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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,904
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 123 | 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:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of kneeland
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this earlier to see if I wanted a keg of it. It's got a nice distinct taste to it, it's very very floral. You can taste the hops and the pale flavor.

The head is nice and foamy, not too little, not too much. It's got a good looking appearance too.

I decided against getting a keg of it, but I would have another bottle of it sometime.

Photo of Baraka
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark and cloudy copper with a one-finger head. There is some lacing on the glass.

S: Aromatic piny hops are the first thing I noticed; it seems hoppy for a Pale, but there are definitely sweet malt aromas coming through, albeit overpowered by the lovely smelling hops

T: The malt sweetness comes through more here- the resiny hops are balanced out by some slightly biscuity notes that leave a clean malt flavor behind. There is also some grassy hop notes that became a little more apparent as I continue to sip the brew. Not a bad little pale here, although it is simple and doesn't show a whole lot of complexity.

M: Medium to light bodied with a clean, crisp finish that leaves behind a bit of hop bitterness and some malt sweetness

D: The hop notes are clean and refreshing while the malt character restrains the bitterness for non hop-heads. Personally I don't think this is as good as this brewery's Mojo IPA, but it is way lower in ABV and more balanced so it might make for a more sessionable beer. Solid example of the style with little to complain about.

Photo of Stigs
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour at Fat Heads, served in an English style pint glass

A - the beer is on the darker side of amber...lightly hazy, a quarter inch of fluffy white foam. spotty layering lace through the drink.

S - sharp crackery malts with a pleasant piney, slightly spicy assertive hop scent

T - begins with a sharp hop profile. nice and crunchy crackery malt cuts through with some biscuity sweetness. the hops are a bit one-dimensional and wearing though. almost an English IPA.

M - medium bodied and a little creamy, yet tight fizzy carbonation cuts through nicely...good and refreshing. finishes with delicate grassy hop bitterness.

D - slightly unique, yet solid APA. good grassy hop profile with decent balance...might be a good transition beer for newbies.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with one and a half fingers of off white head. It has a nice appearance, but this is just too damn dark fro a Pale Ale.

Scent of sweet caramel, sugars, pine and grass. A good scent, but the caramel is a bit too overpowering.

Taste of caramel malts, bitter leafy hops, grass, and finishing with a light toasted almond flavor. Nice and balanced with a good level of bitterness, a solid Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly strong, refreshing carbonation. A little heavy, but the carbonation saves this from being underwhelming.

Photo of thatguy3579
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange in color, reasonably cloudy, with much visible bubbling. Head is thin and leaves decent lacing.

S: A lot of hoppy pine aroma and some biscuits. A real treat for the nose.

T: Some citrus hops with biscuit sweetness. I expected a lot more hops from the nose. Flavor is enjoyable but a little thin. Very clean finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Pleasant but not extraordinary.

D: While this is not amazingly flavorful or complex, it is an exceptionally drinkable beer.

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a cloudy dark amber (...what?) with a three finger, very puffy slightly offwhite head. Lace is just clinging to the glass at this point...awesome.

S- not getting a lot...some sweet smelling hops actually. Interesting, though not too potent.

T- mostly getting some floral hops with a good hunk of bitterness in there. Taste isn't too strong...rather mild, but I guess thats the IPA part of my mind talking.

M- good feel...I'm actually almost getting some creaminess to it. Interesting texture for a pale.

D- pretty drinkable. Pretty nice pale ale

Photo of Duttonic
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner glass from a 12oz bottle bought from Corti Brothers in Sacramento.

A- golden/burnt orange, less than a finger of head with vigorous pour. Dark for a pale ale.

S- light, but distinct notes of floral hops.

T- great for the style, but it left me wanting something that would rip the enamel from my teeth.

M- fluffy and creamy, surprising for a beer that I would expect to have more bite, but I like it.

D- I could session this beer, but I don't think I want too. It's not that it is bad by any means, it just left me wanting more, almost like it was lacking something.

