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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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cokes

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Obscured bronze, leaning in the direction of orange. Lacy, large bubbled tan-gray head.
Nose of ruby grapefruits, whole grain toast and esters of green strawberries.
Rides in with a tempered hop surge. Mostly citrus peels and mostly clementines and grapefruits. Lurking underneath is a toasty, caramel-topped English muffin. Turns a bit grainier as the brew proceeds southward. Never assertively bitter, but still plenty so. An additional flourish of orange late, then an about-face, turning herbal and seemingly more English-styled at the closure, though it never loses it Crystal showpiece. Lemon-infused iced tea lingers afterward.
Medium bodied and enormously drinkable. Low carbonation, and has both juicy and dry properties.

Gone too soon.

Cheers feloniousmonk! The dude sent an H&I poster too. How cool is that?

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 17:13:43 | More by cokes
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

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

Hazy, deep copper color with a tan head that leaves good lacing. Strong floral, than citrus fruit hop aroma. The flavor is super fresh and floral throughout, with a decent amount of malt flavor balancing the hop bitterness. It is very smooth, with a semi-dry, abrupt finish. A very well done brew; well balanced and enjoyable. I would definitely sample this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2003 14:37:30 | More by BeerBuilder
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap - Solid pale golding dark yellowy amber, nearly orange color, with a oatmeal looking top and colored head, settles to leave solid spotty lace all around the glass that sticks well. Smell is pretty strong and fronting of citrusy fruits, dulled a bit of mostly orange, some grapefruit, lemon and lime...most fruitylicious! Taste is amazingly fruity sweet, oily hopness, lightly tart and sour, very nice hop twingyness thats mellowing but lush and quite flavoring of...yes, grapefruit....some lemon, orange, and apples, all done in a dulling fashion, nothing to overwhelming in tart or sourness, perfectly infused. The malts are magnificent in laying the ground work for the amount of fruity hops that seem to be bouncing all over the place. Feel is medium body and full, the lingering effect of tarty sourness is quite nice, easily handled, and seems to last forever. Super mellowing drinkable stuff, man!

Served up by Feloniousmonk, what a guy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2003 20:02:27 | More by tavernjef
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle, "1st in this series of limited edition specialty beers."

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy amber color with massive, billowing off-white head the persisted and laced the glass nicely.

Smell: Quite hoppy (to state the blatantly obvious), with a very grassy aroma dominating. A malty sweetness also come through in the background.

Taste: A rich-tasting balance of hops and a good malt base. But the hops are what this beer is about and that, my friends, is a good thing. Finishes with a nicely-bittering effect on the palate. Almost a puckering effect. A nice oily resin on the lips and the (pardon me) burps were really good. A mark of a quality beer, I should think.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty aggressive carbonation. Still, quite smooth.

Drinkability: Quickly emptied my glass of this beer. The combination of the bittering taste and the dry finish really hit the spot following a lengthy trip from Myrtle Beach to my fellow BA AKSmokedPorter's house. Cheers to him for offering this most quaffable beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2003 16:51:02 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed and Infused......Dazed and Confused......Hazed and Infused.....Dazed and Confused.....................

This beer luminates orange. It's predominantly amber in color, but this glowing orange I cannot get out of my mind.....kind of like the mind boggling solo Jimmy Page throws out in Dazed and Confused.

This is one nice smelling brew. Rind, citrus, cannibis, resin and pine. Oh yeah. It invades my senses much like the hair raising vocals of Robert Plant in Dazed and Confused.

The malt lays down quite the base in this beer. It has to in order to keep the hop load in check. Reminds me of the solid, steady, unwavering, consistent base line John Paul Jones lays down in Dazed and Confused.

And the hops. BAM! BAM! BAM! They keep getting beat into my skull. Much the same way the triplet patterns get pounded out by John Bonham time and time again in Dazed and Confused. Just when you think they're done, they come back with a thundering presence. Resin! Rind! Pine! BAM BAM BAM!

I might be dazed and confused.....hazed and infused.....but I'm the better for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2003 22:13:49 | More by Bighuge
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Re-review: Upon further review I have dropped scores on the mouthfeel and drinkability...this has a more watery mouthfeel than I first detected...still a hop monster but too watery...
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What a surprise here....

Cloudy copper colored...not much head....nice citrus hop nose...fresh....rind like...very nice...citrus...grapefruit/pinneaple flavor....medium bodied....hopped up nicely...finishes dry....a nice fresh, citrus hop profile makes this an APA well worth drinking...some might find it a little unbalanced but I love it...

