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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 rsyberg01
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
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
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber/golden color, nice carbonation, small head, nice lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, and a slight citrus.

T - The taste is pretty hoppy for a brew with this low ABV. Sweet with a nice bitter/dry finish.

M - Medium body. Pretty well rounded APA.

D - Drinkable. This brew surprised me for sure, pretty tasty.

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

On tap at an outdoor cafe in Boulder on a hot day, this beer really hit the spot. It's a slightly hazy orange with a semi-thick head that leaves a bit of lace on the glass. The smell is a combination of piney and flowery hops with a healthy malt aroma behind the hops. The taste is nicely balanced, with the hops being a bit more subdued in the taste than the smell. Bread and biscuit flavors can be detected. Mouthfeel is a tad heavier than expected. This is a very drinkable beer, especially outdoors on a warm weekend day. Nice stuff.

Photo of Pegasus
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy deep copper color, with a massive white head, slight streams of slow-rising carbonation, and clumps of broken lace.

Aroma: Massive pine tar and grapefruit hops. I am made to think of a Christmas tree boiled in grapefruit juice. Beneath the hops, there is a substantial malt backbone.

Taste: Begins with smooth, rich maltiness, and a solid, but surprisingly restrained hop presence. The palette of hops is remarkably varied, there are pine tar, citrus, and orange hops. Bread and cracker malts bring the taste to a close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A remarkably well-crafted example of the style.

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

Hazy (hey, it would be disappointing if it wasn't) orange body, topped by three fingers of microbubbles with a charmingly sloppy white top. Good lacing is immediately evident.

Good strong citrus aroma, heavy on oranges with grapefruit and tangerines.

Good sweet sticky malty start. Caramel and toffee, which gives way to a rising tide of orange/grapefruit juice. Very juicey actually.

Good medium mouthfeel, substantial but not syrupy.

Too good drinkability, may run out of beer before I finish this review.

A very fine APA which exceeded my expectations. Actually nice to find a new APA in these DIPA days. Recommended. Enjoy.

Photo of MeLikeBeer
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When pouring this beer, it appeared to slide, sticking from the bottle into my glass- in an enticing way.
It appears a deep brown color with a half inch thick creamy head.
Smells like pine and citrus- it does SMELL good.

The taste was sweet, almost to the point of being too sweet, but the hop bitter does kick in and reassure me that I am, in fact, drinking a pale ale.
Heavy fruity presence, apples and oranges/lemons- citrusy.

Thin mouthfeel, very little aftertaste, pretty drinkable. For a pale ale, it's ok, and I might reassess my thoughts on this one someday, but for now...I'm glad I bought the single bottle.

Photo of Higravity
2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice solid red color with a decent white head that leaves little lace. Smell is more muted than I would have thought there is plenty of hop-like aromas but nothing juice, alive or otherwise standoutish. The taste has a slight malt flavor that is eaten up by a bittering that tastes soapy there is some citrus and fruityness but they are just too weak. Ok mouthfeel and it could serve as something to drink but not really desirable. Overall this is just another pass-on-by until they tweak it up some.

Photo of jwc215
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured orange/amber with nice white head.
From there it went down...
Smelled of -- hops - citrusy - grapfruit, lemon, orange.
The taste was ONLY of hops. Very bitter. It could use some more malt to balance it out. It really tasted of hops and water. If you are a big hop fan, this might be good. But, it lacks the character and complexity that even a hoppy beer should have.
The mouthfeel was bitter.
Well, the drinkablilty depends. As a beer - so-so. If you are a hop addict - moreso. IMO - this is over-the-top. If a "hop liquor" existed in place of a malt liquor - this would be it.

Photo of RedChrome
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured an awesome red amber color. Off white colored head was small and vanished quite rapidly. Didn't appear as hazy as advertised. Lots of super small carbonation bubbles. Very minor lacing was happening.

