1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

818 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 818
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 111 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 01-24-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 818 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Act25
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First off, this beer is alive! Not retired.
2ndly, it's better than reviews, and it's not mid-pack, it's different, decidedly perfumey, almost Belgian at first, and unexpected from Texas.
A: A steady film rides on an amber, dusty body, and leaves plenty of lace.
S: More pears, flowers, and esters than any other APA. Along with malt, caramel, mild herbal hop, bread crust, and yeast.
T: Follows smell, with the perfume more evident,but in a good way, balanced by apple pie, sun-warmed grass, the rest, and the long hop/caramel see saw finish, which works.
F: Slightly creamy, nice weight.

Floral for Texas or APA. More going on that the current crop of reviews reveals. Worth a try. All made in Shiner TX.

Act25, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Auraan
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber color with golden highlights when held to light and two fingers of fluffy off-white head. It's pretty good looking, though with maybe a bit too much head formation. Scents of bready malt, light fruity esters reminiscent of apple, light notes of tangerine flesh and a light level of floral and grassy hop aromas. Malty and delicate, with a low level of hop aromas and a moderate level of fruity esters overall. Far more like an English Pale Ale than an American. Flavor begins with notes of bready, biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and medium-light floral hop flavors. This moves into a slightly drier yet still lightly sweet middle with a moderate level of floral hop flavor, a touch of apple-like fruitiness and a bit of sweet malt. Finish lightly dry with moderate flavors of floral and herbal hops, a light touch of apple and a bit of orange peel. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral and herbal hops and biscuity malt. The flavor profile is balanced and not overly hoppy, with flavors most resembling an English Pale or an older style American. Not groundbreaking, but pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-low carbonation and a smooth feel. Nicely drinkable and true to style. Overall this is a serviceable Pale Ale. It's balanced in flavor and aroma, smooth and easy to drink. It's not the hoppiest or the most experimental American Pale around, nor is it the best simple pale ale, but it's good in its own way.

Auraan, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of chefdave37
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

chefdave37, Yesterday at 12:43 AM
Photo of sheenisgod
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

sheenisgod, Monday at 11:12 PM
Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

a77cj7, Monday at 06:29 AM
Photo of buzzarooski
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Two things.... #1.This Pale Ale is NOT retired and #2. It is actually a QUALITY Pale Ale...Well Done Shiner!

buzzarooski, Sunday at 08:11 PM
Photo of logan_0842
3.76/5  rDev +12.6%

logan_0842, Saturday at 04:20 PM
Photo of mdg59
3/5  rDev -10.2%

mdg59, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of J-Dub_Maine
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

J-Dub_Maine, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of austinmiller
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Visual: First off, props to Shiner for the cool label. It just made me want to try this beer, even though I typically prefer to try the more uncommon brands of beers. This beer had a golden-yellow tint, though I don't really care too much about the color of beers because they are all different shades of yellow. So who cares as long as it tastes good (unless you're trying to sound like a beer intellectual)?

Scent: This beer has a sort of bitter, malt-like aroma, that smells just like it tastes.

Flavor: The flavor consists of too much malt flavor, and not enough hops, in my opinion. I prefer a more intense beer from the beginning, and this didn't pack that punch. It was enjoyable nonetheless, and I would drink it again if there were a lack of options.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and enjoyable. Not too much carbonation.

Overall: This beer was okay. It's not going to be a go-to beer or anything like that, but it was good. I'd much rather have a Shiner than something like Coors or Miller or anything like that. I drank this beer straight out of the glass bottle. In the end, this beer is just an average at best (or slightly above average) beer.

austinmiller, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of thedoubler55
3/5  rDev -10.2%

A: A clear amber color, with no head at the top, maybe a little off white ring at the top that left quickly, not so much lacing that I noticed.

S: Some hints of floral but nothing crazy, and slight malt notes as well.

T: Sweet and dry, some malts in there to go along with the sweetness, hints of pine and berrys.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation, sticky.

O: Nothing great about this beer, might be why its retired, easy drinker and nothing complex about it.

thedoubler55, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of jacks0n
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jacks0n, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Ezra-Poundit
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Ezra-Poundit, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Myotus
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Myotus, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Silverandblack5
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Silverandblack5, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Freiberger14
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

Freiberger14, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Tuck_leepulin, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of cistercian12
3/5  rDev -10.2%

cistercian12, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of jdimento
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jdimento, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of cajunhawk
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

cajunhawk, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

dcbeers, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of ButtomsUp
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ButtomsUp, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

tylergoov, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of kplooki
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%

kplooki, Oct 30, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.