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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

790 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 18
Gots: 97 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 01-24-2012)
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Reviews by whoneeds8:
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1.7/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours out burnt orange into a pint glass with a two finger white frothy head. Good head retention.

Scent is unmistakable lager and metallic smell of Shiner. This is an Ale, right?

Taste has those same Shiner characteristics, lager and metal. It's almost like 103 years of lager brewing has permenatly penetrated their tanks to make any beer have the same characteristics, no matter how many Golding hops they put in.

The mouthfeel is actually correct for the style, which makes me think they at least tried.

But overall this is an EPIC FAILURE

whoneeds8, Jan 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
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 oberon
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

oberon, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Gowcheco
3.24/5  rDev -3%

Gowcheco, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +19.8%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Turbo, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -10.2%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Shakerman
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Shakerman, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of AbbeyL29
2/5  rDev -40.1%

AbbeyL29, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Cuvie62
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Cuvie62, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

markallmon, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Brauntasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Brauntasaurus, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -10.2%

csmartin6, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

generallee, May 17, 2014
Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

nstroup, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Jason, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Billolick, May 15, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Nice caramel mix with pale malt. Nothing groundbreaking here. A solid, slightly above average APA that is easy to drink.

tigg924, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of nothunder
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

nothunder, May 23, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Cavanaghty, Jan 29, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +6.6%

howling_henrik, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

wattoclone, Nov 16, 2013
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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.