Paw Paw | Upland Brewing Company

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4.49/5
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114 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wood Aged Fruited Sour Ale

Added by halo3one on 04-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#531
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
114
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
33
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ljc973
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch #2. Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Smells of crisp, tart fruit (apple, pear, strawberry, etc) and slight sour 'funk.' Taste is similar, with a nice sharp (but not too sharp) acidity. Medium bodied, real easy drinker. Overall, this lived up to the hype for me, and I will definitely be seeking this one out again.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Pours slightly hazy. Fizzy and actively bubbly. Smells like apples, cider, and mango. Hints of a light vinegar. Tastes just a hint sweeter, though it's pretty tart. Sour green apples and a sweet flavor that isn't quite the mango that I smelled. Never eaten Paw Paw, so I guess that's just what it tastes like. High carbonation. Medium body. Pretty sour. Good fruit flavor and about as drinkable as Upland sours get, for what that's worth.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GDawgs34
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the latest sour lottery, May 2017. Decorked with a loud pop, but no subsequent gushing that others have experienced in previous batches.

This earns its reputation as an outstanding fruited sour, nailing the essence of the pawpaw fruit. The tartness is substantial but not overwhelming, giving the fruit and underlying sweetness some room to breathe. Delicate flavors on subsequent sips, as the sour receptors get a bit less sensitive. Some floral notes, wildflower honey, and pear cider.

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Photo of biggoon16
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seeker_11
3/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a small sample of this. Still not a huge fan of sours but it wasn't bad. Definitely not top ten for Indiana.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

B2 - Doesn't smell that great, but tastes excellent. Not overly sour which is surprising for Upland.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was told to be wary of a gushing bottle, and from perusing the recent reviews it seems like many bottles act that way. Mine did not. No foaming as I pulled the cork slowly form the neck.

With overly aggressive pour a small head of big-bubbled foam forms. The brew is yellow, straw, a bit of haziness.

Aroma is sweet, tart, spiciness, and tangy fruit.

The flavor is excellent. Highly acidic and tart, but subtle fruit spiciness and flavor. Once you get past the pucker, the flavor is subtle but has depth of layers.

A bit effervescent, light side of medium body.

Overall a tasty brew with layers of flavor. Deftly handed use of an interesting fruit. May be too tart for some.

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Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jkolls
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Paw Paw from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 114 ratings