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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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:
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Added by Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Reviews:
879
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2,056
pDev:
13.7%
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Photo of ballz50401
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle (best by 7/19/10) into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours a murky brownish/orange with plenty of carbonation. The escaping bubbles produce a well sustained head and thick sheets of white foam around my glass as I drink. I get a good mixture of caramel malts with some floral/citrus hops in the nose. Light breadiness along with caramel mingle around the palate then finishes with the floral hops. A lighter bodied ale that leaves the palate tingling from the high carbonation. Overall a pretty easy drinking pale ale that wouldn't be very hard to finish a 6 pack of.

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Photo of tchenery
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Beer pours a nice orange color. It's actually clearer than I thought, but it's still kind of murky in there. Has a nice frothy head which makes it very appealing.

The smell is of citrus hops only. I don't really pick them up too much but they're there.

It tastes pretty citrussy from the hops, some grapefruit. The beer is very "light" tasting though, in the refreshing sense.

Delicious beer, very refreshing. Would definitely go back.

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Photo of n00tz
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - frothy white head that laces all the way down the glass pours atop a dark amber body bubbling with excited carbonation.

S - Well defined piney hops with a sweet-grassy and yeasty character beneath.

T - A fruity pineapple taste reaches through the pine bitterness and leaves an earthy mouth behind.

M - Medium bodied and lightly carbed without a bad bitter aftertaste

D - very respectable APA, delicious.

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Photo of bogus564
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small weizen glass.

Dark amber in color, I could see my fingers on the other side of it, so I'm not so sure about the 'hazed' part, except, of course, as a play on words. There was a 1" head that lasted for a minute before dissolving into lace.

As you might expect from this beer's name, there is a slight smell of cannabis; hmm. Grassy notes are also there, as well as some slight bitterness, but not in abundance.

On tasting, I'm catching grapefruit; a fair amount, but not as much as in Mojo from the same brewer. There's also a hoppy bitterness, with a spicy note from the yeast that I can't quite identify, but enjoy.

From a standpoint of mouthfeel, it's alright - decent flavor, okay with the carbonation.

I'd have another of these, but there are a number of pale ales that I'd have before my second of these.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. June0710 on the neck.

A - Hmm, it's not very hazed at all. In fact, its actually a pretty clear beer. Light bronze and well-carbonated with a moderate off-white head. Lower retention but a bit of patchy lace coats the glass.

S - Hazed is darn earthy in aroma. Lots of grassy, husky hops with a very strong caramel malt background come out right away. A touch of citrus comes through but not enough to sway it from it's position. Well-balanced and still hoppy in the nose for it's age but nothing special.

T - Hops toy playfully with the palate but never really connect anywhere. They're too far gone in flavor. They do impart a hefty earthy dirt-like, grassy, mulchy huskiness to the sweet malty base.

M - Hazed is medium-bodied and fairly smooth with a little bit of carbonation tickle to the finish. Low bitterness offsets a bigger sweetness a bit.

D - Really, this beer is pretty average. I understand it's a bit old but it's not my first go with Hazed. It could use a little less grass and a little more uniqueness.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a bottled as pictured. SEPT 16 2010 date that I assume is drink by.

A: Pours a cloudy copper color, with a small off-white head, but fluffy with huge and tiny bubbles. Moderate lacing.

S: Hops, malts, and a mild citrus. All very subtle, maybe too subtle.

T&M: Huge piney, citrus hop flavor up front. Tastes way better than the smell that kind of worried me due to its weakness. Medium bodied but a little watery. Mild sweet taste that balances this ale quite nicely. Semi-dry finish.

This brew is pretty tasty, especially for a pale ale. You can tell this is fresh and I am assuming that it was probably bottle 3 months prior to the 'best by' date which probably makes this less than a month old. Nice one BBC!

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Photo of kneeland
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this earlier to see if I wanted a keg of it. It's got a nice distinct taste to it, it's very very floral. You can taste the hops and the pale flavor.

The head is nice and foamy, not too little, not too much. It's got a good looking appearance too.

I decided against getting a keg of it, but I would have another bottle of it sometime.

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Photo of Baraka
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark and cloudy copper with a one-finger head. There is some lacing on the glass.

S: Aromatic piny hops are the first thing I noticed; it seems hoppy for a Pale, but there are definitely sweet malt aromas coming through, albeit overpowered by the lovely smelling hops

T: The malt sweetness comes through more here- the resiny hops are balanced out by some slightly biscuity notes that leave a clean malt flavor behind. There is also some grassy hop notes that became a little more apparent as I continue to sip the brew. Not a bad little pale here, although it is simple and doesn't show a whole lot of complexity.

