Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
2,055 Ratings
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 WanderingFool
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazed & Infused pours a slightly hazy amber color with a big creamy head on top. The foam dissolves very slowly to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind clumps and nets of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is mild with notes of orange citrus. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate. Carbonation is moderate and gives a strong fizz on the tongue. The flavor is mainly orange citrus hops with a nice sweet caramel malt balancing out the bitterness. Once gone a mild citrus bitterness lingers on the palate.

The creamyness in this beer makes it very drinkable, but the faint aroma and average flavor brings down the score a bit.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to my Rogue pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy amber with a two-finger off-white head made up of tiny bubbles. Pretty good head retention that becomes rocky and leaves initial lacing. Ends up leaving extremely thick lacing.

S: Strong hops smell with some malt balance. Little bit of caramel and some floral scents.

T&M: Very good malt/hop balance with notes of clove and a caramel sweetness into a fairly bitter finish. Well carbonated and leaves a bit of oily feel in the mouth. The end of the drink become quite bitter and hoppier due to the abundance of sediment.

Overall: Very impressed, I wasn't expecting too much out of this one! Very drinkable and is enjoyable all around.

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Photo of cpn920
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an amber color with a decent head that was gone pretty quickly. Smelled lemon grass and pine. Taste was similar to smell but also tasted caramel malt. Not overly bitter but pretty well balanced. Nothing really lingered, taste ended abruptly. Decent beer but many others I like better in this style.

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Photo of bort11
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an over sized shaker glass. Thin white head settles to a filmy lace cap. Color is a slightly hazy orange.

Smell has a hint of biscuity malt, but mostly has an orange juice citrus. Taste is a little salty with an orange rind bitterness. Finishes with an orange juice tartness.

Mouthfeel is thinner than most. Overall not a big winner with me.

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Photo of BrutalBeerFan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first review so bear with me. After moving from the Boulder area to the NW a few years back I still find myself grabbing a six pack of Hazed and Infused on occasion. With all the fine beer available in Beervana that should say something. Either it is a truly fine beer or it just has a special place in my heart...

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A-Hazy, copper with a moderate off white head

S-A pleasant fresh citrus, zesty with a bit of malt as it warms

T-Mainly bitter lingers slightly, not overly complex

M-Medium bodied, pleasant mouthfeel

D-A very good beer, still fond of it after all of these years

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Photo of ajr24
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well over the summer I bought a sixer of this in Jersey on a whim; the packaging just looked to damn cool. Basically, if enough thought is exerted you could get high from the label... and if you're already high then the label may enhance it. But enough of that and onto beer:

A- Hazy, to say the least. Looks as if questions have gone into this beer and tried to come out, but the answers are hazy. (crappy analogy, I know.)

S- Hops are pretty clear, they present some spiciness along with the grainy body that follows.

T- Well, to mention the pot innuendos earlier, the taste doesn't really represent here. That's a good thing because I find this a very reputable pale ale. Hoppy, spicy and somewhat mellow.

M- Pretty invigorating. This APA packs a punch for what it's worth.

D- This is a sessionable brew in my opinion. The 4.85% lurks within the confines of a session ale. This beer is perfect to compliment your BBQ adventures.

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Photo of dakid618
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass. Pours a hazy dark amber with half finger of head. Smells like a Christmas tree. Very piney smell. Taste matches the smell all piney hops. By far the most piney beer I've ever had. Not bad but it doesn't match the style very well in my opinion. Light coating mouthfeel. Decent drinkability but the flavor turns me off after one.

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Photo of Pinto21
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a "hazey" amber that border on light brown. Not a lot of head. I'd expect more haze from a beer that has it in the name.
Smells of piney and citrus hops with a bit of carmel malt back to it. Taste is highly hoppy. Not a lot of bitter but a lot of hops. Lemon and grassy tastes dominate with a bit of citrus. The malts are sweet and balance the hops, but there's not that much bitter to it. The dry hopping of this brew is the accent point.

Overall not the best APA, but a nice, interesting tasting one. Something at least worth a try

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Photo of ncvbc
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very creamy white head and steady carbonation. Rings of lacing down the glass. Amber in color. Very citrusy in the nose. Sugared citrus all over the place. Much of the same with the flavor. Orange seems prominent with a touch of grapefruit, coated in sugar of course. Light caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter with a decent dryness in the finish. A bit creamy and chewy, somewhat more full than expected. Very drinkable, approachable beer. Pretty different as well.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy copper/amber color with a medium soapy white head. A nice piny,zesty citrus aroma.Flavor is slightly bitter at first,giving way to a pale malty sweetness,a bit thin on the body and the mouthfeel,a little hop bitterness on the finish. A solid summer brew for sure,fun to try.

