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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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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 20
Gots: 69 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Can't figure a way to improve on this delightfully well-balanced, delicious pale. Cloudy light orangy color with some sediment. Rye and spicy hops in the nose give way to a citrusy hop character with plenty of the rye on the front of the palate. Bitter but not too much with a clean finish. Westbrook is a brewery to watch.

Westbrook, please start distributing in the mid-atlantic!

everythingiszen, Nov 11, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

truly one of the best beers i have ever had that doesnt include barrels, bacteria cultures, and multiple years to make. its downright flawless, and its simple elegance yet robust flavor profile makes it an absolute champion in my book. this is the kind of beer i like to drink, and like to drink a lot of. a pale ale that doesnt bore, its wonderful. hazy yellow in color, whipped cream topping three inches high on top of my schooner. the nose on this shows citra hops, pungent and lemon forward. the rye malt is subtle in smell, i get maybe a bit of wheat in with the two row here. the taste shocks me for the color, it has some density and probably should look a bit more copper and dense than it does, impressive. furthermore, the flavors are genius. the citra hops are all on the finish, while the front end is peppered with spicy rye malt, but only just enough for this to be different. the other base malts keep it in line with what we expect from a pale ale. the hopping comes as a surprise too, not often are both grain and hops so bright in a beer at the same time, and that is part of the beauty here. sessionable as they come here for my palate. i could drink ten of these and be neither sloppy drunk or bored. the citrus profile of the hops finishes the beer clean, but its still got this lush creamy body that is refreshing and quenching and just addicting. i wish this was available out here all the time, and maybe it well be soon, but this is one of the best pale ales i have ever had, and deserves to be mentioned among the best examples of the style. its everything i could want in a session beer.

StonedTrippin, Apr 06, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a BAM snifter (Canned on: 9/2/14)

A: Cloudy with a great straw color that is that of the orange of a grapefruit skin. Looks like a nice hefeweizen with some bits of lacing.
S: Incredibly hoppy with some well hidden rye smoothing it all out and hiding in the background.
T: This is just phenomenal. The flavor here is out of this world. So hoppy and delicious. This APA name is a misnomer here, otherwise it is the hoppiest one that I've ever had.
M: Smooth with the slightest vein of carbonation. A bit foamy with a nice bubbly massage feel. Very light with just a bit of wateriness to it, but not in a bad way but in one that contributes to the overall experience and flavor.
O: If all APA's smelled and tasted like this, then I would drink them all the time.

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4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber color. Looks unfiltered. Nice head and good lacing.

S- Juicy, succulent tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, light resin, and floral accents.

T- Immensely drinkable. Tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, pine resin and floral accents. Rye compliments it wonderfully with a nice kick of that spicy rye flavor. Good malt presence as well.

M- Medium bodied and lightly drying. Coats the entire mouth.

O- Rye Pale Ales are one of my favorite styles, and this one fit right in with the best of them. It has quickly become one of my regular go-to's and should be drank as fresh as possible for maximum hoppy goodness!

tmm313, May 17, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 BJCP Stlye #23 Specialty beer - reserved for new beers including RIPA's

Poured into two snifters, can came from a brewery visit. Canned on 4/25/14. Bought a week ago.

Appearance is cloudy golden straw. One finger head that dissipates to a small amount. Good lacing. Some clarity noticable through the haze. Smell is the most amazing thing about this beer. Mangos! and lot's of it. Taste is very good and lasting. Mouthfeel is silky and light. Does not dry out or get super piney. Very viscous and resiny finish. I LOVE this beer and will be buying more for sure when I visit them again.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12 oz can served cold into a pint glass.

Westbrook's One Claw is a very hazy pale yellow color. The head is thick and has good retention, leaving a sheet of lacing as it settles.

Aroma is excellent, probably the best of any rye ale I've tried. It has fantastic citrusy sweetness, like a candied orange, with subtle hints of the rye in the background.

Flavor is a little extra bitter for a pale ale but still very balanced and drinkable. The citrus from the hops comes through here as well but has a kick of spice from the rye.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated. Good balance and depth of flavors.

Overall an excellent rye pale and certainly worth getting again if I can find it.

GilGarp, Oct 14, 2014
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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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