Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
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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 BeerDawgs
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +0.3%
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 +9.1%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(Previously tried this on tap; pleased that the bottle replicates the high quality of that beer)

A - hazy (of course) orange/amber with a large, foamy, and long-lasting off-white head.

Excellent fresh nose and flavor. Detectable malt in aroma, but citrus hops are the primary component. Fresh and crisp with a modicum of fruit and floral notes. The citrus hops are very present in the initial taste too, with a more piney hoppiness in transition to bittersweet finish. Clear grapefruit rind bitterness in the aftertaste is largely absent, and not missed, in this ale. Rich, bold, fresh taste. Hop bitterness is nicely, but incompletely, countered by some sweet malt, making it highly drinkable for such a hoppy brew.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly brown tinted light oranage color, fluffy but thin and bubbly head from the cask pour, some great retention and decent lacing. Fairly straight forward notes of citrus and pine with some sweet, nutty malts. Taste brings a nice solid hop presence, not too bitter and more citrus than pine, some earthyness as well. Malts are lightly carmelly sweet and decently nutty. Great cask body and carbonation on this one. A nice APA, slightly more aggressive than many, stronger malt backbone as well and great on cask.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another gift from a CANtact and one that I have been anxious to try for a while! The CANQuest (TM) is becoming like a truffle-seeking pig: I will root them out, no matter where those pesky CANs might be hiding. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: "oh, the places you [CAN] go!"; "A lazy river. In the woods. On the trail. Around the campfire. At the beach. Tasty waves. Tossing bags. On the greens. Before the show. The big game. Splitter cracks. The fishing hole. Park picnics. Backyard BBQ's. Epic days. No boundaries."; "For all the places you want to enjoy a Hazed, now you [CAN]"; "Hazed & Infused is an unfiltered amber ale, dry-hopped during fermentation for a unique, fresh hop flavor and aroma without added bitterness. get hazed"; "Cheers and enjoy!"; "- - Your friends at Boulder Beer Company Colorado's 1st Microbrewery".

The Crack revealed yet another CAN filled nearly to the brim with beer. The Glug left me with two rocky fingers of ecru head with decent retention. Color was a deep orangish-amber with just a slight haze, leaving me visually disappointed. C'mon, man, it's supposed to be "Hazed" and i have seen better chill haze. I want some haze, dang it! Nose was really piney, like a cold day in the middle of a forest and taking a deep breath. That's living! Mouthfeel was medium with an appropriate amount of hops for the style (but not necessarily for me) in the mouth. Finish was likewise hoppy, stylistically correct, but lacking the Ooomph to make me really want a lot of it. If it were a choice between yet another AmeriCAN Adjunct Lager and this, Hazed & Infused would win, hands down, but if Lucky U (also from Colorado) made an appearance, this is getting left out of the cooler. Sorry.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had this beer at a First Friday Beer Tasting at a local restaurant. Reviewed from a 6/pk purchased at The Beer Store in Southampton, PA. Great price...$6.99 6/pk.

Enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.

A - Pours with massive, pillowy, two finger head. Color is a orange, slightly opaque color. Head lasts for quite a while. Leaves a lingering thin head along with massive amounts of lacing.

S - A bready smell with a mix of citrus and a slight hops smell, as well.

T - Very malty, biscuity taste. Not a great deal of hops are present. A rather sweet taste is the overwhelming flavor. Alcohol is not noticeable.

D - Just like the first time I had this, this beer is highly drinkable. A great beer for those that are not "hop heads" but want a quality beer. A good beer to segway into craft beers with.

Overall - A good beer. I enjoy a bit more hops in my beer but the overall taste is really good. I'll never turn down an offering of this in the future.


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Photo of bmohead
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this has a bright orange color and a one finger head that gives way to patchy lacing. Smells mostly of bright, citrusy hops, with just a hint of malt. Taste is fairly light, and reminds me a bit of unsweet tea with lots of lemon. Not bad, just missing something. Has the same drying finish as tea as well, with a thin body. This is about as easy drinking as it gets, but not a lot to hang your hat on.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Orange colored with red hues, creamy head with nice lace.

S- Aggressive piney hops, floral notes, and grassy tones. Hints of citrus, fruits, and caramels.

