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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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 Stunner97
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Cloudy Dark amber brownish red, thick white foam head, lots of carbonation with bubbles traveling powerfully up the glass

Smell- Hops, hops, and more hops on the nose of this bad boy, citrus aromas mostly I tend to be picking up orange on the hops of this smell, strong aromatic odor, hops calling for sure

Taste- Mostly hops in this beer, maybe a little out of balance really, slight citrus hops in this one, the aromatic aspect of this is really so strong really probably plays most of the roll in your taste, not sure if its the dry hoping thats makes this affect so strong but id guess as such, nice bitter finish, definitely orange to me picked up in the hops and flavor,

Mouth- pretty full bodied considering the not so high alcohol, smooth soft body

Drinkability- I honestly think hard to say this is not a pretty drinkable brew, its low alcohol yet definitely still very full on flavor, the one thing I would say on this beer is its hop controlled even more than alot of pale ales can be, closer really to an IPA i think then anything else, I liked this beer its seems a bit more then alot of people i guess but for me it would be a pretty decent choice as a sessioner

Stunner97, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of tapman
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Body is copper-orange with beige, tight bubbled head that makes a nice lace. Head goes down quick, though.

Biscuit malt, some caramel, and centennial hops. Hops are fresh smelling which should be from the dry-hopping since that's the point, getting some raw hop flavor. Nose is kinda sweet and almost has a real ale quality to it.

Ok, so the malts are a little small, though not too small to be covered up completely. The sweetness definitely comes from the malts and is quite present. Could have been some more aggressive malts, but for me the fresh dry hop taste is very good. I don't know why everyone is so unimpressed as to call this beer "boring" and a "pass". The hop taste is like you picked a couple buds and pooped them in you mouth. This would make a fantastic session beer with a sticky hop character that only a brewer or homebrewer could fully appreciate.

Unfortunately this beer could stand to be a little bigger with some more balanced malt. This is most apparent in the thin mouthfeel. Doesn't hurt the idea of this being a sessioner, though.

Overall I say this is a really good beer. Maybe you have to be a brewer, home or otherwise. This brew smells and tastes like fresh hops. Then again, I'm the kinda guy who, after brew day is done, takes the small amount of unused hops from the recipe and makes a nice tea out of it to be enjoyed with some Grieg piano music and a Vonnegut novel. Not the best beer ever made, of ocurse not, but definitely not a "pass".

tapman, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of mbunje
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Old Chicago in Boulder, CO

A-Copper. Not much head. Cloudy/"hazy" (that where the name came from?)

S-Not much in the way of hops...hmmm

T-Malty with a bit of a tart flavor. Not bad, but not remarkable.

MF-medium bodied though a bit watery/weak.

D-If you wanted to bore yourself....this is it.

Overall, Seems like Brewery could have gotten more from this. Title is mis-leading...Pass

mbunje, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of mothman
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass... other glasses were still drying off.

Pours a white pillow top head. Great lacing. Color is a clear copper amber.

Aroma is very hoppy. Hardcore floral aroma, just like an IPA. Taste not as bitter as I was expecting. Grapefruit with floral hops. Seems a little weak.

Mouthfeel is somewhat bitter, but mellows down quickly. Goes down pretty smooth leaving a very dry aftertaste. Seems well carbonated.

Overall, I was hoping the smell would reflect more on the taste. This beer was pretty easy to drink and I could definitely have another.

mothman, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of CHSLBrew
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Slightly hazy (from dry hopping) amber beer. Light tan head, fluffy and cloud-like. Nice retention and some decent lacing.

S-A bit of bright citrus with a much bigger piney hop presence. Flowery and big, but not overwhelming. Little malt presence.

T-Floral, resinous and earthy hops with a piney twist. Assertive malt is biscuity and bready. Hop bitterness helps to provide a force behind the hop characters, while countering the malt flavors.

M-Moderate body, carbonation is approriately medium-low.

D-I like this brew, and have had experiences with it several times over the years. Enjoyably tasty, hoppy, but also quite mellow.

CHSLBrew, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of mwagner1018
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice golden amber color, bright lacing down glass, crystal creamy head.

S- Good initial hop odor, fleeting, nice aroma of floral and citrus. Clean fresh aromatics.

T- Nice hop bitterness, overall balance decent, but doesn't seem as well proportioned as I would like (this coming from a hop head).

M- Clean, crisp, nicely carbonated, dances on the tongue, tingles.

D- Drinkable, sweet hop bitterness, can have a couple, but doesn't contain the complexity I have come to love from other American Pale Ales and IPA's, with a nice balance of hops and malt, not smooth enough for me to put down more than 2 at any one sitting.

I have had this beer many times, and will often pick up a six pack at my local bottle shop. A good representation of the APA, leaning to Amer. IPA.

mwagner1018, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of sonicdescent
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with a nice large off white and frothy head with great retention. Hazed, as promised.

Aroma is sweet and citrus hops with a slight grassy note. Pineapple and grapefruit come to mind from the scent.

Flavor is slightly watery, but what is there is good citrus and a very light malt presence. Easy to drink, but non distinct.

Mouth is medium and carbonation is moderate.

