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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 133 | 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

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Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of scottoale
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bomber with a very colorful label with blurb about 250lbs. of dry hop and no freshness date.

It pours a good looking coppery amber with slight haze and a finger of light tan bubbly head that leaves some nice sticky lace clinging to the glass as it deflates.

First thing to my nose is a piney, resinous, hoppy sap aroma. A few more sniffs bring on fruity citrus, earthyness and a very faint maltiness. Really smells hoppy and very IPAish, in a good way.

The taste is quite different than the smell in that it's not the hop bomb I was expecting as the pine sappiness doesn't bite. It is muttled and very earthy with after notes of orangey citrus, tobacco and bitter black tea to the finish. Very different, yet interesting...not your typical APA as the hops (five varieties) dominate, but not like an IPA as the smell indicates.

A bit stingy and astringent in the mouth with a bitter bite to the finish...drinkability is fine for a little something different and mild potency.

Photo of John1985
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The ale pours a beautiful dark amber with a half inch white head. A fresh hop aroma is a foretaste of an initial brisk hoppy burst of flavor. The taste flattens out to a watery finish. Aftertaste has some prickly bitterness.

This is very quaffable and suits a hot climate where the limited hop flavor can be refreshing. This strictly a hot weather beer and should not be seriously considered an American Pale Ale.

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

A - Deep orangey, bronze. Closer to clear than hazy. Nice 1/2" head holds up quite well. Good lacing.

S - Fresh grapefruit, more bitter than sweet. Well rounded hop aroma.

T - Starts out good with a smack of hops and enough sweet malt to hold it together. However, instead of a bitter finish, it has a watery finish that just ruins everything. Once the water effect fades, there is a nice hoppy aftertaste. I do get a bit more bitterness as it warms up, but it is still not enough.

M - Slick and easy to drink. The taste is watery, but the mouthfeel isn't... it's just fine.

D - Each sip annoys me... it starts out good and then turns to water.

This could be a hell of a pale ale if they'd fix the watery finish. Made it just needs more bittering hops?

Photo of 1fastz28
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice red amber color with a beautiful white frothy head, as it dissolves a nice lacing resides. Smell is fruity hops with some maltiness which is rare in most ipa's i've had. Taste is a fully citrusy and some slight bitterness and maltiness. pretty solid beer overall, and readily available.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very hoppy with sweet compliments of citrus and caramel.

T: The taste is very well-balanced, with a strong hops bitterness, smoky caramelized malts and the sweetness of citrus. Although the hops flavor is the more dominant one, all of the flavors compliment each other quite nicely. The after-taste is hoppy, bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, nice representation of style and of the best APA’s that I’ve had, I could drink a lot these, it’s the perfect beer to drink all evening long.

Photo of ArrogantB
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber orange with a solid one inch head which was white. The smell is hoppy, fruity, and some citrus.The taste is chewy, hoppy, and balanced with some malt. Some fruity notes in the taste, mostly citrus. I thought this was pretty good stuff and I like the low ABV. I may have to start buying this in sixers.

Photo of icemonkey908
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer presents as a hazy copper color with a one finger head that sticks to the glass. This is a very aromatic beer. Hints of citrus and floral are immediately present. Upon closer inspection there are hints of pine. The hops are very nicely presented in the taste. There is a pine/floral flavor up front which leads into a grapefruit like flavor that lingers on the tongue for a while.

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

This one was great. Huge floral hop nose, showed no mercy. Poured a hazy amber with a nice carbonation and an off white head with good retention and nice lace. Crisp clean flavors, tons of citrusy hops, big flavors were orange, tangerince and pineapple. Hint of sweetness to balance it out oin the back. Overall this was fantastic, would love to try it on tap, or be able to get it locally as this was just great.

Photo of SaltyLime
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy medium to dark amber

Smell - strong hoppiness, citrus and piny

Taste - orange citrus taste, sharp taste like eating the rind, fades to a smooth blance with no hop overdose

Mouthfeel - starts with a tingle of harshness but surprisingly settles down to a smooth palate feel

Drinkability - very drinkable and interesting

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

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A: Slightly cloudy amber color with a 1/2 finger white head that sort of sticks around.

