Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002)
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Photo of ffejherb
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle into shaker pint glass on 2/11/08.

A - Hazy deep amber/orange body with one-finger frothy, off-white head and a nice reverse rainfall of carbonation bubbles. Decent head retention with lots of thick, sticky lacing around the glass.

S - Ample dry hopped aroma with an assortment of citrus, floral and herbal hops dispersed around a sweet caramel malt base. A bit of toasted malt and grainy goodness as well.

T - Hops and malts are nicely balanced with a distinct herbal hop bite juxtaposed with a caramel sweetness that transforms into a more toasted, grainy malt flavor with a bit of burnt toast. Finishes with more herbal hops and a bit of citrus fruit.

M - Light to medium body with fairly thin, watery texture that's trying to be oily. Finish is quite dry, lightly bitter and warm on the tongue. Lively carbonation results in a bit of sharpness on the tastebuds.

D - A fairly easy drinker with a distinct dry hopped aroma and flavor. Hops possess a slight burnt quality in the finish, but overall I find this brew to be a tasty one.

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

Pours a golden amber, with rather a lot of cream-colored head that subsides into a layer just a couple millimeters thick. The rather a lot of head could be because I poured too roughly.

It smells lovely, of bitter hops and sweet honey.

The taste is mild, both in the bitterness and the sweetness. It's not bad at all; it's good, but the nose suggests more flavor than it ultimately has.

Mouthfeel is light enough to be refreshing, but not thin.

Overall, it's extremely drinkable, in part because the flavor is not all that strong. It would hit the spot on a warm summer evening.

Photo of srobertson59
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

A - Hazy honey-colored with light carbonation rising in the glass. Not quite cloudy...not quite clear. Decent foam on the pour, but dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet honey aroma with a little bread-y malt. Barely a glimpse of hops in the nose.

T - Malts overtake any hops in the brew. Very imbalanced...but sweet. Not hateful by any means, but not what I was expecting. It tasted watered down to me. Flavor is there, but well disguised!

M - Thin, thin, thin. Did I mention that the mouthfeel was thin? Alcohol is not even noticeable; unfortunately neither is much of the flavor. Carbonation is noticeable, but there is so little flavor that there is no reason to wake up the taste buds.

D - Very drinkable, but very thin and very light in the taste; unless you like sweet.

This is what I would expect if Kool-Aid brought out a Beer flavored drink mix. Don't get me wrong; it isn't bad or hideous, it just doesn't have anything special to it. (IMHO...YMMV)

Photo of cer40
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer from a 12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. It is a golden-amber color with a sticky, foamy head.

The beer smells of hops(duh) piney and citrus-like. Maybe some caramel undertones but mostly hops. Tastes grassy with only a light smooth bitterness. Definately hops but not as agressive as the aroma. Could use a little bit more malt backbone as this tastes more like an IPA than a regular pale IMO.

Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Much more sessionable than your average IPA or DIPA while still satisfying my hop fix.

Photo of tpd975
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had many times in the bottle and on draft.

A: Pours a golden amber with a half-inch head of foam. Wonderful head retention and beautiful spider web lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Sharp pine and citrus nose. This one is all about the hops.

T: Orange with acidic grapefruit finish. Nice bite in the end.

M: Very crisp. Sort of light for an IPA, yet clingy, very unique.

D: Sessionable hoppy brew

Overall: One of my go to's at a local hangout. One of their best beers on the menu that is good tasting and quite sessionable. One of Boulder Beer Company's Best!

Photo of biggmike
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this courtesy of Barefootbrewer. Pours a hazy orangey/coppery color with a fantastic thick head that lasts forever. Aroma is very hoppy and dominates the smell. Flavor is also dominated by the hops with little if any maltiness coming through. Not a very well-balanced beer, but not bad for the hop addict. Lacing was pretty good as was mouthfeel. Not one I could drink a lot of.

Photo of shamrock7
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice cloudy copper color with a nice thick white foamy head that hangs around for a while. The aroma has a hoppy overtone with citrus in the background. The taste is nice and hoppy with a bitter finish, but not over the top at all. The mouth feel is a little thin, but it has a nice carbonation overall. A very drinkable APA.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small off-white head; little retention.

S - Aroma of hops and honey with some grassy notes in the background.

T - Pale ale? Hmm...this is one of those times I'm not sure whether to review the beer per its style, or general taste. I'll stick with the taste. Blend of juicy citrus and hops with a semi-sweet malt background. Finishes sweet with a slight bitterness.

