Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
06-24-2004 02:05:53 | More by bultrey
3.55/5 rDev -3%
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.
06-23-2004 00:45:53 | More by silenius
4.18/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
06-20-2004 15:31:12 | More by Hhawk06
3.8/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
06-20-2004 15:00:04 | More by ngandhi
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
06-11-2004 04:25:03 | More by palliko
4/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
06-06-2004 01:30:44 | More by MuddyFeet
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
Bomber bottle, with no freshness dating. Poured amber, a tad cloudy, white head, leaves better then average lace. Hops hit the ole nostrils as soon as the top is opened. Very hoppy nose. Notes of grainy hops, citrus. Could use some more malt to balance it out. Body is very light and dare I say it-- watery. I was not too impressed with this IPA, doesnt really come together, mouthfeel wise to warrant a higher rating.
05-22-2004 01:20:05 | More by Billolick
4.53/5 rDev +23.8%
This beer poured a dark brown with a thick off white head. The second sip the head glopped into my mouth much like the foam from good hot chocolate.
The dry hops exploded citrus when the bottle was uncapped and stayed with every sip.
The citrus was not limited to the aroma. The taste was excellent and had a hint caramel sweetness to offset the hoppiness.
The mouthfeel was a little light but okay.
This is an ale that I will recommend to any and all. What a nice surprise in my beer of the month box. If only every beer was this good. Well probably best they aren't because I would weigh 300 pounds because I could never put them down.
05-21-2004 02:20:00 | More by LarryKemp
4.38/5 rDev +19.7%
This beer is a dark red/brown color, with a bubbly cream colored head on top. The scent is a great floral hop scent, with possibly some berries or something. Very sweet floral taste, some acidity. Maybe some fruit, basically it tastes like flowers. Very unique, and recommened.
05-11-2004 20:28:15 | More by Tballz420
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
Hazy(duh!) orange amber in color with an off-white rocky head. Lots of suspended flecks floating about & a nice lace.
Delicious hop aroma brimming with grapefruit & fresh cut grass.
Slightly grassy taste with strong grapefruit bitterness. A hint of orange comes into play as well. Finishes a bit on the sweet side.
Medium body and a bit overcarbonated . Too tingly for my tastes, but this may have just been a lively sample.
Overall a darn good beer, one I could see drinking a lot more of if it was available.
05-03-2004 13:38:23 | More by cretemixer
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
Deep amber/yellow in color, the head lacks a bit, as does the lace and stick. Aromas are clean and hoppy, while never overly hoppy, just a pleasant buzz. Good flavor with hops taking on a ginger like flavor. A subtle malt finish adds depth and balance-nicely made.
04-24-2004 22:55:41 | More by moulefrite
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
12oz brown bottle. No date.
It pours a deep copper color with little bits of hoppy goodness floating about. A fast-fading off-white head sit on top. Some patchy and trailing lace coats the glass.
The smell? Floral hops, pelletized, hop, citrusy hops aroma and just a faint smell of hay.
There's a hint of biscuity malt and a bit of a grassy taste.
Grapefruity and lime-like bitterness mix with a tea-like and metallic bite. A peppery spiciness is very pronounced.
This is the result of leaving a hophead alone in the brewery.
04-09-2004 03:04:19 | More by BeerResearcher
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
Great copper color with unbelievable lacing. Smell is primarily yeasty in nature, but nonetheless pleasant. Taste is initially sweet then nicely tangy and hoppy on the finish...not over the top. Fairly light mouthfeel, light oily ininitially with a dryer hop finish. Easy to frink...low abv..could be a decent sesssion brew,
04-05-2004 22:52:44 | More by edchicma
4.1/5 rDev +12%
Off-white head atop a copper brew. Laced nicely.
Huge, wonderful citrusy, piney hop aroma. Pale malt buried underneath the hops.
Taste shows big, citrusy hop flavor. A bit too grapefruity IMO. They need to date their bottles because the grapefruit character was almost sweet and I'm left wondering whether the beer was just starting to go bad or if that's just it's normal character. Toasty malt backbone doesn't make much of a presence. Grapefruit finish.
