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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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1,938 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 140 | 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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Ratings: 1,938 | Reviews: 874
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ppours a clean amber color with a nice white head. In the nose a earthiness and grapefruity hops. In the taste a fruity sweetness and a small bitterness. Very smooth with a hoppy aftertaste that hangs around for a while. Very easy to drink and a great aroma.

Photo of errantnight
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I was disappointed... I had such high hopes... particularly after opening the bottle...

Just barely "hazed" with a rich, creamy head, superb lacing... I was stoked! Aroma was citrusy and just a little malt sweetness and a hint of fruit esters... a ripe peach springs to mind.

And taste is... well, it's just off. I taste raisins, but not in a rich, fruity way, and the citrus hops seem almost in contrast. Bitterness is mild, just right, and body/carbonation are spot on: crisp, just a tad oily, but thin and smooth enough to go down like a champ... but the hops are a little vegetal, and this odd grapy, raisiny sweetness keeps sticking around... just not what I'm looking for in an APA. It's distinct enough that I could see either coming around on it, or it clicking for some people and really loving it, so I'm not not recommending it, but it sure doesn't do it for me. One was enough, although I went back for another to confirm my feelings. I'd drink it, and I'm curious to try on tap, or perhaps in a state closer to the source (I'm in MA at the moment)...

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

12oz brown bottle

Hazed & Infused was a darker amber color and hazy. It had a beige head that had good retention and lacing. Citrus hops dominate the aroma. The taste was full of hops as well with some caramel malt to balance. It was medium in body with good carbonation. Drinkability was excellent. It was a very nice pale ale.

Photo of WaveRebel51
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not a one-size-fits-all-beer, but is brew that seems directly aimed at Pale Ale fans. Starts with a hazy, deep amber appearance, then moves to intense floral aroma to the floral, fruity hoppy taste. Very drinkable, enjoyable and recommended to all Pale Ale fans, despite the below average ABV.

Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very rich amber color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some good lacing.

Smell is biscuity malt and some citrusy notes.

Taste starts with some bitter hop flavor, grapefruit and grass. Gets a bit juicy in the middle before finishing with sweet malty goodness.

Mouthfeel was a tad thin.

Overall, a highly drinkable APA. Hoppy and malty. Well balanced. Just a little watery toward the end, but still quite tasty.

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

This is labeled as an APA, but I believe that it is very close to crossing the line to an IPA.

Pours an golden amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of lightly toasted malt and citrusy hops.

Taste hoppy and light, with hints of citrus, apricot, grapefruit. Some lightly toasted malt flavor comes through as it warms. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated. Extremely drinkable because of the low ABV, but very tasty, good session beer.

Photo of GimmeAles
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy garnet, 2 finger head recedes to a sheet barely sealing the glass. Good lacing.

Awesome aroma of floral, hoppy goodness. Soft-citrus and other fruity esters with an edge of cotton-candy or bubblegum. Complexly fragrant – nothing screams at you individually, but there’s no mistaking some serious dry-hopping is going on but in a balanced way.

Taste is initially toasted, husky grains with a bit of smokiness in the back. Caramely sweetness is candy-like and the darkish malts lend an unexpected chocolately character which I’m not sure I’m digging. A smooth wave of hop bitterness is woven throughout, but very well balanced to the beer’s overall character. An interesting beer and one that’s growing on me as I continue sipping.

Mouthfeel is smooth and well-rounded, medium-to-light viscosity. This with the low abv makes for a very quaffable brew. With it’s interesting, somewhat contrasting taste-aroma characters, I could session this beer and pondering its different facets. An intriguing Pale Ale.

edit: I should really wait till I finish a beer before casting final judgment. With the end of the pint glass coming, I notice a mouthfeel and taste taking a hit. Mouthfeel is weak and a faint, mineral astringency become more prominent and the beer suffers overall, mouthfeel and taste scores suffer accordingly. Went well with some veggie enchiladas but doesn't stand well on it's own in the end.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass (mine says Guinness on it). A nice, white, rocky head forms, about two fingers in size. Generous lacing. The head stays a long while.

Aroma is pure citrus hop goodness. Grapefruit, grass, and hay. Backed by a nice caramel malt backbone with a slight sweetness aroma.

More hops in the flavor and taste of this one. Completely balanced hop bitterness and sweetness from the malts. Tons of grapefruit flavor to begin with, followed by the somewhat earthy, grassy tones. Sweetness balances out perfectly. Very fresh tasting.

A tad under medium bodied; just a bit watery. Nothing major to complain about here. This is one fine beer. I wasnt expecting much but I got more than I deserved. This is a top notch APA. Could drink this all day and night: Actually, I think I will.

Photo of Atron67
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a darker amber color with big 3 finger head that stayed for a long time and left strong lacing.
S- has a nice strong hop smell with a malt presence felt too, has a piney earthy quality
T- has a malty start that has a smooth onset of hoppyness, however it doesnt stick too long and folds back to the malty sweetnes as it fades.
M- has a medium body with light carbonation, flows over the tongue well
D- is medium, i was a little let down by the taste after the promosing smell however it still wasnt a bad beer

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

From a 12 oz bottle with no freshness date noted, into a cervoise. Two fingers of brownish foam cover an amber-brown clear body with numerous bubbles slowly trickling up. Good sticky lacing left behind. Good looking brew. Nose of floral hops, really hinting at a bit more hops than are delivered in the flavor. Nice moderate floral hops on the palate with a bit of semi-sweet malt balancing things out. A little bitter and warming even though only 4.85% ABV. A bit peppery. Nice, viscous mouthfeel with smooth carbonation rounding things out. Drinkability is quite good, though I think the hops make it seem stronger than it is. Hopheads should be satisfied.

Overall: A very good APA, enjoyable and drinkable. Recommended.

Photo of mithrascruor
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a hazy reddish amber color, with visible carbonation. Nice creamy rocky head... off-white to light-tan with good retention, sticking to the glass.

Smell: Good piney hop aroma with citrus. Bold, yet not overbearing with the hops.

Taste: Hoppy with a good variety of citrus. Nice, but a bit light on the flavors overall. Sharp finish, with lasting bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, light- to medium-bodied. Light but noticable carbonation.

Drinkability: Generally very drinkable, although it's not quite crisp enough to make it a good session beer.

A pleasant surprise -- worth getting again for sure. A solid, though not amazing, beer.

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.

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