I'm surprised....I've viewed this brewery as OK but not one to got and "get after it" like this...This is an APA with more than adequate hopping....well worth trying...not world class but pretty darn good....Goes to show you there are good beers that will surprise you around every corner and from all types of breweries, and from all parts of the country...but you'll never know if you don't give them a try..I'm glad I tried this one...I've found a new tasty APA..

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2003 19:17:26 | More by ZAP
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark gold, copper color with a big beige head, sediment floaters, good carbonation, and lace clumps. Big citrusy hop aroma; grapefruit. Awesome fruity flavor and awesome citrusy grapefruit character. Leans big to the hoppy side. Light bodied and airy from the high carbonation but not overly bitter from all the hops.

Excellent with awesome hoppiness !! and I'm not really a hop-head.

Label states: "Limited Looking Glass Series" & "Unfiltered dry hopped ale infused with Crystal hops"

per M.J. notes: 3 grains and 5 hop varieties. Crystal and Centennial combination for dry hopping

Bottling Date (?): AP0303 (on neck)
Tasted: 05/15/03

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2003 11:13:17 | More by RBorsato
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maxpower

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing, cloudy amber-copper in color, has a good frothy white head that sticks around for a while, citrus grapefruit hoppy aromas. Juicy grapefruit citrus flavors, medium body with a creamy mouthfeel that finishes with a pleasant bitterness, pretty cool name too.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2003 12:39:05 | More by maxpower
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Looking Glass" series beer...

Dark amber and lightly hazy with a gravelly head that lasts about 40 seconds. Simple ring laces. Smells like orange juice, yeah, hop infused allright...Flavor? Well, to my tongue, all hop. A mixture of dry balsam and just a slight grapefruity juiciness but not balanced with a malt counterpoint. There's a slight sweetness -- but from beginning to end, Centennial hybrid hops "run wild on you". Too much of a hop grenade without a crazy barley malt match, at least to me...but it has its purpose, I would drink it again when in that hophead frame of mind.

"Hazed and infused for so long its not true...

Wanted some balance, didn't find it in you..."

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 11:34:17 | More by ADR
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color me impressed!
This ale's appearance is marked by dark apricot hue, elbowing a tawny red, with a frothy, milky, cream-colored head. Nose is fruity and lively to the point of rambunctious, high on the citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and a strong edge of pine and herbs. Very hoppy, but still soft.
Hops have a large presence on the palate, and maintain occupation throughout the consumption of this drink, on the tongue and all the back and further into other sensory realms, as well.
Full bodied, and creamy. Unfiltered, and it shows, in the very best ways. Relentlessly tasty. Finish is interminable, lush, delicious, highly memorable, highly drinkable. I found myself thinking that I'd found the perfect session brew for me. Hops are full, and deliver excellent flavor, but not so sharp and strong as to kill the palate. I wanted more, and more!
Dry-hopped with Crystal hops, that's the infused part. Hazed refers to the yeasty goodness left inside. The trippy name and psychedelic design on the tap handle seem like a hard sell aimed at all the hacky-sacking Colorado hippies camping out to see the Electric Rubber String Bean Casserole Groove Band, but if it works, good for them! This is a damned good beer! I really don't think I've had anything quite like: a hoppy, but mellow IPA, and a new favorite!

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2003 17:19:01 | More by feloniousmonk
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed & Infused? What was the old rock song, Dazed & Confused? Robin Trower? Showing my age, I reckon!
This sucka has is very slightly hazy, with a bit of fine particulate hovering around in the dark copper-hued fluid. Head comes out a light tan color, and is quite billowy and fluffy. A decent sheet of lace coats the glass. Nose has a full complement of hops...nice and citrusy! A pleasure to whiff! The body was severely lacking, though, imo. Found it quite thin, yet it was still fairly smooth, tongue-wise. A mild, bready malt flavor hit the palate first, followed by the grapefruity hops. The hoppiness was not in the strength nor abundance that I had expected, not after what came forth from the aroma. The look and aroma had me aroused, but I was somewhat let-down there-after. Confused after all....! Skol!!

overall: 3.8
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

499

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2003 12:46:16 | More by Bierman9
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Gusler

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent deep copper color, the head impressive in size, beige in color and the residual lace a fine sheet that seals off the glass nicely. Ah the smell of hops, sweet malt, citrus crisp and fresh, a treat for the nose to be sure. Front is malt, lightly sweet, the top middling in it feel to the palate and a big “Dry Hopped” finish, quite perky in its bite, the carbonation acceptable, very dry and lightly tart aftertaste, and its nice to see "Rockies” brewing some different types of beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 14:21:14 | More by Gusler
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marburg

Michigan

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

Funky bottle with fluorescent lettering and flashy 80s MTV colors. It poured to the color of a slightly tarnished penny. Good looking frothy white head atop the brew. Aroma was *instantly* obvious even from a distance. Grapefruits and pine forests!

