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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
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 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!

Photo of Duster72
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color into pint glass with one finger head that disappates quickly. Little to no lacing. Aroma is pine hops with some carmel malts and citrus hops. Taste is primarily pine hops with enough malt backbone to keep the bitters down. Finish is not as dry as I would expect with this amount of hops. Mouthfeel is relatively light which is nice for an APA. Good APA but nothing spectacular.

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

A - Orange hazy opaque color. Head is brownish white, rocky and sits at a thick quarter inch. Lacing is one of the strongest I've seen. Good looking brew.

S - Tangy hop aroma nicely balanced with a spicy malt. Lemony and a bit earthy.

T - Mild piney hops matched with a spicy malt as mentioned above. Aftertaste is a salivating, sweet, slightly spicy, oily hop sensation. Yum.

M - More on the thin side with a noticeable oilyness. Carbonation slightly elevated.

D - I really like this beer and I think it's slightly underrated, should more towards an 89. Try it and you'll want to drink a lot of it!

Photo of tgbljb
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy medium copper color with massibe creammy off-white head. amazing retention with chunky lacing.
Smell is profoundly hoppy with strong piney, grassy, and citrusy notes.
Smell is also loaded with, and tastes just about perfect.
Extraordinary mouthfeel with excellent taste retention and a nice creamy feeling.
Easy drinking, very flavorful. First-class beer.

Photo of RJLarse
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Offered in a bottle at an area watering hole. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a dirty brown/amber color and is hazy. A small bubbly white head caps the beer, but is not resilient. The head leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

The smell is fruity. Sour pineapple and citrus aromas.

The taste is very hoppy, with tangy and bitter citrus flavors. A little cereal flavor comes through.

Mouth feel is zesty and very dry. Seems to be a lot of carbonation, but it could be a sting from the hops.

This beer is very drinkable, especially for hop head. It is light and dry with a low ABV. Very sessionable. I'd love to buy it in a grocery store.

Photo of BadRockBeer
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type Sampled: 22fl. oz. brown crown top bottle with groovy label

Appearance: Pours amber-straw in color with a dense 2 finger head.

Smell: Very aromatic piney hops, underlying maltiness.

Taste: Wonderful piney hops with out the bitter! Light malt with a hoppy balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, mild to moderate in carbonation.

Drinkability: Great. This is a good everyday drinking beer without the hoppy bit!

Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a orange amber color with a large beige head that settles fairly quickly to just cover the beer but with some nice lacing. nice fruity citrus aromas with the piney hops coming through. apples, oranges and orange rind with some toasted malt and big hop flaver. nicely balanced with a light mouthfeel and good carbonation. good session beer i'll be looking for it again.

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

Pint purchased on-tap at Far West Billiards in Spokane for $4. First time I had seen this beer in my area.

Poured a copper color, with a medium sized off-white head that hung around for a few minutes. Moderate amount of lacing.

Seeing as how the tap handle trumpted that this beer was dry-hopped, I expected hops to be an integral part of the nose and I was not disappointed. Scent was first and foremost of piney hops. There was also a framework of bready maltiness but it was definitely taking a backseat to the hops.

Taste was pretty much like the smell. This is a pale ale with a dominant hop flavor. While not to the leve of an IPA, the hops are definitely in charge here.

Mouthfeel was about right for a medium bodied pale ale. No disappointments or innovations here.

A decent session beer at under 5% abv, and a pleasingly hoppy one as well. Not a bad beer to session while playing a game of pool, as virtually everyone else was doing in Far West when I was there.

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

a - burnt orange color, two-finger white head, moderate retention and good lacing, fairly clear

s - subdued smell, biscuity maltiness, weak earthy hop aroma

t - much like the smell, earthy hop flavor with a backbone of biscuity malt, slight nuttiness on the finish

m - light-to-medium bodied, lots of carbonation, moderately dry finish

d - fairly drinkable, easy drinking and low abv

Not an overly impressive APA, but not terrible. I'd like to have a bit more pronounced hop flavor and the biscuity/yeasty maltiness get a bit tiring.

