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Hazed | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of sommersb
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 02-26-2014
Freshness: Best by 03-26-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from World Market

A: Pours at first a semi-clear copper color, but then the 2nd pour yields more of a haziness as noted in the name. Head is tall and creamy with excellent retention and attractive rings of lace. A fine looking beer

S: Aromas start with citrus-smelling hops that reminder me of orange zest and lemongrass. There's also some sweetness in the aroma from caramel malt.

T/M: The first taste features the crisp, high carbonation feel, followed by flavor notes of fresh hoppy bitterness from lemon and grapefruit citrus. A bready malt backbone also lends to the taste for balance. Medium in body, the finish is bitter from the hops, but not overly so.

O: I found this to be a good tasting, moderately-hoppy pale ale that has some interesting balance to keep it from being one-dimensional.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark opaque orange with a foamy/creamy white head.

S: Fresh orange, peach, grapefruit, a hint of tropical fruit, nothing too specific, in the nose.

T: Starts off with orange, lemon, lime, citrus peel, grapefruit, then becomes a bit malty toward the end, but the fruit stays with you.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth.

O: Flavor is perhaps disappointing after the nose, but it's still a great beer. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Mojo
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head glass

A - perfect in every way. Pours up a medium hazy amber with a towering fluffy three finger head, unbelievable retention, and world class lacing.

S - very pine forward. I think I picked up some bready notes.

T - the malt is subordinate to the hops in this one. The finish is kind of lemony and piney. There is a bit of a metallic taste.

M - good carbonation, slight aftertaste.

O - decent enough. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a decent sized head. Citrusy to the nose with hints of tangerine and lemon. The taste is bitter with a huge hoppy kick. The aftertaste is sour and lemony. This is certainly a hop lover's beer. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of overly hoppy beers but this one has a unique enough taste and mouth feel that I would try it again if I had the chance. Good beer.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured such a great head I could stack it 2 inches above the rim of the glass. Very thick and creamy. The beer was a nice amber color and had a light hop smell. The taste was nice and balanced. Not too hoppy, nice caramel hit, very pleasing. I would buy this beer again.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, a single from the local Whole Foods in suburban Denver.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some attractive spackled random polygon lace around the glass as things bleed off.

It smells of somewhat dank floral hops, clammy, slightly toasted bready and biscuity caramel malt, and some further stale grassy, weedy essences. The taste is more or less a continuation of the same - cludgy, clammy pale biscuity and caramel malt, underwhelming floral and citrus notes, and a withering earthy mustiness.

The carbonation is mildly astringent, a guise that it keeps up with a persistent glee - the body medium-light in weight, and so-so smooth, that ingrained pithiness not content to give it up just yet. It finishes off-dry, the touched bready malt ceded a sort of free rein in the absence of any hops that seem to still give a shit.

I was led to believe a whole lot more about the greatness of this offering than actually came to pass once I encountered it - there is nothing crisp, nor overly hoppy about it - blandness is the best word I have to proffer, which makes me sad by the same token - the marketing, and my introduction to it, perhaps built it up a bit too much. Oh well.

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Photo of mpedara429
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured out a hazy copper color with two fingers of tan head. Head went away pretty quickly but left a nice ring of lacing around the glass.

S: Floral hops and a slightly roasted malt.

T: Similar to the nose with the addition of lemony citrus and an earthy hop.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Just a touch oily.

O: A very good beer to session with, but not a great representation of the style. The darker malt kind of throws it off for an APA.

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Photo of brewbattles
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated enjoy by 12/11/13, into (both a tulip and a pint glass).
Appearance - fairly standard, nothing really to note.
Smell - some grassy hops, but disappointing for a "dry hopped ale".
Taste - very refreshing Summer brew; I could have a few based on taste alone.
Feel - meh...it's a standard pale ale.
Overall - in a pinch, for a pale ale fan, on a hot Summer day, why not.

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Photo of carlborch
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brilliant amber color with 1-inch off-white creamy head. Very pleasant hop nose followed by hints of malt. Forward bitterness on the palate. Refreshing and cleansing. Prepared for food. Moderate-plus carbonation. Medium-light body. Pleasant lingering with slight bitterness. Somewhat moreish.