S: Nothing special here. Some piny hops and a bit of malt.

T: Ultimately, this tasted like a run of the mill amber with a bit of extra hops thrown in. It wasn't bad...it just wasn't very impressive. I couldn't wait for the pint to be done so I could move on to something else. Still, I won't mark it down too much since there was nothing inherently wrong with it - it just lacked complexity and draw.

M: Good carbonation level with a medium body.

D: It is sessionable, I will admit that - it just got a bit boring for me.

I've been looking forward to trying BBC beers and am glad to have tried this one. Unfortunately, it just didn't do it for me. Here's hoping the rest of the lineup is more interesting.

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

Found this on tap as part of the Rock Bottom brewpub’s sampler in the Minneapolis airport. I’d had it in bottles in New York, but it was far superior here. As the name indicates, this is a hazy amber-orange ale, topped by a fine head leaving nice lacing on the 3 oz. sample glass. A floral hop bouquet with a sweet malty foundation. Some apple coming through. Tastes great – all of the hops are very flavorful without being too strong. Floral & herbal with a slight bitter/earthy finish. Malt and yeast flavors present, but this ale belongs to the hops. Medium body goes down easy – a session for summer, winter, whenever. Recommended on tap.

Photo of yourunclewalt
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid creamy three finger head on an amber / red relatively clean body, small chunks of sedement visible.

S - Floral, freshly-cut-grassy hops hit you in the face here, very very fresh, this screams dry-hopped.

M - Light, watery, understaded carbonation, crisp aftertaste.

T - Tastes a lot like it smells; fresh, floral hops dancing on this Pale Ale. Very enjoyable.

D - Keep this one coming - a great session beer at less than 5% ABV and an incredibly fresh, crisp taste makes this a perfect summer afternoon brew and its relatively complex hoppy character gives it enough of a wallop to stand on its own regardless of thirst-quenching abilities.

Photo of phishgator
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. There is a large thick creamy head the stays with this brew. The aroma is a nice mix of floraland earhty hops. The smells really setup and highlight this beer. The taste is that same good fruit hop smell along with a solid malt backbone. The slick hop resin oils coat the mouth and don't leave, bringing down the mouthfeel and drinkability for me. A create brew for a hot summer day or a nice sunny spring day.

Photo of henrysunset
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy (if they say so) but clear of sediment pale ale with a decent head of tan foam. almost amber in color.

Smell is floral, barely bitter. something seems off but i can't put a finger on it.

That's okay because the taste is nice. very smooth, light hoppy and malty finish. Crystal hops aren't the most floral if I remember correctly, and the resulting brew isnt' as floral as I expected. very pleasent but not at all earth shattering. solidly good.

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

Appearance: poured a deep clear amber color with a big, rocky, off-white head of 2 inches , big bands of lacing left on my pint.

Smell: Big raw hoppy nose, citrusy, lots of grapefruit and pineapple and slight pine, you can tell its dry hopped.

Taste: Nice fresh hops that are , leafy/ green, slightly citric and floral, lots of hop flavor throughout yet not overpowering nor very bitter, alot more balnced than the name led me to think, with a nice maltiness and some yeasty qualities, especially in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium body, kinda creamy

Drinkability: A very quaffable Pale Ale, Not hoppy in a bitter or tongue smackin way , but lots of good hop flavors and balance, great beer to drink all night long.

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

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Leaves an average head that disappears quickly. Aroma is more pine than fruity. The aroma is strong and IMHO is overpowering and distracting. Sufficiently carbonated that lasted to the last drop.

I prefer hoppy ales but this one just doesn't do anything for me. Initial taste is pleasing but there is a lingering aftertaste and dry mouth feel that I find a bit unpleasant. This is definately a less is more beer. One bottle is enough to satisfy even the most die hard hop heads.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy dark orange/borwnish with a full finger of tan head held aloft by steady random carbonation

S - the traditional grapefruit and piney aroma of an IPA, what? this isnt an IPA, i dunno bout that. there is also a nodescript sweetness haunting the background, like molasses or brown sugar, tempting

T - a nice bitter hop profile dominates the flavor, however it is a truly cloying flavor, i keep expecting the sweet boot to drop, and it doesnt, and the bitterness is kind of dulled, a nice sweetness would really bring it out, but it is tasty

M&D - smooth for so many IBU's, easy down, just needs bit more flavored balance, decent body, a nice and decent beer

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy golden-brown. Creamy head which quickly faded but left some decent lacing.

