Pawpaw

Indiana
United States
Pawpaw by Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Pawpaw is a golden sour ale that was created by aging our base sour blonde ale, Basis, on fresh pawpaw fruit from Indiana. The Pawpaw, (also known as Asiminia triloba or the Indiana Banana) is the largest fruit bearing plant native to North America. Due to the lack of commercial cultivation and the quick perishable nature of the fruit, it is a highly prized foraged fruit.In this beer, expect a flavor of soft tropical fruits with mild lactic acid tanginess, which pairs well with rosemary rubbed pork chops or dark chocolate.

Profile

ABV: 
6%
IBUs: 
10
Hops: 
Aged German Spalt
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsner, Raw White Wheat, Bonlander Munich
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Upland Pawpaw is a delicious well crafted American Sour that has the potential to improve with age, though is fantastic as is. The sample was evaluated as a 28C Wild Specialty Beer (according to the 2015 BJCP guidelines), and was bottled on January, 2017 according to the label. 

The aroma of this brew is a cornucopia of fruit, with sweet pineapple, overripe citrus and a heavy peach character coming through in the end. Lacto character is quite evident though not overpowering and marries well with the fruit aromas. Visually, this moderately-carbonated quite turbid light golden-colored brew has a fair head that lingers a reasonable amount of time for the style.

The flavor mirrors the aroma quite well, with pineapple, raw kiwi and a melange of juicy fruit type flavors bathing the palate.  The middle and finish is moderately sour and never becomes overwhelming, complementing the fruity flavors quite well.  The finish is quite dry, with the moderate sourness cleansing the palate quite well to prepare you for the next sip. The body is medium. 

Pawpaw is among the best of Upland’s fine offerings in the Sour Beer program. The overall balance between flavor and sourness is quite exceptional. Cheers and enjoy!!

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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