One Claw Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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2.2/5 rDev -44.6%
I'm conflicted about this beer- I really, really want to say I like it, and in fact I enjoyed it immensely when it first hit the Atlanta market and I grabbed a few fresh six packs. It had an outstanding fresh, bready, spicy rye note with the spice being vibrant throughout and chocolate notes only being a hint at the finish. The problem is that it disappeared from the shelves for a bit and another batch appeared. I bought some more and noticed after a couple of weeks that some of the cans were bulging and the beer was clearly overcarbonated and infected. It was starting to go funky and sour- and not in a good way. I tried twice more and found the same thing. That, unfortunately, has scared me off of this beer. I know that ryes can be a pain to brew- I hope they work this out, but for now after repeated attempts to enjoy this beer from several shops, I've got to mark it down.
01-04-2014 15:53:55 | More by Georgiabeer
3.1/5 rDev -21.9%
12oz can ~$1.50. Super huge head and a very cloudy and murky yellow appearance. Aroma is sort of spicy, wheaty, must be rye. Odd flavor which must be the rye. I found nothing special about this beer and would even go as far as to say that it was funny tasting. I would not purchase this again.
04-05-2014 19:41:41 | More by ArrogantB
3.24/5 rDev -18.4%
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.
07-29-2014 23:01:38 | More by frenchblood21
3.34/5 rDev -15.9%
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Poured into a chalice with a thick off white 2 finger head.
Smell is a bit muted. Some resin from the hops, a hint of citrus, and a light grain scent.
Taste is odd. The flavors seem a bit washed out, almost as if this is a session pale ale. CItrus up front with the sweet grain and the spiciness of the rye. Nothing complex, but still solid flavors.
Mouthfeel is awesome. I like the mouthfeel, perhaps somewhat thick for a pale ale, but I think it helps with the spiciness of the rye.
Overall, a decent brew. Nothing I'd drink regularly, but a nice change of pace.
11-21-2013 22:44:21 | More by taylor714914
3.48/5 rDev -12.3%
On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.
Appearance - Hazy orange. A dark orange. Nice white head, excellent lacing, and great retention.
Smell - Buckets of rye. Nice hop aroma. Citrusy.
Taste - Again a ton of rye. Spicy rye, almost. Masks some of the citrus hop, but its present. Pale malt comes through. Mild bitterness. Lingering rye flavor. Also a kinda stale pilsener malt flavor hangs on.
Mouthfeel - So it's easy drinking, but some flavors linger a bit too much. The rye is verys strong, but not abrasive. The pilsener finish is kinda icky.
Overall - Great rye flavor, but the finish is a little bit of a deal breaker. Kinda goes away az I drink it though.
05-25-2013 16:41:22 | More by Alieniloquium
One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.