jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruit and light booze. The taste was of vanilla, banana and some melons. Different.
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Praise and thanks to phaleslu for this beer. Paw Paw Wheat is one of the few fruit-infused wheat ales I’ve enjoyed drinking. I’ll be honest, I had no idea what the hell a paw paw was before I consumed this ale. Now, I’m a fan. This ale pours yellow and heady. Smell is a bit unusual. There’s booze, some fruit, floral notes, and even a woodsy/peaty aroma that reminded me of whiskey. Taste is remarkably tropical. Nectar, melon, honey, and sugary stone fruit. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat sticky. Apparently, Jackie O’s knows how to incorporate paw paw. This beer is weird in a great way.
HuskerTan (702) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Banana, whiskey, peat, wheat, citrus, paw paw.
A- Orange golden color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Banana, honey, subtle whiskey, melons, paw paw, bubble gum.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish.
O- I’m not sure what the hell paw paw is supposed to taste like but I guess it’s like what’s in this beer. A unique taste that reminded me of banana and honey and citrus that turned into a more boozy peat finish as it warmed. I can’t decide whether I liked this or not but I’m leaning towards yes.
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
375ml Chugged in 10 seconds. Taste was garbage fruit soaked in pepsicans butthole. Sweet, cloying. Well below average. Get a new fuckin fruit, Ohio.
TheCaptMatey (176) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange amber colour with a thin white head with poor retention and no lacing. Sweet aroma of fruit, wheat malt, and a hint of herbal spice. Flavor is rich of the tropical fruits, candied sugars, light wheat bitterness, and spiced yeast. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Crisp finish and alcohol is hidden well. Initial fruit flavor had caught me off guard and are definitely quite quirky, but is still an enjoyable journey.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of fruits (paw paws I guess, not sure what those are like), some light malts and wheat and dough, and hints of bitterness, plus some spiciness from the wheat and yeast. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything, hiding the 9% well. Average texture. An interesting beer.
Shot (206) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Bottle. Pours cloudy--a dirty Amber color. Aromas of honey, apricot and a hint of caramel. Almost no head retention. Flavors are honeysuckle, stone fruits, and a slight herbal tone--very subtle. Very slight hop presence. Slightly peppery mouthfeel. The lack of any sort of head and the absence of any real aroma or hop presence is suspect, but I actually like this. It has a substantial feel with generous alcohol warmth. But it’s still refreshing and satisfying. This is a good one. You can tell this is a well-made brew.
drfabulous (4548) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Hazy orange color Tropical fruit. A bit of that banana like taste in paw paw. Slight caramel.
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6612-20140815] Bottle. Fruity raspberry wheat aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Fruity sweet sugar bomb flavour. Medium body. Fair, weird fruit kick. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, orange-amber, floaties..small white head.
Paw-paw and slight alcohol scent.
Creamy pap-paw flavour...wheat malt.
The paw-paw is spot on......exactly as advertised....really great...
I actually have a paw-paw patch on my property...
This beer pinpoints the presentation of pure paw-paw perfectly...
How’s that for alliteration?...