One Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #306
Ranked #11,221
3.99 | pDev: 9.02%
Apr 05, 2022
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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Photo of dcat151
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dcat151

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
4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Mar 01, 2022
4.87 by Mattbrollins22 from South Carolina on Dec 08, 2021
4.01 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 21, 2021
3 by prisdefer from New York on Jun 14, 2021
4 by TheDoak from Florida on Jun 13, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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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4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by quaffinghans from Pennsylvania

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
4.03 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Nov 26, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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
3.74 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2020
3.77 by TheWolf from Delaware on Oct 31, 2020
3.94 by sjcannova from Alabama on Oct 15, 2020
4 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Oct 09, 2020
4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 22, 2020
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

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
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Aug 29, 2020
3.92 by WDJersey from Colorado on Aug 22, 2020
3.67 by desint from Belgium on Jun 03, 2020
3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Dec 30, 2019
4 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Dec 22, 2019
3 by chris826 from Mississippi on Oct 20, 2019
4 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2019
3.75 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2019
4 by Muss42 from Michigan on Aug 18, 2019
4.17 by TooGood from Minnesota on Aug 16, 2019
3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 07, 2019
3.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Aug 06, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jmtriolo from New York

great beer from a brewery that pushes out some excellent, inventive beers

Jul 17, 2019
4.1 by Lelampp from Ohio on Jul 14, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bengriff11 from Michigan

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
4 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Jun 29, 2019
4.41 by Gaddabble from Ohio on Jun 24, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMH73 from New York

Pours a cloudy golden color with an inch and a half white head that is well retained and leaves excellent lacing. Smells of citrus and a bit of rye. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, rye bread, pepper and a touch of grassiness. Medium bodied, well carbonated, moderate bitterness, easy drinking beer.

Jun 19, 2019
3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Smooth_Hoperator_13 from New Jersey

Well balanced beer. Great flavor and color. The rye is perfectly in sync with the citrus flavors. Made a calculated order based on other comments and score. 12 oz can at a brunch in Charleston. Very pleased.

May 04, 2019
4.46 by tilt122 from South Carolina on Mar 03, 2019
4 by kcrumle18 from South Carolina on Feb 04, 2019
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