Sunday, February 24, 2013

Shine Wild Hare Pale Ale

Spring is around the corner and now spring seasonal beers are hitting the store shelves, with many different interpretations of spring seasonal beers. This is Shiner’s Wild Hare Pale Ale, American Pale Ale. Shiner uses Munich malt, U.S. Golding hops, and Bravo Hops. I have had this beer at the Shiner Spoetzl Brewery. Wild Hare pours a deep golden sunset orange color with a bright white one finger head that goes away fast and leave not so great faded lacing. I found a good amount of light streaming through the glass and some carbonation that faded out after a while. The aroma is a citrusy orange with a hint of grapefruit and some light hops. Wild Hare smells bright and spring like to me with its nice citrus notes. The taste of Wild Hare is citrusy with orange and hints of grapefruit. There is a hope bitterness following the citrus notes but nothing tongue numbing but nice and bit hoppy. Not to extreme with IBU’s on this beer, it’s low IBU tasting. This beer has a lighter mouth feel with minimal hop bitterness. The finish is hoppy with a nice citrus note. The aftertaste is little hoppier and less citrusy but does stay for a while and finishes nice, sharp and crisp. This is a refreshing hop beer. I am giving this A, a good beer that is easy drinking, with refreshing aftertaste. I would so have this again. But this is not the best pale ale ever in my opinion, but way up there. I like this one and would recommend this to hop head/hop lovers. Go out and give Shiner Wild Hare a try, and see how you like it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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