Very nice fruit aroma had a mix of grapefruit and apricot. A slight note of hops occurs, but maily just the fruit showing through.

First taste provided a mouthful of hops flavor. The secondary flavoring is only noticably when rolling the beer around the palatte. The flavor of grapefruit is hinting through, but doesn't bring the aroma of arpricot that was noted with it. Would have liked more complex flavor, but at least it had no down side.

Slight watery feel on the beer in my mouth did not detract to much from the enjoyability. Carbonation is quite nice.

Overall a decent offering, and I look forward to trying more from the "Looking Glass" line. A nice beer to drink on a summer evening while watching the sun set.

Photo of ITK4ever
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tucker for this one. Poured an amber color into a pint glass, off-white head, lingering lace. Hoppy nose, but not over the top. Fruity sweetness and a faint yeasty smell. Not much malt detected in the nose nor the taste. It's hoppy, but again, not over the top. There's just not really anything behind it for balance.

Not very complex, but if you're a hophead, it'll do in a pinch. In today's world of Big Beers, this guy just isn't big enough. But it's worth a try.

Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 0z. bottle pours out a pumpkin/orange color. It had a small head but still left some lacing. It smelled very hoppy. The hop flavor wasn't as strong as the smell. It tasted a little bit of herbs and citrus. The mouthfeel was crisp and sharp. It is quite drinkable. I would certainly recommend this beer to anyone.

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

Pours with a chunky off-white sticky head that rests atop a cloudy amber coloured liquid. Nice looking stuff.

The aroma is of juicy pine hops. There is some sweet (tropical?) fruit apparent here and a hint of caramel as well.

The flavour is a little thinner than the aroma but still nice and full. It is maltier as well. This one starts out juicy, there is some sweetness in the middle and a mildly biting hop finish. The hop burps are tasty as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly crisp.

This was a nice brew that seemed like it was caught in the middle and couldn't decide if it was an IPA or a straight up pale ale. I think it leans a bit toward the former but it's still very good even if it not 100% the latter as touted. It's smooth and easy drinking and just a very nice all-around beer.

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

pours a cloudy amber colour with a thick creamy head. the head sticks around for a long time and leaves plenty of lacing the whole way down the glass.

the aroma is very hoppy and has a nice fresh smell. very pleasant.

tast is low on bittering, but high on fresh hop flavour. it's rich and floral with a slight apricot taste.

the mouthfeel on it is good and seems to be just about right for the style.

overal this is quite a nice beer. it's well balanced and very drinkable. recommended for hop heads and non-hop heads alike.

Photo of hunteraw
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is darker than I expected, honey with a ruby tint. Good head, great lacing - almost layered, I can tell every time I put down the glass.

Smell is great too, lots and lots of fresh hops.

Taste is a little disappointing, after the appearance and smell Sweet and malty initially, followed by fresh hops flavors, although they're surprisingly light considering the smell.

Finishes nice but the mouthfeel is a little bit too thick and it's too lightly carbonated in my opinion.

Drinkability suffers from being too sweet and too little carbonation, but overall not bad.

Photo of villainchiwwin
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into pint glass.
orangey amber with alchemical-looking swirls of haziness; off-white head subsided. straightforward hop nose - somehow simple with light buttered citrus quality. sweet hop attack upon sipping with herbal flower tang that is somehow cluttered and progresses into a strange off-ness, with mineral water confused with an unappealing something. rich yet smooth initial mouthfeel, wish the flavor that coated the palate was better tho....
eh, not a stand-out among dry-hopped beers. not bad but "hazed" aspect seems more gimmicky than anything else.

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

Poured straight from the bottle, great murky amber color. Thick, rich golden-white head of foam with lacing that sticks around for eternity.

Citrusy hops hits the nose along with a faint roasted aroma.

Wow...the bitterness hits you right away with a background of lemony tartness. Not too much body, a good medium. It finishes clean with a fading hop taste.

This is really good (for a hophead). Highly drinkable in my opinion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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