M: Medium to light bodied with a clean, crisp finish that leaves behind a bit of hop bitterness and some malt sweetness

D: The hop notes are clean and refreshing while the malt character restrains the bitterness for non hop-heads. Personally I don't think this is as good as this brewery's Mojo IPA, but it is way lower in ABV and more balanced so it might make for a more sessionable beer. Solid example of the style with little to complain about.

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Photo of Stigs
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour at Fat Heads, served in an English style pint glass

A - the beer is on the darker side of amber...lightly hazy, a quarter inch of fluffy white foam. spotty layering lace through the drink.

S - sharp crackery malts with a pleasant piney, slightly spicy assertive hop scent

T - begins with a sharp hop profile. nice and crunchy crackery malt cuts through with some biscuity sweetness. the hops are a bit one-dimensional and wearing though. almost an English IPA.

M - medium bodied and a little creamy, yet tight fizzy carbonation cuts through nicely...good and refreshing. finishes with delicate grassy hop bitterness.

D - slightly unique, yet solid APA. good grassy hop profile with decent balance...might be a good transition beer for newbies.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with one and a half fingers of off white head. It has a nice appearance, but this is just too damn dark fro a Pale Ale.

Scent of sweet caramel, sugars, pine and grass. A good scent, but the caramel is a bit too overpowering.

Taste of caramel malts, bitter leafy hops, grass, and finishing with a light toasted almond flavor. Nice and balanced with a good level of bitterness, a solid Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly strong, refreshing carbonation. A little heavy, but the carbonation saves this from being underwhelming.

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Photo of thatguy3579
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange in color, reasonably cloudy, with much visible bubbling. Head is thin and leaves decent lacing.

S: A lot of hoppy pine aroma and some biscuits. A real treat for the nose.

T: Some citrus hops with biscuit sweetness. I expected a lot more hops from the nose. Flavor is enjoyable but a little thin. Very clean finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Pleasant but not extraordinary.

D: While this is not amazingly flavorful or complex, it is an exceptionally drinkable beer.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a cloudy dark amber (...what?) with a three finger, very puffy slightly offwhite head. Lace is just clinging to the glass at this point...awesome.

S- not getting a lot...some sweet smelling hops actually. Interesting, though not too potent.

T- mostly getting some floral hops with a good hunk of bitterness in there. Taste isn't too strong...rather mild, but I guess thats the IPA part of my mind talking.

M- good feel...I'm actually almost getting some creaminess to it. Interesting texture for a pale.

D- pretty drinkable. Pretty nice pale ale

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Photo of Duttonic
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner glass from a 12oz bottle bought from Corti Brothers in Sacramento.

A- golden/burnt orange, less than a finger of head with vigorous pour. Dark for a pale ale.

S- light, but distinct notes of floral hops.

T- great for the style, but it left me wanting something that would rip the enamel from my teeth.

M- fluffy and creamy, surprising for a beer that I would expect to have more bite, but I like it.

D- I could session this beer, but I don't think I want too. It's not that it is bad by any means, it just left me wanting more, almost like it was lacking something.

Overall, great to try once or twice.

Is it weird that I just happened to be watching Dazed & Confused while I enjoyed this tasty treat?

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Photo of HomebrewNurse
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

New to the Boulder line of beers as they are recently available in my area of the world (NH), I am not overly impressed with this brew. I feel that the beer does not live up to its name at all. I would expect a hoppy jewel but instead find that this beer has more caramel taste/aroma and I have to go looking for any hop.
Overall not a bad beer, but hazed and infused it is not. IMO, another example of how good marketing and fancy labelling/naming can sell beer, even if it aint that great...
By the way, I paid 9 bucks for this sixer.

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Photo of mytireisfat
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint glass off a tap in a bar.

A: A red/amber color. no head. some lacing.

S: Hops is one of the biggest things on this beer, a great hops smell, and some caramel smells too.

T: The taste is the same as the smell. they go hand and hand. a great blast of hops in every drink.

M: Light body, medium carbonation.

D: This is a good beer. all the hops may be not for everyone. but if you enjoy hops like i do, this is a great beer to try. its easy to drink, it has a cool bottle, and its different then most other beers. find this beer and try it!

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Photo of Onenote81
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC when I was there for a show this past weekend. Tap pour into a plastic cup.

Dark amber-orange with a small off-white head on top. No lace noted, but I'm sure that was the glass' fault. Scents of deep citrus, light pine needles, and fresh bread. The mouth was firm with plenty of depth. Great bittering hops right away. Some mild caramel sweetness balances this out well. Not too harsh with just a hint of peppery spice on the finish. Very easy drinker. Just as good as I remember from the bottle.

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Photo of BlackBearForge
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed & Infused has a nice amber gold, almost orange clear body with a nice fluffy white head and nice oily lacing.

