Santa Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,233
Ranked #11,245
4.02 | pDev: 5.22%
Jan 17, 2023
Nov 21, 2018
Very Good
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Rated: 3.9 by crobinso from Colorado

Jan 17, 2023
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fresh canned 11/04/22
Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a single from TW-Greenville, SC on 11-16-21 for $5.99. Canned 11-4-21; consumed 3-6-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a turbid orange with a pretty good white head.

Nose is nice, fresh tropical and citrus fruits.

Taste is a single ipa malt and oat base that combines with a blend of orange, grapefruit, and peaches. Finishes with a nice balancing rind hop; 6/10 on my bittering scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a solid NEIPA, nothing spectacular.
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 3.4 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Meddwol from Michigan

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by dsshuck from Delaware

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Dec 17, 2020
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Reviewed by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: hazy, orange/yellow, tons of lacing
S: I get citrus and mango/tropical fruits
T: smooth, I get the fruitiness on the back of my tongue
F: good mouthfeel, but there’s something off about the finish, maybe it’s a bitterness
O: solid offering from Westbrook, recommended
Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by glf60 from Virginia

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.01 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by Donkster46 from Washington

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy orange with a thin, bubbly, white head. Slight lacing.
Smell of Candied citrus grapefruit, tangerine, bitter hop, Some cinnamon type spice, Lemongrass, fruit punch.
Taste follows nose. Candied grapefruit and citrus hop. Tangerine and melon. good bitterness, slight dankness, and pepper/cinnamon spice shows up in the end.
Good medium mouthfeel with some pine resin.
A quality NEIPA.
Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy, dark, sunset orange with a finger of yellow-tinted head. Solid retention and lacing.

Orange, mango, pineapple and allspice in the nose.

Spicy tasting — the Azacca shines — with the fruits from the nose combining with dough and smokey herbs.

Full mouthfeel with strong carbonation fizz.

This smells great, but the taste isn’t to my personal liking: the spicy, herbal quality from the Azacca is very strong.
Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can dated 11/5/19

Hazy golden copper, no floaties, two fingers white head, spotty
lacing. Settles down to a full ring and continents of surface carbonation.

Fruit forward lemon and orange and tropical fruit scents. Light pine and floral aromas.

Tastes like pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, pale malt, mango, pepper.

Medium body, light hop bitterness up front, dryish finish.

Delicious. I’m happy that the ABV is not more than 7 %. As good but not better than Two Claw.
Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by stage_master from New York

Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellowish / orange color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A solid aroma of citrus fruit, pine, malt, hops, tropical fruit, and spices.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of spices (cinnamon, in particular), a below average amount of hops (less than expected, but still a factor), a good shot of pine (surprisingly), some tropical fruit (mango), a little malt (mostly in the finish), and a bit of citrus fruit (orange). A light, fruity, and focused flavor. It definitely grows on you after awhile.

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

O: A likably solid beer. Worth a look.
Dec 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Dec 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 12, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy dark orange hue with a fat super dense two finger head that faded slowly to leave rocky lacing and a thick blanket. Spot on for the style.

S - Aromas of flaked oats, decent citrus peel and juice, fair amount of malt sweetness followed by orange marmalade. Alcohol hidden nicely but as it warms that orange marmalade comes out even more assertive which is a tad one dimensional.

T - Taste is decent amounts of orange marmalade up front before becoming VERY spicy piney hops. I can see why they call this a 'holiday' IPA as the pine needs are quite aggressive to the point of not really meshing with the other hop characteristics. The juicy orange pops more as it warms but this spicy hop flavours linger throughout. Eh...

M - Mouthfeel is decent enough, little crisp, nicely creamy thanks to the oat. Alcohol hidden.

O - Overall this was a solid enough IPA. I thoroughly enjoy the orange/citrus notes here but I'm really not digging that spicy pine at the level it's at. Like someone mixed a watered down Ruination with a generic New England IPA. Bummer.

Serving Type: Can
Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by ruzzal from Texas

Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 22, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Nov 06, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at Calhoun Street Tavern, Bluffton, SC

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has just a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of oranges and mangos. Only a faint amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice citrusy and tropical theme to it and drinks very easily.

Serving type: on-tap
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by baklo from North Carolina

Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2018
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