Photo of DaggerEyes
2.82/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

wow I was really let down by this beer

it poured a dark copper with a thick sudsy head...lots of lacing

huge hop smell, citrus, pine, marijuana...a nice bready malt scent rounds it out

the hop definition was extremely pour...not any keystone tastes just pretty bitter on the whole with a grape skin appley malt finish

very dry in some ways reminiscent of a white wine

I was really unimpressed with you and doubt I will be going for a round two...sucks since I have another in the fridge :(

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy golden/copper color with a thick head. The smell is bold of hops!! Wow, this beer is very hoppy with enough malt to counteract the bitterness. It ends up being quite flavorful and works well. The mouthfeel is full. This is a delightful ale – I’d recommend it if you are in the mood for a big hopped beer.

Photo of jjmunro
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed most of this six pack earlier this weekend, but saved the last one for for a thoughtful review. Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

A: A nice amber with a healthy poured head that shrank, but lasted throughout most of consumption. The clarity was a little hazy, but not as much as I expected.

S: Beautiful citrusy hop aroma made this a pleasure to smell. Actually got a little bit of apple cider in there as well.

T: A very nice pale ale with the accentuated hop punch in the aftertaste. Very, very nice. The dry hop was present, but not overpowering. A solid, crisp, refreshing beer with an excellent taste.

M: Smooth with a slightly lingering hop aftertaste. Nice balance.

D: Very drinkable beer that tasted fantastic.

Photo of deathonthemounta
2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

happy orange tint with a little red amber color. pours a nice 3 finger foamy head, off white and thick. The head stays around and some lacing is noticed. The nose is amazing, it smells exactly like snipping open a sealed bag of hops. I'll decline to comment on the flavor. I suspect light or heat spoiling at some point. It was very bad. I could detect a recognizable sweet malty finish. I didn't notice any serious evidence of IPAesque IBU's.

Photo of joeack
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep orange almost brown and very cloudy. The citrus smell was very noticeable with mostly grapefruit and orange coming through. As the label states hazed and infused with hops which held true. Highly drinkable and the hops were the main characteristic they were not overwhelming. Nice enjoyable beer!

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

A red-tinged orange pour, donning a cap of off-white foam that laces pretty well. That head, abetted by some active carbonation, helps feed the aggressive nose on this one. No surprise that hops are at the forefront, largely citrus by some floral as well. While I expected the hops were largely masking the malts, the taste suggests that the malts are lacking in general. While that imbalance is unfortunate, the effect is moderated by the fact that this beer is relatively light in body. The hops aren't clingy or astringent, but that doesn't make up for the lack of a decent malt base. Reasonably drinkable but not particularly inspiring.

Photo of Hollenbeck2
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

excellent beer, had this one in a taster the first time at the oregon brewer fest in downtown portland oregon, great beer the line was long which showed the huge amounts of people that agreed with me.

this beer had a fruity taste and a clrean fresh finish, can see eating with some mexican food on a hot day.

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

A - Pours a golden amber with a half-inch head of foam. Good carbonation and excellent head retention.

S - Sharp pine and citrus nose.

T - Orange with notes of bitter chocolate. Strong hops bitterness.

M - Crisp; a bit light and bubbly, but definitely not thin.

D - Highly drinkable, if you are a hops person. Hops do not overpower, but neither are they "shy".

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The ale is a hazy reddish-brown color that pours with a 1.5 finger head that dissapates to a thin white band. There appears to be a small level of lacing throughout the glass.

S: The aroma is big and bitter with some citrusy sweetness and piney crispness.

T: The ale has a strong biscuity malt flavor, thick and chewy. It provides a strong base for the hops. The hops are bold and citrusy without overpowering. The dry-hopping has resulted in a citrusy apricot and tangerine sweetness. The hops mix well with the malts, providing a strong flavor that does not strip the tastebuds.

M: The hops are sweet but restrained, adding a smooth flavor that isn't overpowering. The dry-hopping is a nice feature.

D: The abv is low and the flavor is big, I could drink several of these and enjoy every minute of it.