It had amazing flavor. Just amazing. So often, mediocre IPAs and various other pale ales are called "grapefruity" simply because of the pattern of flavor in the beer or because the people talking about them don't know what they're tasting. But this seriously and truly quickly starts with a little fruit sweetness and immediately thereafter takes a slightly bittered hop flavor -- completely reminiscent of that grapefruit flavor.

This is a great reflection of the style and is one of the tastiest pale ales I've had in a long time. Not harsh or overly bitter. Easy to drink. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 18:46:11 | More by marburg
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marc77

California

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Copper hue w/ a slight dry hop induced haze. Thick, fluffy, persistent ivory white head leaves rough, foamy lace. Pungent waft of grapefruity and piney hops w/ faint spiciness hit the nose at first, then are supplemented with mellow medium caramel and hints of toasted malt. Contrary to the assertive hop nose, the hop profile in flavor is surprisingly well rounded and balanced relative to malt sweetness. Moderate hop bitterness upfront in flavor is ensued by a pronounced hop flavor comprised of a concomitant presence of pine, grapefruit, and spicy citrus peel. Crystal hops shine brightly and persist throughout. Malt character is mostly of lately surfacing biscuit and token caramel. A bit light in body, perhaps somewhat thin. Finishes clean, with fading notes of bread and citrus. Hazed & Infused is a delicious pale. Malt character is average, but the hop profile is striking. Wonderfully drinkable. Thanks to Jaybeerman for delivering this fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 18:18:13 | More by marc77
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packetknife

Idaho

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

Coppery w/ an off-white head that ran dead rather quickly. Strong hops and some fruit (peachers?) on the nose. Leaves hoppy biterness across the tongue. Rarely do I find lingering taste on the tongue pleasant but this is one exception. Sufficiently dry and very drinkable. Definatly one I'll re-visit especially if I find it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 15:29:17 | More by packetknife
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comat0se

Colorado

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

Nice copper color, slightly hazy with an off white head. Giant hop aroma with notes of strawberry jelly and malt. Bready, strawberry jelly (sandwich going on here), malt flavor swept over by herbal, piney hops and prickly carbonation with a nice medium body. Very nice surprise from this beer, nice balance, with some unusual flavors going on here.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2003 16:50:25 | More by comat0se
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StevieW

Florida

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

On draught at the Tap Room in Vail, Co. Notes from my GABF trip in October '02. Cool tap handle.
Cloudy golden yellow/orange color. Bubbly hop induced head. Hot piney, citrus, whole leafy hop nose hits you at arms length. Sticky, resiny, very tart taste. Almost like you are chewing the hop leaves in the glass. Hot spicy pine nut taste, almost burns then lets mellow malt undertones take over. This one is all about hops through and very balanced. I would have thought it to an IPA, but I guess the use of Cascades makes it an American Pale Ale. Whatever it is very refreshing, and striking flavor. Definitly worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2002 14:45:54 | More by StevieW
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Murph

Arizona

4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy peach color with a decent beige head that sinks but stands at a thick ringing film. Nice mellow malt aroma as the brew warms up. The bulk of the nose is made up of blossoming floral and somewhat piney hops. Nice juicy aroma. Smooth malt body that holds the brew up all the way through with just the slightest diacetyl notes in the background. Just enough piney and floral hop bitterness to not go over the top like so many APAs do. Not that I am complaining about over the top APAs because I love them but this is truly a very nicely balanced version of the brew. Perfect medium body that provides for a great ease of drinking but enough to make you feel like you are drinking something. Smooth malt characteristics make this glide across the tongue. This was truly a joy to drink and I would love to be able to find this on draught, or even better, on cask. Maybe someday I will make it to Colorado. Until then a huge thanks go to Vitriola for sending this one my way in our Santa exchange.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 18:20:05 | More by Murph
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