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

Pours a mildly hazed red colored ale with a tan colored head.

Smell is HARD bitch slap of hops to your nose far stronger than anything with out a Double IPA label. Strong citrus and pine scents yet a bit of malt manages to peek past all the tropical fruit scents. Strongest aroma from a Pale Ale ever.

Taste is very neutral in flavor at first balanced malt and hop and then the dance of the hops begins. Main flavor here is wood accentuated by the hop flavors. Taste is far milder than the scent; the complexity just doesn't make the transition from nose to mouth.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is good but not outstanding. It is a shame that this doesn't taste as good as it smells. An EXCELLENT beer to show the difference between Bittering Hops and Aroma hops. I will buy this again every now and then just for the smell, and it doesn't taste bad either.

Photo of SacoDeToro
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Let me first say that the aroma of this beer is a crowning achievement for Boulder Beer. It smells amazing! The aroma is pungent, citrusy, and piney, just like a fresh handfull of hops.

The rest of the beer is OK, but nothing spectacular. It pours a cloudy amber hue. The mouthfeel and maltiness are decent, but a little thin. Carbonation is good and overall, this beer is very drinkable.

In my opinion, buy this beer to experience a truly unique and bold aroma. That single aspect is worth it in this case.

Photo of ppoitras
4.88/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/2" pillowy off-white head above the clear amber brew. Head lasts very nicely, with heavy, sticky lacing. Aroma is pungent green hops, with a sweet malt undercurrent. Taste melds the seemingly fresh hops character with the biscuity malts almost perfectly. Don't really know how it could be better. Mouthfeel is super-smooth, and drinkability is trememndous as well. A great one here.

Photo of deBeers
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mmmm....a small pour off tap into a wine glass. Oh so creamy goodness. Beautiful dark amber color, progressive carbonation, with bodacious, bubbly, bleached white head.

Bow to the hop gods for this keg is as fresh as this brew smells. Very fresh hops here with a citrusy taste. Orange rinds, some other things I can't put my finger on. This is off the top of my head from last night. Do try out though.

Cheers!

Oops...actually put this under the Mojo but this was the beer I reviewed. (heavy session that night:0)

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this up in Massachusetts right before I headed home after the post (or post-post) party for the New England Beer Festival. Yes, I'll admit that I'm a pretty big Led Zeppelin fan and I thought the bottle was cool. Thankfully, this brew was a lot more superficial than just the packaging and was a pleasant surprise, to say the least!

Poured a nice bright light reddish-brown,nearly salmon-colored. A wonderful head bubbled up to 2 1/2 fingers high and had a lot of citrus and floral notes in the bouquet. The lacing was just as wonderful to the level of Sierra Nevada as I took my first few sips. The dry-hoppiness is very evident, and it almost has the taste of an IPA. However, this beer is much fuller and quickly grows on you. Very sustained taste after the inital kick hits and the infusion can be felt all the way to the next sip, whether it's in 10 seconds or 10 minutes. Neither heavy nor light, this beer strikes a nice balance and it was easy to drink at the right pace and never feel like the experience was being rushed.

Light enough to enjoy in the summer, but with enough depth to keep you warm on a cold night like tonight, Hazed and Infused grew quickly on me and hasn't quite let go of me yet, just like the lacing on the top of the glass as I'm about to take my last sip out of my pint glass. The best features of an IPA, a dry-hopped beer, and solid craftmanship are evident here. Highly recommended!

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

Got a bottle of this with dinner at Simeon's on the Commons in Ithaca.

Nice gold-orange color with a good head and lacing, head retention until the end. I mistook this for an IPA by flavor and smell. Floral and cirtus with a little malt balance.

Very tasty, give this a try.

Update 6/20/06

Had a few more bottles and really enjoyed it. Great hops aroma and flavor. Still easy to drink and the bitterness doesnt become overpowering. Great for young and developing hop-heads.

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

Again, another craft brewery promotes their product with as if they are trying to get me to watch MTV. Despite its goofy marketing this is a pretty decent beer. Cloudy body, small head, good lacing. Hops are a bit kicked up on the nose, citrus and cherries. Surprisingly, with such a low ABV, its mouthfeel is dominated by an alcohol flavor.

Good session beer. I like the hops, but a little too pricey around these parts to warrant a "revist".

Photo of ski271
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium orange-copper with a small, foamy, off-white, slowly diminishing head. Good thick lacing. The smell is fresh, hoppy and wonderful, citrus and spruce balanced by a moderate, doughy malt backbone. The taste is a big-time hop-attack. It has an initial sting of firey citrus, and then it subsides very briefly to let the malts add their 2 cents, but those flavors are quickly drowned by a tidal wave of citrus and pine hop flavors. But then something goes a bit off late on the finish…. No, it’s not off, just weak. I think it’s just too far out of balance. Strange because the smell and the early flavors a bit more balanced than the finish. It has a medium body, dry texture and soft carbonation. I think this beer starts out like a top-quality beer but finishes barely above average.