Slight grapefruit from the hops and a malt presence.

A bit of grapefruit with the hops but that paled to a combination of bitter and tangy which I found to be too distracting.

Thinner mouthfeel with light carbonation.

This is a decent Dry-hopped ale but nothing too special.

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

Poured into a pint glass, pours a rustic orange color with a bit of a head that doesn't stay to long and leaves a bit of lace, not much though. Smell is amazing you can litterly smell the taste of this fine brew, candy smell with citrus hops, this is one fine smellling beverage. Taste is also pretty good, for the big hop smell it has a slight taste of bitterness somewhat malty with a citrus flair kind of reminds me of a weaker ipa. Overall this is pretty good and my first time with a Boulder beer, I believe we recently got them down here in Florida, I will be visiting this one more often.

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

on tap at the horse-brass.

came to the table a cloudy (unfiltered?) orange/copper with a pillowy, off-white, sticky head that lasts and lasts. nose was nice and fruity - citrics and apples - with herbal and piney components as well. taste is quite creamy, sweet, slightly yeasty, and noticably dry-hopped. a bit dry in the mouth and has a sharp bite of a finish, but not unenjoyable. overall, quite an enjoyable little beer!

Photo of wolffman17
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazed and Infused pours a hazy, oranger-copper with a fizzy head that leaves some runny lace.
Interesting aroma. I'm surprised by a sweet pear scent that seems to dominate. Just a touch of floral from the hops. I don't detect as much hops as I expected...maybe not a fresh bottle?
Bitter citric peel taste. The tanginess could be good, but the sweetness that I smell isn't there to balance. Once again I'm thinking this might not be a fresh bottle...or maybe it's just not that great of an APA.
Average drinkability. Overall, I just wasn't impressed, but it's decent enough that I would revisit and see if it's any better. A different time and place may improve my opinion.

Photo of BBM
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice dark, amber color with a white sudsy head. Aroma is very hoppy, with notes of citrus, pine, grass, and and earthy quality.

The flavor is also very hoppy, but at the same time a bit watery. It doesn't try to be an IPA, but it doesn't have the balance of a good pale ale either. There's a bit of a bread quality to the aftertaste, along with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery, but not too bad.

Overall this is a decent APA, but nothing outstanding. Give it a go if you're a hophead looking for something on the lighter side.

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

pours a hazy dark copper with a nice foamy white head that sticks with the glass. Smell is of pine, spices, and hops. Taste is heavy of the same-pine,hops and mixed spices-bitter hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good-smooth and medium carbonation. This is a fairly drinkable beer with a strong taste.

Photo of Risser09
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap Into A 14.9oz Pint Glass

Appearance: Comes to me a hazy, translucent, orange/brown/gold. White head is plentiful and full of tiny bubbles. They linger around for awhile, throughout the entire experience.

Smell: Pine is huge in the aroma department. Lemon, daisy, pepper and hops. Very dense aromas.

Taste: Very big on the pine here too. Thick and sugary and beaming with flavor. Bittering hops up front and lemon peel to follow. Honey suckle and malt finish. Complex.

Mouthfeel: Great marks here. I thought this beer to be a DIPA but was fooled. Thick and viscous for a beer of this style. Great body and creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This is a great APA that could outshine many DIPAs. It has all of the characteristics of a bigger beer without the alcohol presence. It gets down to business with full flavor. My only qualm is that I prefer grapefruit flavors over pine. I would certainly have this whenever available.

Photo of lehows
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy light amber color with a white head that faded down to a ring. Nose was heavy on the citric hops and some mild dough. Nice and refreshing piney hops, citrus and peppery. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel, hit the spot perfectly at happy hour on a friday, this is good beer!

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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