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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
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Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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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
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
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
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
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
2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of DackAchan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours very nicely, good deep amber and has a nice two finger head that really sticks.

S- strong smell, could really smell it from the bottle and it stays strong after poured. Most notible is the hops smell but there are other smells that i can't quite identify.

T- good taste, little on the bitter side. a little too bitter for my taste.

M- doesn't sit on the tongue very well, the acid bites hard and the bitterness is very potent.

D- it is okay, except a little bit too strong of an ipa for my tastes.

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

A few days ago my car went lame out in the middle of nowhere and I had to hoof it a few miles, it was late at night and too dark to see anything clearly but as I was walking I detected a fresh whiff of something in the air....it was newly mowed hay... and that is the first impression of this brew as I poured and took a "whiff".

Poured a nice tall head and it hung around a good bit, light amber color.

The grassy scent of newly mowed hay, malty caramel and sorghum syrup.

Fresh taste is the best description... fresh pine, rosemary, and caramel.

Tingly carbonated mouthfeel (although a little thin) and a refreshing drinkability.

An interesting brew to say the least, I'm getting another one....nuff said.

Photo of Jerzdevil1116
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle purchased at Cirle Liqours in Somers Point, NJ. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy dark orangey amber color. 2 fingers of frothy head that sticks around. Plentyof carbonation. Some foamy lacing left on the glass.

Smell: All hops. Citrusyand piney.

Taste: Just like the smell. Very Hoppy but not overly bittter. Citrusy and piney. Not very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: Not bad, but not great. A decent beer that hangs it's hat on hops, but not very complex in any other aspect.

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

12oz bottle. Pours a murky dark gold with reasonable head that looks like it wants to stick around. Aroma of fantastic fresh, floral hops, even though this particular bottle was purchased a few months ago. Flavour has nice bitterness with good flavouring hops, although I think the beer was in better form when younger. This is my kind of beer.

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

Filled the growler at local beverage distributor. Tasted in frozen pint glass. Nice light amber color with a good sized head. a really nice, citrusy hoppy scent. Nicely carbonated on the tongue that give a tingle to the mouth. Good, hoppy taste that finishes nicely.

Photo of BMoney575
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 11-14-07

Pours a hazy deep orange color, with an enormous foamy head that leaves big, sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is lots of citrus hops, but with a good amount of bready malt in there to keep things even.

Taste is super sour! The hops and malt add to create an intense, funky, sour fruit flavor. It was a surprise at first, but then I really started to like it. The bitterness is less than you might think, with a nice earthy quality at the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin far my taste, it would have really added alot to the hops if it had been thicker.

Drinkability is very good, the malt/hop balance makes everything nice.

Overall, one of the most unique APAs I've had. Very refreshing and a nice change from the ordinary.

Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up from Broudy's Liquors when I was in Florida visiting my sister. I had read a lot about it, and while it didn't live up to the hype, it was quite good.

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - It is a transparent golden amber color that is... well... hazy. It produced a solid rocky 2 finger white head. The head retention is amazing, and it produced a ton of lacing. As the head falls it leaves a thick crown that sticks around throughtout the entire drinking session.

Smell - Notes of lemony citrus with grapefruit primarily in the back of the scent. Very floral in nature. There are some sugary malt smells as well, but they are hiding with the grapefruit at the back of scent.

Taste - The initial taste for me is citrusy piney hops, primarily lemon flavored, and then leads into a malty middle. The malt has a nutty and sugary characteristic. The finish is again bitter piney lemony/grapefruity hops.

Mouthfeel - This is were the beer lacks IMO. It is light bodied. The carbonation level is okay, but the beer still feels extremely thin. It has a prickly feeling on the tongue at the beginning of the sip, and then it falls away to nothing.

Drinkability - This beer has a great flavor and it looks spectacular, but the mouthfeel really takes away from the overall drinkability of this beer. With the low ABV I could drink a couple a these in a session, but I would really just want this as a lawnmower beer.

Pretty good overall but the mouthfeel kills it for me. I would still drink this again.

Photo of SloMoSlovak
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a nonic, this beer left an astonishing, lumpy, cloudlike head, off-white to brownish, kinda like the sky in Los Angeles. The beer body is translucent, bordering on opaque. Reminds me of one of my homebrews when I'm out of Irish moss.

