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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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a nice off-white head and some decent lace and smells predominantly of apricots and flowers. The lightish-bodied palate starts with a blast of juicy malt and a pure orange flavor, and although the whole presentation could be a little more bitter for my tastes, the hops chime in nicely on the finish with their piney flavor, providing a bit of dryness before the mouthwatering tartness takes over and finishes the drink. Overall, I dig this. As I've said, I prefer a bit more bitterness but the malt/hop balance isn't out of whack on this one, and the fact that it's unfiltered adds nicely to the overall flavor.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy pale orange/yellow in color with a light eggshell colored head that laces beautifully.

Aroma has a very pleasant floral, woodsy hop aroma beaming from it. Tinges of citrus and light caramel malts dance around in there too.

The taste ends up being less floral and woodsy, in favor of citrus and grapefruit notes. Lighter maltiness shows through with a pleasant bitterness on the finish.

The feel is decent; slightly creamy texture, slick, crisp, light in body, but clean and refreshing

Overall, it's a nice pale. The aroma is very nice, and taste is pretty good. I'll enjoy these on occasion for sure.

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Photo of jjjeremy
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Two inch head that takes its time to recede with nice lacing
Appearance-A very nice honey amber appearance
Taste-I enjoy this beers flavor.It reminds me of red licorice and raspberries with hops in the background
Mouthfeel-Pleasant,its there than fades with a decent after taste.Will enjoy this beer with friends
Overall it is a dam fine beer.CHEERS!!!!

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

12oz bottle in a pint glass. (and then a few more straight from the bottle)

Amber colored ale with slightly off-white head. Lots of bubbles.

Smells of citrus fruit. Didn't get much else.

Citrus hops with a malt back bone and some caramelized sugar. A very tasty and enjoyable hop beverage.

Pretty fizzy and added to the citrus bite, makes for a nice surprise. A little resinous and on the dry side but nothing at all bad and the nice carbonation, combined with the low ABV, makes for a very sessionable drink.

I can enjoy these all night.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber colores beer. Solid white head about 1 finger high leaving some lacing as it fades.
Pretty hoppy beer with a good citrus bouquet. Malts are mostly reliagated to the backgroud in this case.
I get a sweet caramel malt taste up front with bittering hops. Flavor wise, there is not much hop flavor in the taste, just some light bitterness.
A smooth and balanced beer.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
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 washburnkid
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Nearly three fingers of ivory head over translucent amber that isn't hazy like the name might suggest. Thin cap of retention and some lacing.
S: No complaints here! Aromas are hoppy with pine notes and a hint of citrus.
T: Flavor is floral and maybe a tad soapy/herbal. That aside, upfront is bready and the backdrop is bitter herbal tea and flowers. The hops are bitter but more herbal than my tastes appreciate.
M: Carbonation is a bit high but no other complaints with the mouthfeel.
D: Not digging the flavors too terribly much, but I can see how this hop profile is something many would enjoy. I personally do not like to taste soap in a glass I never wash with soap.

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Photo of JesteR14
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light orange, creamy head that sticks to my tumbler.

S- Light smell. I get hops, citrus, a sweetness that balances the smell out... gotta taste this one....

T- Hops, light on flavor with an immediate cleanse of taste. The taste of sweet yet powerful hops enters your mouth, and leaves as soon as they entered.

M- Smooth, low carbonation. Very mellow drinker.

D- Tasty session drinker. Pick one up if you see it if you want a nice, cold refreshing american brew!!

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Photo of tmcelvain
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is a nice hazy amber, but there is absolutely no smell that I can discern.
The taste has a nice earthy hop kick - not over the top. I sense a slight vegetably flavor in the slightly malty finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and light. There is less carbonation than I would expect from the look and taste. Very drinkable, though overall nothing terribly memorable.

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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 12oz bottle that I brought back from a US trip. Label as pictured, no freshness date.
Deep orange-amber color with a slight haze. One inch of creamy, off white foam. Head settles down leaving a thin cap that leaves good looking lacing on the glass.
Smell has lots of citrus, floral and pine hops. Slightest touch of sweet malt. Taste is just like the smell, full of citrus, grapefruit, pine and topical fruits. There is a base of bready malt and caramel sweetness. The hops are all over this one, great flavors. The body is medium, light carbonation. Mouthfeel is less oily than I was expecting. This Pale Ale has as much hoppy kick as some IPAs, a great tasting beer.

