Funky South Paw
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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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3.62 by jheimbigner from Washington on Mar 19, 2018
4.24 by MTKATL from Georgia on Feb 25, 2018
4.1 by Nat1975 from Indiana on Nov 21, 2017
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Oct 10, 2017
3.88 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Oct 09, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
4 by caahare from West Virginia on Jul 06, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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
3.99 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California


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
3.95 by jminch from Ohio on Oct 24, 2015
4 by ScottJWing from Ohio on Oct 09, 2015
4.38 by Kuges from Texas on Aug 17, 2015
4.38 by JohnnyMc from Ohio on Aug 15, 2015
4.46 by LeeEvolved from Virginia on Aug 10, 2015
3.57 by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati on Jul 21, 2015
4.1 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 14, 2015
4 by dgilks from Australia on Jul 10, 2015
4.25 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2015
3.59 by ricoslim from Florida on Jun 06, 2015
4 by wethorseblanket from California on May 26, 2015
3.59 by drewone from California on May 25, 2015
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on May 21, 2015
3.46 by olradetbalder from Sweden on May 19, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BWCampbell from Ohio

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
3.94 by zimm421 from Ohio on May 09, 2015
4 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 07, 2015
4.15 by JDWVURx from West Virginia on Apr 28, 2015
4 by RKing44 from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2015
4.55 by Eziel from Ohio on Apr 22, 2015
4.53 by 1BeerToRuleThemAll from Vermont on Apr 16, 2015
4.25 by xJMFCx from West Virginia on Apr 13, 2015
4.35 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Apr 10, 2015
3.52 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Apr 09, 2015
3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Apr 04, 2015
4 by ipc2000 from New York on Mar 28, 2015
4.16 by Horbar from Rhode Island on Mar 27, 2015
4 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Mar 27, 2015
3.78 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on Mar 26, 2015
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