One Claw Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great looking artwork on the can, I love their esthetics and website everything looks great, but what’s even better than the package as their beers are really well made and thought out. Looks to be beautifully hazed golden apricot , chunks of lacing stuck to the sides of my chalice great bubbly white head.
Aroma packed full of hops, earthy notes, citrus rind, spicy rye comes in blended together very nicely. A touch of biscuit malt base, and tropical fruits peaks through as well, delicate well made beer in a can.
Flavor expressive malt layers, somebody is bringing out some complexity in the rye and malt profile. Wonderfully vibrant with lively earthiness, citrus notes, and tropical fruit lingering amongst well executed hop profile which interplays so well with the malts and rye in this fantastic beer. I noticed something else there’s some yeast sediment in the bottom of the glass, there’s definite yeast/spice notes coming through the rye and hops combo as well such a unique and complex offering.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied never cloying incredibly cohesive mix of everything lingering hops and rye notes just make you want another sip, a true staple for those living closer to their distribution network I’m sure. Carbonation is a bit mellow but works perfectly absolutely no complaints here canned in mid June 6/23/14 can is in it’s prime this was purchased by a local beer guy vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Piggly Wiggly at Market Commons an excellent store I’ve had the pleasure of shopping in before.
Overall, expressive flavors lively soul filled canned beer, their brewer has impressed with two beers plus anything I’ve had from Evil Twin has been pretty stellar which speaks volumes to the validity of Westbrook as one of the major up and coming brewers along the East Coast and across the country for that matter.
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 21:41:21 | More by WVbeergeek
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up fairly fresh on vacation in Georgia--4 weeks old.
A: Hazy/cloudy with yellow/light gold color and some sediment that settled out by the end. Big head. Lacing stayed on glass and head followed to bottom.
S: Bright, not overpowering
T: First of all--I love rye beers. Good hop bite up front--called a pale ale but could hang in there in the IPA category. Bitter up front with the strong pine notes but well balanced by the rye. Just delicious.
M: Lots of carbonation as Westbrook tends to be--not as "effervescent" as the green can IPA.
O: Loved it. Nice surprise. Reminds me a bit of Alpine Nelson--just a bit.
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 14:48:36 | More by surfcaster
3.24/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from can into Goose Island pint glass. Date of review is 7/29/14. Big thanks to thatoneguymike for including it as an extra.
Appearance- Pale orange color with a hazy hue. Dirty white half inch head that slowly reduces and leaves great lacing.
Smell- This weird, but at first I get vanilla ice cream. I do get some type of grain, but I would have no idea it was rye. This is almost void of scent.
Taste- Again, very little going on in this beer. I get very mild hops that leave a pleasant oily residue in my mouth. Pretty boring in the taste department.
Mouthfeel- A bit thinner then I like. Like I said about the hops, it is nice to have those present in this sip.
Overall- Nothing exciting to say the least. Thin, no smell and very little taste. I am glad to have tried it, but I will never seek it out again.
Serving type: can
07-29-2014 23:01:38 | More by frenchblood21
One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.