Photo of surfadelic23
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been lucky enough to have this on tap and bottle in the last week or so. In either case, this beer was damn good. It has a heavy pretty copper color but is also really, well, hazy. It has a decent head with thin lace. Hops are balanced and boy oh boy do they make this beer. I'd love to have a mini keg of this for tailgating as I think anyone would like this beer

Photo of jmz62565
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A reddish honey colored beer that looks good with a smallish,one finger,head.The aroma is very hop filled.Hops and some citrus,orange or grapfruit?,dominate the nose.The taste is like the smell.Hops rule!!
This is a very dry hop citrus beer.Its a very good flavor.the m/f is a little light for my taste,but the drinkability is very good.If I see this again I will buy it.

Photo of bubrewer
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This 12 oz undated bottle hits my glass looking like a coppery weizen. It is very hazy but does not appear to be bottle conditioned.

Aroma is piney with some tangerine. There's plenty of it, too, but it's not sharp. More rounded and soft, yet big. I don't know what varieties they use to dry hop this thing, but the fullness of the aroma suggests to me a blend rather than a big whack of one thing.

Malt shows up in the flavor more as it warms, but the hop flavor is there throughout. More bitterness than an APA, but less than an IPA.

Very nice beer overall; I'd be glad to have a keg of this at home and proud to serve it any any group event.

Photo of Reidrover
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz single bottle serving.
Nice looking ale,coloured like dark honey with a lovelly creamy/frothy light tan head, lashings of lace...just very beautiful to look at.
Great piney/resiny hop aroma to this one and very fresh..spicy indeed.
Wow a very nice taste sensation too, at first all you notice is the spicy, tingly hops and then afterwards ,like all the best hoppy beers you begin to appreciate the caramel malty backbone of the beer.
Very nice on the palate, not to thick as tohinder consumption.
I found this an excellent beer for drinking with loads of flavour and amoderate alcohol content. Recommended.

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

This beer is good from all angles. It has a heavy copper tone and a slight bit of ruby red on the pour. Going with the hazed theme, the beer is quite murky. The head is some what small and has of thin lace. Great balance of piney and citrus hops. The dry hops scalp your mouth in a good way . There even brought out as it warms up. I think the hops are what really make this beer. The medium body makes this beer good t o drink for all seasons.

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

10/11/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 22oz bomber bottle with no dating. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Light copper colored. Forms a decent enough 1/2 inch head with fair lacing.

Smell- Very very hoppy. Almost on a good IPA level. Not really any malt scents come through.

Taste- Very hoppy character for a Pale Ale. Fruity and floral for the most part. Maybe just a touch of malt, but not a lot.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin because of the lack of an even amount of malt, but you really have to think about it to notice. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability- More an IPA offshoot than a Pale Ale. Still a good drinking beer though. Low ABV makes this think a decent session brew.

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

Appearance is a hazy copper color with a two finger head which provides some lacing.
Its aroma is fruity and full of hop presence.
The flavor is initially of hops and citrus, then is balanced by a malty sweet finish.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and a bit oily, though it remains quite drinkable.

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

Picked up a bomber at AJ's for $2.99 back in mid-August.

Nice looking beer that pours a rich copper color with good head retention leaving a nice splotchy lacing. Nose is of malts and floral hops. Initial taste had a predominant finish of the sweeter citrus and of course hops. Mouthfeel has a nice thick body for the style. Overall drinkability is very good. This makes for a very nice session beer!

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

From a 22oz bottle.

Pours a clear copper with a rich tan head. Frothy. Sheets of lace. Smells of sweet citrus, tangerine, lemon and mandarin orange.

Taste is of lightly fruity malt, some herbal hops and a long low bitterness. Not much of the citrus from the nose is present in the mouth. A bit light in the mouth, a bit of lingering bitterness. A very easy drinker.

I was a bit disappointed with this one at first since the label leads you to believe that it's an IPA. But as a low ABV APA, it makes a really nice session beer.

Photo of Bcant
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed and Infused is a good beer. I have had it both off the tap and from a botle. It is remarkable similar from both serving types. This review is from notes about a bottle. It pours the color of good medium maple syrup. But one wiff and you can tell it does not taste anything like syrup. The nise hits you with deep pine and grapfruit, which carry through the swalow. The tast is so srong that once its down your moth feels like you were just chewing on a fresh cascaid hop bud. Nonetheless it finishes crisp and refreshing. My only comment is that it might not bee a great beer in a seires of tastings buecause its taste is so strong it compromises your pallet.

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

Pours a dark APA orange. The name doesn't lie--this brew is very hazy. There's a great head, to boot.

