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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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

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Added by Quaffer on 10-12-2002

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Photo of Rauknar
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy dark straw in color with some sediment in bottle. Completely clouded after swirling bottle to mix in sediment.

S - Slightly malty in scent, but dominated by but hop character.

T - Extreme hop aroma complimented by slight malt sweetness. Very pleasant hop flavors mainly in flavor and aroma and just enough in bittering.

M - Flavors linger on palate, yet do not dominate taste buds.

Overall - An awesome, enjoyable, very drinkable ale!

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Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last weekend at Capones in Norisstown, PA. It was mid afternoon and a lower alcohol/session beer was called for. The freshness of the hop flavor balanced by the slight malty sweetness made this one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time!

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

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Hazy amber, with light carbonation. A rocky cream head starts strong and has nice retention. Leaves a good amount of lace.

S: Heavy on the grapefruit and almost leafy. There's a little bit of toasted grain in the background.

T: Dominated by hop flavor, although not terribly bitter. A nice accomplishment. I just wish the hops carried more than grapefruit, lemon and a bit of pine. Malt is there, but subdued, and has a caramel sweetness to it.

M: The light body is quite oily. Carbonation feels about right.

D: The low ABV makes this an extremely easy drinking beer. I just wish there was a bit more complexity in the hops that this beer is built around. Still, it's a nice overall beer.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Nonic Pint.

Look: The beer poured much darker than I was expecting. It had the tangerine appearance at the center with ligt orange hues toward the edgeh that I usually associate with an IPA. The head was very nice and laced well throughout,

Smell: The hops really smack you in the nose which again was unexpected. After the inital shock of the hops it gives way to some very mild citrus and a the smallest whiff of dough.

Taste: By now I was prepared for the hop explosion and it didn't dissapoint. The hops really play a major role in the taste and as they fade you get the faintest taste of citrus. All of this is barely supported by a small malty backbone. I can only assume that honey makes an appearance in this recipe due to the lack of malt. This is a really interesting taste. So much hops, so little malt but it really works together nicely.

Mouthfeel: Well the hops really send the tongue for a whirl and the after taste is quite bitter (but certainly not in a bad way). It is a medium bodied beer with maybe just a tad bit too much carbonation.

Drinability: Well for the sake of reviewing within the style I hav eto say that the drinkability is not what I'm used to for a Pale Ale. Now this would have scored much higher marks if it were an IPA (which it really borders on. It does give the ol' tastebuds quite a workout so I think I would only have a few of these.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Holy head. Lemon meringue beer right here. Not sure what was going on, but I poured two of these and they both just exploded with a massive head, I'm talking 5 inches of head for 2 inches of beer. Annoying.

S: Once the head settled, I sniffed away. Grapefruit, cloves, hops and notes of vanilla.

T: Extreme hoppiness and not much of anything else. Not too carbonated, kind of watery mouthfeel.

D: Unless you're an extreme hop head, I'd advise nah...just good to try one.

Value: Expensive for what it is.

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a semi-deep, you guessed it, hazy amber. Has a big billowy white head that goes away after a little while. Some good lacing stays behind.

S: Citrus with a bit of hops. Almost like a hoppy orange juice.

T: Pretty hoppy for a Pale Ale. Strong citrus taste with a floral kick at the end.

M: Smooth, light, somewhat creamy too, light carbonation.

D: Good, tasty and light.

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Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam with a tinge of orange, the foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace. The body is a copper-orange color with good clarity.

S - Lots of fruity hops with notes of orange, grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Sugary malt aromas of toast and light caramel balance the hops.

T - Bready malt up front with some toast and caramel. Light hop flavors of pine and orange show up next but do not overpower the sweet, biscuit malt. Finishes with more bread-like malt, balanced by moderate bitterness and more orange hop flavor. Some lingering malt and orange flavors remain on the palate in the aftertaste with just a hint of hoppy tobacco.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a well balanced finish.

D - This is a nice, drinkable pale ale. I somehow remembered this beer being more intensely hoppy than it is, but is in the appropriate range for a pale ale. There really isn't too much to say about this beer, it is well balanced with a good hop aroma but relatively mild flavors. Drinkable, well balanced and uncomplicated; everything an APA should be.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy (aha!) red-orange colour, with a decently full head of yellowish white foam. Lacing is really excellent. The head does dissipate to a film with some pancake bubbles after a while. Minimal carbonation, but the body looks surprisingly thick. Very nice.

Lots of hops on the nose, almost reminiscent of an IPA in potency. Notes of copper, pineapple, leather and resin are dominant, perhaps a hint of aniseed as well. Really quite fragrant, and very pleasant indeed. It lacks some sweetness, which implies it's not going to be very full-bodied to me, but I guess that's expected.