The aroma is one of the more powerful I've smelled in a commercial bottled beer, nice and hoppy. I remarked to a friend that it was like sticking your nose in the freezer at the local homebrewing supply store. He called my bluff, so we got an ounce of hop pellets out of my freezer, and he was right...not close. Still pretty nice if you like that citrusy hop aroma.

Taste is good, but the aroma wins out over the flavor on a pure hop scale. On the other hand, well balanced, with sweet, very faintly biscuty malt well matched with tangy, but not aggressive hop flavor and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good, just slightly chewy, as befits the taste.

I'd definitely buy this again, as I have several times already.

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

Pours a nice 3 finger thick head that stick around. It dissapates, but stays until the end of the glass. The retention is also very good. The color is amber and somewhat clear, but with a slight cloudiness.

Smell is of dry hops and pale caramel malts. Simple, but inticing.

Taste is sweet upfront with a slight sugariness and sweetness from the pale and caramel malts, balanced with a moderate dry hopped bitterness. total balance in this beer. Not a ton of complexity, but something really has to be said to providing a well balanced, sessionable beer that's smooth as hell, doesn't it? The only thing that detracts is this slight wateriness to the beer. It's just barely there but it takes away ever so slightly.

Mouthfeel has good carbonation and sticks to the palte well. There is a wateriness, but not one that detracts. It's just there along with everything. Very odd and hard to explain.

I had to slow down to review this beer. I was drinking it too fast.

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

12oz brown bottle with a date stamped on the neck. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Pours a deep amber with orange-ish tint, with two fingers of creamy, off-white head. Aptly named for the hazy, almost murky (non)clarity of this unfiltered brew. The head settles fairly quickly, leaving behind lots of sticky lace. There are a few bubbles rising to the top. The smell is dominated by a citrus/pine hop aroma. It is a very pleasant scent indeed. The flavor hits you in stages. First the citrus hops, followed by some roasted, nutty maltiness, and finishing with nice lingering citrus rind (grapefruit/lemon) hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some lively carbonation and a somewhat astringent finish.

Overall, nothing over the top here, just a well balanced, finely crafted american pale ale. It fits well to the style and is very easy to drink. Very tasty indeed. One of the most sessionable beers that I have run across. Looking forward to another.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pretty good; I'd recommend it.

This beer pours a hazy amber with a nice ball-of-flax head on it that fades to a scummy protective coating. Aroma is fantastic - sweet, grassy, and extremely hoppy - I would buy deodorant in that smell. Flavor is also strong; grassy hoppiness up front followed by a big malty mouthfeel which gradually tails off and recedes pretty quickly. A very nice beer and reminds me of a bit of a pale imitation of some of our "big" midwestern IPAs like FFF, Bell's, Dark Horse, Founders, etc, but still recommended.

Photo of ChillMike
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A somewhat cloudy dark orange color with a nice off white head that

sticks around for some time and leaves a nice trail of lacing around

the glass.

S: A pleasant aroma of burnt caramel malts along with a distinctive

smell of citrusy hops.

T:Starts off with a lot of malts, some minor chocolate, mainly a

caramel type taste, that changes very smoothly into a nice bitter hop

flavor that doesn't overpower. I really like the taste on this one.

MF: The brewers nailed this one on the head. I really really like the

way it dances across the tongue, just enough carbonation, a tiny bit

thick which makes this beer very enjoyable to drink.

D: I'm not really sure what leads me to be only able to drink 1 or 2

of these in a sitting because the brewers seem to have nailed it spot

on, but I suppose I picture this more as a dinner drink. At any rate

it's NOT bad, but it's more of a once and a while type....

Photo of jasonpeckins32
2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours golden to amber in color. Basic bitter citrus hop aroma. Same for the taste, quite hoppy, in a citrus, almost funky over-ripe sort of way. The moutfeel is kind of heavy and sticky, a bit too much so for the style of brew. Not a bad beer, but I wouldnt pick it out of a crowd.

Photo of surlyseth
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful, foamy head. Lacing that lasts longer than the serving. Deep hazy gold to rust spectrum. A marvel.

S: Oooh. This is going to be one hell of an APA! Citric, bright, floral. IPA like hop smell.

T&M: Hmmm. Not as good as advertised. Unbalanced. Kind of a generic hop profile that doesn't play as nice as I would like with the cereal malt. Enjoyable, but a little watery.

D: Seshable, but doesn't get better as it goes along.

Pretty decent. Lots of hops, but not much else.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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