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Photo of wogreen
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- copper red. A bit of murkiness to it
S- good hop aroma but with a distinct smell of english pub ale
T- despite the carbonation it reminds me of the "american ales" they serve in Britain. Not quite american but just enough hops to satisfy my pallette
M- effervescent and light
O- a good english style session ale with an american spin

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Photo of laramis
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper/dark amber in color a bit on the dark side for a pale ale it had a finger sized head that stuck around for a while and left thin lacing

S: The smell was grassy with a slight hint of citrus this scent was just covering the alcohol smell that emerged after a little while

T: The taste is first the bitter hops followed by a hint of citrus this is balanced by malt flavors over all it is bitter, however the true taste of this beer is hard to describe, maybe thats why i like it

M: Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation there is a crisp refreshing feel to this beer.

O: This is a beer that is very drinkable to me especially in the summertime, this is my go to beer for pint night at jakes in columbia, its not to strong but not something one would guzzle, a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date I could find. described as an amber ale on the label, but i agree with the pale ale classification.

look is a darker amber color than expected, decent amount of head that lasts. smell is grassy and herbal, with biscuit-y malt in the background. taste is slight grass/citrus/pine bitter with a surprising amount of toasted malt.

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Photo of zac16125
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazed and Infused
12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottled on or best before date

A: Pours an only slightly hazy dark amber, with 2 fingers width of dense off white colored head. Good retention, then the head dissipates down to a thick film that remains throughout the drink. Leaves lots of honeycomb lacing.

S: Surprisingly, the most prominent aroma is a boozy, fusel alcohol. This is followed up by some sweet citrus and caramel malts. Lots of orange. The astringent alcohol component is pretty dominating though.

T: Taste is very malt forward, almost burnt malts. Some cardboard like flavor on the backend. Hops come out on the backend with some citrus rind and piney bitterness. I dont mind the malt forward component but the bland, cardboard character is very distracting and somewhat unappealing.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, fair drinkability.

O: Pretty disappointed in this one. I remember having it a long time ago and actually enjoying it quite a bit. Maybe this is just an old bottle. Either way, not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Brenden
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nearly copper in color with a brighter hue throughout, this pale ale is on the dark end for the style. A light tan head manages just less than a full finger before fading to a strong enough foam that leaves spotty and thinly patchy lacing.
There's a distinctively citrus note to the hops offering a moderate bitterness, a little more so with the rind coming through, along with some leaf and resin and a tangy sweet note.
There's a difference from years back. It used to be that, while hoppy for the typical pale ale (which is good), the skill needed is in finding the balance was lacking. The hops then simply destroyed the malts. Now it's raw, resinous, pithy and has a bite, but at least here malts come out and that balance has been found. There's definitely some bread and caramel to help it all come together. There's a touch of skunkiness (think cannabis). Some pine tends to build strongly in the lingering finish.
Carbonation is moderate in a medium body with a firm crispness.

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Photo of sixbluntsdeep
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark golden, caramel almost color. Fat head poured out of a bottle into a standard pint glass. Lots of carbonation, and looks delicious to drink.

S: This smells DRY! I mean, it says "dry-hopped ale" right on the bottle, so why would I be surprised?

T: I'm not sure if anyone on here likes to partake in smoking cannabis, but good lord, if you match this up with some hash, the taste is phenomenal. I guess, even if sober (or slightly drunk) you will still get the dry hops coming through in full force. I'm a hop-head, and although this isn't the hoppiest beer around, you can't miss it.

M: I love the taste, but there is something left to be desired with this beer. What is it? I'm not exactly sure. It is on the tip of my tongue (literally, where I'm missing the taste is on the tip of my tongue, the sweet & salty regions).

O: One of my favorite beers to kick back and smoke a joint with. As they say on their website "So sit back, relax and get hazed," after a six-pack of these, you'll no doubt be hazy.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into becker. Very slightly cloudy orange, with a thick white head that sticks around pretty well, leaving very nice lacing. Smell is subdued hops. Taste is very clear and smooth up front, fading into crackery malts with just a touch of hops. A very drinkable pale ale in my opinion; mouthfeel is slick and a little fuller than I'd expect (probably because it's unfiltered).

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Photo of mfanch8578
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got a bottle of this after reading the label expecting a hop nirvana. Sorry, folks. Didn't happen for me. Wasn't there for my palate. Looked great when poured into a tumbler. ( I like to drink hoppy beers in a tumbler, so I get the hop effect full in the face). Color was good, head was really nice, mouthfeel was good, but it didn't tickle my tongue the way I was expecting. No numbness or bitterness on the back of my throat. Tasted like it was watered down. Not sorry I tried it but I was expecting more from the hops. Good price though.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at jamian's in red bank.

Arrives in a pint glass with a half inch of frothy foam. Cloudy dark amber color. Aroma is mostly a nice citrus hoppiness. First sip is a smooth malty full bodied sweetness with a hint of hop flavor. Well balanced and very easy to put back.

A nice warm weather beer. Pleasant and flavorful.

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Photo of GoldHorde
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was certainly NOT expecting the large pillowed, malty head that I got off of this pour - four full fingers that stubbornly cratered down to two fingers by the last sip.

POUR: Heavily hazed amber.
HEAD: Astonishingly fat, resilient with heavy lacing.
AROMA: Grassy, a pollen-laden meadow breeze
MOUTHFEEL = Hop sting, Light-medium body
FLAVOR = Grassy, prairie pollen with unoffensive with grassy aftertaste lingering

Nice ale - a fun ale. I'd enjoy serving this at any gathering. A bit too heavy to beat the summer heat.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this APA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper color, produced a nice tan head, average retention and left an average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of floral citric hops and apples. Medium in body, this ale consists of a foundation of malted grain, citric lemons, apples, hoppy oil- The hops dominate this ale, somewhat off balance- needs more of a malt backbone to balance things out.

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Photo of Omnium
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice lighter orange color, head is a little thin as is the lacing.
S - Dry hops (go figure), citrus, orange juice, a little light malt, and some nice floral undertones.
T - Comes a little under in the taste, but its quite drinkable, dry bitterness coming from the hops, but with a nice citrus and pine blend thats just enough to coat your palate.
M - Medium, a little harsh dark bitterness that hangs on after a while, and a slight metallic taste.
O - This is a very easy to drink pale ale, that has a unique hop presence that can be appreciated.

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Photo of Gundecker7856
4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is the nectar of a goddess!

I primarily drink IPAs, but will ocassionally drink this beer when I need a change of pace.

Very drinkable, nice head, mellow smell, very pleasing taste. This is the type of beer that you can drink a lot of a beer that you can keep in the fridge and have every day.

I highly recommend you at least try this APA.

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Photo of Founders_Fanatic
2.41/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer on-tap at my favorite bar. It was poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Golden, hazy, big pillow head. The large head gives it a few bonus points.
S: Smells are quite faint, it has some IPA pine and grapefruit citrus scents. Biscuit smell is also present. Nothing too impressive here.
T: Taste are bland and watery. Slight citrus taste, bittering hops are present but faint. I don't taste anything with the front of my tongue, only with the back. The aftertaste seems like dirty tap water. This has a very weak taste.
M: Thin feel, crisp carbonation.
O: I shared the beer with my friends after they noticed my facial expressions, and they had the same overall negative thought about the beer. My friends thought the beer was skunked, but when I was at the bar the previous day it was not on draft, so I have reason to believe that it was a fresh keg. I will not order this beer again.

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Photo of ExtraStout
2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearence: Into to the nonick it poured a clear (hazed my ass) copper with a nice, creamy white head,

Smell: The smell is of earthy, herbal hops that aren't as aromatic as I'd hope for a Pale Ale.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Hmmm. This has a very generic hop taste, as I noticed is kind of a trend with these Rockies brews. It's trying to be lucious and herbal, but winds up being boring, with no real complexity or flavor worth noting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Drinkability and Overall: This is an unimpressive Pale Ale from what's turning out to be an unimpressive brewery for me. Bland and boring, this beer looks good, but has no real flavor. The Mojo was better - and that's not saying much.

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Hazed from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
84 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.