Hazed Hoppy Session Ale
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,274
Ranked #40,159
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
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Reviews by amadeom:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, almost completely opaque, deep, dark, mahogany/copper color, speckled with orange highlights and a finger and a half of white-colored head that slowly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits and pretzels. I also get notes of caramel, honey, black pepper, a touch of dried stone fruit, such as raisins and prunes, and a touch of grassy, citrusy hops.

Taste: Very nice! Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some caramel, honey and brown sugar-like sweetness, some black pepper, coriander and some beautifully balanced, citrusy, piney, grassy, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent, as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 4.85%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another excellent Colorado beer, and another excellent beer from the Boulder Beer Company. It is beautifully balanced and tasty. Delicious!

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Photo of tzieser
2.54/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Best by 12/10/15. Haven't had this one in years.

L: Dark hazy-copper in color with a thick head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a long time. Bottle conditioning does wonders for the haziness and the head retention. A nice looking beer.

S: Sweet malt forward aroma with a hint of lemon and grassy hops. Some faint fruity esters linger in the background. Not nearly good enough for an APA in 2015 but nothing really offensive in the nose either.

T: Sweet, almost toffee like malt at first with a bit of toasted biscuit malt flavor to follow. Hops are there but only serve a balancing role with notes of lemongrass. Hints of fruity esters and phenols in the end...not nearly as clean tasting as I remember. Disappointing.

F: Thin and chewy mouthfeel. Nothing here makes you want another sip like some other pale ales.

O: I feel as though this beer has taken a big step back over the past few years. Perhaps it is because the competition in craft beer is fiercer than it has ever been and so many other breweries put out a hoppy pale ale that is better. I remember this being a favorite of mine back in 2007 or so but sitting here in 2015 there isn't much draw to this beer aside from a competitive price point of $7 a six pack. Nothing horrible but I would look elsewhere if you're looking for a hoppy pale ale.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice. Great, fruity hop smell leaps from the bottle. The taste follows suit, with piney grapefruit flavors abounding. Nice head and lacing. Somewhat thin body is the only negative, but it's not TOO thin. This is a damn tasty session pale ale, recommended for those who love hops, but want to drink a few. I will revisit this one (I like this brewery, don't miss the mojo, either).

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ZeroSignal
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottles 12/10, poured into SA Perfect Pint

A - Slightly hazy light rusty brown, with a finger or so off white head. Decent retention, minimal lacing

S - Toasted malts and a hint of citrus; maybe just a touch of a floral note...overall pretty light in the nose

T&M - Medium bodied and a bit viscous feeling. Light citric hop bite comes through the toasted malt, a hair stronger then I would expect from a straight Pale Ale. Towards the back malt takes on a bit of a caramelized quality, and there is just a touch of butterscotch and light fruit...I'd say this one leads to the British side of things

O - In terms of an amazing pale ale? No...not so much. As a highly sessionable (under 5%), rather enjoyable brew? Sure...I'll have another.

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Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jimmah120
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of schrist275
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting name is what drew me to this one.. pours an off dark tan/gold. head is solid and tight, settles into a glass rimming with traces across the top. the nose comes very fruity, reminds me of mandarine oranges and bread dough. the flavor comes across as the same initially and then gets bitter towards the end. very nice. love the way this beer carries the fruity scent/flavor throughout the mouth without weighing in heavily. Great mouthfeel and taste. A well made beer.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

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Photo of ruckzuck
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured a nice white head, deep amber body

S - sweet malt with citrus hops and hints of pine

T - wow, a lot hoppier than the nose let on. Hints of sweetness up front give way to heavy citrus notes

M - medium bodied with some carbonation present

D - pretty good, but this almost comes across as a bit fruity. Not sure how many I could drink in a session, but I could certainly do a few I'd imagine. Would drink again.

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Photo of ColoradoRocket
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Fuzzy burnt honey amber, no head. Minimal Carbonation.

S - Malty with subtle hop aroma.

T - Herbal hops on the front changing to malty undertones. Dry woody finish.

M - Thin, lacking body. Medium carbonation.

D - Overall it's consistent to a pale, definitely worth having a couple.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden, mostly clear color with minimal head and spotty, clingy lacing. Aroma is hoppy pine and not much else. Taste is slightly watery, yet yields a decent hippy, citrusy flavor. A little off balance, but still refreshing and crisp..

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Photo of winomark
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a medium copper with a thick, frothy off-white head.

Aroma: Hop citrus dominates the nose. Lovely aroma through and through.

Taste: Nice hop bitterness with some malt richness in the back.

Mouthfeel: Light, but flavorful. Somewhat of a short finish.

Drinkability: A solid pale ale. Good balance. Worth trying at least once.

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Photo of DaggerEyes
2.82/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

wow I was really let down by this beer

it poured a dark copper with a thick sudsy head...lots of lacing

huge hop smell, citrus, pine, marijuana...a nice bready malt scent rounds it out

the hop definition was extremely pour...not any keystone tastes just pretty bitter on the whole with a grape skin appley malt finish

very dry in some ways reminiscent of a white wine

I was really unimpressed with you and doubt I will be going for a round two...sucks since I have another in the fridge :(

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Photo of hwwty4
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bomber into a Chimay Chalice (2 pours). Pours a hazy amber with good carbonation. Thin off white head lingers as you drink the beer, leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is big on the hops. Definite grapefruit and lemon, bit of pine and just a slight hint of bread. Taste is much the same with big citrus fruits coming off. Lots of grapefruit/lemony tartness. I was surprised that there wasnÂ’t much bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel was very dry. I think this is one of the better offerings from Boulder.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of blakelive784
2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into a snifter:

A- Pours a non-transparent amber or light brown color. Creamy 3 finger head with solid retention and very nice lacing.

S - Strong dry hopped aroma; floral and piney. Some sweetness caramel is present, but is relatively weak.

T - Watery open followed by a piney aftertaste. Very resinous taste. It's hard to find any malt character.

M - wet and flat.

D - The appearance and aroma of this beer are quite good, but the taste is sure to disappoint.

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Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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