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Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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83
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1,927 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 134 | 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:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of Higravity
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice solid red color with a decent white head that leaves little lace. Smell is more muted than I would have thought there is plenty of hop-like aromas but nothing juice, alive or otherwise standoutish. The taste has a slight malt flavor that is eaten up by a bittering that tastes soapy there is some citrus and fruityness but they are just too weak. Ok mouthfeel and it could serve as something to drink but not really desirable. Overall this is just another pass-on-by until they tweak it up some.

Photo of jwc215
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured orange/amber with nice white head.
From there it went down...
Smelled of -- hops - citrusy - grapfruit, lemon, orange.
The taste was ONLY of hops. Very bitter. It could use some more malt to balance it out. It really tasted of hops and water. If you are a big hop fan, this might be good. But, it lacks the character and complexity that even a hoppy beer should have.
The mouthfeel was bitter.
Well, the drinkablilty depends. As a beer - so-so. If you are a hop addict - moreso. IMO - this is over-the-top. If a "hop liquor" existed in place of a malt liquor - this would be it.

Photo of RedChrome
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured an awesome red amber color. Off white colored head was small and vanished quite rapidly. Didn't appear as hazy as advertised. Lots of super small carbonation bubbles. Very minor lacing was happening.

Very nice fruit aroma had a mix of grapefruit and apricot. A slight note of hops occurs, but maily just the fruit showing through.

First taste provided a mouthful of hops flavor. The secondary flavoring is only noticably when rolling the beer around the palatte. The flavor of grapefruit is hinting through, but doesn't bring the aroma of arpricot that was noted with it. Would have liked more complex flavor, but at least it had no down side.

Slight watery feel on the beer in my mouth did not detract to much from the enjoyability. Carbonation is quite nice.

Overall a decent offering, and I look forward to trying more from the "Looking Glass" line. A nice beer to drink on a summer evening while watching the sun set.

Photo of ITK4ever
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tucker for this one. Poured an amber color into a pint glass, off-white head, lingering lace. Hoppy nose, but not over the top. Fruity sweetness and a faint yeasty smell. Not much malt detected in the nose nor the taste. It's hoppy, but again, not over the top. There's just not really anything behind it for balance.

Not very complex, but if you're a hophead, it'll do in a pinch. In today's world of Big Beers, this guy just isn't big enough. But it's worth a try.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 0z. bottle pours out a pumpkin/orange color. It had a small head but still left some lacing. It smelled very hoppy. The hop flavor wasn't as strong as the smell. It tasted a little bit of herbs and citrus. The mouthfeel was crisp and sharp. It is quite drinkable. I would certainly recommend this beer to anyone.

Photo of SixpointJMH
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a chunky off-white sticky head that rests atop a cloudy amber coloured liquid. Nice looking stuff.

The aroma is of juicy pine hops. There is some sweet (tropical?) fruit apparent here and a hint of caramel as well.

The flavour is a little thinner than the aroma but still nice and full. It is maltier as well. This one starts out juicy, there is some sweetness in the middle and a mildly biting hop finish. The hop burps are tasty as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly crisp.

This was a nice brew that seemed like it was caught in the middle and couldn't decide if it was an IPA or a straight up pale ale. I think it leans a bit toward the former but it's still very good even if it not 100% the latter as touted. It's smooth and easy drinking and just a very nice all-around beer.

Photo of grub
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy amber colour with a thick creamy head. the head sticks around for a long time and leaves plenty of lacing the whole way down the glass.

the aroma is very hoppy and has a nice fresh smell. very pleasant.

tast is low on bittering, but high on fresh hop flavour. it's rich and floral with a slight apricot taste.

the mouthfeel on it is good and seems to be just about right for the style.

overal this is quite a nice beer. it's well balanced and very drinkable. recommended for hop heads and non-hop heads alike.

Photo of hunteraw
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is darker than I expected, honey with a ruby tint. Good head, great lacing - almost layered, I can tell every time I put down the glass.

Smell is great too, lots and lots of fresh hops.

Taste is a little disappointing, after the appearance and smell Sweet and malty initially, followed by fresh hops flavors, although they're surprisingly light considering the smell.

Finishes nice but the mouthfeel is a little bit too thick and it's too lightly carbonated in my opinion.

Drinkability suffers from being too sweet and too little carbonation, but overall not bad.

Photo of villainchiwwin
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into pint glass.
orangey amber with alchemical-looking swirls of haziness; off-white head subsided. straightforward hop nose - somehow simple with light buttered citrus quality. sweet hop attack upon sipping with herbal flower tang that is somehow cluttered and progresses into a strange off-ness, with mineral water confused with an unappealing something. rich yet smooth initial mouthfeel, wish the flavor that coated the palate was better tho....
eh, not a stand-out among dry-hopped beers. not bad but "hazed" aspect seems more gimmicky than anything else.

Photo of psinderson
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured straight from the bottle, great murky amber color. Thick, rich golden-white head of foam with lacing that sticks around for eternity.

Citrusy hops hits the nose along with a faint roasted aroma.

Wow...the bitterness hits you right away with a background of lemony tartness. Not too much body, a good medium. It finishes clean with a fading hop taste.

This is really good (for a hophead). Highly drinkable in my opinion.

Photo of gmcfarre
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into traditional pint glass

A - A cloudy reddish orange haze in color. A slight off-white head that leaves behind moderate lacing.

S - Floral hop predominates, with an afterthought of malt. Not very potent

T - Hops calm down a bit for taste, with a bit of a buttery feel underpining the whole thing. A nice sugary maltness is present.

M - Medium bodied with a finish that fights between smooth and bitter.

D - A nicely balanced APA that would see some rotation if I weren't busy trying new beers all the time.

Photo of wedge
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep copper slightly hazed from very fine suspended particles - a thin, milky head on top - thin lacing. Nice, yet light vibrant fruity hop aroma, resinous with a little citrus rind. Smooth, yet thin hop flavor - a little muddled with some graininess in the finish. Not nearly what the aroma suggests - not bad tasting it just seems diluted. Mildly bitter medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

Man, what a letdown after the smell...this beer needs something to hold it all together. This could be so much better, it probably is fresh on tap, but this didn't really impress me all that much.

Photo of hanco005
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label and name pulled me into this one…and I enjoyed some of their other offerings in the past. 12 oz bottled poured into a pint glass

A—pours brownish, ruby, amber, slightly hazed with ½ inch tan fluffy head, slowly fades into an ink blot looking layer on top, scattered lacing is produces on the glass wall as I drink

S—caramel, grapefruit, pepper, pine, maybe a touch of lemon, all balanced very well in the aroma

T—bitter grapefruit, black pepper and pine dryness give way to caramel and just a hint of coffee sweetness, then turns back to bitter and dry in the finish, flavor fades slowly and the bitter aftertaste lingers for quite some time

M—dry, medium/full bodied, nice carbonation.

D—this is great! One I will return to again and again. Could be a wonderful session beer for hop lovers.

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

Poured well... a hazed copper with a tinge of orange with a tight but thinner white head that stuck around for quite awhile.There is a nice herbal/piney hop profile in the aroma if not a little subtle it was pleasant I dectected a touch of caramel underneath as well.A well balanced pale with the piney.citric hop winning out by a narrow margin over the light caramel malt backbone.I think a real quaffing type ale flavorful,low in alc% and well balanced.

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

This falls within the spectrum of wet and juicy for pale ales. The flavor is rather like slightly watered down unsweetened apple cider; said flavor is mostly hit and run but there's a nice cookie dough finish in the texture.
Kinda flirts between being an amber and a pale ale... neither style is one I like very much but I find myself enjoying this inbetween place.
If you happen to reach for Sierra Nevada when you want a pale ale then this might not be for you but if you're looking for something that's pretty juicy (almost cran apple?) without being cloying then this would fit the bill.

Photo of Hautacam
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber, with huge foamy head..cascades...stays put for a while...laces nicely...doesn't want to quit.
Smells like a handfull of crushed hops...wow! Very strong and aromatic.
Tastes like piney , grapefruit- rindy ....mouth puckering hops.
There's some doughy malt that pops in near the end...and a dry semi cidery finish. But, there's too much water in here. It is strong in the bitter , but not balanced out with much else. For me, it would be better with a little more malt body ..and maybe even more sugar.
Mouthfeel is light-medium...high carbonation.
I'm sure this must appeal to many, but I'm not that crazy about this one.

Photo of NEhophead
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, burnt orange/copper beneath a creamy white head. Trails of sticky lacing down the glass' sides. Bright pine and spruce aromas along with lemon, grapefruit, and floral hop resins. Gritty, yet bright spruce flavors. The floral hop character is a bit coarse, which allows for a light bitterness followed by a lemon and hop resin aftertatse. Light with a touch of coarseness on the palate. Mainly just a light, oily mouthfeel. Nice, bright flavors. Drinks well out of the bottle. Worth a try for the novelty.

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

Only ogt to sample a little of this at a tasting so I bought a 6 pack. Very hoppy and nice and crisp. I thought it was very flavorfull with some natural hints of fruits, but subtle enough not to drown on the taste. All in all in you like a pale ale I would say try it.

Photo of Crosling
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was one of the first hoppy beers I ever tasted. I remember sneaking a 6-Pack of this up during a summer church retreat when I was 15. I struggled through each bottle as I definately could not deal with the hoppiness. Now I find it a little too subtle. Deep Orange. Gentle, yet aromatic, hoppy aroma with scents of pine, pineapple, cocunut juice, orange and grapefruit. Fruity malt body providing notes of butter toffee and caramel. Interesting, oily hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and pine. I usually love Centennial hopped beer but not this particular one. Watery texture and not very well balanced.

Photo of deejaydan
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly dark, murky color. Good lacing and retention. The compliments end there. Aroma is okay, hoppy, but that's about it. Taste is driven out by mouthfeel. This is overcarbed, to the point of being distracting. Almost a very sharp note. Body is hard to grasp. Not a winner in my book.

Photo of DuqTroops
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - amber / orange in color. with a solid amount of head atop the body.

Smell - citrus and a little amount of malt and barley.

Taste - dry as a pale ale is usually. more hops on second taste.

Drinkabilty - not bad, would have it again, on tap.

Photo of riversider76
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber. Thin head, not much lace. Smell was of citrus, grapefruit in particular. Very inviting. Body is medium, with a bit of carbonation. Taste is citrus, and is nicely hopped. Smooth with a dry finish. This is a very good beer. Try one soon!

Photo of TerryW
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, thick looking. Dark amber colour with a moderate head that settles to a heavy film and leaves good lacing. Pretty good looking beer.

Strong nose fulls of hops and ripe fruit. Substantial, but quite appetizing. Delicious grapefruit aromas and flavours. Dry lingering grapefruit finish, a beer to savour. I can see drinking a ton of these in one sitting, but whatever you drink you'll sure enjoy. A wonderful mouthful.

Interesting, it'll be too heavy handed for some folks, but fans of hops will love it.

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.

Hazed & Infused from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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