llcooldave (904) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange copper in color. Slight hoppy citrus and medicine aroma. A bit watery but drinkable. Some toasty malt and spice followed by a citrusy bitterness from the hops. Overall, like i said, its drinkable. I wouldnít refuse one if offered to me.
crajun (685) - , Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
meh; 12 oz bottle poured into glass; slight aroma of malts citrus hops nice looking pour of copper. taste is weak - hops were bitter/medicinal not a fan..
kidmartinek (2450) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours 8 ounces of beer and 14 ounces of foam. Biscuit aroma with small amounts of citrus and pine. . Clear but rich amber color. Taste starts out pretty malty but finishes with a good dose of bitter hops. Flavor is a good compromise for mass appeal to Texans who are proud of it and barley, hop and sweet grain flavor. I can give this beer one thing... It goes down pretty darn easy. It finishes with a little dankiness also. Go funky Shiner people! The glass is laced with thick, beautiful lace when the beer is gone, which youíll never know how awesome that is when you are drinking this out of the bottle.
big_boss (17) - helotes, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very smooth, nice head and lace. Iím a hop monster so I was very surprised at the level if hops for an American pale ale. Iíve had all the shiners and this is by far my favorite. Great in the Texas heat...or any heat. Switching from bock to wild hare from now on.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, not bad, not bad at all. Definitely on the hop side of the spectrum without being hops, just the hops and nothing but the hops.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a gold copper with a small creamy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is corn malt, wheat and floral hop. Thin mouthfeel with a dry hop and honey with rich finish. A good American palw ale from Spoetzl.
dyetube (1106) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from market street. Pours a rich copper color with a thin off white head. The aromas are light citrus, bread. The mouthfeel is bready and watery with a light body and low carbonation. Cheers!
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single from HEB .. . golden tan .. donut punchers .. . medium head, really impressive lacing .. . light wispy mouthfeel .. . good dose of malt, but a surprising hop gate, more of an aggressive english pale in level of hops but i actually think this was done quite well .. . . This shit is so bad, itíll put a hump on a camelís back.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Shiner. Pours a very clear, burnished gold malt color, under a slightly orangey and thick head. Smell brings on the hops, but in a mild way. Smell does bring in the hops, but in a gentle way. This is proclaimed to be the first ever ale from Shiner after 102 years of lagers, and the intent seems to be as a "gateway" from their lagers. Taste has slightly light malt, possibly some of it is balanced from the hops, but the overall effect is a lighter mouthfeel than the usual hop bombs. Hops are definitely American, with notes of citrus, pine and resin. Just not as powerful as the usual hop bomb. In other words, easy going and almost sessionable.
LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a crazy bitter but it goes well with the body. Overall its darker orange color and white head that disappears quickly.