Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.13/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. No date stamp.
Appearance: Hazy golden orange/amber. White head with plenty of lacing. Some chill haze noted.
Smell: Odd - a bit medicinal at first, floral, and some metallic. Not what I was expecting in an APA.
Taste: Also odd. The classic APA of citrus hops and malt backbone is missing. Malt is there under a strong hop flavor which is a mix of German spicy noble hops and some mild citrus. Much better as it warms up - not at all pleasant when cold.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness underneath, a bit sticky on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: For a beer from Texas, this is not a beer to drink cold, or at least not for me anyway. Cold it's offputting - the smell and the taste made me think it was way past due, but as it warmed up more of its charm came out. It grew on me, but I think that was because it was so bad at first and as it got better I did a bit of "oh thank god I won't have to drainpour this - it's not so bad after all" but that's not a good way to start a beer. It's not your typical APA. Once warm its just above average, but before that....it's a beer to avoid. I do wonder if this beer is a bit old, but no way of knowing. So overall, it's just okay if warm. Drinkability - one is enough.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 22:23:40 | More by damndirtyape
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2.99/5 rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(10/11/13 born-on date; drank on 12/22/13)
L: orange with a slight haziness; tan head at least 1/4 inch; very nice collar
S: major sweetness, apricot
T: caramel malty; apricot; a bit of barley and grain
F: decent carbonation, all-around fine
O: too sweet, tastes sugared up or flavored but not to the point of undrinkability; definitely a gateway beer at best, for there's more sweet here than anything and next to no hop presence; almost more of a bad imitation of an English pale than anything like an American pale
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 22:33:56 | More by Premo88
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.