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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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669 Ratings

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 55 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.1%

12-14-2012 20:36:46 | More by Pyjack
Photo of MLasoski

New Jersey

1.4/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Umm... really? Why would a brewery create a bottle design DIRECTLY resembling Great Divide's? Here I am in the store, making a mix-a-six pack, and I pick this beer up thinking it belongs to Great Divide. I come home and look closely; lo and behold, it's from Spoetzl's! I smell a lawsuit coming shortly... someone educate me why this happened.

A: Mellow gold body, little to no head, nothing much here.

S: Smells like a stale beer to be quite honest, forget the "floral hops."

T: Taste is lacking. My tastebuds are not receiving the hops they used in the brewing process. I'm not exactly sure what's going on here.

M: Very light on the palate. Foregoing the taste, it is easily drinkable as I downed this in less than 3 minutes.

O: To be quite honest, I'm confused on why Spoetzl mirrored Great Divide's labeling and design. The beer is not all that "wild" and I'm disappointed overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:08:57 | More by MLasoski
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1.7/5  rDev -49.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:36:52 | More by whoneeds8
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1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

08-20-2012 13:55:35 | More by carteravebrew
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1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

12-01-2012 21:56:59 | More by mwar
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1.78/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle into maudite glass.

A- Pours a orange copper color that isn't exactly what I'd call "pale."

S- All I get is malt and metal.

T- "More than a pound of hops per barrel were used to produce this beer." Did you put any of them in the brew kettle or did you use them in some other way? The taste isn't bad but according to style it is way off. Tastes more like an amber lager (Shiner Bock).

M- Not overly carbonated and actually has a nice feel to it.

O- My roommate brought this home and I thought that maybe Shiner was going to make something a little more "craft" but then I poured the bottle into the glass. Will not be buying ever, glad I didn't this time.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:34:00 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

02-17-2012 15:31:35 | More by jaredseaman77
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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.3%

05-21-2014 13:05:21 | More by jaswilson2
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North Dakota

2/5  rDev -40.3%

05-16-2013 15:03:05 | More by shiguy16
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District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -40.3%

03-25-2014 03:25:04 | More by brpendergast85
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

02-22-2013 20:18:02 | More by Pesci
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

06-13-2013 19:15:24 | More by djre4orm
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

04-02-2013 20:34:27 | More by Rozyravens
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2.03/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very clear, light golden orange. Very clear. The head is thick and foamy, bright white, good retention. Leaves a sticky, pastey lace.

Has a floral, earthy, slightly grassy smell. Hint of malt in the nose.

Wow, tastes only slightly like a pale ale. Really, it tastes more like a watered down pilsner. Malts are present, but the wrong kind.

Doesn't feel much like a pale ale either. Way loose mouthfeel. Watered down. Hoppy bitter finish, but barely, mostly just a watery pilsner feel.

Big disappointment. Not even a good pilsner, but a pretty bad pale ale. Don't bother.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:22:38 | More by RickS95
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2.05/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Very clear amber, copper color. Minimal head, some decent lacing.

S: Earthy, citrus aroma with a hint of some grass herbs as well.

T: Very mild bitterness, not a whole lot going on. It would be a good apa if it just had a little more hoppy bitter flavor to it.

M: Very clean and crisp, could stand a bit more carbonation. This is about the best part of the beer.

O: Overall, it is not bad I guess. Its nothing to go crazy about. If I wasn't from Texas and have a soft spot in my heart for Spoetzl brewery, I would not be happy with my purchase....

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 00:10:27 | More by CEversole
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North Carolina

2.23/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

A-copper with a decently thick white head that leaves no lacing

S-floral, malty-it has a distinct nose that is more akin to an English Pale Ale than American

T-a total mess of flavors consisting of spices, floral notes, and a soapy flavor with a lingering earthiness. It really tastes more like an EPA than APA as the nose suggested. Honestly, this is borderline undrinkable when poured into a glass, but can be tolerated straight from the bottle.

M-slick and somewhat chewy.

D-I almost poured this out.

Overall, I will never drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:46:18 | More by thegodfather2701
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

07-20-2012 21:13:26 | More by ssross
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

06-30-2014 01:37:27 | More by JDeming
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

05-30-2014 00:23:56 | More by AGust82
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

05-11-2014 02:15:15 | More by DarthGator
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

10-29-2013 03:04:10 | More by neomdivad
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

03-30-2014 00:02:53 | More by denver10
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

07-09-2012 03:02:23 | More by NeverSettle
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

01-17-2014 07:07:14 | More by mothman
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

12-28-2013 01:30:28 | More by rodlavers
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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
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