Photo of TheSarge
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall not too bad. Hazed & Infused pours with a good amount of carbonation, producing a nice, rich, and frothy head. The body is orangish, and slightly hazy. Not as hazy as I thought, due to the naming of this brew. This gives off strong hop aromas, to include a vivid piney fragrance. The taste is dominated initially dominated by hops, but finishes with little aftertaste. I was quite surprised. I don't feel this brew is balanced enough, and probably could use a little bit more malt characteristics.

Photo of SwillBilly
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper, could be from being in the fridge for a few weeks, with a decent white head that fades to a wispy lacing topping the beer. Plenty of sticky lacing coats the glass after the the beer is finished.

Smell: For a dry hopped beer I'm a little disappointed in the hop aromas of Hazed and Infused. More caramel/crystal malt than hops with semi sweet aromas of caramel and dark fruit. Hops are in there but not like you would think, hints of citrus and pine but not what I was expecting.

Taste: Starts fairly hoppy with shades of grapefruit rind and pine. Somewhat grassy and herbal with a slight fruitiness mixed in as well. The finish is more caramel malt with a nice brown sugar, molasses type sweetness with a slight iced tea like bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium and somewhat slick, carbonation level is fairly low.

Drinkability/Notes: My buddy in Fla. has been talking this one up for a while now so my bro-in-law in Denver picks one up for me for x-mas. A decent APA but nothing really to get excited about. Pretty well balanced with plenty of caramel malt the provides the underlying caramel/brown sugar like sweetness that is topped by a fairly decent hop bitterness. Aroma was not what I usually expect from a dry-hopped beer. Definitely and easy drinker or session beer, especially at 4.8% abv. Nothing I would go out of the way for but its worth a try.

Photo of crayphish
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured rusty orange with a decent head that quickly went away. Not much lacing to speak of. It smelled alright. Nothing special. Hops for sure but not much citrus or spice. Taste, like the smell was average. Kind of weak, even for a APA. Felt a little thick and malty in my mouth. Finished dry which is important for a pale ale. I could and did finish my sixer in the setting. A solid beer, tho nothing earth shattering.

Photo of NBake
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brown/orange with a small head that dissipates lightning quick. Not that impressive.

Smells super hoppy with citrus and grass. Hops dominate the smell. Very niiiice.

Taste follows the smell with very grassy hop flavors, with almost an orange, citrus flavor. This isn't is bitter as I expected. This is way out of balance, with very little malt flavor.

Lots of carbonation in this one. I like.

The lack of malt makes for a very refreshing and crisp brew. Although it isn't very balanced, it is definitely interesting. Hazed and Infused is highly drinkable and refreshing. I would definitely buy it again.

Photo of 86sportster883
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazed and Infused is an APA I would have expected one of my so called beer buddies to have have introduced me to sooner. Now that I've tried this beer I am going to have to allocate more of my beer budget on American Pale Ales, and on this one in particular.

Pours a fantastic deep orange brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Has a huge tan rocky head that settles to a thick finger and leaves a trail of torn lace down my Stone IPA flute.

The nose is outstanding. It strikes me as fruity with sweet fresh melon, banana and wonderful hop esters. It has great body with an effervescent, yet subtle, carbonation that seems to make the beer evaporate off your tongue. Served cold, the first swig is an assault on your tastebuds; a sharp lemony sourness balanced by sweetness and some hop bitterness. Hints of grapefruit. Then, in an instant, it finishes dry with a pleasant lingering sourness.

There's a lot going on in this beer, and some might find it to be over the top. It's not a Workingman's Beer,* but for me, this is almost as good as it gets.

* Ref: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/913175

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copperish orange with a nice white head with pretty decent retention. Aroma is citrusy hops with a little pine in there as well. Taste is all hops. No I'm not joking, I dont taste any malt in there at all. Now I like hops as much as the next guy but I like a least a little malth in there to balance things out a little. Mouthfeel is a little thin and finishes a little dry. Lack of malt and any balancing at all brings drinkablility down some.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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