chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared large bottle in Atlanta.
Very tart and moderately high fruity.
Lively carbonation (watch out upon opening; this bottle spewed some foam).
Damico (2979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours somewhat clear golden amber with a beige head. Aroma brings some malty base as this beer is a bit aged. Flavor brings tropical fruit and some what notes as well, but has dropped off for sure. The banana and melon are noticeable for sure.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle, poured into a nonic pint at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours an almost opaquely-cloudy burnished copper-gold, where one can see the shadows of their fingers on the other side of the glass all as a single mass, rather than distinct fingers. Forms a finger or so of loose, large-bubble white head, which dissipates rather quickly and noisily.
Smell: Ripe wheat wells out of the glass, bringing with it some hints of crackery malt, and faintly, the odd half-tropical, half-melon scent of a paw paw fruit.
Taste: Thatís definitely a crackery wheat malt, indeed, with the essence of a wheat cracker flooding the mouth at first sip. Lurking somewhat behind and beneath that, the fruit flavors appear - itís definitely paw paw, but as that means little to those whoíve never had one, Iíll attempt to describe it a little better. Cantaloupe melon mingles with a slurry of tropical fruit - mango, guava, starfruit - with some discernible banana notes and a very slight tinge of the sort of tartness one gets from an orange without there actually being much citrus flavor along with it. The finish leaves an echo of that subtle fruit mix, and the crackery malt.
TL;DR - Drinking this is not unlike eating a Wheat Thin with sparing traces of tropical fruit preserves, banana butter, and melon jelly spread on it.
Mouthfeel: This is lightly carbonated, almost flat, and goes down smooth and slick.
Overall: Not a bad beer, and it does showcase the paw paw. Also, any beer thatís over 9% but involves almost no taste of alcohol is brewed pretty well! However, for the price point, itís not one Iím going to repeat often.
Ahuth (72) - - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a fruity beer. Great smell. Really wheaty taste. If you like wheat beer you will love it. Iím not a big wheat beer person but a decent beer.
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Wheaty and a bit sweet. Some light general fruitiness, almost fruit-punchy. Booze comes through plenty. Eh.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is hazy, orange color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of mango and citrus, some floral and earthy tones. Taste is similar with the mango, banana fruitiness over a subtle earth tone or woody flavor. Not overly acidic. Palate is medium-bodied, light carbonation, and a semi-dry finish.
jandd1983 (3234) - 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 (816) - Lincoln, 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 Iíve enjoyed drinking. Iíll be honest, I had no idea what the hell a paw paw was before I consumed this ale. Now, Iím a fan. This ale pours yellow and heady. Smell is a bit unusual. Thereís 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 Oís knows how to incorporate paw paw. This beer is weird in a great way.
HuskerTan (1036) - Kearney, 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- Iím not sure what the hell paw paw is supposed to taste like but I guess itís like whatís 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 canít decide whether I liked this or not but Iím leaning towards yes.
MacBoost (1563) - 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.