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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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83
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1,907 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of Daehpoh
3.87/5  rDev +6%
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
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
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
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
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
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
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
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
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
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
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
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
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
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
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
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
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
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
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
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of rsyberg01
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - Bottle with tie dye and hops outlining the label. No bottled date or expiration date.

A - Reddish orange pour. Kind of hazy with no sediment. Head is good and then a thin layer on the surface. Good lacing that is mediumly sticky and webs out.

S - Citrus, Hop, Grass, Pine. Those four are the most dominant in my nose. Smells good, not great but good.

T - Hoppy and kind of roasted. Citrus character isnt that outstanding but there. Grass makes itself present but doesnt jump at you. Kind of malty and sweet then breaks through with the bitterness.

M - A bit light but good. It cuts to the corners of your mouth and then dries up with the bitterness preparing your mouth for the next taste.

D - Fairly easy to drink. I'd say a six pack of this brew would be perfect for a night. With two or three other different six packs of course.

Photo of soultrain
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Orange/amber beer, clear, with streaming carbonation. Rich and chewy foam froth is a gift that keeps on giving (from the bomber) as the 2+" head settles down to 1/2" for the duration, with excellent ropes of sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Impressive.
S-Fantastic: eau de dry-hop cologne, heavy on the citrus.
T-Very delicious. Citric hops hit and re-hit that one most excellent note, with a freshness that is, uh, refreshing! Nice bitterness. I like the fact that this is heavy on the hops, lighter on the malts, and the crystal hop burps? WICKED!
M-Light/medium. Good carbonation.
D-Extremely sessionable stuff, IMHO.

CRUX: EXTREMELY ENJOYABLE DRY-HOPPED APA HERE. A beer I'd like to say hello to again and again, but alas, it ain't available near me. Yet. I could drink this anytime con mucho gusto, and the DBF yearns to hold this beer in it's embrace in some quantity. Good stuff.

Photo of danielocean03
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple, IN. Appearance is a slightly cloudy golden-hued orange, very appealing color, short half finger off white head slowly decomposed into a light ring of lace. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit and floral notes, slight sweetness also present. Taste is hoppy and sweet, light bitterness in the dryness of the aftertaste, very enjoyable brew. Mouthfeel is light, slightly oily on the tongue, light on cabonation as well, goes down slick and washes off dry. Drinkability is excellent, great beer to relax with after being in the late July sun.

Photo of kirok1999
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazed is so right! With the copper color you should be able to see through this one but...no way. Minimal head with no lacing.

S- Hop bomb. Grapefruit, pine, grass, and just a slight malt.

T- Bitter hop monster. Grapefruit citrus is up front, drying bitterly in the finish. Slight spice notes but the aromatic and bittering hops dominate.

M- Crisp and dry, rough on the tongue and astringent.

D- Perfect session beer with something sweet or a pungent cheese.

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

Poured an amber/orange with a 1-finger off-white head. Good chunky lacing.

Smelled mainly of hops; specifically, floral and citrus hops. A tiny bit of malt undertone was present.

Tasted of fruity -- citrusy -- hops over a slight bready malt flavor. Nice balance. Hops linger at the finish.

As for mouthfeel: OK. Well-carbonated, but I found it somewhat chalky.

Drinkability? Ayup: one could definitely have a few.

One final note: I had this twice in the same night: once on tap (at Bomber's in Albany) and once from a bottle at home (the basis of this review, as I could take notes at home). I thought it was a little bit better from the tap.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.