One Claw Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some amber hues in the middle of the glass along with a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has moderately strong flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus along with faint bits of pine resin. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and the rye lends some spiciness towards the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very flavorful, has pleasant flavors from the hops and rye and is also very easy to drink.
Serving type: can
09-20-2013 03:59:40 | More by metter98
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a three finger head; nice streaks of lace are left behind
Smell: Very bright, with floral citrusy and spicy rye
Taste: The hops jump out bringing, lemon, grapefruit and papaya flavors; underneath, there is just a touch of bready flavor that grows in a spicy rye direction, after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation
Overall: One of the most refreshing beers I have tasted; the flavors are bright and crisp
Serving type: can
10-11-2013 01:40:51 | More by brentk56
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.
Serving type: can
04-06-2014 15:46:29 | More by StonedTrippin
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I was recently in NYC for NYC Beer Week, to include both the NYC Craft Beer Festival at the Manhattan Armory and Split Thy Skull on Sunday at Mugs' Ale House. Imbiber highly suggested that I hit T0rst on my way to the subway, time permitting, and since he has yet to steer me wrong, I did just that. Good thing, as they had CANs of this available for take-away and I had never seen it before. The CANQuest (TM) is alive and well!
From the CAN: "One Claw is a rye pale ale made with a heavy handful of malted rye and scoops of our favorite hop varieties. One Claw is dedicated to those who bring a Westbrook home, to a friend's, or anywhere a delicious beer is needed. Cheers to you, fellow One Claw!"; "Best served at 45 degrees. Enjoy within 90 days from the date on the bottom of this [CAN]."
A loud Crack! revealed a brimful craft CAN and so an inverted Glug was next on the menu. I watched in awe as a pseudo-cascade quickly formed just over two fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) and of course Midas, Croesus and Mammon showed up for a taste. I held them off while I leaned in for a sniff. Their favorite hop varieties must involve ones beginning with the letter "C", because I got a big minty, pine-like scent along with the inherent black pepperiness of the rye. Drool! Mouthfeel was medium and the spiciness created by the hops and the rye made my poor, bruised tongue stand up and dance in joy. Happy, happy, joy, joy! This was tasty without being overwhelming, plus I was getting a nice hops fix. Beautiful lacing began to appear as I CANtemplated my beatified state. Finish was dry, but not gasping. No, instead, it was minty fresh and clean with a lingering wash of pepper to remember it by. More, please, sir.
Serving type: can
03-26-2014 23:48:49 | More by woodychandler
2.2/5 rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: can
01-04-2014 15:53:55 | More by Georgiabeer
4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.
The smell featured resinous citrus and a tight rye spice.
The taste likewise offered a balmy citrus hop, bready malts and an assertive rye spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
Overall a tasty full bodied hop driven APA.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 02:23:16 | More by plaid75
One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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