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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,743 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 10
Gots: 65 | 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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bigbubba

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice clear dark amber beer with a thick foamy head that stuck around quite a while. There is a lot of carbonation. The smell is terrific, lots of aromatic hops. After smelling it I was expecting a much more bitter beer. It has some great hop flavor, but no biting bitterness. It is a very flavorful, easy to drink, low alcohol, session beer. Now I need to find someplace that sells it by the pitcher.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2004 23:00:55 | More by bigbubba
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Rio

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle

Poured as an amber color, small head that faded before too long. Not really 'hazed' looking, but there appear to be small, dark particles floating in the beer. Aggitating the glass a bit makes it look like a jello mold, the particles move around with the movement of the glass, then seem to line back up like they were before.

Smell contains a bit of that same earthy, almost incense-like tone that I smelled in Mojo, though not near as much. I'm beginning to now associate that smell with hoppiness, I think. A bit of a citrus undertone, as well.

Very hoppy taste, carbonation tickles the mouth a bit. Hops are strong, but not that overpowering. Little bit of a toasted taste to it, too.

All in all, a good beer. Not great, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2004 05:28:13 | More by Rio
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured clear, so I swirled and agitated the bottle and added the rest, maybe a little hazed at that point but not what I was expecting from the name. Amber-brown, topped with a two finger foamy tan head. Leaves bits of sticky lacing.
Citrus (grapefruit) and pine aroma, strong and clean.
Grapefruit taste, pine, caramel and pale malt.
Medium bodied, with soda like carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2004 01:33:01 | More by mschofield
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TongoRad

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is definitely all about the hops and that aspect really benefits from the unfiltered presentation. There is a superbly fresh quality about it. Caramel malty characteristics are merely supporting players, but could be stronger. There is an almost, but not quite, over-attenuated thinness in the body which hurts the overall impression. It does have a tendency to develop a creamy characteristic as it warms up, which is when it is at it's best.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 18:05:14 | More by TongoRad
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DPMomutant

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Only a one-finger head but it does last a little bit and laces well. A nice cloudy amber body.

A lively citrus/pine smell.

A fairly bold, hoppy taste up front but not much in the end but a little bit of hop bitterness. A light aftertaste of the upfront taste.

The carbonation is moderate and the body smooth. Good finish with moderate bitterness.

This is a good, lively beer for sessions and such. Low enough ABV to drink a few and light enough for hot weather drinking. Pretty good pale, ranks high among ones I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2004 06:10:20 | More by DPMomutant
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BadBadger

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice deep and rich amber color. There was a very nice foamy head which lasted. The smell was of pleasant hops. The taste was a nice hoppy flavor with sweet malts hiden within. Mouth feel is nice and smooth. A rather descent ale. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2004 01:52:32 | More by BadBadger
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Lame tie-die hippy colors on the label.

Appearance: Lightly hazed orangey copper hue, great looking head obviously from the use of a lot of hops.

Smell: Citrusy orange and citric peel hop aroma, hints of pine and tobacco as well.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Hop flavor is all of the place with Chinook in the foreground, a think biting bitterness with a hard hammer of flavor. The malt does not even have a chance to come through. Ample crispness from the carbonation and a faint toasted graininess in the finish after the wave of hops starts to clear.

Drinkability & Notes: This pretty much ends up to be a quick fix for the hop addict, for a pale ale is it way out of balance. Bring up the maltiness a tad and it would be a great pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2004 21:14:02 | More by Jason
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bultrey

New York

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured out of a 22-oz. bottle, nice hazy (surprise!) and coppery color, with about an inch head that subsided to about a quarter-inch, which has held right until the last few sips.

Smell: Mouth-watering hops aroma: grapefruit, pine, orange, and maybe even coriander, in approximately that order. Faint sweet biscuity smell from the malt.

Taste: The hops are there, to be sure, with the grapefruit very assertive up front, mellowing into milder citrus, like oranges and lemons. There's also something else that I can't put my finger on. Just enough malt to peek through, but hops are the story here, with the pleasant bitterness lingering long after each sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, a little oily, beautiful carbonation that tickles the tongue and delivers tiny bubbles bursting with flavor to seemingly each and every taste bud. Or at least those for bitterness...

Drinkability: A very drinkable pale ale that clearly drinks more like an IPA. The bitterness is pleasing to the palate, and cleansing, as well; perfect for food. In fact, it went very well with the soy-orange-ginger glazed grilled pork chops I had for dinner. Avg. alcohol content makes me think I could do another 22 oz. in a hearbeat. A lovely beer -- I think very underrated.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 02:05:53 | More by bultrey
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silenius

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hey dude! Nice stoner lookin' bottle, man. Bet I could turn this Bomber into a Bong-er, no problemo! Sweet!

