It’s been a long week, and an even longer weekend. I decided to end it with Hazed and Infused, an old-school American Pale Ale from the Boulder Beer Company that first introduced me to craft beers before I created Beersurfing. This beer is incredible, and I get nostalgic every time I drink it. Since I have never properly reviewed it and I found a bottle for less than a buck at a local liquor store, I decided to give it a proper introduction to Beersurfing.
The first whiff you get of Hazed and Infused will remind you that springtime is approaching quickly, offering the zesty aroma citrus blossoms and lemonade with the not-so-subtle hint of Centennial hops. It pours as an orange, caramel-colored ale with a thin, one-fingered head that’s difficult to see through. The dominant taste is that of citrus, slightly sour, and offers the perfect combination of dry Crystal and Centennial hops sugary malts. The flavor is neither mild nor intense – it really is just right, and satisfactorily quenched my palette with its watery texture and tickling amount of carbonation.
Hazed and Infused is one of my all-time favorite beers for a variety of reasons. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it is widely available and very cheap for what it is – nearly as cheap as the various macrobrews out there. I found this bottle at T’s Liquors & Convenience in Tempe for $1.09 – cheaper than a bottle of Coke!