Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Night Suds - Shiner Wild Hare IPA

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale.

On the heels of the Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale (reviewed here comes Shiner's first attempt at a Pale Ale by way of the Wild Hare Pale Ale.

The Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is not an IPA but rather an American Pale Ale. Because the good folks at Shiner have chosen to go the APA route for their first Pale Ale, I knew that the beer would have less hops then I normally prefer in my brews, but I approached this with an open mind (and a thirsty palate).

The beer poured a dark maize color and had considerable lacing which stuck around much longer than I expected. My first sip was mostly malts with some lingering floral hops, but not the citrus that I normally crave. But by the second and third sips, I had nearly forgotten about the hops as the complex flavors in the malts (mostly sweet and nearing caramel is intensity) were a well earned dessert after a long day of running around in the sun.

This beer would go well with slow cooked poultry dishes. I could definitely see pairing this with Thanksgiving Turkey with all the fixings. 

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit although there is no symbol on the the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Wild Hare Pale Ale, please follow this link

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