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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 71 | 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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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a super spicy hop aroma to it, it is quite remarkable. I really like how the hops have given this beer a spicy aroma and flavor, it is not just the typical citrus type hop flavor, though that flavor is definitely in this beer as well. The spiciness is more of an herbal grassy spiciness which goes really well with the malt background in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2003 17:57:14 | More by Gueuzedude
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beerguy101

California

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish copper color. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet malts. A medium bodied pale ale. Mild malts, big hops mostly citrus and grapefruity. It's somewhat unbalanced towards the hops. But so what, it hoppy and bitter without being over the top. Tasty beer. Rather dry. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. This beer earns an extra half point, just for its name.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2003 01:54:23 | More by beerguy101
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This awesome ale pours out a nice hazy orange colour with a whispy, thick, white head. The aromas are fruity, yeasty, hoppy and wonderful. The taste is a hoppy, fruity blast of flavour with some yeast on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the drinkability is excellent.

A great pale ale!

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Serving type: bottle

09-03-2003 21:26:00 | More by francisweizen
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far333

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey gold color, with a low white head that dissipates quickly. Light hop aroma, with some pine smells also. Sweet hop flavor, with hints of citrus and pine, but nowhere near as hoppy as I expected, based on the name. Low carbonation, a bit watery mouthfeel, but pretty drinkable. A tasty beer, good session beer, but not extraordinary.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2003 02:24:10 | More by far333
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jcalabre

California

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy (no surprise) copper color with a 1cm foamy white head.
Aroma: It's nose is nicely loaded with hops
Flavor: It is hoppy, but not like a west coast IPA. It is an American Pale Ale with some cojones. It is very drinkable and very enjoyable

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2003 04:54:31 | More by jcalabre
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Bruiser81

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For the longest time I could only get this beer on tap. Now it is offered at my local store, awesome. The pour is a light auburn color with a golden tinge. The head reduces down to a consistent covering over the beer, with great lacing. The aroma is the best part of the beer imo. A strong piney aroma with also a strong presence of whole fresh hops. On top of all that is a nice citrus and flower aroma. This beer is quite tasty. Up front there is a piney taste which mellows out into a nice hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel is medium and the beer is very easy to drink. A very balanced beer and one that I consider a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2003 02:46:27 | More by Bruiser81
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Quaffer

Nevada

4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This hazey, copper beer poured easily and gave forth an off-white two-finger head. It was dense and kind of fluffy, settling down very slowly and leaving a thin cap of foam and a couple of thick floaties for the entire drink. There was a decent amount of lace left on the glass.

Smell: On the pour, this brew had an intense hop aroma. It was herbal, piney, and very raw. As the head dissipated and the beer settled down, so did the intensity of the hops. It was still the main component on the nose (and continued to be so even as the beer really warmed up), but it was combined with rich, slightly caramel, malt aromas.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and buttery smooth at the front of the mouth. It picked up a little tingle and bite as it moved back across the tongue.

Taste: The flavors upfront were lightly sweet malt and a hint of caramel. They were noticeable more by mouthfeel and the balancing affect they had against the hoppiness than they were by direct tasting. Almost immediately after noticing the malt flavors, a nice pine hoppiness kicked in and lasted well past the finish and into the aftertaste. While the hops flavor was dominant, it was not really very bitter.

I've had this beer on tap numerous times before, but this was the first time that I had one at home to review. The aroma is wonderful and the hops flavor really shines through. The biggest surprise to me was the lack of apparent bitterness to go along with the hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2003 22:09:16 | More by Quaffer
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MJR

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear reddish-copper with amber edges. A rich and foamy tan head starts out strong and takes several minutes to fade to a thin, complete cap.

Smell: Very fresh smelling aroma of grapefruity and piney hops. Underneath the hops is a touch of caramelly malt.

Taste: The flavor is a bit sharp and thinner than I expected. The bitterness level is lower than I thought it would be, but it's still firm and holds up well against the malt. Good amount of Crystal hop flavor, which is grapefruity and slighty spicy, with a touch of pine. It is balanced well with the caramelly and toasted malt. Finishes a bit thin, with a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin in body, with a smooth dryness on the tail end. Finishes very clean.

Drinkability: Pretty good overall. The body and flavor were both a bit thinner than expected, but this is still a solid American-style pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2003 03:09:44 | More by MJR
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BrianJ

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Came in a 6 pack for a very reasonable $5.99. Bottle had some unusual psychadelic type graphics, and said
that the beer was unfiltered (Hazed) and dry-hopped (Infused). Clever marketing I suppose.

The beer poured with about 2 fingers of head and left a good bit of lacing as I drank it.
Color, very nice to my eyes, a deep reddish color, a bit darker than I expect form a pale ale.
Smell, pretty fragrant, sort of a sour grassy hop smell.
Taste, one of the best I've tried this year, and I've tasted A LOT this year. I've read other reviews that found it to be
a little unbalanced, but that wasn't my experience at all. The hops were very agressive, but they didn't overwhelm the malt.
This one also didn't leave a lingering hop taste in my mouth like a Summit or an SNPA will.
Mouthfeel and drinkability were about average. I could drink it as a session beer more so than some of the other hoppy beers.

Overall, I enjoyed this one a whole lot. Very flavorful, great to look at and smell, reasonably priced. I will most certainly
buy this one again.

UPDATE - 11/6
Since I first wrote this review after purchasing my first sixer of this it has become one of my standards. When I go to the liquor store I usually try to get one sixer of something I haven't tried and one of these. It's priced less than any other craft beres other than the local stuff like Summit and James Page, the taste, the smell the balance, all fantastic. I've probably had about 8 sixers of this stuff and I haven't experienced any inconsistency.

I waited a long while to try this one, I think I was turned off by the packaging, but since I tried it, it has become my "stock" ale, the one that you can always find in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 19:15:25 | More by BrianJ
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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 +18.3%
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 +25.7%
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 +14.8%
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 +24.3%
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 +9.3%
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 +34.7%
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 +0.5%
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 -0.8%
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 +29%
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 -0.3%
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 +16.1%
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 +23.8%
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 +14.8%
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 +9.3%
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 +14.2%
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
Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.