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Photo of rhinos00
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Light amber with a wonderful, cloud-like white head.

S- Very nice smell. Combination of fresh hops and and a rather weak scent of citrus.

T- Was expecting a little more of a complex taste. Hops with not much else. Still a decent taste.

M- Just a little watered down. Wish it would have a little more body.

D- Pretty drinkable. You can't go wrong with fresh hops.

Overall, a decent IPA. I wish the taste would have had the same qualities as the aroma. It was a little weak in the complexity department, but still a decent brew.

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Photo of gdfan47
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a cloudy yellowish amber with a little bit of off white head and not much lacing
S- hops and a litte malt. not much else
T- like a good apa, the hops shine through a little over the top.. very cloudy, looks almost like a witbier.... but its def. hoppy
M- nicely carbonated, not overly complicated
D- very good, very low abv.. a great session beer

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

A nice treat to satisfy the hop cravings! If someone wants to know what a hoppy beer is like, this one is fairly availible and of good quality to where it has hoppy flavor and aroma and not just bitterness.

*Appearance - Poured into a glass it has a nice medium to light copper color. The head formation is great, soft and foamy if poured fast enough. It has a decent amount of lacing down the sides as you drink and the head is medium to long lasting. It's unfiltered, so it's hazy, as the name cleverly implies.

*Smell - nice aroma of clean fresh hops. It's dry-hopped with Crystal and Centennial hops, and you can certainly smell that. The amount of smell is light and not overwhelming. I love the smell of hops, so I'd always like more. Centennial hops are famous for their citrus like aroma and you can definitely pick that up here in the finish. There is a hint of pine as well.

*Taste - Starts medium hoppy and then ends nice and mellow, with the slightest hint of some toasted barley in there.

*Mouthfeel - dry and light, lets you know you just drank some hops, but not overboard. I particularly like the lingering mouthfeel of a hoppy beer.

*Drinkability - I'm kinda going back and forth. Sometimes with quite hoppy beers, I usually only have one or two. But on this session, I could see having 2 more? Or at least a full pint of it. I wouldn't bring this as a session if I was planning ahead probably. It's a nice treat for that hoppy urge this one, and that's mostly what I use it for, but usually have 2.

Nerd Notes -
Grains: U.S. Medium Caramel Malt - U.S. 2-Row Barley. - U.S. Roasted Barley
Hops: Chinook, Willamette, Cascade and dry-hopped with Centennial and Crystal.
OG - 1.050 / 12.5 Plato
4.85% abv.

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Photo of Dirty1
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six pack of this from the local beer store and poured it into a pint glass.

A- Pours a nice copper gold with a slight haze to it. It had a huge white head that I had to rake off with a knife! This head hung around forever before falling. It also left a ton of sticky lace rings all over the glass!

S- Smells of fresh floral, citrusy hops with some light caramel malt undertones. The hops definatly dominate.

T- Wow it dosen't taste like it smells! It remindes me of an E.S.B. sort of. It has a really nice malty backbone with a very light floral hops background. Starts slightly sweat with lots of caramel malt and finish with a light crisp citrus hop touch.

M- It's very light and crisp with a pretty dry finish. Good carbonation.

D- Not what I expected, but a pleasent surprise!
I liked the way the hops took a backseat but still made their pressence know. This would be great on a hot summer day and would also be a great session beer. All in all a nice light crisp refreshing beer that I will definatly seek out again. Cheers!

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 12-ounce bottle poured into my Kolsch stange reveals a hazy amber body with a HUGE cap of ivory foam that refuses glass-entry to nearly the nearly half-bottle remaining unpoured. Though constructed of pearly, beady bubbles that predict its imminent slump and collapse, the head instead retains as a semi-solid, deflating slowly into rocky whipped-cream crags that deposit sheets of fine lacing on the glass.

The smell is hardly anything I'd call "strong", but what there is of it is sweetly floral with a crisp citrus twist. Mild toasted malt is swept under by notes of hoppy zest.

The taste is mild an malty sweet with a stiff one-two counterpunch of citrus-oil bitterness and a gravelly, earthy dryness in the finish. Mild, cereally pale malt and a tingle of citric tanginess claims posession of the backbone of the flavor profile midway through the drink and keeps hold of it for the duration of the encounter.