This is a great session pale ale as I could probably drink it all night, but when shopping around, I probably won't revisit this one.

sonicdescent, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of Hoagie1973
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky amber in color with a crazy amount of floaters all over the glass. Nice full rocky head that retains well and leaves good thick sticky lacing behind.

Smell is very fruity and citric with orange and lemon zest. There's a decent amount of malt in the nose as well.

Tastes fruity and citric, but somewhat milder than expected. I was bracing myself for a strong, biting hop experience, but they're somewhat soft. They're is actually a bit of fruity sweetness in the finish. This is enjoyable, though the malt is a little thin.

Light to medium bodied with crisp carbonation. A slight creaminess to the feel.

Overall it has a nice flavor and its pretty drinkable, it just doesn't have that extra something to make it great. A little weak in both major areas, but there's nothing bad or unpleasant about it at all.

Hoagie1973, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of WanderingFool
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazed & Infused pours a slightly hazy amber color with a big creamy head on top. The foam dissolves very slowly to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind clumps and nets of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is mild with notes of orange citrus. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate. Carbonation is moderate and gives a strong fizz on the tongue. The flavor is mainly orange citrus hops with a nice sweet caramel malt balancing out the bitterness. Once gone a mild citrus bitterness lingers on the palate.

The creamyness in this beer makes it very drinkable, but the faint aroma and average flavor brings down the score a bit.

WanderingFool, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to my Rogue pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy amber with a two-finger off-white head made up of tiny bubbles. Pretty good head retention that becomes rocky and leaves initial lacing. Ends up leaving extremely thick lacing.

S: Strong hops smell with some malt balance. Little bit of caramel and some floral scents.

T&M: Very good malt/hop balance with notes of clove and a caramel sweetness into a fairly bitter finish. Well carbonated and leaves a bit of oily feel in the mouth. The end of the drink become quite bitter and hoppier due to the abundance of sediment.

Overall: Very impressed, I wasn't expecting too much out of this one! Very drinkable and is enjoyable all around.

AdmiralDiaz, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of cpn920
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an amber color with a decent head that was gone pretty quickly. Smelled lemon grass and pine. Taste was similar to smell but also tasted caramel malt. Not overly bitter but pretty well balanced. Nothing really lingered, taste ended abruptly. Decent beer but many others I like better in this style.

cpn920, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of bort11
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an over sized shaker glass. Thin white head settles to a filmy lace cap. Color is a slightly hazy orange.

Smell has a hint of biscuity malt, but mostly has an orange juice citrus. Taste is a little salty with an orange rind bitterness. Finishes with an orange juice tartness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than most. Overall not a big winner with me.

bort11, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of BrutalBeerFan
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first review so bear with me. After moving from the Boulder area to the NW a few years back I still find myself grabbing a six pack of Hazed and Infused on occasion. With all the fine beer available in Beervana that should say something. Either it is a truly fine beer or it just has a special place in my heart...

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A-Hazy, copper with a moderate off white head

S-A pleasant fresh citrus, zesty with a bit of malt as it warms

T-Mainly bitter lingers slightly, not overly complex

M-Medium bodied, pleasant mouthfeel

D-A very good beer, still fond of it after all of these years

BrutalBeerFan, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of ajr24
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well over the summer I bought a sixer of this in Jersey on a whim; the packaging just looked to damn cool. Basically, if enough thought is exerted you could get high from the label... and if you're already high then the label may enhance it. But enough of that and onto beer:

A- Hazy, to say the least. Looks as if questions have gone into this beer and tried to come out, but the answers are hazy. (crappy analogy, I know.)

S- Hops are pretty clear, they present some spiciness along with the grainy body that follows.

T- Well, to mention the pot innuendos earlier, the taste doesn't really represent here. That's a good thing because I find this a very reputable pale ale. Hoppy, spicy and somewhat mellow.

M- Pretty invigorating. This APA packs a punch for what it's worth.

D- This is a sessionable brew in my opinion. The 4.85% lurks within the confines of a session ale. This beer is perfect to compliment your BBQ adventures.

ajr24, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of dakid618
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass. Pours a hazy dark amber with half finger of head. Smells like a Christmas tree. Very piney smell. Taste matches the smell all piney hops. By far the most piney beer I've ever had. Not bad but it doesn't match the style very well in my opinion. Light coating mouthfeel. Decent drinkability but the flavor turns me off after one.

dakid618, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of Pinto21
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a "hazey" amber that border on light brown. Not a lot of head. I'd expect more haze from a beer that has it in the name.
Smells of piney and citrus hops with a bit of carmel malt back to it. Taste is highly hoppy. Not a lot of bitter but a lot of hops. Lemon and grassy tastes dominate with a bit of citrus. The malts are sweet and balance the hops, but there's not that much bitter to it. The dry hopping of this brew is the accent point.

Overall not the best APA, but a nice, interesting tasting one. Something at least worth a try

Pinto21, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of ncvbc
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ncvbc, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WakeandBake, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of rhinos00
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

rhinos00, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of gdfan47
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

gdfan47, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of HeroJH
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
4.85% abv.

HeroJH, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of Dirty1
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Dirty1, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of cvstrickland
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

cvstrickland, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GJ40, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of johnnyirishman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

johnnyirishman, Dec 31, 2008
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,839 ratings.