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Gold Claw - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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Gold Claw
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-13-2013 21:47:04 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-14-2013 01:12:19 | More by drabmuh
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-06-2012 17:08:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

03-10-2013 16:35:08 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2013 18:02:30 | More by InspectorBob
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-16-2013 22:43:41 | More by mdaschaf
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-15-2013 04:42:02 | More by Kelp
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 01:31:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-20-2013 23:51:22 | More by BGsWo22
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2013 19:52:44 | More by VelvetExtract
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2013 22:54:19 | More by DonFrap
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-20-2013 20:50:13 | More by vonnegut21
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:49:15 | More by WanderingFool
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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 !

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 00:17:35 | More by mltobin
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 02:46:32 | More by ElGallo
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-25-2013 20:20:52 | More by Rekrule
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-11-2013 14:32:02 | More by mklisz
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-09-2013 14:48:00 | More by polishkaz
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2014 18:55:45 | More by Omnium
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-03-2013 15:28:51 | More by Janeinma
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.1%

07-27-2013 13:50:55 | More by jbertsch
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-23-2013 02:22:55 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-10-2013 20:26:46 | More by Massbmx
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-20-2013 14:13:49 | More by IndyDad
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-14-2013 13:53:37 | More by ChrisL24481
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Gold Claw from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.