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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

681 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 21
Gots: 76 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013)
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Reviews by scvance:
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold color with a thick fluffy white head. Smells floral hoppy, with slight citrus. There is a sweet malt smell that comes through as well. Flavor is sweet from the rye I assume, but not cloying at all. The hop bitterness comes through right up front but is balanced nicely with the malt and rye character. Long lingering slight bitterness in the finish. The beer has moderately high carbonation and finishes slightly sweet, however the finish is very crisp.

Very good beer overall, always a fan of Westbrook, and this one doesn't let down. Excellent summer beer, great for quenching your thirst. Will definitely have again (since I bought a 6er), but will buy more.

More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours a thick finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: the glorious aroma wafted to my nose directly the can was opened. Big, fruity notes; citrusy grapefruit and even orange; tropical tangerine and mango; and a bit of resiny pine thrown in for good measure. I can absolutely get behind this.

Taste: piney flavors at first, then developing into grapefruit and tangerine. The rye is kind of hidden under all of the hops, but in general it's an amazing damn beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a nice creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is absolutely one of the best beers I've had this year. It really checks all the boxes for hop-forward beers that I like. Westbrook, please start distributing in the northwest!!

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Jimbo62
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Afroman
3.8/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is spicy rye malts and tropical fruits with some resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits and spicy rye with some biscuity malt and good bitterness from the resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, interesting mix of tropical fruit, spicy rye and resiny hops.

Photo of barhoc11
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Shagator
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of henryclay_
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of frenchblood21
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light golden hued beer with a half inch head of white foam. Brussels lacing. Intense grapefruit like hop aroma greets my nose. The taste is much more well balanced than the nose implies. While there is a very quick burst of grapefruit like hop flavor but it is quickly backed with a light malt backbone and a bit of gentle spiciness from the rye. The mouth is fairly light, crisp, and dry. I've really been impressed with my limited exposure to this brewery.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz can with an unreadable BB date (smudged). ABV is stated as 5.5%. Purchased a little while back from Trembling Madness in York.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Can conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with plenty of chunky sediment and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet malt and intense hops with hints of pine, weed, citrus, grass/hay, grain, earthy yeast, a twinge of rye and stewed hops. Lovely.

T: Tastes of bountiful aromatic hops with a sharp bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, orange peel, mild grapefruit, citrus, grass/hay, grainy malt, pepperiness, earthy yeast, a hint of rye and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of piny aromatic hops, bitterness, earthy yeast and mild grain.

O: A tasty American pale ale that goes down a treat. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are wonderfully hop-laden. Grainy malt and yeast notes provide a subtle backbone. Decent body - could be a tad livelier. The rye is quite subdued and not much in evidence. A hoppy brew that packs a punch; worth sampling if you chance across it.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.