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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,867 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 864
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 100 | 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 gmcfarre
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into traditional pint glass

A - A cloudy reddish orange haze in color. A slight off-white head that leaves behind moderate lacing.

S - Floral hop predominates, with an afterthought of malt. Not very potent

T - Hops calm down a bit for taste, with a bit of a buttery feel underpining the whole thing. A nice sugary maltness is present.

M - Medium bodied with a finish that fights between smooth and bitter.

D - A nicely balanced APA that would see some rotation if I weren't busy trying new beers all the time.

gmcfarre, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of wedge
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep copper slightly hazed from very fine suspended particles - a thin, milky head on top - thin lacing. Nice, yet light vibrant fruity hop aroma, resinous with a little citrus rind. Smooth, yet thin hop flavor - a little muddled with some graininess in the finish. Not nearly what the aroma suggests - not bad tasting it just seems diluted. Mildly bitter medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

Man, what a letdown after the smell...this beer needs something to hold it all together. This could be so much better, it probably is fresh on tap, but this didn't really impress me all that much.

wedge, Apr 20, 2006
Photo of hanco005
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label and name pulled me into this one…and I enjoyed some of their other offerings in the past. 12 oz bottled poured into a pint glass

A—pours brownish, ruby, amber, slightly hazed with ½ inch tan fluffy head, slowly fades into an ink blot looking layer on top, scattered lacing is produces on the glass wall as I drink

S—caramel, grapefruit, pepper, pine, maybe a touch of lemon, all balanced very well in the aroma

T—bitter grapefruit, black pepper and pine dryness give way to caramel and just a hint of coffee sweetness, then turns back to bitter and dry in the finish, flavor fades slowly and the bitter aftertaste lingers for quite some time

M—dry, medium/full bodied, nice carbonation.

D—this is great! One I will return to again and again. Could be a wonderful session beer for hop lovers.

hanco005, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured well... a hazed copper with a tinge of orange with a tight but thinner white head that stuck around for quite awhile.There is a nice herbal/piney hop profile in the aroma if not a little subtle it was pleasant I dectected a touch of caramel underneath as well.A well balanced pale with the piney.citric hop winning out by a narrow margin over the light caramel malt backbone.I think a real quaffing type ale flavorful,low in alc% and well balanced.

oberon, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This falls within the spectrum of wet and juicy for pale ales. The flavor is rather like slightly watered down unsweetened apple cider; said flavor is mostly hit and run but there's a nice cookie dough finish in the texture.
Kinda flirts between being an amber and a pale ale... neither style is one I like very much but I find myself enjoying this inbetween place.
If you happen to reach for Sierra Nevada when you want a pale ale then this might not be for you but if you're looking for something that's pretty juicy (almost cran apple?) without being cloying then this would fit the bill.

ommegangpbr, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of Hautacam
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber, with huge foamy head..cascades...stays put for a while...laces nicely...doesn't want to quit.
Smells like a handfull of crushed hops...wow! Very strong and aromatic.
Tastes like piney , grapefruit- rindy ....mouth puckering hops.
There's some doughy malt that pops in near the end...and a dry semi cidery finish. But, there's too much water in here. It is strong in the bitter , but not balanced out with much else. For me, it would be better with a little more malt body ..and maybe even more sugar.
Mouthfeel is light-medium...high carbonation.
I'm sure this must appeal to many, but I'm not that crazy about this one.

Hautacam, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of NEhophead
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, burnt orange/copper beneath a creamy white head. Trails of sticky lacing down the glass' sides. Bright pine and spruce aromas along with lemon, grapefruit, and floral hop resins. Gritty, yet bright spruce flavors. The floral hop character is a bit coarse, which allows for a light bitterness followed by a lemon and hop resin aftertatse. Light with a touch of coarseness on the palate. Mainly just a light, oily mouthfeel. Nice, bright flavors. Drinks well out of the bottle. Worth a try for the novelty.

NEhophead, Apr 03, 2006
Photo of TrickKnee
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only ogt to sample a little of this at a tasting so I bought a 6 pack. Very hoppy and nice and crisp. I thought it was very flavorfull with some natural hints of fruits, but subtle enough not to drown on the taste. All in all in you like a pale ale I would say try it.

