Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by rexbock:
3.43/5 rDev +2.7%
A - 1st time was in public; bought a 6'er as soon as possible. Both times, I poured into pints. Surprisingly carbonated for an IPA; I think is is what initially turns people off of Shiner. Copper, but more brown than yellow for an IPA (I'd still qualify it as an IPA, for sure).
S - Smell is actually delightful, but generic. I'd be surprised if people were able to distinguish this from any other IPA, which is a success for a new brew.
T - Taste is Shiner to the core (the richness, with a hint of tap, but followed by a flurry of hops, mature citrus, and (call me crazy, but similar flavors to Ruby Redbird?) a gingery zing.
M - Akin to the appearance, it's flowy and carbonated, but not overly so.. Very subtle (most likely due to the air) to start but finishes clean
O - Very easy going IPA. I've seen and heard people judge it like a commercial IPA, but I appreciate the sentiment to step outside the box for a typically German brewing company. I would liken it most to the analogy of Molson:Budweiser::Sierra Nevada IPA:Wild Hare. There is obviously a difference, but I wouldn't be disappointed one way or the other..
02-04-2012 08:01:17 | More by rexbock
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light copper/brass color with a thin quick to fade white head atop.A decent shot of floral hops mixed with some caramel/biscuit malts with neither winning out over the other.The hops don't show much presence on the palate with mainly lithly toasted biscuit malt flavors.The feel is pretty light and ho hum.Eh it goes down easy but there are better "no brainer" beers to be had out there.
04-15-2013 17:37:28 | More by oberon
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):
LOOK: Clear amber, ample lacing
SMELL: Dusty malt, taffy, caramel, herbal hop, bready, ripe pears, faint esters
TASTE: Fresh bread, crisp, medium body, dried grass, herbal, floral, mild pepperiness, baked apple, toasted grain, semidry finish
Spoetzl's first ale ever, testing the waters with a Pale Ale. We guess it would have been odd if they jumped into barrel-aged Double IPAs. Wild Hare sits in the middle of the pack; balance and drinkability seem to have been the focus. Give this one a whirl.
01-18-2013 23:14:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.41/5 rDev +2.1%
12 ounce bottle, purchased at Yorktown, Bev. Yorktown, NY
Pours a clear warm shade of almond amber, quickly departing lite tan head, that leaves minor fine bits of lacing.
I get just some maple/caramel on the nose.
Malty, with more caramel up front. Just a smidge of hops in the finish.
Pretty uninspiring APA. Would work in a pinch, but truly nothing to get excited about
05-15-2013 22:46:13 | More by Billolick
3.05/5 rDev -8.7%
The beer pours a medium orange-amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is quite floral with some bread notes also mixed in. I also get some orange citrus and perfume notes in the aroma. The flavor is full of bread and toffee with some floral and perfume notes. The beer has very little bitterness and the floral notes are quite sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
03-26-2012 04:11:11 | More by Mora2000
3/5 rDev -10.2%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.
Appearance: Hazy amber with a thin white head and mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Hops and mild citrus.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and some citrus, some nutty notes as well.
Overall: Not bad, but I would not go out of my way to get it again.
01-29-2014 22:38:38 | More by Cavanaghty
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
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