M - Light-to-medium body, but the bittersweet finish is very nice.

D - This is a very drinkable selection...don't get hung up on the style. Delicious beer without the extra ABV - definitely a great session selection.

Photo of tprokop7
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a medium-thin head, pale yellow, over an amber body. Hoppy, as the bottle suggests, and fairly pleasant. My main complaint about this beer is that it is too sweet, and the sweetness detracts from the hop flavor. The smell is great, and the beer remains drinkable... I just wish it was a little less sweet.

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

On tap, poured heartily into pint glass.

A: Poured a cloudy dark orange under a stiff white head. Lacing was impressive.

S: More hops that I would have expected, purely citrus. Not much malt or breadiness. Grapefruit most pervasive by far.

T: Grapefruit hops similar to the aroma and there is some presence of maltiness that shows up, but subdued. Bitter and citrusy in a good way.

M: Highly carbonated and not an oily hopfeel.

D: Very drinkable, surpassed expectations. Very good session beer.

Photo of jenbys2001
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Despite my smooth librarian aesthetic, I wanted to loathe this beer due to it's eyeball murdering label. Ignoring my offended artistic sensibilities, I tried this one the other day at the Mellow Mushroom and found it to be rather appealing. The smell and taste are quite "grass-y" and actually it tasted like an IPA to me. If you like that distinctive hop taste this is not a bad beer to drink. Although it doesn't have that bitter punch to it that I enjoy. Not my favorite, but much better than the hippy, cheese-y label suggests.

Photo of NCSUdo
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, courtesy of jasonjlewis

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color, as advertised, under a big white head. Nice retention, really nice lace.

S: Smells of some citrus hops, with some lemony and orange character really revealing itself. Slight hints of pepper. A little subdued, but nice.

T: Tastes of pepper stick out the most, with some citrusy and grassy hops, and again mostly lemon-like, and some other fruity hints as well. Really a lot going on in the taste department. Bitterness is moderate at best, with slightest dry quality in an otherwise bitter finish.

M/D: Carbonation is just right, a medium to light body. Drinkability is good as this one is easy to go down and low ABV.

Photo of Hoppington
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark copper pour with medium lace and head. Hoppy floral nose with prounced orange citrus notes on the tastebuds, finidhing with mild smoke and muted pine. A superb APA with a fairly decent hop kick to it, which is the way I like it. Not very high alcohol, so it is a good drinker. Would definitely order this again.

Photo of vdubmatt
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this poured into a tumbler pint glass at the Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ.

A- Has a nice slightly cloudy light amber color. Decent head and retention. Nothing too spectacular with the appearance.

S- This was one of the strong points for this beer in my opinion. Contrary to other reviewers I found this to be very upfront and strong in the hop department. It could be mistaken for an IPA from smell alone. Citrusy smell and clearly an American Pale Ale.

T- I was a little underwhelmed by the taste and the smell. Not bad by any means, and actually very good, but I was expecting a little more. Very balanced with a mild bitterness for all of the hop aroma and taste.

M- Again, nothing out of the ordinary here with the mouthfeel. Nice levels of carbonation and not too watery.

D- I could put these back all night. They were very drinkable and enjoyable.

In summation, I would definitely reach for this beer again if I saw it out somewhere. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of a nice hoppy ale.

Photo of Tilley4
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Was hoping for a bit more hoppiness to this one.

Very hazy pour with a pretty good sized head.

Smells faintly hoppy although not nearly as strong as I was expecting.

Hmmm...just a touch of hoppiness to it but mostly kind of light and watery. Faint hop influence to this, not nearly as much as some of the other APAs.

Might give this one another try to ensure I didn't have a bad bottle or something. Didn't care for this one too much.

Photo of Eirerate
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, light amber color from a 12 oz. bottle into a clean glass mug. The head was decent head; smooth and did hang around for awhile. Smell was good; well balanced with fresh hops aroma. Taste was good and clean, but nothing really outstanding. Far and away better than your average beer, just not outstanding. Mouthfeel was a bit thin but still pleasant. All in all a good little beer and I would gladly have more.