TrickKnee, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of Crosling
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was one of the first hoppy beers I ever tasted. I remember sneaking a 6-Pack of this up during a summer church retreat when I was 15. I struggled through each bottle as I definately could not deal with the hoppiness. Now I find it a little too subtle. Deep Orange. Gentle, yet aromatic, hoppy aroma with scents of pine, pineapple, cocunut juice, orange and grapefruit. Fruity malt body providing notes of butter toffee and caramel. Interesting, oily hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and pine. I usually love Centennial hopped beer but not this particular one. Watery texture and not very well balanced.

Crosling, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of deejaydan
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly dark, murky color. Good lacing and retention. The compliments end there. Aroma is okay, hoppy, but that's about it. Taste is driven out by mouthfeel. This is overcarbed, to the point of being distracting. Almost a very sharp note. Body is hard to grasp. Not a winner in my book.

deejaydan, Mar 28, 2006
Photo of DuqTroops
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - amber / orange in color. with a solid amount of head atop the body.

Smell - citrus and a little amount of malt and barley.

Taste - dry as a pale ale is usually. more hops on second taste.

Drinkabilty - not bad, would have it again, on tap.

DuqTroops, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of riversider76
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber. Thin head, not much lace. Smell was of citrus, grapefruit in particular. Very inviting. Body is medium, with a bit of carbonation. Taste is citrus, and is nicely hopped. Smooth with a dry finish. This is a very good beer. Try one soon!

riversider76, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of TerryW
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, thick looking. Dark amber colour with a moderate head that settles to a heavy film and leaves good lacing. Pretty good looking beer.

Strong nose fulls of hops and ripe fruit. Substantial, but quite appetizing. Delicious grapefruit aromas and flavours. Dry lingering grapefruit finish, a beer to savour. I can see drinking a ton of these in one sitting, but whatever you drink you'll sure enjoy. A wonderful mouthful.

Interesting, it'll be too heavy handed for some folks, but fans of hops will love it.

TerryW, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of bkett01
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a murky amber with a solid inch head which receded rather quickly. Great fresh floral grapefruit smell in this one. Great example of how dry-hopping can really give a beer such an appealing aroma.

Taste is suprisingly malty as the hops seem to struggle to come through with a citrussy bite at the end. Starts with a smooth caramel malt undertone which leads to the grapfruit blast of a finish. Interesting balance in this pale ale, amazingly not dominated by hops. Decent drinkability in this well carbonated offering. Nothing special, but worth a try.

bkett01, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of murrayswine
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color-darker ruddy orange/amber
Head- The head was very nice, with a solid presence and great lacing.
Smell-A good amount of citrus tones with a stronger malt backbone than expected. The hops are a lot more subtle and subdued than I tought.
Taste-Dry as hell, which is to be expected. The beginning is all dry hop, and a good amount mineral aftertaste. French bread is a lasting taste on the tongue.
Overall drinkability is high. Not as good as founders dry hop, but still worth trying if you can pick it up.

murrayswine, Mar 11, 2006
Photo of ChrisA
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, only $2.99. Poured a nice copper color wth a two finger head. More of an IPA taste in my opinion. Good hop aroma and flavor up front. Nicely balanced with malty notes. Finishes crisp. Less aggresive than Boulder's Mojo IPA and better balanced. An excellent session brew.

ChrisA, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle a cloudy reddish gold with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated quicklt.

The smell is quite hoppy with lemony notes,

The taste is very hoppy with strong citrus tones that make for a very bitter attack on my palate but that's not a complaint from me. ;^) Solid APA.

Bottom line: Here's a very flavourful APA that only tips the scales at 4.85%abv thus making it a good candidate for a session beer. I recommend it.

Bitterbill, Feb 23, 2006
Photo of KarlHungus
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thie brew pours a hazy deep red color. the head is two-fingers in hieght, fluffy, and receds very slowly into thorough lacing. This is a great looking pale ale. The aroma screams of centenial hops, all big and juicy citrus with a hint of pine. The taste rather mild compared to the aroma, but it is still nice. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with nice carbonation and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a mighty fine pale ale. It is hard to believe this much flavor and aroma can come out of a beer that is only 4.85% ABV.

