Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
This beer is good from all angles. It has a heavy copper tone and a slight bit of ruby red on the pour. Going with the hazed theme, the beer is quite murky. The head is some what small and has of thin lace. Great balance of piney and citrus hops. The dry hops scalp your mouth in a good way . There even brought out as it warms up. I think the hops are what really make this beer. The medium body makes this beer good t o drink for all seasons.
10-15-2005 23:47:51 | More by RoBotGod
4/5 rDev +9.3%
10/11/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.
Presentation- 22oz bomber bottle with no dating. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
Appearance- Light copper colored. Forms a decent enough 1/2 inch head with fair lacing.
Smell- Very very hoppy. Almost on a good IPA level. Not really any malt scents come through.
Taste- Very hoppy character for a Pale Ale. Fruity and floral for the most part. Maybe just a touch of malt, but not a lot.
Mouthfeel- A bit thin because of the lack of an even amount of malt, but you really have to think about it to notice. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability- More an IPA offshoot than a Pale Ale. Still a good drinking beer though. Low ABV makes this think a decent session brew.
10-12-2005 16:40:34 | More by GClarkage
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
Appearance is a hazy copper color with a two finger head which provides some lacing.
Its aroma is fruity and full of hop presence.
The flavor is initially of hops and citrus, then is balanced by a malty sweet finish.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and a bit oily, though it remains quite drinkable.
10-03-2005 01:31:12 | More by Naes
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Picked up a bomber at AJ's for $2.99 back in mid-August.
Nice looking beer that pours a rich copper color with good head retention leaving a nice splotchy lacing. Nose is of malts and floral hops. Initial taste had a predominant finish of the sweeter citrus and of course hops. Mouthfeel has a nice thick body for the style. Overall drinkability is very good. This makes for a very nice session beer!
09-29-2005 23:56:10 | More by arizcards
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
From a 22oz bottle.
Pours a clear copper with a rich tan head. Frothy. Sheets of lace. Smells of sweet citrus, tangerine, lemon and mandarin orange.
Taste is of lightly fruity malt, some herbal hops and a long low bitterness. Not much of the citrus from the nose is present in the mouth. A bit light in the mouth, a bit of lingering bitterness. A very easy drinker.
I was a bit disappointed with this one at first since the label leads you to believe that it's an IPA. But as a low ABV APA, it makes a really nice session beer.
09-28-2005 00:27:00 | More by ViveLaChouffe
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Hazed and Infused is a good beer. I have had it both off the tap and from a botle. It is remarkable similar from both serving types. This review is from notes about a bottle. It pours the color of good medium maple syrup. But one wiff and you can tell it does not taste anything like syrup. The nise hits you with deep pine and grapfruit, which carry through the swalow. The tast is so srong that once its down your moth feels like you were just chewing on a fresh cascaid hop bud. Nonetheless it finishes crisp and refreshing. My only comment is that it might not bee a great beer in a seires of tastings buecause its taste is so strong it compromises your pallet.
08-30-2005 06:46:20 | More by Bcant
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
Pours a dark APA orange. The name doesn't lie--this brew is very hazy. There's a great head, to boot.
Big centennial hops in the nose along with lots of grapefruit and some citrus. Hops dominate, and they're quite nice.
Tastes dry and very hoppy. Hops hops hops. Citrus and grapefruit and a decent malt background.
This is one of those "throw as much hops at them as we can" American APAs, and it's one of the ones that work.
08-20-2005 20:21:34 | More by mynie
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear orange-toffee color with about a half inch of active head at first pour. The head fell within a minute or so to a persistent ring around the glass.
Aroma: Its about like smelling a grapefruit. There is a bunch of citrusy hops in the nose, and maybe a slight hint of caramel. Thats about all I get when this beer is cold.
Taste: The flavor is a bit deceptive from what you think that you are going to get from the nose. I would have expected this to be as heavy as SN Celebration Ale, but it actually ends up being refreshing instead of heavy. There is a mild sweetness that stays with the flavor profile the entire time. The dry hops makes the end of the flavor feel almost a little powdery dry.
Opinion: I think that this is a nicely refreshing beer that amazingly enough it doesnt have a harsh bitter bite on the back of the throat like most other over the top American IPAs. Its a bit one dimensional, but I would definitely drink one again.
