Three Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,436
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,253
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.07%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
106
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  15
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Three ClawThree Claw
Notes: Hazy NE-style double IPA dry hopped with over 5 lbs/bbl of Azacca, El Dorado, and Citra
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 106 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 16 oz single from the Kings Beer & Wine cooler 5-21-20 for $5.19. Canned 3-30-20, consumed 8-5-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a hazy orange with a pretty good head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is very nice, full of pineapple, mango, and oranges.

Taste is a nice blend of pineapple, papaya, mango over a large malt base. Finishes a tad sweet; 4/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice aromic beer that has some good flavors but lacks a little crispness. Not bad but would not do again.

Aug 05, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and hazy with 4 fingers of white rocky head.

Smells like light tropical fruit.

The taste follows the nose.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Waynesville and am drinking it in Redding CA, July 14, 2020.

Jul 15, 2020
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mntlover from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy for a NE style IPA golden and pale yellow mixture. Head is off white and only a thumb high after an aggressive pour.

Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, passion fruits, and tangy tangerine along with some floral and spicy notes to round it out.

Taste is like the nose nice tropical fruits tangy tangerine. Finish is where it is different , not sure how much rye they are using but the spicy notes really come out in the finish along with some lingering grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is solid medium pretty solid must be the oats. Carbonation leaning more to the mellow side of medium.

Overall not bad I like the rye addition it make this interesting. Otherwise it would be a 3.5 NE style hazing IPA.

Jun 03, 2020
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oberon from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

May 01, 2020
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Reef from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Apr 12, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Aug 06, 2019
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Jimmy_Kneecaps from Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Jul 28, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.16/5  rDev +1%
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!

Jun 26, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
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

Jun 05, 2019
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ThickNStout from Georgia

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.

Dec 21, 2018
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

Nov 28, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Nov 03, 2018
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wedge from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
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%.

Oct 21, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Sep 05, 2018
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Aug 09, 2018
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Aug 09, 2018
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MagicJeff from Georgia

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Jul 07, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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

May 28, 2018
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Gavage from Nevada

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

May 12, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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).

May 06, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

May 04, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Apr 28, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Mar 14, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Mar 04, 2018
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Bluecrow from New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Feb 20, 2018
Three Claw from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 106 ratings