Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
BA SCORE
22.7%
Liked This Beer
3.33 w/ 912 ratings
Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gtermi on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,361
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
912
Liked:
207
Avg:
3.33/5
pDev:
15.62%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
211
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 912 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of rsuarez1982
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of S-Taylor
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wc94wc
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of beertraveler08
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bryan12345
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kvanwhy
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Libeertarian
3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice little word play on the label. Wild hare. Hop to it. No age on the bottle, but after tasting it, I suspect it's a bit old.

Slightly tarnished copper color, clear, bubbly, with sandy-tan head of good retention, very fluffy and lacy. Orange, raisin, herbal, resiny, peppery hop aromas. Also bread and caramel. It must be a little off/old, tastes more like a very dank IPA, minus the bitterness, but even then a little funky and sour. Not what I would call "bad" though. My shortcoming, so I'll kick in an extra 0.5 points on the taste (going on memory of prior tastings as well). Definite attractive light and dark fruitiness to it and spicy and vegetal hops, throughout, very metallic, with citrus rind and peppercorn in the back, but again little bitterness. Other than that, seems fairly malt-forward, biscuity or crackery with caramel. Feel is not too effervescent so I don't think it's that old. Medium-bodied, smooth, sudsy, quickly-flattens.

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Photo of stevoj
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice fruity, citrusy, hoppy aroma, and it goes downhill from there. Amber in color with small off white head. Taste is caramel, fruit and some tingly hops. Mouthfeel is slick, but no aftertaste. This is better than rated, but could be better.

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

Photo of Two10tim
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of _drummer_
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'll confess that I'm far from an expert on Pale Ales. I get this one with the Shiner family pack and I do like trying other kinds of beer - this one is actually pretty good. It's definitely hoppy, but has good flavor (not too bitter like some pa's). I don't know that I'd get it on its own, but if you like Pale Ales, give it a shot.

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Photo of Spider1001man
1.77/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

This pale ale is harsh the food coloring taste resin ates on your young.

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

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

Well it's a shame if this really has been discontinued. This is one of the smoothest, most enjoyable American Pale Ale's I've had in my short time being of legal age. Nice and malty, enjoyably hoppy without overdoing it like some beers do. (More hops doesn't always mean better beer!) It's very pleasant and paired perfectly with the pizza I just ate with it.

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Photo of zotzot
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of aratcliffe
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 22.7% out of 100 with 912 ratings
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