One Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #305
Ranked #11,471
3.99 | pDev: 9.02%
Jan 15, 2023
May 25, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: Zesty and tropical pale ale brewed with a touch of malted rye and Citra hops.
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can into a New Belgium Globe Glass

The beer pours a hazy golden straw color, with about two fingers worth of frothy white head with a decent amount of lacing

The aroma is moderately sweet with notes of fruit and citrus. There is also a hint of peppery rye malt, but not nearly as much as I would hope for.

Like the aroma, there is alot of citrusy and fruity hops, with just a hint of peppery rye malt. There is not nearly enough malt character to provide the necessary balance. Medium bodied and slick on the tongue with moderate carbonation.

Overall the beer is fairly good and I enjoy the peppery rye, though I would like a bit of a heavier hand with the rye. The finish goes right up to the line of being too sweet without stepping over it.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by bubseymour from Maryland

Oct 22, 2022
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Rated by Entity43 from South Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A hazy golden appearance with fruity aromas. Bitterness is mild. Refreshing yet flavorful. This is one of my go-to beers.
Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Mr9iron22

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear yet barely sparkling gold-amber with an off-white head of moderate height settling to a persistent, creamy ring leaving big arms of microbubble lacing.

I could have sworn I'd had one this before, but relative to the other Claws, it is West Coast done justice. Pleasantly spicy yet clean evergreen meets orange zest and a touch of cracker. This all rides over a slightly unusual quality that's perhaps a unique yeast. Though it's barely there, it's almost got a BAND-AID character to it, which isn't entirely pleasant, so maybe I spoke too soon...

Anyway, the medium body has a fine, satisfying crispness and finishes semi-dry.
Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by dcat151 from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Golden appearance with a slight haze. Moderate head. Aroma is orange with some herbs and bread. Taste is some spiciness from the rye with some orange and citrus and a very mild bitterness. Overall a very decent Rye IPA.
Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 4.87 by Mattbrollins22 from South Carolina

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One Claw has a very thick, off-white, spongy head, with a hazy orange gold appearance. All the bubbles went to the head. The lacing is heavy. The aroma is of faint multi-grains (bread crust). The flavor is of strong (not harsh) bitterness and spicy bread crust. One Claw has a medium body and slightly-oil mouthfeel, with a dry finish.

Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Westbrook Brewing Co. "One Claw"
12 fl. oz. can coded "343034313433 07/16/20 12:03"
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this? A rye pale ale at 5.5% - OK. It's poured a very hazy golden colored body beneath a finger's width of creamy white foam. The aroma is floral, a touch spicy, lightly herbal, and sweetish with grainy malt. It's interesting, pleasant, and welcoming. On to the taste... ahh, interesting, it has a minty note to it. I get the rye, and the spiciness that comes with that, and the floral element as well - it's basically exactly what you smell. A median bitterness balances it and it finishes dry, spicy, floral, and herbal. I'll admit right now that this isn't exactly my favorite kind of beer but I can't find any fault with it; it's really well done. The only exception to that would be that the head retention and lacing isn't great. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. I could get used to this.
Review #7,325
May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by quaffinghans from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
More than a hint of ryeness, which to me as an occasional rye whiskey drinker, is a good thing. Not classified as a rye beer or "RyePA," but different characteristic than your run-of-the-mill pale. Vivid mildly-hoppy taste sensation without any overwhelming bitterness. Great beer during the Lowcountry winter months (or anywhere for that matter!) if you are looking for something lighter, yet warming. Pleasant floral and slightly fruity smell, certainly on account of the Azacca hops.
Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz can, 8/11/20, into BIBCO Stemmie.

I had some reservations about picking this one up, but after all it was only about 2 months old at the time of my purchase. I underestimated my ability to plow through my IPAs fast enough and this one got shoved to the back of the review mini fridge. At any rate, I'll see what it brings and revisit if necessary.

Pours a rather shiny and mostly transparent gold body that resembles apple juice somewhat, with a world-class head constructed of webs a spider could only dream of. 3 fingers is the number, receding gradually, hesitantly, to a finger but not without leaving evidence of where it was.

Some iron-y hop spoilage out front in the nose, with brighter notes of citrus, pine, and pepper. To be honest, even at its age, it's making my mouth water. There is some real art to behold here. It's fruity without seeming juicy; brushing shoulders with the west coast in the best way, but steering clear of the harsh bed of pine needles. Super clean. Impressive.

Flavor brings pepper, water, pine, citrus, spicy rye and carrot, with a finish of carrot and celery. Odd vegetal notes but honestly not all that bad.

Feel is crisp and clean; resinous without going overboard, and the dryness is impeccable.

Overall, this seems like a fantastic beer and it's one I'll make a note to return to if I find it fresh. The flavor is faded a bit, but there's still elements of artistry that make me want to do this again.

Price paid : $1.79 / can
Would buy again : yep
Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by TheWolf from Delaware

Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by sjcannova from Alabama

Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Oct 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A Tavour treat. Pours a golden color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is citrus fruits and hops. Tastes of citrus with a good hoppy bite. Finished crisp.
Sep 04, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by WDJersey from Colorado

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by desint from Belgium

Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cam21100

Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Dec 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 3 by chris826 from Mississippi

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by Muss42 from Michigan

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by TooGood from Minnesota

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Aug 06, 2019
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Rated by jmtriolo from New York

4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
great beer from a brewery that pushes out some excellent, inventive beers
Jul 17, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by bengriff11 from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
It was 97F today and this beer was exactly what I needed. Flavor was remarkable. Perfect pace for someone trying to get into, or work themselves off of, IPAs!
Jul 07, 2019
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