Photo of dsa7783
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copped a 12 oz bottle singly from Total Wine and More in Union… for a pale ale, this is quite darker than expected… some carbonation present, with a nice ruby-red / brownish color with a huge frothy head that really carried an exceptional appearance… smell was good, somewhat hoppy with bready notes… flavor was very bready with traces of caramel and vanilla lingering… an iced-tea color with good taste – not over the top or too overwhelming… a light, enjoyable, easy-drinking beer that goes down smooth and clean… no bitterness present… this was a good sample overall… nothing to be blown away by, but a good, solid brew nonetheless… Recommended as a good, light, beer…

Photo of wagenvolks
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is not quite as hazy as advertized...the body is more of a translucent, well-carbonated, iced tea color. Nevertheless, the light tan head shows good retention and sticks to the pint glass with webs of lacing. The aroma is a mash of oily, earthy hops and a lightly toasted caramel malt backbone. Sweet berries (blueberry?), wheat, and floral notes are also present.

First sip: not overly impressed. It's got some bitterness up front, due to the hops, but the finish is somewhat lackluster. Hints of spicy, citrusy hops come through as it warms, as well as a pale, malty note. Above average for a pale ale, but not amazing. The medium-thin body is nicely carbonated, bitter at times, and finishes with a crisp and refreshing bite. All in all, this is a pretty decent beer. Sure, its not the most in-your-face flavor rush that some of us seek, but as far as drinkability goes (and price, for that matter), it holds its own.

Photo of hwwty4
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bomber into a Chimay Chalice (2 pours). Pours a hazy amber with good carbonation. Thin off white head lingers as you drink the beer, leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is big on the hops. Definite grapefruit and lemon, bit of pine and just a slight hint of bread. Taste is much the same with big citrus fruits coming off. Lots of grapefruit/lemony tartness. I was surprised that there wasn’t much bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel was very dry. I think this is one of the better offerings from Boulder.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a very nice hazy red copper amber with golden highs and 2in of puffy clumpy off white foam. great retention, as it should have, as soon as i cracked it open i knew it would be more like and IPA than an APA. tons of sticky lace fingers seem to crystalize on the glass.

S- intense citrus grapefruit pine aroma...like i'm smelling a basket full of hops. woodsy herbal and aromatic oil smell, some bready malt presence and cereal grains but mostly hop. guava. passionfruit.

T- super juicy mandarin orange-passionfruit-guava-starfruit-grapefruit with a mango twist. very freakin fruity. slight sourdough malt hidden behind the surprisingly mellow, yet extremely flavorful complex hop onslaught. some savory tastes in the finish, mushroom, onion ring batter, wood.

MF- juicy smooth and mid-lo carbonation, a little grainy as it goes down, but it IS unfiltered, after all.

D- the hops aroma and flavor are showcased here and the bitterness is tamed down. the packaging says it all.

Photo of shabbtastic
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Malt River Brew Company in Latham New York located in the one and only Latham Circle Mall (a gem of a mall)

A - Poured a semi clowdy haze with a beautiful white foamy head that lasted all the way down the glass. The lacing of this beer was one of the best I've ever seen!!

S - Nice clean hoppy boques!!

T - Very hoppy with citris overtones with a nice malt finish.

M - A bit dry and zesty - a sign of a quality Pale Ale.

D - VERY, a well balanced finish makes you want another gulp.

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

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy, copper-orange color with a thick, creamy-looking head. Smell is all hops, slightly earthy and citrusy. The taste has a slight toasted malt presence that does a good job of balancing with the hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable beer and worth trying.

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

Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, grass.

Looks: Good thich head of average size. Good head retention. Good lacing. Hazy copper/orange in colour.

Taste: Citrusy upfront, grapefruit, lemon, manderine orange. Some pine. Mild bitterness. Caramel malt in the background.

Mouthfeel: Fine carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall, I think this would be a nice session Beer if you are lloking for something citrusy.

Photo of Trueant1
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden hue. Has a nice thick head that is white and very creamy. Lots of carbonation on it's way to the top. Hazy.

SMells of oily hops up from centennial. I love centennial. A little sweet malt comes through like sweet apples.

Tastes overly of hops. Oily on the pallet. Some bitterness lingers. Something just does not work with these hops here. I think more malts are needed to mellow the acidity taste of the hops. NOt bad...but could be better.

MOuthfeel is dry. After the wet of the gulp goes down, the kind of semi-nasty hop mix lingers.

If this beer had more of a malt profile it would be easier to consume.

Worth a try but not great.

Photo of srandycarter
2.55/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep amber with nice fat sticky head. Good lacing.

S - Mostly grass and a little citrus.

T - Wow, I was really disappointed. Mostly bitter, not even really hoppy, no malt to speak of, just bitter water.

M - Not much positive here either, and the taste is hard to separate from the feel.

D - Maybe I got a bad bottle. It just wasn't very good. I tossed it after about 1/3. If it comes around again, I might try it just to see if this was a fluke.

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