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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

662 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 20
Gots: 71 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Sammy, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

zestar, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

nmann08, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Texasfan549, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

GRG1313, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

kjkinsey, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

kylehay2004, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Knapp85, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

SocalKicks, Sep 02, 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great looking artwork on the can, I love their esthetics and website everything looks great, but what’s even better than the package as their beers are really well made and thought out. Looks to be beautifully hazed golden apricot , chunks of lacing stuck to the sides of my chalice great bubbly white head.

Aroma packed full of hops, earthy notes, citrus rind, spicy rye comes in blended together very nicely. A touch of biscuit malt base, and tropical fruits peaks through as well, delicate well made beer in a can.

Flavor expressive malt layers, somebody is bringing out some complexity in the rye and malt profile. Wonderfully vibrant with lively earthiness, citrus notes, and tropical fruit lingering amongst well executed hop profile which interplays so well with the malts and rye in this fantastic beer. I noticed something else there’s some yeast sediment in the bottom of the glass, there’s definite yeast/spice notes coming through the rye and hops combo as well such a unique and complex offering.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied never cloying incredibly cohesive mix of everything lingering hops and rye notes just make you want another sip, a true staple for those living closer to their distribution network I’m sure. Carbonation is a bit mellow but works perfectly absolutely no complaints here canned in mid June 6/23/14 can is in it’s prime this was purchased by a local beer guy vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Piggly Wiggly at Market Commons an excellent store I’ve had the pleasure of shopping in before.

Overall, expressive flavors lively soul filled canned beer, their brewer has impressed with two beers plus anything I’ve had from Evil Twin has been pretty stellar which speaks volumes to the validity of Westbrook as one of the major up and coming brewers along the East Coast and across the country for that matter.

WVbeergeek, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

nickfl, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kegatron, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Slatetank, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

oline73, Aug 05, 2014
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mendvicdog, Aug 07, 2014
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MarkyMOD, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.