College-age, hacky-sack playing stoner beer "aficinados" everywhere must be snatching up this beer based on the marketing alone.

The beer pours a brassy gold with red hints and leaves a weak head and some lacing. Dark for a "pale ale."

Smell is a nice floral lime rind hops with some sweet smelling richness to it. Nothing big, but it is there.

Tastes is a pleasant citric hop bitterness with a bready-sweet finish. Nothing awe-inspiring here, but nice enough for sure.

Mouthfeel is just slightly creamier than soda. The carbonation has a bit too much bite in it for me to actually like it much. The beer doesn't feel thin or watery, though.

Eh, I'd drink it again over Heineken, but I might actually be tempted to go for a Sam Adams instead if I had to choose.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 00:45:53 | More by silenius
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved the name of the beer and haven't had anything from the brewery, so I gave this one a try. It poured a pure copper color with carbonation evident and a big frizzy 1/2" head. The aroma was very different and is best described as a pine tree effect.
The first couple seconds of contact is relatively mild, but after that initial taste you get whacked with some unique flavors. I'd say its some kind of mixture between the puckerness of a grapefruit and the citrus zest of a lemon. What I like is that neither is overwhelming, and that really contributes to the nice and smooth mouthfeel. The finish is hoppy but still leaves you thirsting for more. This brew gets my strong endorsement.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2004 15:31:12 | More by Hhawk06
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ngandhi

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh as can be, the draught version has a distinct creaminess not present in the bottles. As the only real void in the bottles is the body, this added depth makes HI one of the country's better pales. Still, the beer is highly attenuated with such a low OG that the mouthfeel is more akin to a light beer than anything else. I hope these guys don't join the low-carb revolution.

Classically American and classicially west coast, we learn that Sierra Nevada wasn't the only brewery infatuated with Cascades at the start of the microbrew movement and, though this beer surfaced many years later, it is born of the same tradition, but with a much more impressive nose of Cascades balanced with Centennials. Many will think of their old college sock drawer or the bubbling "vase" you kept on top of the fridge, this is true to form -- quaffable, but unadventurous.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2004 15:00:04 | More by ngandhi
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palliko

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a dark copper-gold, some foam, no lacing. A nice fruity aroma – a delicate blend of citrus and herbs. Hops dominate through this entire beer drinking experience! They are there from the intial taste through the dry finish that lingers on. Very little malt here! This is a great beer for those who are looking for a nice, dry, mellow IPA, but it is very dry, with almost no middle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2004 04:25:03 | More by palliko
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

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

Dirty amber in color, this beer has a little had with a pretty lace forming around the glass. It is hoppy at first, but the hoppiness mellows with the finish. The taste is quite sweet, pretty fruity. I particular noticed a banana flavor arising with the finish on the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2004 01:30:44 | More by MuddyFeet
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Billolick

New York

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle, with no freshness dating. Poured amber, a tad cloudy, white head, leaves better then average lace. Hops hit the ole nostrils as soon as the top is opened. Very hoppy nose. Notes of grainy hops, citrus. Could use some more malt to balance it out. Body is very light and dare I say it-- watery. I was not too impressed with this IPA, doesnt really come together, mouthfeel wise to warrant a higher rating.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2004 01:20:05 | More by Billolick
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a dark brown with a thick off white head. The second sip the head glopped into my mouth much like the foam from good hot chocolate.

The dry hops exploded citrus when the bottle was uncapped and stayed with every sip.

The citrus was not limited to the aroma. The taste was excellent and had a hint caramel sweetness to offset the hoppiness.

The mouthfeel was a little light but okay.

This is an ale that I will recommend to any and all. What a nice surprise in my beer of the month box. If only every beer was this good. Well probably best they aren't because I would weigh 300 pounds because I could never put them down.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2004 02:20:00 | More by LarryKemp
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Tballz420

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark red/brown color, with a bubbly cream colored head on top. The scent is a great floral hop scent, with possibly some berries or something. Very sweet floral taste, some acidity. Maybe some fruit, basically it tastes like flowers. Very unique, and recommened.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 20:28:15 | More by Tballz420
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cretemixer

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy(duh!) orange amber in color with an off-white rocky head. Lots of suspended flecks floating about & a nice lace.
Delicious hop aroma brimming with grapefruit & fresh cut grass.
Slightly grassy taste with strong grapefruit bitterness. A hint of orange comes into play as well. Finishes a bit on the sweet side.
Medium body and a bit overcarbonated . Too tingly for my tastes, but this may have just been a lively sample.
Overall a darn good beer, one I could see drinking a lot more of if it was available.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2004 13:38:23 | More by cretemixer
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber/yellow in color, the head lacks a bit, as does the lace and stick. Aromas are clean and hoppy, while never overly hoppy, just a pleasant buzz. Good flavor with hops taking on a ginger like flavor. A subtle malt finish adds depth and balance-nicely made.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2004 22:55:41 | More by moulefrite
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle. No date.
It pours a deep copper color with little bits of hoppy goodness floating about. A fast-fading off-white head sit on top. Some patchy and trailing lace coats the glass.
The smell? Floral hops, pelletized, hop, citrusy hops aroma and just a faint smell of hay.
There's a hint of biscuity malt and a bit of a grassy taste.
Grapefruity and lime-like bitterness mix with a tea-like and metallic bite. A peppery spiciness is very pronounced.
This is the result of leaving a hophead alone in the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2004 03:04:19 | More by BeerResearcher
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edchicma

