking this very much as well.

Taste is pretty dang good too. Fruity yet bitter. I'm liking the balance between bitter and sweet. Very light mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy, yet almost bland. There isn't much going on in the mouthfeel department, kind of average. Very drinkable, I could see myself picking up a sixer of this in the future.

Overall, a solid beer, one that I will be coming back to in the future. It's a keeper!

Mistofminn, May 09, 2009
Photo of foggymountainman
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a simply delicious beer. this is the one that got me into craft brews and it has never let me down, on tap or in a bottle. the only down side is that it has sadly come to pale (not too pale) in comparison to others craft brews i have come to know and love. it is not an extreme beer, a great vehicle for getting someone in to craft beers. for what it is, it is a very delicious and wonderful, floral and definitely DRY-HOPPED! it gave me a love for hops. great for a summer afternoon/evening... maybe morning. blends very well with the smell of fresh cut grass (so does sam adams summer ale, by the way).

BUY IT, TRY IT, you will be happy you did.

i really want to make a clone of this at home.

foggymountainman, May 06, 2009
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.