Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale

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

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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A bit hazy in the body with a frothy pale tan head at an inch or more. Good retention and it looks like it will have some good lacing too.

S - Mild hoppy aroma with a sweet orange citrus hint.

T - In my opinion this is not a great combination of hop flavors. It taste a bit weak.

M - The feel is easy and smooth. Very nice for a pale ale that's for sure.

~ This is a good beer in ll aspects except the one that matters most... the taste. This is not a brew I will seek out again.

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Photo of rudzud
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes taken while trying to figure out beer pairs for a beer dinner co-hosted with jlindros.

A - Poured into a tulip a slightly cloudy/hazy orange with a one finger head that faded very quickly.

S - Little on the older side, some light hops, light malt sweetness, and some slight fruitiness.

T - Eh, step above average here. Light malt sweetness and hops, with a pleasant gentle fruitiness.

M - Medium body, enough carbonation to keep it up off the tongue a bit and to prevent from seeming flat.

O - Overall, there are much better beers out there. That being said, I somewhat expected this from Boulder beer.

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Photo of MsRif
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light amber color with a considerable head and good retention. Good lacing. Aroma is hoppy, floral and there is a touch of citrus. Taste is hoppy, bitter, floral...finishes bitter. Complexity is not great, and the hops really take over. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I would have liked a bit more balance.

Light bodied with little carbonation. Not a bad brew, but I didn't really care for it all that much. Wouldn't mind having it again, but I won't seek it out.

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Photo of Chaney
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this from someone who came over to my house for dinner.

I Poured into a Cigar City Brewing pint glass.

A: More head than liquid, the H20 infused stuff that existed was mildly cloudy, and orange in nature.

S: Some hops, but overall, the soap and mild citrus are kings.

T: Okay, but stale overall. It reminds me of DFH's bottle entries.

M: Carbonated enough, sugary enough, and stale enough. The lacing was car wash stuff.

O: Go back to the drawing board Boulder...

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Photo of jrenn
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Serving type: From bottle poured into a glass tumbler.

A- Has a cider like appearance. Cloudy, not but not dense like a stout, or a lot of pale ales lately. Decent sized head, dissipated quickly though...

S - Definitely a signature dry-dopped smell. Slightly piney, but still that fruity hoppy aroma. Very minor berry undertones, maybe apple.

T - No malt going on here, or caramel for that matter, but what do you expect from a D.H.A.? Fruity, but thin overall, somewhat unimpressive. Berry, apple and slight grapefruit hop notes, which are delightful... but could use more of a body behind it. It's all in the forefront and very lacking/watery in the finish.

Overall: Can't remember, but I think you pay for what you get here... If you are wanting a medium grade thinner, but still fruity APA: try this one one out. If you want something comparable dollar-wise that has more delivery I'd recommend the Schlafly version of this...

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a surly pint glass.

Was excited when this popped open. A beautiful juicy non-biting citrus aroma with earthy hops. In the mouth though, it's a little bit of a disappointment. Awfully thin body, with a real club-soda mouthfeel that feels like a nice herbal tea and has been seeped in with some citrus sprits. This could really use a backbone. There's some nice things going for this beer but it still has a ways to go.

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2.63/5  rDev -29.3%
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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3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber with a 3-finger white head. Leaves striated lacing. The aroma is the most impressive thing about this beer. It has a caramel malt, piney hops, minty and floral. The taste is much less compelling; it is basically like a bland version of the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth , light-medium body, light carbonation and a very dry finish. I’d like to try this on tap somewhere to see if it’s any tastier, but I will not be buying the beer again anytime soon.

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport

A: The pour is appropriate for the name. Very cloudy amber in color with a white head.

S: An almost honey-like smell and sweetness. Quite a nice floral and perfumey hop aroma with plenty of citrus peel. A bit of an herbal note with some grass and pine notes.

T: Somewhat sweet with a floral and pine driven hop character. A mild bitterness but more toward the malty side. Not much in the way of citrus, which is what I usually expect from an American pale.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: Not a very good looking beer, and not a terribly good tasting one either.

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Photo of McNealc31
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The cloudy copper and frothy head are inviting, and floral and citrus hops let you know very early it’s an IPA. The caramel malt is a nice touch so that there is some substance other than hops.

Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for the style and the amount of hop kick. Outstanding lacing. Extremely dry finish.

Overall, I think it’s fine. There’s nothing here that makes me want this instead of any other IPA.

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3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Stone Pale Ale.

A: Clear amber with three-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt and strong pine and citrus hop smell.

T: Moderate sweetness and light hop bitterness. Kind of floral and minty. Pine hops are there too. Interesting.

M: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Silky feel. Nice.

O: Because of the silky mouthfeel and the piney hop flavor, I liked this beer slightly more than the Stone Pale Ale.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is a deceptively average beer, though it has strong floral scents and sweet smooth silky body, its nowhere near the beer i was expecting when i bought the 9 dollar sixer, as it is dressed in pretty clothes, but good marketing but it may have ultimately sunk this ship, had it come in a less distracting plain can or something i might have liked it more, which isnt saying much about my easily influenced persona, ooh pretty colors! any way you serve it, be it glass or bowl, it comes up a little short, but still an alright beer, hence the C score.

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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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