08-19-2005 04:36:58 | More by SkeeterHawk
4.53/5 rDev +23.8%
Pours a dull copper color with some of the biggest pieces of yeast I've seen in a beer. They brag about it being unfiltered...and I believe them, after looking at it. The head is incredible. Gigantic right off the bat, but slowly settles into a huge, pitted monster...it actually resembled a small-scale model of the Grand Canyon at one point.
Smell is nothing but bubblegum/candy-like/grapefruit/overly-hopped greatness..this is my kinda beer. This thing is supposed to be a pale ale? Well if it's a pale ale, then I play guitar in Pearl Jam...because both couldn't be further from the truth. ok, maybe it's a bit more realistic to call this a pale ale, but you get the point.. The Crystal & Centennial hops shine through in this Willy Wonka-like creation. Well-balanced it is not, but who cares. This is a tribute to hops, and amen to that. Very glad I didn't pass this brew by.
08-18-2005 01:27:41 | More by hero27
2.78/5 rDev -24%
Smells sharply of pine and sliced lemon and lime. Fat froth of large bubbles boils up and slowly decomposes. It looks like a fast-forward Nature flick that documents the rise and fall of a mushroom.
Oh dear, that's much too thin. There's no follow through here. Yeah, there's some sourness, but without the punch. This has the malt character of watery grey oatmeal and watery cranberry juice. Bland. Dammit, why waste ingredients on this fake....
08-17-2005 22:33:17 | More by gbontrag
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Keep in mind that if there were a fragrance that smelled like hops I would buy it...I really like this beer! Pours a light brown with a small white head that retained well, but wasn't enough. The hops aroma of this beer was ridiculously overpowering, like sticking your nose in a bag of hops. Awesome! The taste was unbalanced like other raters have said, and could use some more malt to strengthen it overall, but I will totally buy this anytime I need a hop fix. Plus, the light/thin nature of the beer due to the lack of malt makes it easier to drink lots of- a good 6 pack hop fest.
08-15-2005 23:07:30 | More by methtlcai
3.6/5 rDev -1.6%
All right, I have never started a beer review being pissed off at the beer before, but there's a first time for everything.
This beer foamed over from the instant I started popping the cap. I only got it fractionally opened and the foam started spraying out, almost flooding my computer keyboard. I had to run into the kitchen with the bottle upside down in the glass, and it overfilled the pint glass. Eventually I was able to take the cap off, but I had to wait 15 minutes for the glass of head to die down. Finally I was able to pour, but a huge head rose up again. I estimate I lost at least 2 ounces of the 12. I had the bottle properly chilled, and had not shaken or jarred it when I took it from the fridge... so that is just too damn much head, too much carbonation. Imagine if I was at a party and didn't have a glass on hand. So the appearance score is going to take a hit for that. Visually, it was an orange-amber, and hazy. Also rather average.
Aroma was of hop resins, grapefruit, and a hint of malt in the background.
Taste was much better than the nose, though. Initially bitter, it was quickly moderated by the maltiness, with a little sweetness thrown in. Surprisingly, the alcohol was prominent. VERY unusual for a beer with an ABV that low.
Mouthfeel was smooth... no doubt helped by the fact that so much carbonation had already come out of the brew.
Drinkability... a little better than average. If you can keep it from spewing.
08-15-2005 02:59:34 | More by connecticutpoet
3.33/5 rDev -9%
Holy hops. I like me some hops. This one poured copper and had a big white head. Almost too big as it "commercialed" out of the top of the glass and onto the bar. Oh well... I could smell it already. Huge hops and not much else to smell... maybe a touch of some orange peel or citrus something.
I was blasted immediately with the hops from the first taste and on. Almost overwhelming to a point of that way too acidic/metallic flavor that lingers until you eat something or drink something else. Not entirely offensive, but there.
I drank this with a reuben sandwich and it really brought out the caraway in the rye bread... it was nice, but not as nice as a porter or stout would have been with the reuben.
Overall I liked it... I wouldn't complain if I drank it again.
08-11-2005 19:32:52 | More by Fugazme
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
Pours a dark, clear amber. There's a thin light beige head with lots of micro-bubbles lining the glass.
