Santa Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,771
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,519
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 4.69%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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
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Reef from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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
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metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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
Santa Claw from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings