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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,887 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 108 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002)
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle>pint glass

AP: A semi-cloudy and very active deep amber color. Big fat, frothy head with long sticky legs. Good retention.

Nose: Ultra earthy/fruity hop scent is very aromatic with a mild malt effect.

Taste: A full-on hop extravaganza, earthy>fruity>citrus>leafy effects are all included. Sweet malt comes through at the end.

MF: light to medium body, feels crisp with a good bite.

DA: Another hoppy wonder.

Photo of beerphan
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle -> goblet
no date

Pours a slightly hazed copper with gold highlights. Topped by a tight chunky head that leaves sheets of tight lace up until the very bitter end. Robust carbontion present.

Nose: Very floral hoppy head, with bitter grapefruit.

Taste: Floral hops and mid drink bitterness skip the malt and keep on hitting. A dry bittering aftertaste keeps on trucking well after the last sip. Slightly drier than most, i found this an interesting brew, although quite unbalanced for an apa.

Mouth: A thin mouth is well hidden by the robust hoppiness. Probably feels thinner because this taste more liked a superhopped ipa than an apa.

A very drinkable brew for you hopheads out there, may be a bit unbalanced for a normal apa, so if you're not a hop enthusiast, give it a pass.

Note: I hadn't drank this beer in a while, and had one a few weeks back that basically tasted liked nothing. This beer came from a fresh case and is outstanding. So try and drink this one fresh.

Photo of Cresant
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this undated 12 oz. brown bottle into an IPA glass. Cloudy leather brown/amber colored body. A tall, 3+ fingers of cola foam colored head. Significant lacing dirtied the glass.

Smell was a spicy and floral. Mild tobacco hints. Resin.

Taste was puckering tart/bitter. Firm maltiness attempted to get noticed above the hop display. Grapefruit pith. Juicy.

Mouthfeel was oily slipperness. No alcohol bite. Easy to drink. Thin to medium bodied. I wont rush to buy more but I would drink it again.

Photo of Padron4KM
2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, no frehness date noted.

Hazzy copper, with a creamy tan head. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is citrusy orange, with some pine in the background

Flavor is mosly juicy grapefruit, with a little sweetness.

Body is kind of thin.
Finish is crisp but short.

Photo of Phatz
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a hoppy APA that could pass for an IPA if you didn't know better.

Appearance: Served a copper color Infused with gold a large beige head and lacing.

Smell: The aroma is dominated by the hops.

Taste: The taste actually balances a bit but there is hop flavors then pale malt and more bittering. This is one that is simple and really led by the grapefruit and pine flavor not the sweet undertones.

Drinkability: It is a hop heads dream but otherwise it is a bit simple. That said it is certainly easy drinking nonetheless, (I like hops).

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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

Poured a hazy golden orange, brown color

Floral hop aroma and flavor
Lots of floral, citrus hop flavor and aroma from dry hopping
Light caramel malt support

Light mouthfeel with dry finish

This is a light, refreshing pale ale with a strong, if simple, hop bill.

Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My original 2006 review follows. At that time, this was a new style. In the last 6 years many new beers of this style have come out so I lowered my ratings to indicate a new relative ranking. My old one was much higher, with several 5's.

This is one of my favorite what I call over-hopped ales. It really works well. I generally enjoy that genre - not too thick, not to thin, and a compost pile of hops. This one has more of the lighter aspects and it's not at all boozy so you can drink a few without falling down.

What I dislike the most about it - the label! Just kidding. The label is OK too, just maybe looks a little, I don't know, feminine.

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

12oz. bottle thanks to jhammerly

Pours a hazy amber-brown with a creamy white head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is grapefruit citrusy with a slight floral smell.

Taste is grapefruit hops upfront with a slight floral taste. This is followed by a mild caramel mailtiness that leads into a bitter hop bite and finishes with more citrusy hops.

Light body, nice carbonation.

An all around solid APA. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of joe1510
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle

Hazed poured a very hazy orange. Two finger rocky head off-white head. Head fades slowly but is creamy throughout drink. Some sticky lacing lasts throughout. Looks tasty.

The smell is great. Sweetened grapefruit and some floral hops. I can also smell a dampness or earthyness. Makes me want to take a great big pull.

Taste is pretty good. Hops across the tongue at first. Grapefruit. With the bitterness. Followed by malt to balance and more bitterness lingers at the end.

Mouthfeel is good. The carbonation is nice a little tingly across my tongue. If there's anything wrong with the mouthfeel it would be it's just a touch watery but not enough to take extra points off.

Drinkability is very good. Definately a beer you could enjoy a few at a sitting.

Overall this is a really good beer. I've drank it quite a few times and the fresher you get it the better it is. the explosiveness of the hops in both the smell and taste drop as the beer sits on the shelf. Hazed and Infused is a good choice though.

Slainte!

Photo of gonzo138
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a reddish amber color, has a nice creamish head that retains very well and clings to side of glass nicely

S- Smells of floral hops, a little citric, a little piney as well

T- kind of a one note taste, just hops, thats it, citrusy/piney flavor thats noticable in smell just doesnt come through in taste

M- light and carbonated

D- very drinkable, nice session type beer, might taste better off tap would be open to try it again

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed & Infused

Appearance- dark brownish orange with a medium white head.
Smell- Strong pine hops with a light floral aroma.
Taste- Pine and citrus. Evergreen forest tree bark.
Mouthfeel- Smooth pine flavor with a mild bitterness. The beer finishes of sweet and the flavor intensifies.

Overall- A tasty Pale Ale. Not the strongest but a solid session beer!!

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with an acceptible head that leaves some sheets of lacing

Smell: Smells like a stroll through a Christmas tree farm; nice and piney

Taste: Starts out with a nice biscuity base but the bitter resins start to make an appearance after just a few seconds; after the swallow, it all breaks loose and a strong piney bitterness kicks in and pretty much overwhelms the malt; aspirin-like bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Overwhelming bitterness for an APA and lacking in fruit

Thanks, oxymoron, for the opportunity

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

Nice foamy white head,reddish orange color,sweet piney aroma.Sweet malty taste,nice sharp piney finish not overpowering,very nice balance of malts and hops.Not thick or thin everythings kind of middle of the road a very drinkable beer this would be a good session beer.

Photo of PeatReek
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a nice clear copper body with thick, fine, off-white head. It smells... wow! The hops just jump up and slap you in the face. Lemony citrus, a bit cool and piney (I'm thinking Centennial... oh, it says so right on the bottle. heh). The hop taste is EXTREMELY forward, pretty much dominating everything -- nice substantial, savory pine-type flavor. It's followed up by a bit of sweetness, and... nothing else. Hm. I actually like the minimal bitterness, but the accompanying malt flavor is a touch cloying. Should be a little drier. Still, just the fact that I get to smell this one every time I take a sip is its saving grace. Yum.

Photo of
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brix in Jacksonville Beach. A clear, copper colored brew with a small off-white head which faded rather fast. Beer was served quite cold, so aroma was muted. Flavor was a pine/citrus hop for the most part, with enough malt to balance it, but still leave it in the hop-lovers camp. Body was medium, as was the carbonation. Refreshing and slightly drying. Overall a very drinkable APA, which sneaks up on being an IPA.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber body filled with scattered particles and topped with big, fluffy white head.

Smell: Booming, resiny aroma of pine-infused potpourri and dried citrus fruits with just a very slight amount of caramel hiding under all those hops.

Taste: Citrus flavors build atop the assertive hop bitterness and earthy undertones. Minimal toasted caramel malt flavor is thoroughly crushed by the hops and the long chalky, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body with a high level of fine carbonation.

Drinkability: While I guess I can't fault this beer too much for trying to go "LOOK! L@@K at ME!!" I have to acknowledge the big blank spot when it comes to any malt to balance out the hops.

Photo of Rudgers73
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured from the tap has a slight cloudyness and a thin white head. The initial taste is like an explosion of hoppy, bold flavor. It finishes with a bitter, dry feel and didn't leave me wanting more. The aroma is rather fruity and strong.

I am not typically a fan of hoppy beers, and tasting this reminded me why I don't like them. On the other hand if you like bold, bitter, hoppy beers, give this a try it is sure to give your tastebuds a kick.

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

It came to me a cloudy coppery amber, and quite carbonated. A finger-plus of thick off-white head lifted and remained for some time. Tendrils of lacing vine the inside of the glass.

The aroma brought a very acute hop aura, with pungent citrus and pine, reminiscent of hop pellets in homebrewing. The toasted malt struggled to push through, but managed a flash of caramel momentarily.

Upon sipping, the malt was more assertive here, but only because the hops dropped off so much. Slightly sweet toasted grain brought caramel and light berry to the fore. The hops cropped up, but this time bringing only smidgeons of dry citrus and airy pine. The finish was a rather quick fade of dry bitterness. The flavor isn't unpleasant, which makes it all the more off that it whizzes by so quickly, but it was also somewhat sparse.

Light to medium bodied, the carbonation gave a pop-fizzy liveliness to the palate, joined by a soft hops oil presence.

The hops had more countenance in the aroma and feel than in the flavor, and that was one low point. Another was the overall thin nature in the flavor. But at the same time, the lightness makes it all the more drinkable, because what is there is actually tasty. So while I'm not wowed, or even especially impressed, I will say that I'd have it again if it was the best available.

Photo of EStreet20
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wanted to try a new beer tonight. Then I said, hell a dry hopped APA is always a good choice.

12 ounce bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark reddish tinted amber with a nice sized foamy white head that stays nicely. A great looking APA.

S - Many different hoppy smells hit here with an awesome orange/grapefruit citrus kick leading the way. Some pininess on the background here. Dry hopping has definitely made this brew heaven on the nose.

T - Wow the taste here really doesn;t pick up where the smell left off. Has a nice hop fix but mostly you just get the bitterness and some pine. I was hoping for the taste to follow suit of the fruity aromas more (mainly the citrus). Still a pretty good brew but not as flavorful as I expected.

M - Sort of thin on body. A little light for a pale with such a strong aroma.

D - You can quaff this down. Still hoping for a bigger flavor profile though

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

Enjoyed with lunch at the brewpub. Started with a normal hazed (my usual here), but then found out they had it on cask. Looks a bit cloudier than usual, with a nice solid head. Tons of lacing as it drains. Aroma is a bit more subdued, but still nicely balanced and hoppy. Great mouthfeel (as you'd expect), nice and creamy. Taste is very well balanced - I could drink quite a few of these.

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

A- copper( a lighter shade of it) with reddish orange hues. 1" off white head, settles to ring, lacing

S- toasted malt, pine, citrus, toffee

T- pretty hoppy, pine flavor at all times. A bit of a roasted malt linger in the finish.

M- smooth, dry finish and aftertaste, good carbonation, medium body

D- very enjoyable, i'd have another. Nice dry hopping, lingering malt flavors were nice. I'd say this is more of an IPA considering flavor and color.

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

Got this one in a trade, but I'll be buggered if I can remember who sent it. :( On the up side I get to enjoy it while watchng a Globe Trekker special on different types of food from around the world. (I've set foot on all seven continents, and have enjoyed a few of these things. I'm having sme great memories.)

Very active large just off white head. It's very even, wth smaler tighter bubbles. Liquid is a beautiful honey colour, just slightly hazy. As the head falls, it leaves a medium wet lace.

The aroma is exceptional, full of floral hops, fresh orange, almonds, and honey. Beautiful.

The flavour is actually not quite as good as the aroma. Not bad, mind you- just kind of thin by comparison. Slightly woody and spicy of front, then the hops creep in from there. The finish is mildly spicy and malty. The hops get more pronounced as it warms up.

(Mmmmm...camel burgers in Morocco, dim sum in Hong Kong....Fufu in Ghana...travel is good.)

Mouthfeel is not bad...active on the carbonation, and the liquid is just slighty oily.

Quite drinkable. Goes down easy, and has a nice hop character. Well done!

Be well
-UF

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

A: cloudy,coppery, not much of a head
S: hoppy,cirusy but not a strong as I thought it would be
T: very drinkable..but not as highly hopped and exciting as I had hoped it would be...("hopped" it would be?".) I've been drinking some really great hoppy beers lately, so this is suffering by comparison. Needs more of a maltiness to truly balance the flavor
M: With lack of malt, mouthfeel suffers...seems watery..Not as thick as I expected an unfiltered beer to be. When I see unfiltered I think liquid cereal.
D: Would be a good beer for working in yard, thin, thirst quenching but I expected more from the ultra cool name and funky tie-dye bottle...Marketing wins again.

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

Pours out on the deeper amber shade of pales. In fact, in the dim kitchen, I thought perhaps this was a dry-hopped amber. Nice, long-lasting head, however. Off white with some lacing.

Pretty fresh German hop aroma (Hallertau?), but fairly faint and a little graininess detracts from what might be a nice bouquet. Not the obvious choice for a dry hop varietal.

Clean but unremarkable taste. A little bit of a funk in the aftertaste and lingering low-grade bitterness.

A bit too heavy in the mouth and not really one that I want to have another of. This is my second experience with this beer, more or less confirming my first impression.

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

Hazed & Infused
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a La Binchoise tulip glass

Pours a cloudy and hazy copper color. Thick, creamy head on top that leaves consistent trails of sticky lace.

Floral nose with a pleasant aroma of pine and citrus fruits.

Juicy, brown sugar sweetness covering the malt aspect with an assertive hop punch that leaves a tart finish. The mouthfeel has a full, creamy quality with a fruity, peach flavor. It's funny, most brews this highly hopped have that sharp bite, but this lacks that spicey hop finish.

Overall, I think this has a significant hop presence by most standard APA guidlines. Another solid offering from Boulder Beer Company.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.