The drink is crisp and light-medium in body with good carbonation and fine drinkability.

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Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled in tap at Bar Louie in Fort Meyer's, FL.

A - An amber beer with a slight haze and a moderate white head. Great lacing.

S - Aromatic floral hops.

T - A citrusy bitterness with fruity hops and a firm malt backbone.

M - Good consistency and carbonation.

D - Very flavorful and enjoyable. I'll certainly try it again.

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Photo of johnnyirishman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.

Apperance- Amber color with a good head that dissapated to good lacing

Smell- A definate hoppy smell citrusy.

Taste,mouthfeel- A dry flat front and middle with a dry bitter finish.

Drinkability- A decent staying power, I'd return to this one again.

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Photo of Beernoisseur
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What a great name.

A - True to it's name, hazy, and infuzy. Rich, orangy red amber.

S - Citrus and pine, and something smoky

T - A little scattered. Nothing really leads this beer. The hops weren't as strong as I was expecting, and the malt is just kind of lost.

M - Average. just on the pass side of pass/fail.

D - Average drinkability. You could drink a ton of these, but the question is, would you want to?

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Photo of AgingWarrior
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium golden color with some orange highlights as the light comes through the beer. Medium pour produced a thick two finger head that yielded some excellent lacing with good retention.

Smells like citrus, hops and a hint of some caramel malt.

Tastes great! It hits the tongue with the hoppy bitterness and as the brew washes over the tongue it smooths out and provides a toasty malt finish. Very good balance on this brew.

Medium carbonation with full body. Nice and smooth, creamy and tasty.

Very easy drinking APA. At 4.85% ABV you can easily use this as a session brew. I'll definitely be drinking more of these!

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Photo of MinorThreat
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Boulder Beer Brewery Pub

A- Rosey/copper/gold, low clarity, decent off-white head, medium lacing

S-Almost medicinal, slight funky malt and decent earthy hops

T- Somewhere between an IPA and an APA, slightly leaning on the earthy hops with a hit of caramel hops.

M- Nice, smooth and oily

D-very high, great session brew.

I live on the north west side of denver so this is our bud light. This along with gordon (in cans) is my go to camping beer. If you can get it local and cheap this should be your brew.

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

Hand-carried from the U.S. to Vienna (thanks Roman brothers!). The bomber looks like the picture. Pours a hazy copper orange hue under a beige two finger head with very nice contour but not much staying power. Beautiful lace sheets cling to the glass as the head fades. The nose is somewhat mild but definitely floral, with a touch of coriander and, perhaps, a hint of cinnamon (or is that liquid soap?). The mouth is rather light and mildly prickly, not at all cloying. The taste is both spicey and floral, reminiscent more of anis than cinnamon. The flavor is not overwhelmingly bitter, but rather just a bit espresso-dry in the finish, leading to an aftertaste that nicely blends the spice and the bitter. Certainly a solid brew, it is not as hoppy as the label would lead one to expect.

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Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased in a mix a six at the package store.
The color of this beer is orange with a good sized head.
It smells of citrus with some sweet spice as well. It is a very pleasant aroma.
The taste is a bit hoppy, a bit sweet and smooth overall. It is a satisfying pale ale and a few of these on a warmer day would be quite nice.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazed and Infused is my first Boulder Beer and from the desciption on the bottle, I am likely to enjoy the contents within.

Aroma... Where to begin. This is what I love about hops. Bright,fresh, green, citrus, pine, flowers, and caramel malt are all in the mix.

Look.. A huge 2 finger pillowy off white head leaves tons of lacing. The body is a cloudy burnt amber.

The taste is not what I expected. Less bitterness than I expected, but there nonetheless. Caramel malt toastiness is wiped away with a citrus bittering. It is very herbal in taste as well.

Moderate carbonation and a light body make this a pretty refreshing beer when you factor in the flavor.
This beer was not what I expected in the flavor department, but its still a rather tasty brew.

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Photo of hopdog
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a deep and cloudy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, oranges, floral, spicy and some caramel. Softer tastes of citrus and some caramel. The tastes was somewhat of a let down compared to the aroma.

Notes from: 4/4/06

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Photo of smanders
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - amber with a thin head

Smell - light pine with sweet background.

Taste - mild hops, a bit watered-down if you read the label.

Mouthfeel - light, watery

Drinkability - If you're accustomed to Bud/ Bud Light, this beer will seem overly hopped. If you're a hop-head looking for the next big thing, you will be disappointed.

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Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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