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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,904
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of bkett01
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a murky amber with a solid inch head which receded rather quickly. Great fresh floral grapefruit smell in this one. Great example of how dry-hopping can really give a beer such an appealing aroma.

Taste is suprisingly malty as the hops seem to struggle to come through with a citrussy bite at the end. Starts with a smooth caramel malt undertone which leads to the grapfruit blast of a finish. Interesting balance in this pale ale, amazingly not dominated by hops. Decent drinkability in this well carbonated offering. Nothing special, but worth a try.

Photo of murrayswine
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color-darker ruddy orange/amber
Head- The head was very nice, with a solid presence and great lacing.
Smell-A good amount of citrus tones with a stronger malt backbone than expected. The hops are a lot more subtle and subdued than I tought.
Taste-Dry as hell, which is to be expected. The beginning is all dry hop, and a good amount mineral aftertaste. French bread is a lasting taste on the tongue.
Overall drinkability is high. Not as good as founders dry hop, but still worth trying if you can pick it up.

Photo of ChrisA
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, only $2.99. Poured a nice copper color wth a two finger head. More of an IPA taste in my opinion. Good hop aroma and flavor up front. Nicely balanced with malty notes. Finishes crisp. Less aggresive than Boulder's Mojo IPA and better balanced. An excellent session brew.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle a cloudy reddish gold with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated quicklt.

The smell is quite hoppy with lemony notes,

The taste is very hoppy with strong citrus tones that make for a very bitter attack on my palate but that's not a complaint from me. ;^) Solid APA.

Bottom line: Here's a very flavourful APA that only tips the scales at 4.85%abv thus making it a good candidate for a session beer. I recommend it.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thie brew pours a hazy deep red color. the head is two-fingers in hieght, fluffy, and receds very slowly into thorough lacing. This is a great looking pale ale. The aroma screams of centenial hops, all big and juicy citrus with a hint of pine. The taste rather mild compared to the aroma, but it is still nice. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with nice carbonation and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a mighty fine pale ale. It is hard to believe this much flavor and aroma can come out of a beer that is only 4.85% ABV.

Photo of objectivemonkey
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper amber with a thick frothy/bubbly head, with a good lacing mostly all the way down the glass, so lots of malts present. Another Boulder beer that is just what a beer should look like. Smells of lots o' hops, piney and lots of citris. Really a quite smooth beer, slightly carbonated. I thought there would be more carbonation, and while I would have liked more action, smooth and crisp is nice. Taste is good, with lots of hops, crisp and piney and citric, a kind of apple thing going. The malts are pretty much completely disguised, so much hop going on. Basically, I like this beer, I have it a lot, and while its not the most refined beer out there, I'd have this one most any day.

Photo of geexploitation
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The popularity of this puzzles me. Pours a nice milky amber with a decent tan head. The nose is straightforward American hops -- very grapefruity. It's balanced a bit by some grain notes, but it's a very "shallow" nose -- it doesn't have any depth. Surface only, and the smells don't get any more interesting if you inhale more deeply or go back for a 2nd or 3rd sniff. The taste is a very hop-forward one, with a bit of sweetness in there. It's a bit cloying, as though it's trying too hard to be hoppy. Mouthfeel is quite thin, with a film left behind on the sides of the tongue. This goes down easy, but not in and interesting way. Simple simple simple.

Meh. This one needs some balance and depth. If you just want to taste some hops, go ahead, bottoms up. But if you want a decent beer -- with hop character, malt notes, and something interesting going on taste-wise, move along.

Photo of ElGordo
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color topped by a small creamy head that doesn't stay around very long. Aroma is very citrusy and grapefruity, with a touch of piney hops. Palate is huge on the hops - citrus and pine, balanced nicely by some light caramel malt. Body is a bit thin for such a flavorful beer. A good, fruity, hoppy beer that is easy drinking.

Photo of HardTarget
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Inspection: No abv or date, just a marketing blurb.

Aroma: Grapefruit extract.

Appearance: Two finger head that doesn’t move while I tip the glass up to 15 degrees caps a copper glass with active carbonation streams.

Flavor: Straight forward taste, it’s hop time baby! Pops with hop flavor, but isn’t intense or burning. Malt is supportive but not really felt.

Mouthfeel: A bit of oil in a thin body that laces the glass and my mouth.

Overall Impression: Very enjoyable! Hoppy, but drinkable. I’m thinking this is a “XPA” those crazy west coast brewers talk about. A very nice beer, wish I had others.
Hand carried back from Albuquerque.

Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a mixed six of Boulder beers. This one sounded real interesting, so I tried it first. True to the label it pours a hazy deep orange color. Really nice aroma, really nice hoppy taste. Somewhat aggressive hoppiness as would be expected. This is a very tasty beer and I would recommend it highly.

