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Funky South Paw - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 90
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PittBeerGirl on 12-05-2010)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

Big thanks to miketd for this bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear super light gold with a one finger white head that faded down to leave a thick dense quarter inch blanket. Just doesnt quit! Nice and thick side lacing too. Very, very nice.

S - Interesting aromas here. Definitely get that banana and super light mango. Some light brett funk, gentle lemon citrus along with some tropics. Very, very unique and interesting.

T - Wow, okay. Gone is the banana and is instead replaced by papaya and mango (both of which are light). Some nice light brett funk, lemons, gentle tartness. Some light tropical pineapple as well, faint orange. This is almost like a mimosa. I agree with what another reviewer posted; this is like a breakfast beer!

M - Mouthfeel is outstanding for the style. Super light with gentle prickly carbonation with the alcohol almost entirely hidden. One of the best examples of wild ale mouthfeels I have ever enjoyed.

O - Overall, this was an outstanding beer. Super unique, wish the aroma was better. All in all though this was a very tasty, incredibly drinkable beer from Jackie O's. Loved it.

12-07-2012 22:48:17 | More by rudzud
More User Reviews:
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2013 23:23:05 | More by OhioBobcat
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +6%

2011 - Bottle 75 of 216

Brilliant bright golden orange pour with an inch of bubbly white head and great clarity! Aromas kick off with crisp malt and tropical fruit. Some spice and a nice tart funk. Nice!

First sip is smooth with a great tangy tropical fruit and Brett accents. Slightly spicy with a touch of hops. Finishes with sour fruit Gets better as it warms up too - tasty, well done brew!

Mouthfeel is smooth with good carbonation. Pretty damn easy drinking and rather refreshing...great tartness without being overly sour. Looking forward to checking out more Jackie O's brews in the future! Thanks smokeypeat.

01-02-2012 01:11:12 | More by orbitalr0x
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-07-2013 12:38:54 | More by jaminjohnson
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-17-2013 02:42:26 | More by xdefeatsy
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-14-2013 20:54:49 | More by Cynic-ale
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Thanks to leftpaw27 for bringing this out to Hollywood, the review is long overdue.

Kind of a hazy bright gold here, I guess that's the brett working/existing throughout the beer. Pretty. Aroma, like a regular pale ale, but added breadiness, and a, what I would describe as almost kiwi like fruitiness and lacto sourness (I realize the word is this is only brett, but my taste buds thought otherwise). Plenty tart I thought.

Taste, plenty enjoyable, and the sour and tartness just seemed far more than mere brett could do for a beer. I'm not familiar with the paw paw fruit, but something here was nice and lemony and kiwi-esque tropical kind of fruit thing in addition. Maybe that gave me the tart/sour impressions moreso than any bacteria or yeast used in the beer.

I've been pretty ho hum on the JackieO stuff. Seemed like one of those regional breweries that just likes to make very limited trade bait type of beer geek stuff ripe for exploitation these days. This is my favorite beer from them, and opened me up to trying a few more. We'll see how it goes, but for now, this is a winner.

07-11-2012 18:40:57 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-06-2013 20:33:28 | More by williamjbauer
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-15-2012 01:52:41 | More by acurtis
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-04-2011 02:29:37 | More by Stigs
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NorthCoastPranqster

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-08-2014 23:56:43 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2011 23:40:42 | More by Photekut
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prototypic

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Many, many thanks to csmiley for the bottle! You rock, dood!

Funky Southpaw pours a light straw color. It’s a bit hazy and takes on a brighter, yellow appearance when held to light. A very soft, white head covers the top. It’s modest only rises just above the surface. It falls back very quickly, leaving a light, spotty coat of lace behind. Not bad, not great.

The nose is good. It’s definitely unusual for what seems to be an American Pale Ale (at its core). The wild yeast certainly added a funky twist to it. The funky barnhouse scent comes through nice and clear, but doesn’t seem overwhelming. There are some ancillary fruity notes that linger throughout. It smells like a mix of lemon and orange to me. Hops are noted, but aren’t the focal point. They smell mostly citric. Alcohol doesn’t seem strong at all.

The flavor is extremely impressive. I really like this. It kicks off with a light, sweet malty flavor. A rush of sour and fruity notes follow. The fruit flavor definitely seems mango-ish with a bit of lemon and orange. Brett definitely adds a funky note, but it doesn’t taste as strong as it smells. It blends very well with the fruit flavors and adds just enough of a tart/sour flavor to make things really interesting. Light citric hop notes are present, but they’re subtle. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any. Finishes fruity and funky.

