Three Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,039
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,554
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
93
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Three ClawThree Claw
Notes: Hazy NE-style double IPA dry hopped with over 5 lbs/bbl of Azacca, El Dorado, and Citra
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 93 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an imperial nonic a hazy citrus punch looking color with a half finger white head that is gone pretty quickly.Straight citrus juice in the nose,somewhat sweet and just juicy as all get out.Really like the mellow feel in the mouth,on the fuller side for the style.Nice complexity on the palate not overly 'juicy',tangerine and orange followed by a bit of resin and earth to dry things out a tinge.I have gotten a little sick of the style but ones like this I'll go back to,not overly sugary sweet and fruity,nice complexities.

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oberon from North Carolina, May 01, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 3/31/20 poured into a Duvel tulip

Golden orange color, impenetrable haze, no particulates in glass or can, one finger of white head dissipating to a thick variegated collar and light cap. 4.25
Strong orange, grapefruit, pineapple, yeast, pine aromas. 4.25
Pine, orange, sour pineapple, grapefruit, discernible rye in the back. 4
Hop tang up front, citrus aftertaste, light alcohol heat, medium body, stubborn carbonation. 4.25
High standards for Westbrook IPA’s upheld.

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Reef from South Carolina, Apr 12, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-yellow with a short, uniform fuzzy off-white head.

Spicy and dank but smooth and citrusy with a vanilla orange character nearing Orange Julius.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Aug 06, 2019
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4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is typical for an NEIPA with two and a half fingers of stark white head resting on top. Aroma is tropical fruits; mango, pineapple, orange, and maybe a little bit of weed. Taste follows the nose with low bitterness but a noticeable hop bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium and soft, kind of bubbly carbonation. Overall this is fantastic. I love the way it starts sweet and finishes with that hop bite.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of @nc41. Thanks Nick!

It pours a hazy orange yellow with an impressive and long lasting head of foam. Lacing is equally as impressive.

Tropical fruit and grapefruit aromas, somewhat dank, has some sweet fruity notes, a wee bit of alcohol.

Fruity, tropical, grapefruit, dank, hint of onion or maybe not. Sweet notes that are usually associated with a DIPA, some alcohol burn during the swallow.

Close to full bodied for the style, carbonation is just right.

It's very good. That I cannot deny. TY Nick!

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Bitterbill from Wyoming, Jun 26, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous tropical hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a tropical flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good NEIPA

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VABA from Virginia, Jun 05, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 5.69. Canned 6/19/18. Served in an oversized Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 7/10/18.

Pours a pale, hazy, vaguely orange tinted pale yellow with a couple generous fingers of rocky white head. Patchy surface retention, a modest perimeter and a few sparce splotches of lace.

The aroma runs the gamut of hop character. Citrus, floral, tropical, faint pine, an almost cleanser note and a hint of cotton candy.

Flavors are dank with notes of oranges, passionfruit, boozey pineapple, melon rind, vague mint, a little pine, trace dank onion and some malt sweetness.

Medium full feel with puffy carbonation. Lightly bitter, juicy aftertaste.

Another quality IPA from Westbrook. Three Claw delivers intense flavors that I found lacking it’s lesser clawed brethren.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
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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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico, Nov 28, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
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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superspak from Michigan, Nov 03, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
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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wedge from North Carolina, Oct 21, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
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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WickedBeer from Alabama, Sep 05, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey, Aug 09, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
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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strohme2 from Michigan, Aug 09, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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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MagicJeff from Georgia, Jul 07, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

[IMG] Pours a very cloudy yellow with a massivev2 plus finger head that leaves loads of thick patches of lace as it slowly settles into a thin layer of bubbles, excellent retention. 4.25

Smell is guava, apricot, mandarin orange, pineapple, and some grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows tropical front to back, loaded with guava, mandarin orange, pineapple, and a nice balanced grapefruit finish that is exceptionally balanced. 4.25

Mouthfeel is pretty big, soft mouthfeel with a moderate amount of life, not dry but a stickyness from all the hops, and at 8% ABV crazy drinkable. 4.25

Overall this is an exceptional NE style DIPA given to me by @DoctorZombies . I really am loving this more and more as I get deeper into it. I would love to drink this again. 4.25

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, May 28, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy orange color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a while. Some lace develops.

