New Rye Pale Ale
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #278
Ranked #9,974
4.08 | pDev: 7.84%
Jun 22, 2020
Apr 14, 2013
Notes: This is our first test-batch of a new year-round beer that will be coming out this summer. It is based on a blend of our Single Hop series of beers we came out with this past year (Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin and Citra).
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3.57 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Jun 22, 2020
4 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on May 23, 2018
3.95 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 22, 2016
4.02 by TheBeard89 from Alabama on Jan 24, 2016
5 by flipdog0 from North Carolina on May 17, 2014
4 by brianmandell from California on Feb 23, 2014
4 by DrinkSlurm from New York on Sep 23, 2013
4.25 by Buff0910 from Alabama on Aug 05, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tastybeer from North Carolina

A: Pretty light amber color and clear enough to see all the tiny little rising carbonation bubbles. Head is decent in size, but I have to admit working for it with the growler pour. It's creamy white in color and compromised of fine bubbles. Lace doesn't stick around very much but spots shift around.

S: Aroma is brisk and dry with a nice bready base. Earthy, farmy, and grassy with a definite rye smell all sprinkled with light colored fruit.

T: Flavors are a good match. Sweet with yummy malt and miscellaneous pitted fruits, bitter with rye.

M: Slick and dry texture in one. Carbonation is fine and at a good level. Light body approaching medium and very easy to drink. Has a nice swirlable in the mouth quality.

O: Quite enjoyable. This is a good go to beer.

Jul 19, 2013
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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by wedge from North Carolina

From Piggly Wiggly (Northbridge)

Thought I was getting the One Claw, but the growler is labeled "New Rye", so I guess it's this one. Regardless, this was the test batch for One Claw, so I'll see how it compares to how I remember that one...

Pours a hazy blonde color covered with a tall head that eventually sinks down to a clumpy topping. Patches of lace are plastered to the glass. Deep spicy rye, orange, and lime aromas. A light sprucy earthiness too. Big fruity hops, rye bite, peaches, light woody herbs, lemon. Less rye than the smell. Not sure how old this is, but it's still hanging onto that hop flavor. I recall One Claw being a little oilier, though not all that different. Medium bodied, fairly crisp, yet chewy. Glad I snagged some of this.

Jul 19, 2013
3.75 by Jsmercer from North Carolina on Jun 16, 2013
4.5 by Amalak from New York on Jun 15, 2013
3.75 by BKBassist from New York on Jun 11, 2013
3.75 by SC_Beer_Drinker from South Carolina on Jun 02, 2013
4.5 by andysc83 from South Carolina on May 22, 2013
4.25 by rjknyy from Georgia on May 20, 2013
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 10, 2013
4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Apr 21, 2013
4 by jrohrbacher from North Carolina on Apr 15, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jsanford from Georgia

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a nice white head that settles to a slight haze, leaving spotty lacing. Very fresh hop aromas (brewed with Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, and Citra) of tangerine, peach, passion fruit, and papaya. Light malt profile, with just a touch of bite from the rye. Taste is similar, lots of crisp tropical hops, smooth malt, a touch of rye, and a mildly bitter finish. Incredibly drinkable, and a great hop melange overall. Smooth and crisp, with a medium-thin body and ample carbonation. A fabulous addition to the year-round line-up, I cannot wait to see this in cans!

Apr 14, 2013
New Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings