Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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84
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2,052 Ratings
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Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,052
Reviews:
879
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
225
For Trade:
0
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3.31/5  rDev -11%
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Looks nice
But watery and weak in my view

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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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From note taken 07/06/16:

Fairly clear copper-toned amber with fine flecks in suspension. Two-finger head is thick, fine, foamy, holds form well outside of glass, retains well and leaves creamy lace. In glass, mild dank (if that even makes sense) hoppiness. Seems like it might be a darker Pale Ale (this was before I poured it), what with molasses-like aromas. In glass, more so resin, raisin, leather. Tastes like a scotch ale with extra hops. Just malty-tart throughout, a bit smoky, though this seems to be from dankness of hops as much as roasting. Hops are raisiny, leathery, herbal, lightly metallic, occasionally peppery. Cleaner finish than expected, more pepper and leather than anything else. Fun balance and complexity here. Medium-bodied, sloshy with carbonation, mouth-coating, semi-astringent.

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
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Coming in a darker SRM than your average pale ale. 1/2" off white head. Decent dry hope nose to it, leans towards woodsy-forest ness.

Taste is a standard affair with some C hops, bitterness, woody and caramel like malt impressions. When their distribution footprint expanded, I was getting some inconsistent bottles, so there seems to be a bit of a familiar issue for breweries getting fresh or non compromised product out a thousand miles away.

This one I have mixed feelings about, the malt bill seems too dark/roasted/heavy for something 'session' wise as a pale ale. I dunno, when I wanted tame, it went heavier (malt/ibu/alcohol mouthfeel) when I wanted flavor amped up (hops, dry mouthfeel) it came in short. Nothing bad, nothing off, just another beer up in here, up in here.

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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,052 ratings.
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