Good mouthfeel and drinkability.
Overall, a good, well-hopped ale with plenty of flavor. I'll be revisiting this one.
03-16-2004 05:00:18 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.18/5 rDev -13.1%
Presentation: Picked up recently whilst on a drinking tour of Phoenix with the legendary Gusler, I managed to avoid a Davo incident at the Airport due to the immensely kind gesture from Sir Joe to box my stash of beers purchased and send them on. This was the first bottle out of the first of two boxes that recently arrived A 22 ounce Bomber with one of those plastic shrink-wrapped labels. A tie-dye green background and lots of pastel colors, give the label a very 1960s psychedelic look. Hazed and Infused is writ in red bordered yellow lettering with the words dry-hopped ale in white completing the presentation. The left part of the wrinkly label states that this offering is from the Looking Glass series.
Appearance: Lovely deep scorched copper color, a crème brulee body quietly sits underneath a massive off-white head with a vanilla yellow hint. Good carbonation levels and some nice lacing. Looks great.
Nose: A sweet and orangey aroma at first. A nice hop profile sits against some malt-bitter odors. Not high in strength but strangely average and a let down after the appearance.
Taste: I think this is missing something. It has the hops, but it is like they are on their own, out on a dusty country road waiting for the Bus that comes once a week. As such they are diluted in the overall scheme of things. Maybe it needs some more malt to support the beer? Somethings not quite right here. Half decent but missing something for me.
Mouthfeel: This part was a real let down for me. I found it to be thin and watery and incapable of supporting the body of the beer. Lacked depth and was seriously wanting.
Drinkability: The thin mouthfeel detracted from the overall taste profile and gave a very watery feel to this offering at times. Nice to start with, but soon got very wishy-washy and boring.
Overall: Not bad, worth the coin for the try, but I would not purchase it again. It looks great, but sadly the mouthfeel is way too thin, and the taste somewhat repressed and unbalanced for me. More malt would give the beer some more desperately needed body and would most certainly support the free-standing hops and lend this Eunuch Pale Ale some much needed Balls. Either that, or I guess Im getting spoilt after 30 months in California. There are much better hoppy Pale Ales out there for my money. Very Disappointing.
02-28-2004 06:19:37 | More by TheLongBeachBum
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
The beer pours a dark gold amber color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is awesome. It is filled with pale and light crystal malts along with a great hop scent that penetrates. It is intense and quite citrousy. The taste is also good. It has a beautiful citrousy hop flavor. It blends well with the malts. This beer has tremendous balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. The beer drinks well. I got this through a trade. Thanks Quaffer.
02-13-2004 03:02:22 | More by WesWes
4.1/5 rDev +12%
An all-around good beer, although I think the brewery hypes the dry hopping a bit more than warranted. A hazy in appearance, but really more of a chill haze look than turbidity. Nice grapefruity hops, sharp yet not overpowering. Toward the back some rustic malt flavor becomes evident, perhaps a bit heavier with malt at this point than most hoppy pale ales. Pushes the border on robustness close, but not quite to, IPA territory. A pleasant quaffer for the hops-inclined.
02-08-2004 03:28:44 | More by Brent
4.83/5 rDev +32%
Deep copper, slightly hazy, with a white head. Smells fruity , citrusy, bitter, reminds me almost of the scent of the stickiest of the icky. The taste initially has a fruity, malty taste that changes to the delcious bitterness of hops and grapefruit. A very unique beer, haven't had anything like this. Almost an IPA, almost tastes like a fruit beer. Definitely try this if you can find it.
02-07-2004 16:28:07 | More by TastyTaste
4.7/5 rDev +28.4%
Pours a hazy copper with an off-white head. The fluffy cumulus-like head leaves sheets of lace on the glass like a growing congregation of clouds. Carbonation streams up to the surface like bubbles in an aquarium.
Wow. This smells like fresh hops you by at the homebrew store. There is a hint of carmel in the nose as well. The floral hops tickle the nose in anticipation of consumption.
The taste was initially hoppy. But as the beer warms, the tang of the hops and the sweetness of the malt balance in a symphony of flavor. This is a wonderful taste experience that I do not want to end.
