Funky South Paw
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Wild Ale
4.1 | pDev: 10.49%
Mar 19, 2018
Dec 05, 2010
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Notes: Pale Ale, fermented with pawpaw fruit and refermented on our house cultures
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Rated: 3.62 by jheimbigner from Washington

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by MTKATL from Georgia

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Oct 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear gold with a persistent, white creamy film.

Smell is crisp lemon-lime, orange rind, grapefruit, papaya and the barnyard funk of Brett that adds an almost salty and pungent, peppery peach skin.

Taste is more bitter than expected, consisting of the rinds of orange and grapefruit with horse blanket. As I dig more into it and it begins to warm, passionfruit and even durian (without the natural gas) develop. Having a bottle 3 months after release, the banana, mango and pineapple listed in the description really do come through, and the "durian" I noted on draft is actually like a strawberry-banana smoothie, except for the light sharp bitterness that continues to persist and keep this balanced.

Funky South Paw is crisp and tart, but bitterness takes over in a unique way for the style. As such, I can see this being a sleeper hit in an unusual way. Body is light and frothy, with a semi-dry finish.
Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by caahare from West Virginia

Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
2015 bomber, bottle #250/384 poured into a jackie o's snifter appears a perfectly clear golden copper with a white head a finger strong that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma is fruity with lemony lacto and something almost like pear/mango.

Taste is fruity like pear/apple skins with a grassy bitterness and mild lacto-like lemony character.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Not great, not bad. Interesting. Despite being 1.5 years old it still has a solid "pale ale" feel to it, just in a unique way.
Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Ample haze runs through a mostly golden beer. Interesting aroma here, mango-kiwi like fruit. Clean sour, brett notes not noticeable.

Drinks like an upland kiwi lambic but without the massive sourness or harsh acidity. Lacto sour. Probably my favorite Jackie O's beer, very well done, cool unique spin on a relatively unknown or underutilized fruit.
Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Delicately light Paw Paw fruit aroma, light malt with moderately light funky sourness.

A: Light golden color, totally clear with a light white head that has adequate retention with faint wisps of lacing in the glass.

T: Light Paw Paw fruit with a touch of clean malt. The beer finishes with a dry, light funkiness.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Very solid; the beer has a light Paw Paw (tropical fruit note) with a clean, dry funky lightly sour finish. The beer has a very delicate character (aroma, taste and mouth-feel) with an interesting and unusual (at least to Californians) tropical fruit component. While funky, it would be fun to elevate the Paw Paw flavor and sourness.
Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by jminch from Ohio

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 4 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by Kuges from Texas

Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by JohnnyMc from Ohio

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.57 by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by dgilks from Australia

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by ricoslim from Florida

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 4 by wethorseblanket from California

May 26, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by drewone from California

May 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

May 21, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by olradetbalder from Sweden

May 19, 2015
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Reviewed by BWCampbell from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Of the May 2015 release, this may be my least favorite. Which isn't saying much, given that I still think it was delicious.

Pours a very light, hazy, pale with about a finger and a half of tight white foam, which leads lacing as you drink it down. Smell is of slight farmhouse funk, and slight saison tartness. I pick up the paw paw and brett pretty quickly, sort of a tropical fruity funk. First sip is a weird combination of tropical hop, saison tartness, and paw paws you collect when walking through the woods. That fades into a wheaty, tropical funk. Not as funky as some of their other sours, but I think given ~1 year, this becomes a fantastic bottle you'll want to dome yourself.

May 10, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by zimm421 from Ohio

May 09, 2015
Rated: 4 by Ciocanelu from Romania

May 07, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by JDWVURx from West Virginia

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by RKing44 from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.53 by 1BeerToRuleThemAll from Vermont

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Apr 10, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by ipc2000 from New York

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by Horbar from Rhode Island

Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2015
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