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great copper color with unbelievable lacing. Smell is primarily yeasty in nature, but nonetheless pleasant. Taste is initially sweet then nicely tangy and hoppy on the finish...not over the top. Fairly light mouthfeel, light oily ininitially with a dryer hop finish. Easy to frink...low abv..could be a decent sesssion brew,

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2004 22:52:44 | More by edchicma
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-white head atop a copper brew. Laced nicely.
Huge, wonderful citrusy, piney hop aroma. Pale malt buried underneath the hops.

Taste shows big, citrusy hop flavor. A bit too grapefruity IMO. They need to date their bottles because the grapefruit character was almost sweet and I'm left wondering whether the beer was just starting to go bad or if that's just it's normal character. Toasty malt backbone doesn't make much of a presence. Grapefruit finish.

Good mouthfeel and drinkability.
Overall, a good, well-hopped ale with plenty of flavor. I'll be revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2004 05:00:18 | More by PhantomVodoo
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: Picked up recently whilst on a drinking tour of Phoenix with the legendary Gusler, I managed to avoid a “Davo” incident at the Airport due to the immensely kind gesture from Sir Joe to box my stash of beers purchased and send them on. This was the first bottle out of the first of two boxes that recently arrived – A 22 ounce Bomber with one of those plastic shrink-wrapped labels. A tie-dye green background and lots of pastel colors, give the label a very 1960’s psychedelic look. ‘Hazed and Infused’ is writ in red bordered yellow lettering with the words ‘dry-hopped ale’ in white completing the presentation. The left part of the wrinkly label states that this offering is from the Looking Glass series.

Appearance: Lovely deep scorched copper color, a crème brulee body quietly sits underneath a massive off-white head with a vanilla yellow hint. Good carbonation levels and some nice lacing. Looks great.

Nose: A sweet and orangey aroma at first. A nice hop profile sits against some malt-bitter odors. Not high in strength but strangely average and a let down after the appearance.

Taste: I think this is missing something. It has the hops, but it is like they are on their own, out on a dusty country road waiting for the Bus that comes once a week. As such they are diluted in the overall scheme of things. Maybe it needs some more malt to support the beer? Something’s not quite right here. Half decent but missing something for me.

Mouthfeel: This part was a real let down for me. I found it to be thin and watery and incapable of supporting the body of the beer. Lacked depth and was seriously wanting.

Drinkability: The thin mouthfeel detracted from the overall taste profile and gave a very “watery” feel to this offering at times. Nice to start with, but soon got very wishy-washy and boring.

Overall: Not bad, worth the coin for the try, but I would not purchase it again. It looks great, but sadly the mouthfeel is way too thin, and the taste somewhat repressed and unbalanced for me. More malt would give the beer some more desperately needed body and would most certainly support the ‘free-standing’ hops and lend this Eunuch Pale Ale some much needed Balls. Either that, or I guess I’m getting spoilt after 30 months in California. There are much better ‘hoppy’ Pale Ales out there for my money. Very Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 06:19:37 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark gold amber color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is awesome. It is filled with pale and light crystal malts along with a great hop scent that penetrates. It is intense and quite citrousy. The taste is also good. It has a beautiful citrousy hop flavor. It blends well with the malts. This beer has tremendous balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. The beer drinks well. I got this through a trade. Thanks Quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2004 03:02:22 | More by WesWes
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Brent

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An all-around good beer, although I think the brewery hypes the dry hopping a bit more than warranted. A hazy in appearance, but really more of a chill haze look than turbidity. Nice grapefruity hops, sharp yet not overpowering. Toward the back some rustic malt flavor becomes evident, perhaps a bit heavier with malt at this point than most hoppy pale ales. Pushes the border on robustness close, but not quite to, IPA territory. A pleasant quaffer for the hops-inclined.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 03:28:44 | More by Brent
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper, slightly hazy, with a white head. Smells fruity , citrusy, bitter, reminds me almost of the scent of the stickiest of the icky. The taste initially has a fruity, malty taste that changes to the delcious bitterness of hops and grapefruit. A very unique beer, haven't had anything like this. Almost an IPA, almost tastes like a fruit beer. Definitely try this if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 16:28:07 | More by TastyTaste
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.