Overall, great to try once or twice.

Is it weird that I just happened to be watching Dazed & Confused while I enjoyed this tasty treat?

Photo of HomebrewNurse
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

New to the Boulder line of beers as they are recently available in my area of the world (NH), I am not overly impressed with this brew. I feel that the beer does not live up to its name at all. I would expect a hoppy jewel but instead find that this beer has more caramel taste/aroma and I have to go looking for any hop.
Overall not a bad beer, but hazed and infused it is not. IMO, another example of how good marketing and fancy labelling/naming can sell beer, even if it aint that great...
By the way, I paid 9 bucks for this sixer.

Photo of mytireisfat
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint glass off a tap in a bar.

A: A red/amber color. no head. some lacing.

S: Hops is one of the biggest things on this beer, a great hops smell, and some caramel smells too.

T: The taste is the same as the smell. they go hand and hand. a great blast of hops in every drink.

M: Light body, medium carbonation.

D: This is a good beer. all the hops may be not for everyone. but if you enjoy hops like i do, this is a great beer to try. its easy to drink, it has a cool bottle, and its different then most other beers. find this beer and try it!

Photo of Onenote81
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC when I was there for a show this past weekend. Tap pour into a plastic cup.

Dark amber-orange with a small off-white head on top. No lace noted, but I'm sure that was the glass' fault. Scents of deep citrus, light pine needles, and fresh bread. The mouth was firm with plenty of depth. Great bittering hops right away. Some mild caramel sweetness balances this out well. Not too harsh with just a hint of peppery spice on the finish. Very easy drinker. Just as good as I remember from the bottle.

Photo of BlackBearForge
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed & Infused has a nice amber gold, almost orange clear body with a nice fluffy white head and nice oily lacing.

The aroma has nice citrusy hops, very floral with a fresh malty presence too.

The flavor is moderately bitter, being well backed by the toasted and caramel like malts. Hops are citrusy, candied grapefruit, orange and just a touch of resin while the floral notes fill the mouth as well. Sweetness is dialed back just enough that the finish is pleasantly bitter.

Mouthfeel is toward the medium end of light, a bit rough at first but finishes smooth and is nicely carbonated.

I've only had Mojo Ipa from this brewery, a beer I like quite a lot and I'm glad to say Hazed & Infused is just as good. My quest now begins to find this particular beer as fresh as possible as this one is nearing the end of it's best by period as stated on the bottle.

Photo of emmasdad
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Walking into the store, I was excited to see this one in cans. I bought a couple to enjoy on these recent hot summer days, having not had this one in a few years. Poured a somewhat hazy copper color, with a little white head on top. Big floral hoppy aromas, with a little bubble gum as well. Tastes just like it smells, with a little earthy hop on the finish. A very nice addition to the growing Colorado canned beer market.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orangish color with about 2 inches of fluffy slightly off-white head.

Citrus dominates the scent, floral aroma, some pine and spice.

The taste was of citrus up front, dry crisp hops come next, biscuity malts and some spice. I thought it had a bit of a watery taste toward the end.

Medium bodied, very crisp and dry, very high carbonation.

This was a decent beer, it seemed a little unbalanced but otherwise pretty easy to drink.

Photo of BeerNemesis
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed & Infused | 16 oz. on-tap | 4.85% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
Glass: Pint glass

Appearance:
Hazy copper and orange with a spotty 0.5" tan head. Retention was poor and lacing was average.

Aroma:
Floral/citric aroma with an appley background and some biscuity malts.

Taste:
Citric apple, biscuit malts, dry finish.

Mouthfeel:
A bit rough and grainy (maybe from dry hopping), but otherwise solid overall. Carbonation was high.

Harmony:
A very average brew IMO.

Price = $6.00 at The Stag's Head
Brewed on: May 2010 on-tap

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
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
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
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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
2.7/5  rDev -26%
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
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
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
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
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).

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,904 ratings.