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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,805 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,805
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 14
Gots: 82 | 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 kmpitz2
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one into a tulip glass. There is a nice deep amber color wtih 3 fingers of head. The nose is piney hop with a touch of the greapefruit from cascade. The flavor has more malt than the nose would let on. There are some nice caramel malts along with the hops. I would actually like to see a bit more in the hop flavor to balance with the malts. As it warms up, the hops come through as a nice woodsy, piney flavor. The beer is also on the thin side. I would like more body in there. Drinkability is actually good, but not stellar. With what I found lacking in the other departments, this one doesn't draw me into drinking more of it.

kmpitz2, Sep 27, 2004
Photo of LarryV
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A citrusy (moreso than floral) aroma greets the nose after pouring. Pours with a thick, chunky head that slowly dissipates to rocky foam islands.

Considering this is an unfiltered beer, I didn't think it was very hazy in appearance, rather, it pours a fairly clear, reddish amber color. Hops explode in your mouth on the first taste, but it seems that's all this brew has to offer as it seriously lacks in malt to balance the hops. I knocked the drinkability down because of this reason, it's a very one dimensional brew.

With a little more malt to chase the hops, this would probably be a pretty good brew. In it's current incarnation, I probably wouldn't pick up another as I think there's more balanced choices around, but overall, not a bad brew.

LarryV, Sep 26, 2004
Photo of karengarys
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought this beer on a whim because the label amused me. What a surprise - I love this beer!!! It reminds me a lot of the three floyds gumballhead, which is one of my favorite beers of all time.

It pours a hazy deep amber color with minimal head.(I love the look of a hazy beer that doesn't have glops of goop in it)

Mouthfeel is very nice and crisp and dry, which really appeals to me. It is fizzy, but not a cheezy carbonation type of fizzy, it is more of a rich and dry fizz.

Aaah, the flavor. Very clean, very dry, yet - to me - not bitter. Very hoppy, but it is a dry hop. It has a citrusy flavor, almost like grapefruit peels. To me that It isn't gross, it is crisp for it is done very well.

It has a dry finish that fades into nothing. No bad aftertaste, just some lingering clean sweetness.

this has become one of my very few standards.

By the way: This is the only beer I've had that I enjoy VERY COLD! I usually like them more a tad bit warmer than 'fridge temp, maybe around 50 or so. Not this one. It even makes a good slushie.

karengarys, Sep 24, 2004
Photo of budgood1
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the 22 oz. bomber a slightly hazy deep amber colour. a tight fine off white appears and sticks a bit...leaving some lacing after a few sips. a nice pine and citric aroma wafts up from the glass...seems inviting. upon first taste...the bitter flavour of hops dominate...lots of resiny and piney notes...and some puckering citus notes. some malted barley notes...but pretty one sided towards the hop profile. lacking balance for sure. mouthfeel seems a bit thin...the body of this beer is need of more malt to round it out and provide a stability for the hopping. finishes with a long lasting bitterness that tickles the tongue.

this is a flavourful beer for hop lovers. give it a try.

budgood1, Sep 23, 2004
Photo of BJ1833
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. "Bomber" bottle

Appearance: Deep copper color with a light brown, single finger head.

Aroma: Mmm! Very hoppy aroma! Citrusy and floral. Great smell!

Taste: Hops and more hops! A bitter citrus flavor with a dry finish. Definitely not a "balanced" beer in terms of malt/hops, but it's not supposed to be. This is not a beer for the macro crowd, but for the hop lover this is a real treat. Not much complexity to this brew, but it is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and a bit thin.

Overall: Personally, I really like this beer. I'm sure it's not the hoppiest beer out there (I've yet to try any Stone or Dogfish Head products) nor does it have huge depth to it, but it is a great refreshing beer for a hot day. A good session brew.

BJ1833, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of kennyo
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

deepgold brew with big foamy head, kind of like whipped cream floating on an ice cream soda after 5 minute.

