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

831 Ratings
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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 27
Gots: 115 | 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: 831 | Reviews: 115
Photo of ChristinaLynn
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Favorite rye pale ale so far. Very malty and refreshing.

Photo of CHickman
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy bright yellow color with a lot of carbonation racing up the brew to a very thick 2-3 finger foamy snow white head that looks like a beer advertisement with the perfectly sturdy head dissipating very slowly, creating craters as it went down as it leaves excellent foamy lacing sticking to the sides. Bubbles of all sizes made up the head which had looks as good as any world class IPA. A perfect looking beer from a can.

Smells of fresh grapefruit pith, lemon zest, orange peel, fresh citrus hops like fresh hop oil squeezed from a cone, grassy spices like pepper and I assume the rye, tropical fruit, light caramel, biscuit and piney hops. WOW, it's crisp, clean, refreshing yet hoppy and complex at the same time with just enough malt and spices to tame the hops but still let them shine at the same time.

Tastes like it smells but with more rye and piney hops/pine cones up front that mesh well with the lemon zest, grapefruit, orange peel, fresh citrus hops, grass, pepper, light coriander, light caramel, biscuit, toasted grains or buttered wheat bread and some more citrus fruit. More malt overall in the flavor adds near perfect balance and the rye spice appears again as the beer washes down leaving a trail of spice that seems to bring it all together and make it different at the same time.

Mouthfeel is zesty and crisp with a light body that has high, fizzy carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste that fades clean with a minor rye nip that comes through almost spicy and peppery but leaves your mouth almost dry.

A rye pale ale from a can that leans towards an IPA and is an excellent example of an APA. Crisp, refreshing, clean, and easy to drink, to me this is a very under-rated beer here on BA and one I would highly recommend.

Photo of Griffin2
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite pale ale.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Pours a cloudy yellowy orange. Well formed head. Aroma is bright and hoppy. Rye malt and citrusy hops. I'm digging the hop profile on this beer. Flavor is hoppy with a bunch of rye. Hops are citrusy, grassy and piney with some other fruity elements. Finishes dry with the flavor of hops and rye zest. This is a tasty beer. Unique flavor. Would like to have this again.

Photo of Jimmys
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

can into pils glass. dated 4/30/15.

A: very hazy, lots of sediment. orange mostly. bright white head. good retention and lacing.

S: aroma is very citrus filled. smells like a glass of OJ. some rye spice, but definitely not as much as the hop presence that's in there.

T: flavor is similar with lots of hops, some rye spice, and a healthy bitterness. citrus is very strong.

M: moderate carb on a medium body.

D: overall, a good pale ale with some minor rye complexity.

Photo of CraftBeerMatt88
4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bursts of rye in the aroma with some resiny hop character. Fairly Balanced leaning slightly to the bitter side. Great citrus, pine and some stone fruit hop flavors. Well done.

Photo of cjgiant
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -3.5%
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 -12.1%
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%
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 -18.6%
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 +5.5%
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 -1%
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%
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%
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 +0.5%
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 -24.4%
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 +25.6%
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 +25.6%
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 +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good! My go to APA.

Photo of Bigdoc91
5/5  rDev +25.6%
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 -2%
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 +25.6%
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 +25.6%
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 -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A little hoppier than I like.

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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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