Taste is, as expected, much less bitter than if the early hop additions corresponded with the late hop additions. What we get is a smooth, slightly astringent, but ultimately very restrained palate. It almost smacks of wateriness given my expectations from the aroma - but there is a pleasant bitterness mid palate, and a light honey-grain sweetness to back it up. The body is quite thin, but the feel is smooth, and the carbonation is tamed.

Yeah, this is a pretty decent APA. It's not enough to wow me in particular, but it's solid, pretty flavoursome and very drinkable. I do like getting into a lower gravity hoppy beer every now and then.

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Photo of UncleBubba
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tried Hazed & Infused for the second time this week. First time was on draft, and second time from a bottle. I am really enjoying this beer. It has a nice hop bite, and pretty good balance. Lots of pine, and grapefruit aroma. This aroma is reflective in the taste.
Excellent beer!

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Photo of Gyle41386
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a different beer in mind when I was drinking this (I thought it was Mojo Risin'), so I thought very negatively of it at the time. However, now knowing that it's an American Pale Ale and not an Imperial IPA has changed my mind a bit.

The pour is orange amber. Nice cap of foam leaves behind bits of lacing.

Weakly hoppy nose. It's got the grapefruit and pine components, as well as a bit of sweet malt.

The hop flavors come out much more in the flavor, luckily. Sweet up front, then some citrus rind-like bitterness.

Light body with appropriate carbonation. Easy drinker.

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Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into my beer-clean snifter. Nice amber color and one finger head. Not much lacing. Smell was pure pine but taste didn't follow. Mouthfeel was medium and drinkability was average for me. I got a weird off flavor I couldn't identify. Still a solid general purpose brew.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy orange with a good off-white head and decent lacing. Pretty beer.

Lots of pine and grapefruit hoppy aromas. Some maltiness in there as well.

Pine bitterness and light toasted malt. Some bready sweetness, and possibly a dry cracker flavor as well. This beer is all over the place. A bit thinner in flavor than expected, and the intensity of the hops is a bit limited. Not disappointed, but just surprised.

Good body and carbonation. Solid.

Kinda like this one, but hard for me to get there. Just has alot of flaws; no off-flavors, but just not good balance. Worth the try, but not worth buying a 6 or case.

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Photo of mwa423
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color with possibly more head then necessary. I usually don't have a problem filling a SA Perfect Pint glass, but his one topped it off with foam and then there was still some in the bottle. The head stuck all the way through the beer which really added to the smell.

S - Solid balanced aroma with pine hops but also a backbone of malt that fills the nose.

T - Good pale ale, plenty of hop bitterness, but also malt balances it out to make a simple (but good) beer.

M/D - Mouthfeel is rich, but not overwhelming. Definitely an easy drinker that I could see myself going through a sixer of.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a nice thick head that lasts with some great lacing.

Smells like citrus hops and spme sweet malt. The hops are a little on the weak side, but still a nice smell.

The bitter and citrus hops shince nicely and the malt isn't too shabby. Overall a good tasting beer.

Int he mouth it is on the slightly watery side of well-balanced. Still a refreshing brew.

It's still pretty drinkable. Since I'm familiar with this beer I know this particular bottle is a little past its prime, but it still drinks pretty well. If a slightly off bottle is as drinkable as this one it's just testament to how drinkable this beer is fresh. I just with I could get this on tap in this part of the country.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a tame, 1F head over an amber/caramel colored body - tons of visible carbonation. Huge lacing for an APA.

Smell was nice - mostly piney hops, but some floral quality as well. High on the caramel-sweet malts, making this quite inviting.

Flavor followed with much of the same - citrusy hops, sweet malts, and a little bit of bready/mustiness to boot.

Mouthfeel seemed a tad thin, but was still quite smooth on the palate. No harsh aftertastes - all goodness.

Nice aroma + plenty of flavor + easy MF = Highly drinkable APA.

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Photo of jamiesessions
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy orange colour with a head that already has my mouth watering. Smells like a sttong combination of oranges and hops, and...maybe this is just the "hippie" motif,,,but i could swear i smell patchouli. The taste is simply sublime. The hop taste is wonderful, and the citrusy taste continues, making the taste just as good as the smell. Feels very good in my mouth, like a small commune is forming in my mouth, and they all want to form a drum circle on my taste buds. Quite drinkable, and an enjoyable little beer that I highly reccomend

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Photo of therica
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit sweet compared to the many other uber-pine hoppy craft beers offered these days.

S/T= Nice pine nose, spices. Taste follows-- but along with a slightly too-sweet and lightly fruity taste as well. The uber hops are great-- Crystal and Centennial according to the bottle. As the beer gradually sets and warms, there's a bready flavor that emerges, while the uber-hops seem to slightly dissipate.

M= The slightly sweet effect detracts from the mouth feel enough to keep me from giving it a higher rating.