Now, to find it in a can...

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Photo of xnicknj
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into pint glass

Pours a hazed auburn with caramel hues, thinner white head, clouds of lacing.

Doughy caramel malt with bitter hops in the nose, light breadiness and sweetness.

Bitter citrus hops up front with orange and lemon peel. Plenty of malt backbone with bread crust, caramel, and biscuit. More dry hoppiness towards the finish.

Medium body, a bit sticky and creamy. Drinks quickly, nice dry hopping effect, pretty good flavor.

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Photo of ccm414
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a 1 to 1 1/2 finger head, settling kind of quickly, but leaving a decent lace on the glass.

S- Hoppy/pine scents with minor sweet and floral notes.

T- Smooth bitter/hopped taste with a nice slightly sweet finish. This beer also seems to have some slight mustiness towards the finish.

M- Light to a medium body with a very crisp feeling.

D- Very drinkable, nice bitterness with a slight sweet finish makes it easy to consume.

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Photo of generallee
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a nice disruption of the beer but no freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a deep orange amber color with a slight haze and is topped off with two fingers of creamy off white foam. This head settles down to a thin cap that makes some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: This one is full of big citrus, floral and pine hop notes with just a little sweet malt underneath.

Taste/palate: Just like the nose its flavor is full of wonderful citrus, grapefruit, pine and topical fruit notes. A light base of bready malt seeks in here and there with a slight caramel sweetness. The hops run from the fount to the finish and bring plenty of hop bitterness that slowly fades off the tongue. The body has a medium feel with soft carbonation.

Notes: The hops are the real show here. This Pale Ale brings more hop character than most IPA's and with a modest 4.85%abv you going to want to drink more than a few of these.

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Photo of Docer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bomber to try from By the Bottle here in Vancouver, WA

- Dark amber copper ale.. most clear.. big fingers of fluffy white head.. steady half inch just sticks around..

- Nice pine. bitter, crisp, and floral hops with a light touch of sugary caramel in the background.. smells very good indeed.

- Nice bready grains, light sweetness.. hoppy pine bitterness and a nice floral flavor. Zesty finish.. and rather light. Almost lacking a bit more flavor, but still tastes solid.

- Somewhat thin.. light bodied, well carbonated.. little dry and mouth watering.

- Overall a very solid pale.. is certainly pretty, and smells good, but the flavor is lacking a bit.. almost like an extract brew. Little watery and thin... but afterall, it is a pale!

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Photo of uustal
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice reddish orange with a two-finger off-white head. Head lasts with the beer. Citrus aroma, a bit of pine hops and some sweet malt scents. Taste starts off with a sharp rush of grapefruit and orange hops. A little pine in there as well. Nice kick. A sweet and simple bready and caramel malt brings the flavor home. Good flavor for an APA and very sessionable.

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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties.
S: There are light aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a light amount of bitterness with flavors that are similar to the smell along with some notes of caramel malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to consume and the taste is quite flavorful.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this many times over the last couple years and have always enjoyed it, so it's time to review it here.

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange/amber color with an off white foamy head that doesn't last long but leaves nice sticky lacing behind.

Smell: Sweet, fruity, floral and citrus hops are right there in your face in perfect harmony. Love the smell of this stuff! This is the perfect hoppy beer aroma.

Taste: The hops are the star here, and they at the forefront of the flavor, but it's balanced perfectly by sweet malts for a smooth and non-bitter finish. Quite an accomplishment for a beer this hopped up.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation and very crisp and smooth.

Drinkability: Low ABV and high flavor make this one very easy to session with. I could drink this stuff all night long...and I have. Highly recommended for those who like their beer on the floral hoppy end of the spectrum.