Nice fresh hop smells that mingle with crystal malt and a smidge of chocolate malt. It's the hop that comes through, very inviting.
If you want to know the taste of fresh, raw hops, this is an excellent beer for you. This is an unbalanced brew, though. As a homebrewer, I'm familiar with the flavor/smell of raw hops. Typically, the brewer boils these to impart bitterness or aroma. Dry hopping is a popular technique to enhance the hop smells. This beer has the raw flavoring of dry hopping--this is the first time I've ever experienced this. As a hop head, I rather enjoy this. BUT this is not a typical American Pale Ale.
Beyond the hop, I think the malt is quite pleasant, although one must concentrate to draw it out. It's there, lurking under a hop leaf. Full bodied and above average carbonation (needed for the hop bitterness).
Okay, I'm a sap. I really like this beer, even if it is unbalanced and not true to the style, so what! I like it when brewers take chances that result in something special. Still, this is close enough to be in the neighborhood of a highly hopped APA or an IPA. I think an open mind and a love of hops will make this a superior beer offering in my home.
07-30-2005 18:10:21 | More by smcolw
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a deep amber orange body with a big creamy light tan head. Very tiny bubbles float through a clear body.
S- The smell of complex green fresh hops with a spiciness and some earthiness. A nice maltyness is in the background aswell.
T- This beer has a gentle hops flavor with some pale malt and some biscuit malt flavors. A slight sour hint is also in the grain taste. A slight toasted malt with just a bit of roast flavor comes through as it warms.
M- medium mouthfeel with no astringency or alcohol warmth.
D- This beer is ok but not real complex or exciting. It might be an old bottle and I will have to review another, but its just not that exciting.
07-30-2005 00:34:23 | More by rhoadsrage
3.2/5 rDev -12.6%
Pours a hazy (if you can believe that) amber with a big rocky head. Lots of carbonation and lots of lace, this is a pretty attractive beer. Aroma is 100% bitter grapefruity hops. The flavor is not harsh as the nose suggests, but it's still dominated by grapefruity hops. A bit of malt sweetness pokes through but is quickly slapped down. Nice mouthfeel and reasonably drinkable, but I find the overly citric hop character to be cloying. Out of wack for a pale ale but I suppose it makes a decent hop fix if that's what you crave.
07-28-2005 07:39:34 | More by thechaacster
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance: Pours hazy, amber color with some orange highlights. Huge head, somewhat tan in color, that stays for a very long time. Excellent head retention with very pleasant lacing.
Aroma: Lots of hops. Wonderful.
Taste: Hop bitterness is there, and then there is malt sweetness pushed aside by the hops.
Bottom line: Aroma was excellent, but taste did not live up to it. There was nothing there to pull me in. Hops and malt seemed a little off balance in this pale ale.
This review is based on a 12 oz dark brown bottle I've recenly purchased. I also had this beer on tap, and it was a lot better. The freshness date is stamped on the neck, but it is barely visible. I only found it after looking through other reviews. My bottle was almost a year old, so this probably contributed to less than expected experience. I'll keep looking for a fresher bottle, but for now this review stands.
07-27-2005 16:05:41 | More by ikats
3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
I'm not one to really like the funky green bottle with the hippie like colors and designs, but I have to say that the beer that comes from the bottle is looking pretty damn good.
It pours out in a light amber color that looks a little darker than your typical IPA. The head is rocky and stays for quite some time. Tiny bubbles stream from the inside of the glass. The head is almost pure white, but has a slight tinge.
Aroma is like whoa...The dry hopping in this beer is apparent the first time you take a whiff of this beer.
There's a background sweetness in this beer, with a following of hop flavor. In the end this beer is very dry in your mouth and leave a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not the most enjoyable. Not bad, but just not my favorite IPA.
07-09-2005 03:56:47 | More by Buildscharacter
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
Hazed & Infused pours a deep copper color into my pint glass; true to its name, it is slightly hazy (about the same level of clarity as most homebrew). Low carbonation. A 1/8" head forms, then dissipates quickly, leaving a soapy-looking ring; little lacing. This beer smells of hops, hops, and more hops...you'd swear that a cone or two was placed in the bottle. Citrus, pine, floral, and spice notes are apparent. Malty aromas are nearly nonexistant.