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

Appearance is of course hazed and of a copper amber hue. A decent finger of beige coloured head swelled after the dump. It maintained itself rather well but in a reduced capacity. Nice lace output. Bubble factor is pretty low.

The nose is composed of some very brilliant hop character. Floral and citrus laden with a nice bit of pine. Quite pungent. Smells juicy and resinous. Grapefruited. The malt base is somewhat overshadowed by the generous hop smack, but the caramel quality is still alive and kicking.

The taste has a great fresh hop character. It gives grassy green impressions with grapefruit citrus qualities. This is easily describable as herbal. This feels akin to chewing on fresh green stems. Nicely bitter, although not over the top and into IPA territory although this beer really pushes that envelope in both flavour and nose. It struggles to maintain a balance, but it just succeeds by the skin of its hop infused teeth. I really love fresh centennials and this one has them and how.

The mouthfeel is light to medium. It feels right. A bit of fluff even with the seemingly low bubbling. Very delicious and refreshing.

This beer is utterly drinkable. The fresh green feeling is so conducive to rapid swigging. Very nice beer.

Photo of Domingo
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty solid APA...actually if it were a little stronger in ABV, the hops character would make a nice IPA base.
Color is definitely reddish. Nothing special, but no flaws either.
Smell is all hops. Pretty much not much else. It's not overwhealming like sniffing a ruination or Hog Heaven, but just a clear hoppy smell. Very floral variety seems to be used.
Flavor is hops but with a tiny bit of malty sweetness. It's not that bitter, which makes it drinkable.
It's a little thin and doesn't have a lot of head, but is otherwise quite solid.
I like the fact that Boulder offers both this and Mojo, which are kind of like cousins that vary in strength. Try 'em both!

EDIT: Years later I find myself being particularly fond of this beer in cans. The low alcohol makes it ultra drinkable and the dry hopped amarillo character speaks to me. It's good stuff!

Photo of kronik
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hey, first timer here, and seeing as how I'm only 21 take this review as you will. This has been one my favorites since I started to shop over at Trader Joe's. It has a very nice 'hoppy' aroma as soon as you open the bottle, and it gets stronger as you pour . The taste is also very fresh and 'hoppy', it is like someone just picked the hops and barley and tossed them in the brew. I pick-up a six-pack of this every time I try a new brew, as a bonafied back-up in case I dont like my new selection. You will not be dissapointed in this one if your choose to pick it up.

Photo of JasonCoop
4.62/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a rubyish amber color with nice white foam.

smells very citrusy with orange and lots of lemon. nice and hoppy smelling

taste is pretty good. crisp and refreshing with just the right body to make it go down smoothly. slight hop bitterness balanced with its citrusy sweet smoothness.

mouthfeel is nice and crisp while at the same time smooth enough to be very drinkable. i grabbed this as part of a mixed 6er and it is suprisingly a good brew. the stoner label is a little cheesy though.

Photo of snilsen13
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's an average looking beer. Okay, I don't know for sure if that matters at all. I don't usually pour this beer. When I do, and I should more often, it is pungent. Smells more than a little like marijuana. Taste is really remarkable. It has this super fresh, sweet, hoppy thing going on that's accenter with corriander like explosiveness. It's like a cross between fresh hops and great Indian food, which I think this would complement really nicely. Overall though, this instense flavor isn't so intense that you're not tempted to grab another. There's nothning unusual about how quickly I reach or anything memorable about how it feels in the mouth. It goes down good, I've never evaluated the after effect of more than 2 of these, but I can say it doesn't go to the head too quickly.

Photo of russpowell
4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 22oz bomber into a New Belgian Pils/Flute glass (Blasphemy, I know)

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a massive 2.5" sand colored head that held up almost all the way down the glass. Superior lacing.

Tons of piney and more predominant citrusy hops. Not much else breaks through, but who cares, just a feast for the nose

Taste: Fruitness up front that is quickly overwhelmed by dryness and the hop onslaught: Citruss up front and then pineyness.

Smooth, well carbonated, but a little out of balance, more malt please!

Tastes really fresh and drinkable, but just a tad too hoppy to make this a session brew. On my regular rotation to be sure!

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

Very interesting APA. Somehow I expected more hops. Pours brownish red and has an intense vegetable quality on the nose. Normally that would be offensive; but somehow it seems to work here. At first it smelled like broccoli, but after another whiff, it comes off like an asparagus/avocado mix. This beer drinks real easy too, the head was also good and the cascade seemed strong enough, too. A good APA worth putting on your list.

Photo of Zorro
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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
4.85/5  rDev +32.9%
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
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,904 ratings.