Three Claw | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy NE-style double IPA dry hopped with over 5 lbs/bbl of Azacca, El Dorado, and Citra

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,794
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
64
pDev:
5.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of petrusek23
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoodooBear
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The one and half finger head goes away fairly quickly and leaves a pretty thick foam layer behind. There's some beautiful lacing that sticks to the entire glass and slides off slowly.

Smell: Lemon, grapefruit and orange peels and ripe banana are the more prevalent notes on the nose. There's also an oatsy scent that lingers in the background as well.

Taste: It starts bitter up front but it quickly gives way to more sweet, candy-like fruity flavors of pineapple, papaya and peach along with some more malty biscuit and cereal notes. It finishes with a medicinal alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth and creamy but a little bit cloying. Heavier bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: The flavor profile is... Unique. It's hard to pinpoint specific scents and flavors quickly but it's a fun experience. It's a complex beer meant to be enjoyed over a long period of time.

Shoutout to Mbgreg for this one!

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Photo of KensWorld
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from Dragginballs76. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/9/2018. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 8% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic NEDIPA. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Not overly aggressive, nice soft feel. Awesome Azacca, El Dorado, Citra profile. Very juicy, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with great wheat/oat/malt balance. Minimal residual sweetness from lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Just a bit too resinous/drying than I'd prefer.

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Photo of buzzy
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can stamped 10/09/18

Cloudy orange with a small creamy layer on the surface. Ripe tangerine and pineapple aromas and waft of earthy pine. Flavor has a bit of that creamsicle thing going on at first, moving on to stone fruit, muted mango sweetness, and spice. Soft medium bodied feel, seems a little undercarb'd, but otherwise drinks lighter than 8%.

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Photo of Nunya
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 06/19/18, has held up great.

Hazy golden yellow, nice two finger head of foam that leave behind heavy spotting lace around the glass. Nice color on this, unexpected.

Overripe tropical fruit hits first. On the nose I’m starting to get that emergence of malt from age, but that pineapple and sweet citrus is the clear predominance here.

Sweet citrus and subtle sweet pineapple makes for a great intro to this beer. Slight malt but getting more dank hops and citrus than anything else. This is tasty.

Good mouthfeel, low carb with a juicy finish. It’s developed a slight filminess but it doesn’t take away much.

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Photo of Khaack
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks semi-opaque, peach and apricot hue.Nice creamy head. Smells very citrus. Smells like orangeade you would get on the boardwalk, also reminiscent of "Tang" Taste is surprising, cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon; (a melon bomb) Feels smooth and somewhat lacking carbonation for my taste. Overall a solid NEIPA. Great summer higher ABV alternative. I noticed after my review, that the review before mine mentions "Tang" I did not think many people would remember that beverage mix.

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Photo of strohme2
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, dated 5/19/18. Poured into tulip. Pours a Tang orange with orange tinted white head. 1” finger’s worth. Most of it receded with a ring of bubbles on the inside perimeter.
Smells of orange soda-intense, possibly artificial orange, sweet florals. It’s not offensive at all.
The taste is papaya, juice, soft tropical fruits. Some citrus finish of sweet grapefruit.
Slick mouthfeel, syrupy. Again, an undrcarbonated orange soda feeling here. I don’t mind it really. I’ve had One, Two Claw before and this is nothing like the others. It’s different and I like it.

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Photo of johnpalisi
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfagella
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MagicJeff
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into my Bruery snifter.

Look: Hazy and opaque, old gold/dark yellow body. Creamy half finger head retained throughout drinking.

Smell: Candied lemon. Toffee. Slightest pine and orange marmalade. Guava.

Taste: Earthy lemongrass. Citrus-y body: clementine, ripe Florida orange, grapefruit pith. Some sweet caramel notes on the back end. Black peppery alcohol finish.

Feel: Medium bodied; thicker appearance. Drinks easier than it looks.

Overall: Decent offering from Westbrook if you want a heavier IPA.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz pour at BrickStorePub, Decatur GA

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Photo of lewith
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Three Claw from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 64 ratings