Smell: mild pineapple and orange aroma with some earthy tones.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango, grass, and an earthy and spicy bite at the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish.

Overall: an easy to drink imperial IPA that has a nice flavor profile and is well balanced.

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Gavage from New Jersey, May 12, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the Crowler into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy orange-ish with a big, fluffy white head that settles slowly and leaves behind some lace.

S: Citrusy hops - grapefruit, clementine oranges and orange peel - and a touch of earthy hops.

T: Modest caramel malt or sweet malt foundation. Hops call to mind citrus (primarily oranges and creamsicles), ripe peaches and some earthiness. There's a spicy bite at the finish - presumably from the rye. Warmth felt in the belly, likely from the 8% ABV.

M: A bit creamy in feel, call it medium-to-full in heft.

O: Very good beer. Tasty, but different from the stuff I've been drinking lately (i.e., a lot of NE IPAs).

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Kendo from New York, May 06, 2018
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4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very hazy and creamy looking vivid orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells delicious- there's tons of peach and pineapple, with dank weed and pine.

This honestly gives off the impression of hoppy sherbet- it's got such a creamy taste to it, with super juicy tropical fruit- peach and pineapple mainly, a bit of tangerine creamsicle, with a healthy weedy bitterness. There is very little flavor added from the rye. This is truly exceptional and everything I want in a DIPA.

This is creamy, rich, and so soft, with a really high level of drinkability.

This whole series is really awesome stuff. As the ABV goes up and the claws increase, you definitely get less of the rye spice, but they're all amazing hoppy beers.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, May 04, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Very hazy/borderline turbid with a yellow-golden color. Large and long-lasting white head. Aroma was tropical fruit with lots of pineapple. The taste really stood out, with bright and juicy pineapple, mango, and oranges. Very muted and soft bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky finish. Outstanding.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Apr 28, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a short lived one inch white head that left spotty lacing. Smells of overripe tropical fruits and sweet malts. Tastes of overripe mango and peach, tangerine, sweet malts and an earthy quality. Medium bodied and carbonated, slightly dry and bitter finish.

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EMH73 from New York, Mar 14, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a cloudy amber yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma is extremely malty sweet.

Taste is juicier when I drink it with still an intense rye maltiness.

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-very cloudy orange tap pour with 1 cm foam cap. The aroma is of tropical fruit. The flavors include mango and tangerines and the expected rye bitterness is just right. This is a very enjoyable and full-flavored brew.

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Bluecrow from New York, Feb 20, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a dull orange color and a thick cloudy / murky texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, a dank quality, tropical fruit, and malt as well.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit), a bit of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of citrus (orange), a good shot of dank hops, and an earthiness. An interesting flavor that's more subtle than I expected. It has a lot of balance between the hops and fruit, with just enough dankness to make things interesting.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Kind of a departure from the other two Claw beers, but it still works. Definitely worth a look.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Feb 13, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can dated 5/29/17. Poured into Teku glass.

L: 2F head with poor retention. No lacing. Thin cap and ring. Beer is a very attractive clear deep amber.

S: Ripe tropical fruit and earthy dankness.

T: Follows nose. Mango and passionfruit seem to be the most predominant. Kinda malty. Finish is earthy and dank, very slightly bitter.

F: Medium body, pretty lively carbonation for good drying. Construction decent. Balance good.

O: Would consider this a very good West Coast-style DIPA.

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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia, Jul 14, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep golden color with thick white dense head. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Very ripe juicy mango and passion fruit. There seems to be a little alcohol hiding in there but mostly overly ripe tropical fruit.

Taste - The ripe fruit flavor is still there but a little muted. Super ripe peach and mango the alcohol is a little noticeable but not overpowering.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated little burn from the alcohol but smooth.

Overall - A really well done beer super juicy flavors.

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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina, Jun 29, 2017
Three Claw from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 93 ratings