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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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Ratings: 874
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 18
Gots: 167 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
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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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Acquired as part of a Spoetzl variety 12-pack at me local HEB grocery. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded twist-off pressure cap and generic label art served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served cold, straight from me fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass; this one has "legs." Head retention is decent - about 2-3 minutes.

Body colour is a clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Translucent and transparent.

Overall, it's not unique or special for a pale ale. No obvious flaws.

Sm: Too much caramalt lends it some sweetness. Floral hops. Pine and accompanying bitterness. Syrupy. Flavour extract. Sticky. An off-putting aroma of moderate strength. I'd almost call it cloying. A bit nectary.

T: Caramalts, pale malts, floral hop character, and fruity syrupy extract. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Painfully simple; too sweet for a pale ale. Where's the hop presence? Balance is poor. Caramel. Some grains. Somewhat herbal. Lacks complexity and subtlety. Boring and uninspired.

Shallow depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Syrupy and thick. Not biting, oily, harsh, boozy, or gushed. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well. Artificial.

Dr: Downable but underwhelming. Too sweet. I wouldn't want another or buy it again. Doesn't deliver the hops - a crime for the style. A subpar pale ale from Spoetzl.


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orange amber look, cloudy, with a small head and minimal lacing. smell is fruity, with sweet savory malt in the background. taste is sweet and malty, with earthy floral hops in the background.

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A: Dark amber color with moderate carbonation. The beer is a little hazy but not enough that we can't see through it. Stars off with a weak head which turns into a very thin lace.

S: Some floral smells, a little bit of grapefruit, malts, some caramel. The beer smells like it's nicely balanced.

T: Has some bitterness from the hops, you get a piney flavor and it has a bready finish to it. I kept looking for some of the other flavors that I though I was going to get based on the nose but I couldn't get them. It's not a bad taste though, it's actually pretty good; simple, but good nonetheless.

MF: This beer is extremely carbonated. I even thought that it was overly carbonated. It sort of has a similar mouthfeel to a ginger ale or a Coca Cola. The beer also has a semi dry finish. I would say it has a medium body.

O: It's not a bad beer at all. it definitely has flavor and has a decent amount of alcohol. Once the beer warmed up the floral and piney flavors that are often found in IPA's became much more present. I wish the carbonation wasn't so strong and that the head was more consistent but other then that it was enjoyable. The lacing did not stay throughout the whole time and the beer eventually looked like I had some apple juice in my glass.

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
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