KarlHungus, Feb 23, 2006
Photo of objectivemonkey
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper amber with a thick frothy/bubbly head, with a good lacing mostly all the way down the glass, so lots of malts present. Another Boulder beer that is just what a beer should look like. Smells of lots o' hops, piney and lots of citris. Really a quite smooth beer, slightly carbonated. I thought there would be more carbonation, and while I would have liked more action, smooth and crisp is nice. Taste is good, with lots of hops, crisp and piney and citric, a kind of apple thing going. The malts are pretty much completely disguised, so much hop going on. Basically, I like this beer, I have it a lot, and while its not the most refined beer out there, I'd have this one most any day.

objectivemonkey, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of geexploitation
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The popularity of this puzzles me. Pours a nice milky amber with a decent tan head. The nose is straightforward American hops -- very grapefruity. It's balanced a bit by some grain notes, but it's a very "shallow" nose -- it doesn't have any depth. Surface only, and the smells don't get any more interesting if you inhale more deeply or go back for a 2nd or 3rd sniff. The taste is a very hop-forward one, with a bit of sweetness in there. It's a bit cloying, as though it's trying too hard to be hoppy. Mouthfeel is quite thin, with a film left behind on the sides of the tongue. This goes down easy, but not in and interesting way. Simple simple simple.

Meh. This one needs some balance and depth. If you just want to taste some hops, go ahead, bottoms up. But if you want a decent beer -- with hop character, malt notes, and something interesting going on taste-wise, move along.

geexploitation, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of ElGordo
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color topped by a small creamy head that doesn't stay around very long. Aroma is very citrusy and grapefruity, with a touch of piney hops. Palate is huge on the hops - citrus and pine, balanced nicely by some light caramel malt. Body is a bit thin for such a flavorful beer. A good, fruity, hoppy beer that is easy drinking.

ElGordo, Feb 14, 2006
Photo of HardTarget
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Inspection: No abv or date, just a marketing blurb.

Aroma: Grapefruit extract.

Appearance: Two finger head that doesn’t move while I tip the glass up to 15 degrees caps a copper glass with active carbonation streams.

Flavor: Straight forward taste, it’s hop time baby! Pops with hop flavor, but isn’t intense or burning. Malt is supportive but not really felt.

Mouthfeel: A bit of oil in a thin body that laces the glass and my mouth.

Overall Impression: Very enjoyable! Hoppy, but drinkable. I’m thinking this is a “XPA” those crazy west coast brewers talk about. A very nice beer, wish I had others.
Hand carried back from Albuquerque.

HardTarget, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of Drew966
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a mixed six of Boulder beers. This one sounded real interesting, so I tried it first. True to the label it pours a hazy deep orange color. Really nice aroma, really nice hoppy taste. Somewhat aggressive hoppiness as would be expected. This is a very tasty beer and I would recommend it highly.

Drew966, Jan 29, 2006
Photo of SupaCelt
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is of course hazed and of a copper amber hue. A decent finger of beige coloured head swelled after the dump. It maintained itself rather well but in a reduced capacity. Nice lace output. Bubble factor is pretty low.

The nose is composed of some very brilliant hop character. Floral and citrus laden with a nice bit of pine. Quite pungent. Smells juicy and resinous. Grapefruited. The malt base is somewhat overshadowed by the generous hop smack, but the caramel quality is still alive and kicking.

The taste has a great fresh hop character. It gives grassy green impressions with grapefruit citrus qualities. This is easily describable as herbal. This feels akin to chewing on fresh green stems. Nicely bitter, although not over the top and into IPA territory although this beer really pushes that envelope in both flavour and nose. It struggles to maintain a balance, but it just succeeds by the skin of its hop infused teeth. I really love fresh centennials and this one has them and how.

The mouthfeel is light to medium. It feels right. A bit of fluff even with the seemingly low bubbling. Very delicious and refreshing.

This beer is utterly drinkable. The fresh green feeling is so conducive to rapid swigging. Very nice beer.

SupaCelt, Jan 23, 2006
Photo of Domingo
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty solid APA...actually if it were a little stronger in ABV, the hops character would make a nice IPA base.
Color is definitely reddish. Nothing special, but no flaws either.
Smell is all hops. Pretty much not much else. It's not overwhealming like sniffing a ruination or Hog Heaven, but just a clear hoppy smell. Very floral variety seems to be used.
Flavor is hops but with a tiny bit of malty sweetness. It's not that bitter, which makes it drinkable.
It's a little thin and doesn't have a lot of head, but is otherwise quite solid.
I like the fact that Boulder offers both this and Mojo, which are kind of like cousins that vary in strength. Try 'em both!

EDIT: Years later I find myself being particularly fond of this beer in cans. The low alcohol makes it ultra drinkable and the dry hopped amarillo character speaks to me. It's good stuff!

Domingo, Jan 21, 2006
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.