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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

866 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 19
Gots: 155 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gtermi on 01-24-2012

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Ratings: 866 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sethmcconkey
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sergioelijah
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jensen83
4.58/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great color and very refreshing taste. Not much of a smell but very light and good drinkable! Bottle has a nice design too.

Photo of vdub191
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of predikit
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber, leaves a one inch off-white head that recedes fairly slowly. Leaves plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smells pretty good actually, hoppy grapefruit, tropical notes, with some butter.

Taste is very disappointing after the scent. Minor tropical fruit notes, malty middle, biscuit, has some fruity chemical off flavors that come up for the finish and aftertaste. Almost like flavored cough syrup, not very pleasant.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, is mostly smooth.

If it didn't have the off flavor in the finish this would be quite a good brew indeed.

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
2.71/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of InkedinRi
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very mild. But very good pale ale. Not super hoppy or super malty. Very well made beer.

Photo of frieds101
1.33/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Very boring beer. Not very hoppy or flavorful. Would buy these for a large gathering if you're having a lot of people for a BBQ or want a decent beer that's not a light beer

Photo of hophugger
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark clear golden color with average head and damn nice clingy lacing. Aroma is light with touches of malt and some citrusy hops. Flavor is similar to aroma, this beer is very light and subdued. The maltiness seems to be more of the hero here, but some of the hops and a small amount of citrus do come out. This was not what I expected from a pale ale, but not too bad...

Photo of Fitzy01
3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2/7 - Home (Bottle) - Decent Shiner offering. Somewhat strong, but a bit bland for an Pale Ale. Better than their standard offerings, and would have again if given the chance.

Photo of NCMatt
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Texas BBQ Northboro.

Nice creamy head, clear amber amber reddish copper orange.

Nose decent hops, floral grassy mild fruity, little copper amber malts, touch of honey malt.

Taste mild sweet malt, candy caramel, etc. Mild hop profile, floral grassy, fair bitterness and generic fruity flavor. Little candy caramel thing. Lingering icky bitterness and general candy malt.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall OK, but nothing special, decent malts, decent hops, a little icky bitterness, probably a meh hop added to some decent ones.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/amber and clear with an almost khaki head of foam. Clear. Nose is caramel and a herbal hops. Cracker malt with a bit of richness. Drinks citrusy, light tangerine, a bit piney and tangy. Crisp. Light body medium carbonation. Not really dry finish.

Photo of WheelsPSU
2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

04 18 15 etched on neck of the 12oz bottle. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - deep amber colored ale, fluffy ivory head holds good retention
S - earthy, spicy, herbal hops, caramel, grain
T - caramel, toasty grain, herbal, spicy, earthy; well balanced but seems more like an English Pale Ale - actually this would be a pretty good EPA
M - medium body, ample carbonation
O - ok APA, I actually would have scored it a bit higher if categorized as an EPA. I don't think I'll come back to this one anytime soon.

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Holds its own the top tier pale ales

Photo of mamaraza
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.44/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shiner didn't fail with it's pale ale

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fps_dean
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange with a little head that lives moderate lacing on the glass. Smells like malts with a hint of lemony hops. Mostly malts. Tastes like it smells, but goes down quite smoothly. Moderately carbonated with a moderate body. Nothing too terribly exciting, but not a bad offering either.

Should be a safe bet for almost anyone. Craft drinkers will appreciate that it's smooth and has solid flavor, and people used to fizzy North American brews will appreciate that it's not too terribly strong.

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.