D= probably very drinkable for many people but the sweet residue and resulting salivation would catch up with me after a few bottles or steins and make me look elsewhere.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap over the summer, picked up a bottle in a mix a six and decided I should review it, similar to what I remember on tap, some subtle differences. Poured this into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, and man is this ever a pretty beer. Comes out an orange/yellow/amber color with some haziness to it. The lacing is excellent, sticks to the glass even after the session is over. The smell is absolutely phenomenal. The second you crack the bottle open you can smell the hops. You can really smell a powerful citrus hop aroma emanating from the glass, the dry hop is really prevalent when you smell it. The taste is good but a slight disappointment because the smell was so outstanding. The mouthfeel is good, the texture turns out a little dry at the end, but still very good, and the drinkablilty is good as well. As I mentioned before I had it on tap over the summer and I don't remember it looking as nice as it did in the bottle and I think I remember it tasting slightly better on tap. Still this is a really, really great beer. Perfect summer drink.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, best by Oct 05 09 (too close for comfort?), into a Duvel tulip.

A: A vigorous pour straight down the middle produces a sky-high off-white head that perfectly fills the oversized tulip glass. Beneath lies an appropriately hazy, reddish orange body that sports lively carbonation. As the rocky 3" head slowly recedes it leaves tons of lace. In summation, gorgeous - far better looking that I ever expected.

S: Evenly balanced aroma of bright, floral hops and sweet, caramel malts. Nothing unexpected or particularly complex, but thoroughly enjoyable for the style - even reminds me a bit of Alpha King. Nice.

T: Disappointing. The hops don't do much here, and the malt is more grainy and toasty than smooth and caramelized; doesn't come close to living up to the smell, much less the appearance. No real flavor on the finish - thin and boring. I suppose this wouldn't be so underwhelming if my expectations hadn't been raised so high.

M: Fairly thin-bodied, but good fine carbonation.

D: No real opinion here; low enough ABV to be truly sessionable, but the flavor doesn't really keep me dying for another sip.

Notes: Overall, not a bad beer, but one of the most disappointing ones I've ever tasted. It had the color, it had the carbonation, it had the hops aroma, it had the rich malt aroma, but it didn't come through with any memorable flavor. Too bad.


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Photo of GRG1313
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark hazy amber with a nice white head. Assertive lemon skin citrus nose that goes to ripe pinapple. Nice nose; the dry hopping is apparent.

Mouthfeel is medium with a rich semi-creamy character that is appealing. Flavors are bright and assertive but fall just short of a real "hop head" beer.

Flavors are pleasantly bitter and pleasant and with a nice grapefruit skin/pine resin finish - all medium in nature and really don't hit you over the head like some. A decent very drinkable example but falls short of the huge hop brews.

Actually very nice for someone getting into hops or for the person that likes hops and hop character but doesn't want the over the top bitterness or hop character. Nice beer.

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Photo of smallbatchbrewer
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In college, when I first started liking IPA's, this was one of my go to beers. I was able to get it pretty readily, and at the time I think I was under the impression it was the only beer that tasted the way it did, boy was I wrong.

Hazed and Infused has a medium bodied hoppy aroma as well as flavor. It is smooth, but not so much as some other IPA's that I was later introduced to. It has a presence of citrus, but again, falls short of the blast of flavor I know an IPA is capable of.

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

Poured a cloudy deep gold to light amber with a quickly dissipating white head.

The aroma was a strongly citrusy and refreshing. The dry-hopping was quite evident.

Taste was very refreshing, fruity with a hint of caramel sweetness. The citrus flavor never overwhelms and is nicely complemented by the malt flavor; a very balanced ale.

A solid medium bodied, clean tasting ale with moderate carbonation.

This is a very solid effort from the Boulder brewery. The balanced flavor and low ABV make this one very sessionable.

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

pours a hazy perfect ipa color its copper orange with a good head it smells great its hops and spice grapefruit and grass the taste is the same its a hop forward apa with a rounded malt in the background i can and will drink this anytime offered it is recommended

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Photo of irishnole007
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy and beautiful golden orange color with exceptional 2 finger head. Citrus flavor and hops are immediately noticeable. Distinct orange smell. Great carbonation but not overpowering, leaves streaks on glass. Drinkability is amazing, an outstanding sessionable beer for some. I usually prefer darker beers but this hits the spot this evening.

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Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
2.32/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours nice, decent head on it, dissipates quickly. Smells of good citrus-hoppiness. Not really sure why I tried this, wasn't really feeling anything else on the menu, should've stuck with the 60 minute.

It tastes like someone dropped about 2oz. of orange juice and a large sweet valencia orange slice in my beer. I really don't know why, but I just can't get past the orange-iness of this beer. It has a decent hop profile, not too overpowering. If somehow the orange was remove I'd enjoy this, but even as it warms it keeps slapping me around. I want it to go away, but it won't. Wouldn't have another of these. I'd say it's drinkable, but not good by any means.

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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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