One Claw Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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One Claw Rye Pale AleOne Claw Rye Pale Ale

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89
very good

807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 25
Gots: 109 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013

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Ratings: 807 | Reviews: 109
Photo of cjgiant
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can, about 2-3 months old:
Pours light gold to yellow, translucent, with nice sustaining white head.
The nose is neutral, light grain and some light citrus notes.

Taste is solid, starts with just a light hint of grain sweetness. Grapefruit pulp, hint of lemon open the taste. Quickly the bitterness comes, almost noble hops in nature initially. But grapefruit rind also comes in to last into the end taste. The initial citrus fruit taste lingers throughout, lightening up the beer slightly, as does the decent carbonation. That said, the beer is far from a light beer.

Had this many years ago and really enjoyed it. Having many beers since then, it holds up well. It is on the bitter-side of the APA scale, but not in a wreck your palate way.

Photo of Webbydag1
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Simple and refreshing. Smooth hoppy taste with string citrus notes.

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer try it Above average

Photo of Salamanderking42
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this great rye pale ale. First time having anything by Westbrook brewing, and I can say wholeheartedly that I was not disappointed.

Photo of maximum12
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to whoever sent this cute blue 12 oz. can over, I’m too lazy to go upstairs & look who. But I need some rye in my rye hole. Now.

The pour is pure golden sunshine. Smells like happiness: wet hops, wet rye, pine citrus, all that shit we like. I hope it tastes like this.

One Claw doesn’t taste like that. The rye delivers some peppery pep, but the rye then devolves into lowland delta dirt that I’m not terribly fond of. Bitter, citrus hops flower into the mid-section, touch of pine provide a counterpoint that clashes with the undergrowth pretty harshly. Crisp, sappier than the end of When Harry Met Sally.

I was anticipating happiness & all I ended up with is this rather mediocre rye pale. So simple, yet still didn’t gel for me. Oh well. Next time.

Photo of scbeerman
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edit: I've had this several times since the first and it needed to be revised upwards. This is a really well balanced pale ale: very hoppy, almost could be called an IPA, but the rye spiciness/earthiness blends with the citrus and dank flavors of the hops to create a great summer pale ale. This needs more recognition.

Photo of Amedlin18
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy and dry. Good stuff probably great for summer

Photo of humuloner22
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally returned to NC! At least that is what I have been told. I really wasn't paying attention if it was here before, but supposedly it was. Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy straw colored. Very minimal head and when it settles nothing really is present.

Aroma: Citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit rind and some sweetness to the notes. Not a lot going on.

Taste: Some bitterness from the rye and sharp flavors meld well with this one. Malts are present in the flavor as well. Reminds me a lot of the IPA, but toned down a bit, except for the rye stepping up the robust flavor profile. Pretty decent clean finish.

Overall: For a Pale Ale this is very solid one of the better ones I have had. I really enjoy this one. Happy its now more available around here.

Photo of Brabander
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is overall a very decent beer to say the least. Lively it is so be carefull when opening the can. Nice and hoppy bitterness!

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I give this one straight 4s. A solid pale ale all around. Pours a cloudy straw color with a two finger length head. A frothy lace retains throughout. Aroma contains fruity esters, particularly bananas. Taste is initially fruity followed by a piney, spicy and herbal essence. The taste of rye in particular dominates. Good feel; light to medium in body, refreshing and drinkable. A slightly bitter finish.

Photo of Jobin_24
3.01/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty decent apa, refreshing in taste

Photo of gooberblue
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This rye pale ale is one of the best Ive had. Strong hop aroma with a smooth finish.

Photo of Zack_Norman
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a fan of RyePA's, it's rare to find one this good. I love this beer.

Photo of bmeGT
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good! My go to APA.

Photo of Bigdoc91
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best rye pale ales Ive ever had.

Photo of tastybeer
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden tangerine colored, bright and evenly clouded. Head is white, small, and bubbly. Aroma is very juicy. Orange, grapefruit, sweet floral, crisp rye and grainy malt. Light refreshing aroma... Taste is also very juicy and very orange. Clean and fresh fruit with rye bitterness. Nice malt profile.

This beer is pleasantly refreshing and very fresh making it extra appealing to me.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you're from SC, it's like losing your v-card on Folly

Photo of MixieonaFixie
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nectar. Such a simple beer, and delivers above and beyond the style.

Photo of psmith161
2.7/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A little hoppier than I like.

Photo of jwiley42
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good job making the rye work with the lighter style.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy deep gold producing a nice 3 finger, off-white, frothy head that leaves nice webby patches of lacing. Aroma is malty caramel, spicy rye; grapefruit, floral & piney hops. Taste is nicely balanced in the first half of the sip across the tongue, front to back, with a spicy rye & malty caramel sweetness mixed with grapefruit, piney resin & pepper becoming increasingly bitter & drier from mid-sip into the finish producing grapefruit, pine needle bitter, dry rye spice aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly thin, a little prickly, dry & astringent. As expected bitterness lingers long in the dry aftertaste.

Photo of mschantz
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apricot in color with moderate clarity. Slight fine head that dissapates to a skim after a few sips. Peaches, apricot and vanilla on the nose - peach pie. While subtle on the nose the rye is much more apparent in the taste. Lemon and light stone fruit taste balanced nicely by a complex hop bill. Finish is bitter but clean. Very solid and highly drinkable.

Photo of Chmpgn36
4.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an extremely delicious and underrated beer.

Photo of Archdale74
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is under rated, should be a world class beer. The aroma coming out of can rivals heady, the look rivals hill farmstead, and the taste is phenomenal

Photo of lowfrez
4.93/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Made me rethink rye beers

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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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