Aroma - hops/peaches, not overpowering, nice

Taste - somewhat balanced, needs a little more malt for balance, but very drinkable, a little more than a session beer. Got too love the name, tho.

kennyo, Sep 01, 2004
Photo of Todd
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with orange hues and a slightly tan spotty head that settles to a slightly sticky lace of varying bubble sizes.

Smell: Pleasant floral citric fruit aroma, apple skins. Resin background.

Taste: Smooth and even on the palate. Sharp-ish smack of citric apple with salty notes and a subdued lemony sting. Slight resiny feel and stick. Palate is left with a thin oily feel, breaking with a leaf and apple skin roughness (probably from the dry-hopping) as things dry up towards the end. Soft soap-like wash over it all. Some biscuity malt character, touch of sweetness, and a bready finish with a mouthful of grain.

Notes: The hops really dominate this brew, with barely enough malt character to keep things in control. Pretty average, but worth a try.

Todd, Aug 31, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Anam Cara in preparation for the BA bus tour. Pour when served was caramel in color, with a head the color and consistency of cream. I noticed some tea-like notes in the aroma, strongly brewed tea with a strong tannins. I also thought there were some pine cones dancing at the edges of the aroma. The beer itself, while tasty, came across as a bit watery. Not that the mouthfeel seemed on the thin side, more like to keep with the tea metaphor, I'd used a hop-tea bag one too many times. It was smooth and easy to drink, but needed to pack a bit more punch, flavorwise.

PatandDavid, Aug 29, 2004
Photo of xgrigorix
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce brown bottle, no dates.

Cloudy burnt orange in apperance. Topped by a light, white cap of foam.

Deep notes of pine & orange, back with a hint of maltiness.

A touch of caramel right up front, and then the hops take over with powerful flavours of pine & citrus. Wish there was a little more malt to back this up. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

xgrigorix, Aug 19, 2004
Photo of mudhoney
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel color with a nice foamy ivory colored head.
Smells a bit citrusy with a hint of spice.
This beer has a bite in the beginning with a nice hoppy finish and a hint of pine.
Not overly hoppy, but a dry taste and a definite aftertaste.
A nice hearty ale almost hoppy enough to be an IPA.

mudhoney, Aug 05, 2004
Photo of thinkbreakfast
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

app: deep and somewhat dark amber. Excellent, fluffy head which is slightly off white.

Smell: sweet hop scent with a dry background. very tempting.

Taste: wow. The full spectrum of hop flavors comes through. At the same time, this brew isn't overly bitter. There is an amazing malt base backing everything up. Finished slightly dry.

I will go back to this beer again. Highly recommended.

thinkbreakfast, Jul 29, 2004
Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazed & Infused pours a slightly hazy amber with a frothy head that goes to a fine film that laces the glass.

Its aroma is strong citrusy, piney,slightly floral hops.

The flavor is big on piney hops with some citrus and sweetness in the background. A little out of balance, but not overly so. It is a little thin, but still pretty smooth with a crisp, slightly bitter, finish.

Overall, a nice hoppy, yet refreshing, Pale. A good way to get a good hop fix.

Beaver13, Jul 14, 2004
Photo of bigbubba
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

bigbubba, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of Rio
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Rio, Jul 10, 2004
Photo of mschofield
3.55/5  rDev -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.

mschofield, Jul 09, 2004
Photo of TongoRad
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

TongoRad, Jul 08, 2004
Photo of DPMomutant
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

DPMomutant, Jul 07, 2004
Photo of BadBadger
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

BadBadger, Jul 06, 2004
Photo of Jason
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Jason, Jul 03, 2004
Photo of bultrey
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

bultrey, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of silenius
3.55/5  rDev -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.

silenius, Jun 23, 2004
Photo of Hhawk06
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Hhawk06, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of ngandhi
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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

ngandhi, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of palliko
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

palliko, Jun 11, 2004
Photo of MuddyFeet
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

MuddyFeet, Jun 06, 2004
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,805 ratings.