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Photo of Homebrew35
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a nice blast of hop aroma on this one and was a bit disappointed. This pours a modest one and a half finger head off white in color, quite fluffy and creamy. This fades to a thin ring of lacing. Hazy pale body in color. A slight floral, earthy hop aroma, some sweet carmel, some alcohol. Tastes sweet and carmel at first. Then it transitions to some piney, canibus, earthy maybe tobacco. Finishes with some woody lingering bitterness, some more piney resinous notes on the finish too. Prickly carbonation medium bodied. I could drink this quite easily and would pick this up again. $1.75 a single.

Just tried the syringe air syringe injection and it produces a nice creamy head. I recommend this for this beer if you feel the need.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A CAN in a PINT glass.

Boulder's Hazed & Infused comes out the can a dark copper color settling into the glass the same color. A nice pour yeilded a inch of fluffy off white foam thats leaving rings.

A nice interplay between malt and dry hops. This one has a nice scent of floral hops with some tame citrus plus some caramel rounding things out.

A nice APA, the dry hopping shows, yet not so much leaving a fairly malty aftertaste with caramel. The citrus is upfront with tame tropics plus some earthy taste from a certain hop strain.

Feel is on point and not to malty. A step above light bodied. By the look of the beer I was thinking this would be a malt bomb, but Im surprised by how this evens out. This is a fresh ass can, so there is that.

If Im ever camping in Colorado, I'll grab a case of this to see the sites. A good pale made for all day drinking.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a copper/amber color with a thick white foam head that leaves nice lacing. Slightly hazy (go figure...)

S- A touch of caramel malts and pine hops in the nose. At 4.85% it smells more boozy than it is.

T- A fair amount of bitterness initially but not as much hop flavor as expected. Definitely some caramel malt and toffee flavors in the finish. A little bready with a slightly astringent taste.

M- Light/medium bodied with ok carbonation.

D- Easy enough to drink and decently bitter.

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Photo of knm
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As to be expected this beer poured a hazy amber color. It has amazing carbonation that hangs around, and a nice head as well. Smell is quite hoppy, and the taste is very sour. In a good way, but with almost over the top hops. I like this dry hop alot, but it is not your typical PA.

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Photo of begforme4484
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell was nice of hop aroma. Nice floral notes back with some fruitiness from hops and sweetness from the slight malt.

Nice and dry hop taste. Floral and piney mostly.

Medium bodied and good carb.

Love this beer, just not too readily available in CT.

Each time I've had this out of a bottle, it's been disappointing.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A "hazy"amber. But not as hazy as the name sounds. Fairly clear amber. However, alot of foamy head and lace on the glass.

S - The hops definitely stand out, but not fairly light aromas. As in, the smell is not that strong.

T - fruit and hops. But mild.

M - Heavenly carbonated. Fairly smooth.

D - Very good. It is a smooth hoppy ale. Very drinkable. Nothing stands out as excellent in this beer, but it is a very tasty ale with hop flavors if you are into that.

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Photo of portia99
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a hazy (go figure) and somewhat dirty color of amber with a short finger of tan foam and tons of sticky webs of lacing all over the sides of the glass.

S - Fruity and citrusy hops up front...a bit on the subdued side of intensity. A bit of cinnamony spiciness too. Light sugary sweetness and some hints of cloves too.

T - Similar to the aroma, a bit phenolic, medicinal and clovey...not sure this was intended or really fits the style too well, but it isn't at all unpleasant and actually kinda nice and different. Spicy cinnamon, citrusy hops and extremely minor malt aspect at the base.

M - Light to medium body with a firm mid-level carbonation the gives a good liveliness and tingle on the tongue. Cloves and phenolics linger into the aftertaste increasing the noticability of this character.

D - Looking at the can for a date code of some kind, I'm coming up empty...some of the flavors here make me wonder about the freshness. I am not disappointed with the flavors I'm getting, but they aren't what I remember of this beer, or what I expect out of the style. Has a bit of a Belgian yeast aspect to it, which is never a bad thing. Good in an unexpected way, but not the hoppy beer that I recall having in the past.

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Photo of jbartlett89
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown orange-ish color with a thin head that disspates quickly with very little lacing.

Smells very hoppy/citrisy wuth a slight hint if malt. Very fresh and a little earthy.

The taste is really good. Like the smell its got a nice citris hop flavor with a piney kick bitterness to it.

The mouthfeel is nice and full with nice carbonation very smooth. This is a very drinkable beer.

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