T- Follows the nose. Hops are upfront with floral, citrus, and grassy notes. Caramel and biscuit backbone.

M- Crisp, clean, and medium bodied.

D- Very easy to drink.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangish red color with a huge white head and tons of lacing. that never goes away. Tastes of tons of piney hops, a little caramel, and a little hints of citrus in there. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carbonation. Drinkability is high. Its a nice beer that you can put back easily.

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Photo of ztaylor1
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- hazy gold. Nice eggshell head that retains and has decent lacing.

Smell- hoppy goodness with a nice biscuity malt profile.

Taste- much stronger malts than the nose indicated. Hops aren't nearly as prevalent.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied a bit creamier than expected.

Drinkability- not my favorite of the style, but decent.

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Photo of rrski198
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Little bit darker amber than most APA's. Decent lacing and small off white head that disappeared quickly.

S: Fresh pine and cut grass. This smell has everything a hop head should love. However, the nose is more like and IPA than an APA. I'm not getting much else besides the hops though.

T: For an APA, it is to unbalanced. Its not that I don't like the beer, i do, however, for the style, I would like a little more malt. The hops hit up front and leave a kind of seltzer water like taste and feel. It needs a back bone.

M: Um, bizzare...Good carbonation. Leaves the mouth quite dry with a little hopy spice.

D: The smell was awesome. I got excited. Then I tasted it. What happened? A little more malt and balance could serve this beer real well.

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Photo of ColoradoRocket
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
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 Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's, Media, PA

A: Bright copper, slightly hazy, nice white head.

S: Crisp citrus, clean floral notes.

T: The hops hit you right away but are quickly balanced by the malts, and a subtle floral quality ties it all together.

M: Light-medium body, crisp, medium carbonation.

D: Pretty easily drinkable.

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Photo of JAZwara
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: slightly orange copper color, cream colored head, very bubbly

S: floral, a lot of citrus, slight caramel notes

T: grapefruit citrus, unique hop taste from the dry-hopping, very crisp with above average carbonation

M: bubbly, crisp, not overly bitter; again the dry-hopping gives it a unique feel

D: excellent, could drink several; good hop flavor but not overwhelming or over powering; citrus is very refreshing

Hazed is one of my favorite 'go to' beers; enough hop to please and the citrus makes it extremely drinkable, and the dry-hopping makes it a very unique beer

Somewhat similar to Southern Tier Hop Sun and Uber Sun

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Photo of JThysens
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look- Dark orange, clear with a very small head

Smell- Very fruity with numerous fragerances. rasberries, pommegranit, and strwberries perhaps. Excelent smell

Taste- Very fruity like the smell, a bit of bitterness, maybe some blueberry or strawberry, pomegranit and cranberry.

Feel- smooth with a very slight grainy taste to it.

Drink- very much a dessert beer. could drink a few of these for sure.

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Photo of masey222
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It was a surprise to find this on tap in michigan so I had to give it a try...
It poured a burnt orange with a kind of milky haze. it had about an inch of frothy head and a nice lace that really stayed through the whole drink...
It smelled like a really fresh hoppy lemon citrus beer with lots of woodsy earthy freshness....
tasting was surprisingly smooth, it had a nice hoppy bitterness to it with the crispness of the lemon really standing out and there is a fair amount of malt that really mellows out the sharpness of the hop, good balance all around...
it had a good deal of carbonation which made it a good crisp refreshing beer and was a good consistency that matched the refreshing taste that it had, very quenching...
I would definitely drink six of them, gladly, very drinkable....

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour - a bright, almost glowing reddish-orange in the glass. A decent inch or so of stark white foam sits atop this brew.

Aroma - wow, LOADS of big fresh hop aroma pummels my olfactory factory. I'm processing a ton of nice greeny, citrusy, piney smells and it sure is nice. I've had this beer in a bottle before and don't remember it exhibiting such an intense hop aroma. Could it be the can?

Taste - a bit lemony and bitter on the tongue, some nice sweet, juicy orange follows. A decent amount of maltiness balances this one out nicely. I can't help but say that the aroma hops really stood out but the intensity in the flavor uis much more subdued. I doubt this is an issue as they sell a ton of this beer because of how it tastes. Big hop aroma and more of a balanced flavor.