Funky Southpaw has a lighter body. Carbonation feels light and soft. It’s nice and smooth. Definitely easy drinking. This bomber won’t last long at all.

Jackie O’s is definitely a trailblazing brewery that succeeds in its creative endeavors. Funky Southpaw is simply another example. Who knew a funked-up Pale Ale brewed with unusual fruit native to Southern Ohio could be so tasty? If you have an opportunity to grab this one, grab several bottles. It’s excellent! Thanks, Chris!

09-01-2012 01:21:52 | More by prototypic
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 02:30:03 | More by Desaparecido
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-29-2013 21:54:56 | More by huskermike12
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2011 06:08:10 | More by dtx00
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claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-07-2013 23:30:10 | More by claaark13
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-16-2012 22:05:12 | More by kbuzz
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2014 18:15:24 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Preismj

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

light amber color, slight haze to it. Mild creamy head with good retention. nice lacing. Smells strongly of a sour tropical fruit...though the nose reminds me a bit of fresh persimmon. The nose is the highlight here for me...very sweet and fresh. taste is straight sour notes. Slight hints of the fruit from the nose come through, though primarily a yeasty sourness and hints of wood and flower come though. Sweet finish. Good carbonation and medium body go well with the taste here. Overall, very nice sourness that meshes well with the sweet fruit nose. very interesting overall.

08-28-2011 14:12:12 | More by Preismj
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

Growler to tulip. $30 for the fill at the pub.

Sampled 01AUG12, filled just four days before.

[A] Poured slow to preserve any effervescence that might have been lost from the growler fill and transport. The result is a thin one finger head, bright white in color, foamy in texture & retention just under medium. The body is a golden tint of yellow orange, slightly pale with around 50% opacity. Small strands of lace in irregular fashion.

[S] Tropical fruit flavors abound, namely banana, orange, guava & papaya. Oh my god, this is good! The sweet fruit aromas are grounded by a nice dose of Brett C, which is also contributing to the fruit forward complexity - as well as some dust and faint basement must.

[T] Think 'perfect breakfast cocktail'. Not that enjoying this beer should be limited to any time of day. The pawpaw fruit seems to be responsible for the banana and papaya, while the hops add a fresh orange and pineapple flavor. Again Brett ties it all together, balancing the sweet tropical fruits with a dry finish.

[M] Gentle tartness turns into a bright, refreshing crispness. Sweet upfront, dry on the end. Body is light to medium-light. Carbonation level compliments the body and flavor profile perfectly. Can't ask for much more.

[O] Brad god damn nailed this one. Straight up, Funky Southpaw is nothing short of fantastic. Local fans of wild ale must pay the brewpub a visit; a pour straight from the source WILL NOT disappoint.

10-05-2012 21:40:59 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-18-2013 01:43:35 | More by CEDAMA
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a murky orange with red hues. A small off-white head.

Aroma consists of mango, passion fruit and a bit of lactic acid.

Flavor is similar. Soft tropical fruits coat the front of the tongue with a bit of lacto. Finishes with a semi-sweet mango/banana flavor that is very soft and lingers on the tongue. By far the finish is the best aspect of this.

Fairly light mouthfeel with carbonation on the lower side.

Very solid beer showcasing a unique fruit. I wish the upfront flavor were a bit bolder, but overall this is still a delicious beer and one I hope will be released again someday.

03-03-2012 14:41:08 | More by jmarsh123
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%

amber with a light cloudiness to it that was very evident as soon as your poured it. Nice head of white reaches up to a height of around three inches before settling back down and leaving just a nice quarter inch layer across the top that stayed with it throughout the session, lots of carbonation streaming up as well throughout.

The aroma was to die for. Sour, tart fruit notes just ripping through the air. Not so heavy on the vinegar in the smell, more of a sour apple like nose with lots of funk. As it warmed like notes of oak coming through way in the back and a fresh grapefruit like hoppiness. The flavor was explosive. My tongue took a bath in rich sour notes here. Lotso f fruit all over the place, pears, apricot, lots of grapefruit, and then that funky brett just hits you and wipes it all away. Puckering, but yet subtle and sweet at the same time. Words escape me. The champagne yeast did a number here and the carbonation was light, fine, and absolutely spot on.

12-03-2011 19:14:25 | More by mikesgroove
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-29-2012 14:05:34 | More by vrbulldog22
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Funky South Paw from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.