The mouthfeel is full and creamy. The carbonation and the hops grab the tongue in a hug of appreciation and thanks. It's as if the beer is grateful for its ensuing demise. There is a crisp dry finish and a memory of the drink that you don't want to forget.
This is a very drinkable beer. I don't know what it is, but I really love this beer. Is it perhaps that this is a pale ale that aspies to be an IPA? Or is it that I have come to really appreciate dry-hopped beers? Whatever the case may be, this, in my opinion, is a fantastic brew.
02-01-2004 17:44:19 | More by filabrazilia
4.3/5 rDev +17.5%
Appearance: Great amber tone with full creamy head dwindles quickly and leaves behind nicely dispersed lacing. Aroma: Dry hopped with Centennial and Crystal hops can't beat this, great floral earthy hop aroma nice mellow caramel malt tone good stuff. Taste: Well balanced mellow malts that just balance enough then the hops come through and fulfill my hopheaded craving just the way I wanted, good stuff here. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale good carbonation, no complaints. Drinkability: The aroma alone leaves me wanting more and more beer, awesome stuff not expecting anything here but boy I'm I glad I found this gem of a balanced hoppy ale.
02-01-2004 03:42:25 | More by WVbeergeek
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
Honestly, I went into this one with very little idea of what to expect, and I came away pleasantly surprised.
H&I poured a bold amber color with two fingers of a beige, bubbly head. The aroma was sweet and hoppy that gets me pretty pumped about tasting this one. The taste is full of sweet, floral hops (which provided the aforementioned aroma) but doesn't have much astringency or bitterness--just the right amount to make this easy drinking, without sacrificing flavor. It finishes with a clean, almost piney aftertaste.
I'm surprised and impressed. Full hop flavor without taste bud annihilation? This is intriguing stuff...
01-25-2004 20:24:49 | More by RockyTopHeel
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Pours a little hazy but beautiful amber/copper nectar. Small white head that disappears quickly leaving decent lace on the glass. Aroma is very grapefuity, citrus hop with a minor background of medium malt. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as aroma would indicate. I assume the dry hops give of more aroma than taste. Very nice balance of medium malt and hop spiciness. Back has a nice bitter, spicy alcohol kick. Only distraction is little a bit of mineral water flavor on the finish. Really be interested to see what this one would do on draught, or even better cask-conditioned.
01-11-2004 01:53:23 | More by CRJMellor
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
Hazy, cloudy, perhaps dark amber in color. A decent off-white head, great lacing. An obvious, yet inviting hoppy aroma, some fresh fruit noticeable on the nose as well. Up front, a massive dose of hops (centennial?). Great amound of grapefruit, plum, grapes and apple peel notes in the body, combined with a tender malt backbone. Hop presence off the cuff, this is borderline on an IPA. Very little carbonation, creamy and quite tasty, a great hop palate; dangerously smooth, the sign says "non-hop heads need not apply."
01-10-2004 02:40:27 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
Hazed and Infused: poured from a double deuce bomber. A dry hopped ale, according to the label. Pours, initially, a deep amber with a slight haze. A slight swirl causes big flaky chunks to pour from the bottle, detracts from the look, but Ive seen worse. Nice head, slightly off-white, that leaves a thick coating on the side of the glass. Very nice hoppy aroma, almost fruity.
The taste is nice, almost needless to say, a very assertive hoppy taste, with a dry/clean aftertaste with a small hint of malts. The hops are pine like, with a slight note of floral hop flavor. Overall, very tasty, but slightly over the top in terms of hop bitterness, somewhat of a bite in the belly: probably not for someone prone to heartburn.
01-01-2004 05:37:09 | More by jackndan
4.3/5 rDev +17.5%
A really nice pale ale from the Rockies. Great hazy amber topped of by a delightfully sticky ivory head. Nose is full of hops as is the flavor. Full to brim with Centennial hopping against a nice malt backbone. Good mouthfeel with very solid mouthfeel. Just an all around great beer with IPA tendencies. Loaded to the hilt with grapefruit flavors and citric oils.
12-17-2003 05:16:57 | More by AtLagerHeads
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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