Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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76
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912 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
912
Reviews:
140
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.66%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
211
For Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ive done my share of bashing on shiner, we all have, but ive had three solid beers from them lately, so it time for reassessment. yeah, this pale ale isnt zombie dust, but its pretty darn good. clear amber tinted pale beer with a passable white head. the nose is citrusy hops, light and fruity with very little bitter. slightly richer malt profile gives some body. the hops really shine in the flavor, really citrusy, lemons and limes even, its quite a nice surprise. malt supports it with a touch of english sweetness, but the finish is clean, almost like a lager, a delicious combination, highly drinkable, and one of the better shiner brand brews ive gotten into. a six of this on a hot day would be enjoyable work. time to give shine another chance folks.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Averwo
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of timmy2b
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and medicinal yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, yeast, and earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the yeast presence in the aroma and flavor somewhat dominate things in this one.

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Photo of boku56
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a bit of fruit. Taste is well balanced. Hops coming first, mild bitterness, strong malt backbone at the finish. A touch of fruit is there as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Norica
3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.91/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark amber color, with a light bubbly head that disappears fast.

Smell - Malty and hoppy, not that much character to it.

Taste - mild citrus taste, with a roasted malt aftertaste. Sweet flavor.

Mouthfeel - a bit weak-bodied for an ale.

Overall - Its a light ale, lacks any strong flavors. Which isn't always a bad thing.

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.32 out of 5 based on 912 ratings.
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