Overall - I love the aroma that comes from this beer as soon as it leaves the can. Definitely a very drinkable brew and one that I could session on a nice warm afternoon. This tastes super fresh despite it being a few months old I'd imagine. One more advantage of the almighty aluminum can!

Would I buy more of it? - I might now that its being distributed in cans out here in New England. Quite the candidate for a sunny, summer day outside in the backyard!

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Photo of SamN
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a bomber bottles.

Decent hazy dark honey colored beer. Mediocre head, thin and wispy. Bigger and fuller looking. Smell is good, honey hops spice with good malt balance. Taste is lesser, though. Unbalanced with too much emphasis on the hops, resulting in a muddled bitter taste. Fizzy and thin in the mouth.

Not great tasting, bitter and a little chaotic, can't pick up specific characteristics.

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Photo of arboristfish
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a slightly hazy copper, almost amber color, with a white head. The aroma is strong with piney citrus like hop aromas. The taste is sweeter, than what you would expect from the smell. The mouthfeel is between light and medium. I would consider this a drinkable beer.

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Photo of farrago
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply arrayed head of creamy off-white, mostly medium-sized bubbles with average retention, not much stickiness to the lacing. Dark amber color with a strong brown influence to the red base, only really orange along the rims, fairly clear and transparent given the depth of hue, more loose bubbles floating around than beads. Smooth nose, big malt presence with cocoa, carob, toffee and peanut butter, meager display of tangerine zest, little more pine, even more flower petals, gives you one solid burst of peach, apricot fruit scents, again, very fluid presence. Light to medium-bodied, here it is also demure and at times almost shy. Very active tight prickle to the carbonation, keeps the mouth scrubbed clean. This heightens the tangerine, orange, lime citrus. Earthy, plays well with the pine and tamer herbaceous elements. Honey replaces a lot of the cocoa, caramel flavors, malts and hops well-balanced against each other. Nothing "remarkable" about it, this seems intended as it eschews fireworks for solid craftsmanship.

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Photo of musicforairports
2.74/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz single poured into a goblet. Best by 25 January 2011; drinking it on 15 November 2009.

Pours a hazy orange, but certainly not the cloudiest beer I've seen. Head is made of big bubbles and ample carbonation is left.

Smell is of sweet malt, maybe a hint of caramel and a pinch of citrus hops.

Tastes the same. Flavor is thick for a light ABV, but I mostly get a thick, sweet pale malt flavor with some bitterness on top. Finishes bitter, but nowhere in here do I get the distinctive hop flavors this beer seems to promise. Tastes like it's old, but the best-by date is still more than two months away.

Mouthfeel is fine. Slightly bubbly, a bit creamy but nothing too serious.

This beer is a letdown from what I was hoping for. Doesn't taste terrible, but I don't imagine I'd have it again. Or maybe I would, in hopes this was a bad bottle or something.

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Photo of jsdunlop
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Slight cloudiness, abundant fluffy head, lots of carb action, light amber color
S: Pine, sugar, lemon zest, freshly sliced orange, faint alcohol
T,M,D: piney, earthy hops blast the palate, followed by a citrus aftertaste, malt presence is hardly noticeable, very light mouthfeel with intense carbonation. Easily drinkable, very watery, seems unbalanced and unusually light for the style.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a lush head that lasts, leaving sudsy lacing on the glass.

Aromas of light malt and floral hops, a little nutty.

Taste is moderately malty and moderately intense, dried hops. A little fruit in the background.

Body is light and carbonation is moderate, giving this a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A decent APA that delivers a bunch of flavor for a low ABV ale.

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Photo of shand
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep hazy amber with two fingers of head that retain fairly well. Lacing is great too. Good looking beer.

Smell: Piney-citrus hops and a touch of malts on the nose here.

Taste: An assault of citrus pine hops that leaves as soon as it comes. Development? There's a touch of bready malts to finish this off, but there's no real aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good feeling beer, feels just a little too thin for all the hoppy goodness with the added malt character. ABV is way lower than I guessed it'd be before I hit this page. I pegged this at a 7.5% from the taste.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable, just don't let it warm up too much.

This is another good hop-forward APA.

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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 48.4% out of 100 with 2,055 ratings
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