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Gold Claw - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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Gold Claw
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 17
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a "table" American Pale Ale. Hopped with Ahtanum and Falconer’s Flight.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

drabmuh, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

InspectorBob, Jul 15, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%

750 mL growler. Thanks He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Pours a clear light amber golden color with a thin, light white head that fades to a ring of bubbles; no lace. Grassy and lemon aroma with a touch of citrus sweetness, light bready malt. Medium thick body, well carbonated. Flavor is a nice balance of biscuit malt, grassy hops, lemon rind, pine and biscuit. More of a blonde, than APA but refreshing and easy to drink.

yourefragile, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mdaschaf, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Kelp, May 15, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev 0%

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, straw-gold coloring with a frothy, foamy, bright white head. Good retention and great cling. Nose of resiny hops, heavy pine and pitch, with a subtle toasty backbone. Wow! Flavors of rich toast and floral notes forward, with a bitter and resin hops follow. Very balanced, with a biscuit and bitter aftertaste. Hoppy enough to challenge IPAs. Dry, clean finish, with a bitter hop linger. Awesome beer!

GarthDanielson, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

On tap at the source
Mostly clear light golden color with a huge bubbly head. Earthy pine with a very slight Belgian yeasty or plastic phenol. Wicked carbonic bite on the tongue. Decent but seems way over carbonated as did the other beer I tried today.

johnnnniee, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

BGsWo22, Oct 20, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

A-Pours fairly clear and the color of illuminated honey. The head is a full cap of white fluff.

S-Very hoppy and aromatic. Clearly high quality. Grassy and fruity hops waft into my nostrils. There is also a great crackery-sweet malty undertone. I am excited.

T-The flavor is also excellent. Balanced and bold (especially for a sub 5%er). Grassy hops and pine-finishing hops wrap the fruity middle. The beer is delectably malty as well. Sweet biscuit malt complements those exotic fruity hop flavor very well.

M-Dry and bitter and supremely drinkable. Sessionable as they come. Prickly bubbles.

O/D-An excellent Pale Ale. I would love to have this more easily available to me. This one simply shouldn't taste this complex and intense at such a relatively low ABV. Superb.

VelvetExtract, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

vonnegut21, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%

Served on-tap at Blue Lobster Brewing in Hampton.

The appearance is a nice gold color with a finger of white head. Its` nose contains grapefruit, sweetness, citra hops and grass. The taste is full of citrus fruits, pine, a subdued malt profile, light spice too. Mouthfeel is very low key, some bitterness in the finish. All in all, a very good pale ale. My only wish is that New Hampshire was not so far away !

mltobin, Jun 29, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%

Gold Claw pours a hazy, gold color with some amber hues with a moderate sized creamy head on top. As the foam fades away a coating of lace remains on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is very hoppy. Lots of orange and grapefruit citrus with notes of pine and some pale malt sweetness mixed in.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and slightly chewy with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. The flavor is much like the aroma, lots of orange and grapefruit citrus with some pine notes and hints of tropical fruit. Malty sweetness balances out the hops. It finishes with a grassy bitterness and once gone the citrus and bitterness linger on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer with lots of hops. Easy to drink and with a low abv can be enjoyed all day long. Best enjoyed fresh.

WanderingFool, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ElGallo, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mklisz, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Rekrule, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

polishkaz, Nov 09, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%

From notes, On-tap at the brewery on 10-18-13

A - Clear gold with two fingers of white sudsy head, thick lacing.
S - Very citrusy, nice fresh grassy tones, light pine, a little dank.
T - Bready malt base with a really nice citrus taste, some spicy rye on the end.
M - Refreshing a tad sticky
O - Great APA, tons of flavor, well balanced.

Omnium, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

DelicateDelirium, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Janeinma, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

jbertsch, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

IndyDad, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Massbmx, Nov 10, 2013
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Gold Claw from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.