Big centennial hops in the nose along with lots of grapefruit and some citrus. Hops dominate, and they're quite nice.

Tastes dry and very hoppy. Hops hops hops. Citrus and grapefruit and a decent malt background.

This is one of those "throw as much hops at them as we can" American APAs, and it's one of the ones that work.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-toffee color with about a half inch of active head at first pour. The head fell within a minute or so to a persistent ring around the glass.

Aroma: It’s about like smelling a grapefruit. There is a bunch of citrusy hops in the nose, and maybe a slight hint of caramel. That’s about all I get when this beer is cold.

Taste: The flavor is a bit deceptive from what you think that you are going to get from the nose. I would have expected this to be as heavy as SN Celebration Ale, but it actually ends up being refreshing instead of heavy. There is a mild sweetness that stays with the flavor profile the entire time. The dry hops makes the end of the flavor feel almost a little powdery dry.

Opinion: I think that this is a nicely refreshing beer that amazingly enough it doesn’t have a harsh bitter bite on the back of the throat like most other over the top American IPA’s. It’s a bit one dimensional, but I would definitely drink one again.

Photo of hero27
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dull copper color with some of the biggest pieces of yeast I've seen in a beer. They brag about it being unfiltered...and I believe them, after looking at it. The head is incredible. Gigantic right off the bat, but slowly settles into a huge, pitted monster...it actually resembled a small-scale model of the Grand Canyon at one point.
Smell is nothing but bubblegum/candy-like/grapefruit/overly-hopped greatness..this is my kinda beer. This thing is supposed to be a pale ale? Well if it's a pale ale, then I play guitar in Pearl Jam...because both couldn't be further from the truth. ok, maybe it's a bit more realistic to call this a pale ale, but you get the point.. The Crystal & Centennial hops shine through in this Willy Wonka-like creation. Well-balanced it is not, but who cares. This is a tribute to hops, and amen to that. Very glad I didn't pass this brew by.

Photo of gbontrag
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells sharply of pine and sliced lemon and lime. Fat froth of large bubbles boils up and slowly decomposes. It looks like a fast-forward Nature flick that documents the rise and fall of a mushroom.

Oh dear, that's much too thin. There's no follow through here. Yeah, there's some sourness, but without the punch. This has the malt character of watery grey oatmeal and watery cranberry juice. Bland. Dammit, why waste ingredients on this fake....

Photo of methtlcai
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Keep in mind that if there were a fragrance that smelled like hops I would buy it...I really like this beer! Pours a light brown with a small white head that retained well, but wasn't enough. The hops aroma of this beer was ridiculously overpowering, like sticking your nose in a bag of hops. Awesome! The taste was unbalanced like other raters have said, and could use some more malt to strengthen it overall, but I will totally buy this anytime I need a hop fix. Plus, the light/thin nature of the beer due to the lack of malt makes it easier to drink lots of- a good 6 pack hop fest.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All right, I have never started a beer review being pissed off at the beer before, but there's a first time for everything.

This beer foamed over from the instant I started popping the cap. I only got it fractionally opened and the foam started spraying out, almost flooding my computer keyboard. I had to run into the kitchen with the bottle upside down in the glass, and it overfilled the pint glass. Eventually I was able to take the cap off, but I had to wait 15 minutes for the glass of head to die down. Finally I was able to pour, but a huge head rose up again. I estimate I lost at least 2 ounces of the 12. I had the bottle properly chilled, and had not shaken or jarred it when I took it from the fridge... so that is just too damn much head, too much carbonation. Imagine if I was at a party and didn't have a glass on hand. So the appearance score is going to take a hit for that. Visually, it was an orange-amber, and hazy. Also rather average.

Aroma was of hop resins, grapefruit, and a hint of malt in the background.
Too unbalanced.

Taste was much better than the nose, though. Initially bitter, it was quickly moderated by the maltiness, with a little sweetness thrown in. Surprisingly, the alcohol was prominent. VERY unusual for a beer with an ABV that low.

Mouthfeel was smooth... no doubt helped by the fact that so much carbonation had already come out of the brew.

Drinkability... a little better than average. If you can keep it from spewing.

Photo of Fugazme
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Holy hops. I like me some hops. This one poured copper and had a big white head. Almost too big as it "commercialed" out of the top of the glass and onto the bar. Oh well... I could smell it already. Huge hops and not much else to smell... maybe a touch of some orange peel or citrus something.

I was blasted immediately with the hops from the first taste and on. Almost overwhelming to a point of that way too acidic/metallic flavor that lingers until you eat something or drink something else. Not entirely offensive, but there.

I drank this with a reuben sandwich and it really brought out the caraway in the rye bread... it was nice, but not as nice as a porter or stout would have been with the reuben.

Overall I liked it... I wouldn't complain if I drank it again.

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