Hazed Hoppy Session Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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84
good
2,055 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Hazed Hoppy Session AleHazed Hoppy Session Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,055
Reviews:
879
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
226
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,055 |  Reviews: 879
Photo of Rpm0003
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingQuinn
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DASA10
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tape at Denver airport. Decent but underwhelming ale, faint aroma, slight malt in the taste and some generic hoppiness. Good looking with decent lacing, but overall seems lacking.

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Photo of tzieser
2.54/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Best by 12/10/15. Haven't had this one in years.

L: Dark hazy-copper in color with a thick head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a long time. Bottle conditioning does wonders for the haziness and the head retention. A nice looking beer.

S: Sweet malt forward aroma with a hint of lemon and grassy hops. Some faint fruity esters linger in the background. Not nearly good enough for an APA in 2015 but nothing really offensive in the nose either.

T: Sweet, almost toffee like malt at first with a bit of toasted biscuit malt flavor to follow. Hops are there but only serve a balancing role with notes of lemongrass. Hints of fruity esters and phenols in the end...not nearly as clean tasting as I remember. Disappointing.

F: Thin and chewy mouthfeel. Nothing here makes you want another sip like some other pale ales.

O: I feel as though this beer has taken a big step back over the past few years. Perhaps it is because the competition in craft beer is fiercer than it has ever been and so many other breweries put out a hoppy pale ale that is better. I remember this being a favorite of mine back in 2007 or so but sitting here in 2015 there isn't much draw to this beer aside from a competitive price point of $7 a six pack. Nothing horrible but I would look elsewhere if you're looking for a hoppy pale ale.

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

Photo of mbeerdino21
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WiggyKGB
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.27/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of egrapplesberg
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by dec172015 on the twelve oz bottle. Poured into my Sierra Nevada hop hunter pint glass. Amber in color with carb bubbles. One inch head that produces nice lacing. Smell is soapy citrus and malty. Bitter citrus up front but surprisingly malty compared to smell. Certainly not a bad beer but nothing I'd spend money on again. Cheers!

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Photo of sporklift87
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flashback #423, had this as Hazed and Infused.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of repl1ca
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden, mostly clear color with minimal head and spotty, clingy lacing. Aroma is hoppy pine and not much else. Taste is slightly watery, yet yields a decent hippy, citrusy flavor. A little off balance, but still refreshing and crisp..

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Photo of torwart94
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bbeissner
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mflamar
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazed Hoppy Session Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.72 out of 5 based on 2,055 ratings.
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