The aroma has nice citrusy hops, very floral with a fresh malty presence too.

The flavor is moderately bitter, being well backed by the toasted and caramel like malts. Hops are citrusy, candied grapefruit, orange and just a touch of resin while the floral notes fill the mouth as well. Sweetness is dialed back just enough that the finish is pleasantly bitter.

Mouthfeel is toward the medium end of light, a bit rough at first but finishes smooth and is nicely carbonated.

I've only had Mojo Ipa from this brewery, a beer I like quite a lot and I'm glad to say Hazed & Infused is just as good. My quest now begins to find this particular beer as fresh as possible as this one is nearing the end of it's best by period as stated on the bottle.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Walking into the store, I was excited to see this one in cans. I bought a couple to enjoy on these recent hot summer days, having not had this one in a few years. Poured a somewhat hazy copper color, with a little white head on top. Big floral hoppy aromas, with a little bubble gum as well. Tastes just like it smells, with a little earthy hop on the finish. A very nice addition to the growing Colorado canned beer market.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orangish color with about 2 inches of fluffy slightly off-white head.

Citrus dominates the scent, floral aroma, some pine and spice.

The taste was of citrus up front, dry crisp hops come next, biscuity malts and some spice. I thought it had a bit of a watery taste toward the end.

Medium bodied, very crisp and dry, very high carbonation.

This was a decent beer, it seemed a little unbalanced but otherwise pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed & Infused | 16 oz. on-tap | 4.85% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
Glass: Pint glass

Appearance:
Hazy copper and orange with a spotty 0.5" tan head. Retention was poor and lacing was average.

Aroma:
Floral/citric aroma with an appley background and some biscuity malts.

Taste:
Citric apple, biscuit malts, dry finish.

Mouthfeel:
A bit rough and grainy (maybe from dry hopping), but otherwise solid overall. Carbonation was high.

Harmony:
A very average brew IMO.

Price = $6.00 at The Stag's Head
Brewed on: May 2010 on-tap

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Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this beer up from a nearby store. It's a tarnished copper color with a solid, rocky head that leaves a lot of great lace. The smell is full of resiny-hoppy scents...a bit of pine, citrus, and earth. Hop dominant, there's not much of a malt smell in this beer. The taste is similar..although reasonably flavorful, especially with herbal hop tastes, there's little balance. Moderately Dry. The body, however, is light and a little unsatisfying. This beer had a lot more potential, especially from the first sip. It could have been much better.

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Photo of hdog09
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting taste and good taste and doesn't taste like the average pale ale. Good use of dry hops, malt, and accurate amount of carbonation. Pours a darkish amber with an off white head. Good tasting beer that really steps away from the traditional american pale ale taste.

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Photo of racer2k
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my favorite pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice train of bubbles

A - Initial aroma of toasted malt with lots of hop character in the aroma of the beer.

T - An initial burst of hop flavor followed by a moderate tone of sweet malt. I like the hop profile of this beer but the malt characteristics seem to over power the beer at times.

M - Moderate to heavy carbonation with an interesting bubbling sensation in the mouth feel. The feeling of sour tasting pop rocks comes to mind for some reason.

O - Overall a decent session beer with some nice hopped flavor to offer. I would drink this again.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: poured and amber hue into my tulip with a finger or so of off white head with some pretty good lacing.

S: could smell the malts more then I could get a whiff of any hop presents, hints of toffee and caramel with a little bit of lemon zest and booze.

T: Lots of sweet malts and caramel like the nose but again no hop bitternes whatsoever. I guess the malts took over on this one.

M: light to meduim bodied with very light carbonation.

D: If I was trying to buy hoppy beer I would definitely not go for this one seems like they forgot to add the hops.

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Photo of BeerSquid
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from some friends who picked it up on a roadtrip through Colorado.
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy semi-translucent copper colour. Minimal head that lingers as small islands in the glass with slightly more retention at the rim that stays with it the whole way through the drink. There is no lacing.

S- I really like the smell of it on the pour, however it dies significantly when in the glass. Potent hops that are noticeably dry. Also grapefruit and a tiny hint of orange.

T- I'm VERY unimpressed! Its watery. Plain and simple. The hops and bite the were present in the nose are almost nonexistent, way too subtle. Honestly a big let down. There is a hit of the hop on the finish, and just a dash of lemon. I will admit it is rather refreshing on a (hot) day like today. The taste does grow considerably throughout, so dont give up on it right away.

M- The beer holds well in the mouth and is quite soft. It dries the mouth i bit, but not too much. The slight carbonation is present.

D- Very drinkable. It has a light flavour and makes for an enjoyable brew on a hot summer day. I'd definitely recommend it as a grilling beer.

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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,056 ratings
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