Review Date 6/7/2008 Last Updated 9/18/2016
Boulder Hazed and Infused Dry-Hopped Ale pours to a dark hazy reddish brown color with a thick chunky head formation and a very spicy herbal grassy hop nose. When you take a sip, you immediately discover why they call this Hazed and Infused. That's because this beer really is infused with, nay bursting with, herbal, very grassy, slightly resiny hop flavor. There's some chewy caramel underneath, too, and it lends body, but the hops really dominate this beer.
In the finish, there's more flowery hop aroma, and some bitterness too. All that dry hopping has produced a flowery delight that in many ways reminds me of Orval. Not as big perhaps as an IPA in body, but certainly a hop lovers delight. This is a beer designed to show off the art of dry hopping, and it very much succeeds at that.
Update 9/18/2016: Boulder Hazed and Infused is still a wonderfully hoppy, delicious pale ale, as I was reminded recently. I enjoyed a mug at Taco Mac while watching the Patriots and munching on wings. A bit pricey for draft at $7.75, but it's reasonable in bottles these days at $9.99 a six-pack.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.