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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,887 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 110 | 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 Bitzy
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Guess this beer should be labeled an IPA because of the powerful hop presence. Nonetheless it satisfied my craving for a delicious dose of hops.

Now that I have developed the palate for most styles I don't mind having a hoppy pale ale from time to time. So the happy smell and taste were a delicious accompanyment to my dinner.

Overall this brew was pretty drinkable. Even for my brother who has just recently been introduced to "real beer". Thanks to Boulder Beer Co. for another tasty brew.

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

Hazed & Infused Dry Hopped Ale, Boulder, CO
9/14/08, 22 oz bottle to a tulip style glass, 4.85 ABV, cals ???

A 4.0
Amber golden brown, large long lasting head, excellent lacing
S 4.0
Hops, Hops, Hops
T 4.0
Hoppy yet balanced, malts in the background, hop head delight, floral type hoppy, not to bitter
MF 3.5
Slightly bitter on palate, hoppy on finish, nice and balanced for a Pale Ale IMHO
D 4.0
I am not a huge fan of Pale Ales, but I do dig this one, it's available most places here in NE FLA, so I drink it often if I am in a hoppy kinda mood...

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold/light brown with a two-finger head that receeds a little quickly and left some lace patches. Floral smell of hops is more dominant than any malts in there; lots of fruit notes in the taste as well as a strong hop burst - the malts are very weak. Smooth and medium-bodied, passes down almost too slick. I like IPA's so I thought this Pale Ale was good; if you're not that much into hops and prefer more malts (whether dry or sweet) you might not enjoy this as much. I liked it.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This beer was on clearance at my local store ($6.99/12)

I'm a sucker for a good deal so I tried it out. Aroma and smell are hops galore, and tastes like an IPA for sure. After more inspection, I realize it's only a pale ale and has a much lower ABV than you would imagine. It's almost like a low alcohol IPA (or NA IPA if you will). Besides the lack of ABV, the rest of the beer is damn good.. hoppy taste and very drinkable, plus what a good deal I got, damn!

Photo of JoshW
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark orange, copper almost. Poured with a very foamy long lasting head. Good retention and lacing. Really really carbonated.

S - Sweet citrus smell, slight hint of pine.

T/M - Very well balanced, goes down way too easy. Dry hops work well, somewhat creamy.

D - Easy to drink, not outstanding in any aspect, but not forgettable, I would buy a case (a customer of mine ordered 4 and I can understand why)

Photo of mshallah
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful hazy orange with a fluffy head that lasts. Medium stickiness clings to the glass. Aroma is glorious. Not huge but right on target. Some of the many scents are orange rind, peach juice, strawberry-kiwi snapple, fresh apple blossoms....
The combination of sweet fruit and flower blossoms make for a great bouquet. The taste mimics the above but with a hop bitterness that dries the beer for a quick finish and does so without much notice or fanfare. Wonderful overall flavor and aroma profile. If you like your beer aromatic and are tired of the grapefruit or pine hop flavors give this a try.

Photo of babaracas
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper with dense head and thick lacing. Smell: citric and floral hops, faint breadiness, sweet. Taste: same hops in the forefront with a hint of bready malt around the edges, a little lemon tea. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. A little one sided for a pale ale, but as a sessionable hop fix it works alright.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Served ontap into a 20 oz. glass mug. Cloudy orange in color with a poor retaining off white head which laces the mug all the way down.

S. Scant nose..a bit of hops but not as hoppy as it used to be.

T. Also a bit lighter in overall flavor than I was expecting. Earthy hops are minimal, balanced by some malt sweetness. It ends up being fairly decent, but also forgettable.

M. Smooth, almost creamy. On the light side of medium bodied.

D. This is a very sessionable APA. Not as hoppy as I remember it being. Very drinkable none-theless.

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

A: Reddish Copper. Huge head and great retention and lacing.

S: Small bit of citrus with a sweet backbone. Good balance.

T: Pretty much all malt flavours. Has an okay bitterness and good toasty malt flavour. More hop flavour would help.

M: Creamy; slightly watery

D: Yep, but not addicting

Photo of Jerzy86
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I love the darker pale ales
S- I was hoping for a hoppier aroma, but didn't get what I was looking for.
T- The maltiness did work well with the dry hopping
M- Decent, but a little flat almost
D- I drank a few of these and could have drank more if it weren't for my roommate!

Overall I liked this beer, but was just looking for a more crisp hop finish...

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

A - Copper/Brown, good head retention, good lacing

S - Good piney and citrus hop aroma. They did a good job in their dry hop

T - Lacking the hop flavor that I was looking for. A lot of toasty malts here.

M - Medium body and a creamy feel.

D - It's a good pale ale but lacks the hop flavor for the kind of aroma that it has.

Photo of Thunderball
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pure amber color, with a nice thick head with retention. Smell of hops, followed by some bread like malts with a hint of citrus. Taste comes off like an IPA with a slight piney tangy zip, than changes to a smooth APA with a very a satisfying finish. The hop bitterness fades rather quickly, with a interest for the next sip. I have seen this offering many times an by-pass it thinking it commercial. How wrong you can be! This is a first class brew. I just love the way this beer has it's way with my palate.

Photo of Pauly2X
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy light amber, massive two finger head.

S- A burst of citrusy hops.

T- Citrusy hops complimented by biscuity malt. Smooth through the middle with a slightly dry finish.

M- Very smooth, a little light.

D- Goes down real easy.

A great sessionable, hoppy, beer.