For as hop-dominated and complex as the aroma is, the taste of this beer is somewhat underwhelming. It's quite hoppy, to be sure, but there's no complexity to that hoppy bitterness and the malt isn't strong enough to balance it out. After a little bit, citrus and spicy flavors become apparent. Hazed & Infused has a fairly light mouthfeel, and is somewhat oily. Finishes with a hint of spice.
All in all, it's what I'd call a "hophead-light" beer: enough hops to get your attention, but not overpowering in its bitterness or possesing a hight ABV. However, it makes for an easy-drinking and reasonably good session beer, and a good beer to expand one's hop horizons on.
07-05-2005 00:55:26 | More by swid
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
Appearance: A rich copper color with an healthy tan head. The beer is fairly clear - I expected it to have a more opaque look given the "hazed" in the name.
Smell: Citrus/lemon and piney a bit of a roasty note as well - a very inviting aroma.
Taste: The same notes that are present in the aroma come through in the taste. A nice dry finish. A lot more hops than malt.
Mouthfeel: Decent. Feels a bit "thin" on the tongue, perhaps by design with the hop dominance.
Drinkability: This is a pretty drinkable beer and at less than 5% abv, it is definitely sessionable.
This beer is worth a try.
06-30-2005 20:09:22 | More by slyke
3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
Apperance is a beautiful reddish orange color, almost coppery, with a lot of creamy looking frothy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Lots of lace around the glass.
Smells wonderful- a floraly, slightly citrusy scent, with lots of earthy grassy notes to it. The taste wasn't as potent at the smell, unfortunately- similar flavors, but not nearly as strong, and it had a slightly metalic aftertaste- it wasn't soooo present, but definitely noticeable.
Mouthfeel is okay, a little watery. Drinkability? Eh. I can't see myself really grabbing another one of these. It's a decent beer, but definitely not my favorite. More IPA-y than I wanted, and the flavor just bombs against the smell. But hey, you gotta try everything once.
06-22-2005 03:54:38 | More by scooter231
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
This beer is all about the nose. The dry hopping clearly comes through; it's like sticking your nose in a bag of hops. The taste is citrusy and piney with medium bitterness and hardly any malt. Feels really thin in the mouth, but is refreshing and very drinkable. Too hoppy for a classic APA. If the Mojo IPA had the aroma of Hazed and Infused, it would be a top IPA.
06-14-2005 20:56:23 | More by BenZ
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours a coppery color with some haze and big, thick foamy head. Nice looking lace left all over the inside of the glass.
Smell is lightly hoppy, especially for the name, with a solid base of biscuity malt. The hoppiness is quite citric, but not scarily overhopped.
Flavor is nice, somewhat sweet with a lot of creamy orange and citrus flavors throughout. The hops bite nicely in the back end with a pleasant bitterness. The mouthfeel isn't too light or heavy, just right on the medium side.
Overall: Nicely hopped without being overpowering, and there's enough maltiness that you can drink a few.
06-14-2005 03:32:11 | More by whartontallboy
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
Moderately thick, dense, light cream colored head fades to a thin coating leaving a patch sheet of lace. Nice juicy citrus hop aroma that has a spicy note to it. Transparent, light amber colored beer is a bit hazy. What happened, it smelled so good? There is barely any flavor. Maybe a pinch of tea flavored hops, but nothing like the aroma. There is a bit of chewy grapefruit hop flavor that fades in towards the end, but by then it's too late. Moderately light body, and it's really fizzy across the tongue. Maybe the carbonation is stripping away the flavor. Ah, whatever. It's decent, but I was expecting so much more after the first glance and sniff.
06-11-2005 02:16:08 | More by HappyHourHero
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
A decent, good looking and good smelling beer. A good hot day session beer, crisp and very drinkable. Not one of the true standouts of the style though, with a bit of an unfinished taste to it. Pretty good pucker from the hops, which start with a tad of citrus and end piney. But there is just not enough of it in-between to make it one of the elite.
06-10-2005 00:15:50 | More by hustlemuscle
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,775 ratings.