Photo of kmeves
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is big sweet caramel, pineapple and grass. Flavor is oddly nothing like the nose, astringent bitterness and light sweetness. Finishes short and bitter. Medium bodied, sticky texture. This is a tough one to figure out, why is the aroma so much better than the flavor?

Photo of schanker21
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from a "hippy-like" bottle that is blue purple and green in color with hops depicted in the corners into a pint glass. Large, bubbly head slowly fades into lacing that is left thickly throughout the glass. Dark orange/copper in color, obviously unfiltered, but not the haziest beer I've ever seen.

S- Nose is of citrus hops and piney hops.

T- Citrus hops and bitterness up front followed by a well-balanced maltiness with a bread taste lingering on the finish. This is probably the strongest tasting APA I have ever had. I would say it borders on being considered an IPA. Granted, it wouldn't be the strongest of IPAs, but it's still close.

M- Spot on for the style

D- A very drinkable, excellent-tasting APA that I would love to drink frequently.

Photo of changeup45
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all I like the name. The beer pours a nice copper, cloudy (yes, hazy) color with a nice light off-white head. Tasty dry hoppy bitter bite and some malt balance. Very solid and easy to drink. There's a good amount of flavor here for a Pale Ale with enough hops to compete with some IPAs. Give it a try!

Photo of LeftyBWS
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: Bright orange, hazy. Smooth white head, settles quickly. Slick lacing that slides into the beer.
S: Citrus, bitter sugars, bit of pine. Good smell, but doesn't last long.
T: Clean lagery taste, crisp. Leads to a bitter taste, kinda sweet too. Pine and light citrus. Finish is bitter. Pretty good.
M: Refreshing, nice.
D: Good. Definitely sessionable.

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

22oz bottle into nonic.

Cloudy deep amber, borderline copper hue with a one finger light tan head that settles to a bubbly cap.

Piney and citrusy hop aromas on top of a lightly sweet malt backbone.

Sharp, piney, and citrusy hops on top of some lightly toasted malts. Smooth bitterness from the Centennial hops. Full bodied with good carbonation. The finish is lingering hops.

Another good APA from the mountain time zone. Good mix of hops to balance the grain. Recommended.

Photo of gabeerfan
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber-brown. Nice off-white, slightly tan head. Some lacing down the glass.
Juicy grapefruit aromas with pine and grass rounding out the hop aromas. Some caramel malts, but not a lot.
Grapefruit dominates the flavors too. Not so much grapefruit rind, but a segment of grapefruit with the rind still on it. Piney flavors come next. Toasted caramel malts round out the flavors.
Medium bodied. Good carbonation. A little oily from the hops, but the flavors don't linger for very long.
Pretty drinkable. Low ABV and good flavors could make this an all night drinker.
Pretty surprised with how much I liked it. This is a "hop bomb" for an APA. Not as malt balanced as some West Coast IPAs I've had recently, but this is still quite good. Recommended.

Photo of beveritt
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is bright green, pink, purple, and yellow and describes this a beer in the Lookng Glass series. No visible freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with a massive light tan head, requiring me to stop and wait to pour the whole bottle. The head sticks around for awhile, slowly condensing, yet still massive. Plently of sticky lacing is left behind. The beer itself is a brown amber and hazed, just as the label describes. A decent amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

Smell: Fresh hops abound! Tremendous citrus aroma, like a freshly cut grapefruit. Resiny pine notes too.

Taste: Fresh citrusy, dry hopping is still evident, but more muted than in the smell. A slightly bready malt backbone now shows itself. The hops and malt blend well. Finishes with a slight sour twang.

Mouthfeel: Average to a little lower than average carbontion. Body is excellent, very mouthfilling.

Drinkability: I picked upa six pack of this upon the recommendation of a friend from The Main Gallery and am very glad I did. A spicy and refreshing summer time beer.

Photo of oneeye
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a golden honey, like hazy sunshine. A big soapy two finger fluffy white head. A full head that stays around and leaves plenty of lacing clinging and drying.
An aroma of floral hops with caramel malts.
Not a strong hop bomb. But a subtle mix of citrusy floral hops and caramel malts. Dried grapefruit with a hint of lemon. It finishes a little bitter and dry.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

It's a good looking beer. What it lacks in flavor could make it a great beer. Finishes too dry.

Photo of Rmarquis
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the Bottle, poured a deep copper color. Very strong hop aroma with citrus notes. Initial dry mouthfeel, followed by bitterness on the tongue. Overall a very well balanced flavor with enough bitterness to not leave you wanting, and a drinkability that will have you reaching for another.

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle:

The beer poured a reddish brownish color with an off white, possibly cream, colored head that was well retained. The aroma was pretty much all hops with a slight hint of some citrus. The was was really good, at first it seemed really dry on the tounge and then the hops kicked in. The beer was smooth and very easy to drink. A good beer overall.

Photo of dpool
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber with light head

The real treat of this beer is the aroma. Tropical scents are very pronounced along with citrus.

The taste is good with a burst of hops and a lingering of bitterness, but only for a second as this beer has little aftertaste.

Very drinkable!

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, so it's hazed...at least to the degree that it's not totally clear.

Good dark orange amber and a foamy head that died down pretty quick.

Hop profile in the aroma is fruity citrus and some tropical/pineapple/guava and some spiciness.

Malt is weak enough to be slightly out of balance. Big hop punch of spicy chewy and in some respects over the top. Don't get me wrong, I love my ruination and big ipa's, but this ones balance just seems a bit off. As such, the flavor does not meet the aroma's expectation.

Taste grows on one though, and the combination of low abv, great aroma, and full mouthfeel means this is one hell of a good beer, and a sixer of it will dissapear quickly.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.