One Claw
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #263
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,114
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.02%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
1,162
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  39
Gots
  217
SCORE
89
Very Good
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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
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hoptheology from South Dakota

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
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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
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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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EMH73 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Smooth_Hoperator_13 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours clear golden with a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has a strong citrus, grapefruit, and tangerine aroma. There is a low rye element.

Taste: There grapefruit and tangerine elements are strong in the flavor as well. There are some spicy rye elements in the background and some slight grass.

Feel: It has a moderate body with moderate bitterness which makes this quite easy to drink.

Overall, this is a flavorful grapefruit and tangerine beer with a spicy rye backbone that is quite easy to drink.

Sep 29, 2018
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Unclevince from West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a lovely beer. I’m really surprised this is not rated higher. It’s very juicy crisp and clean. The rye adds a perfect amount of spice. For a pale ale this is fantastic.

Sep 15, 2018
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Leon’s Oyster Shop in Charleston! Pleasantly hoppy, malty, and delicious rye finish. Easy drinking with an awesome body and feel. Another surprising beer that I should have known not to judge off of the average score on this site.

Sep 03, 2018
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Foyle from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from 12oz can into pint glass. Pours a thick, frothy off white head that drops slowly with abundant lacing. Color is cloudy yellow-orange. Aroma of strong citrus/grapefruit hops, pepper, and white bread. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a somewhat damp finish. Flavors of peppery rye, cracker, lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple. Overall: good but nothing outstanding.

Jul 24, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz canned 5/17/18 (45 days ago) poured into a straight sided glass at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours hazy orange amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint with piney and citrusy hops. The taste is rye malt centered with a vague hoppy finish. I get some citrus and earthiness on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good pale ale at the half way point of the brewers freshness window.

Jul 01, 2018
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mntlover from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloud pale yellow in a dark bar anyway, white head great lace. Aroma crystal malts light hops and dive spiciness from the rye. Taste is good pale ale malts decent hop bite with a touch of rye spiciness. Mouhfeel medium with lightly peppy carbonation. Overall hits the spot after walking around Charlestown on a hot June day.

Jun 30, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is all tropical fruit. The taste is also full of tropical fruit and malt.

Apr 25, 2018
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DrMullet from Florida

3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy medium golden color with moderate head and persistent lacing.
Smell is ripe tropical fruit and some citrus.
Taste is juicy grapefruit with a faint pine finish.

Apr 01, 2018
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Lucular from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-month-old can but it held up surprisingly well. Okay, there are a TON of white floaties but other than that I would not have guessed it's a 6-month-old IPA. Nice spicy rye notes and hop bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Hopefully I'd get to taste this fresh some time.

Dec 18, 2017
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ricknewsom from West Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Gold, cloudy, lots of “floaties” most from the end of the pour from the can. Rocky off white head. Nice lacing.
Smell- Juicy, fruity, new world hops in abundance with an earthy malt background.
Taste - Even better than the aroma. What rye may be in here is buried under the hops, which is fine.
Feel- Medium-light. High carbonation.
Overall - Fantastic. Subtle touch with the rye, with a “New England” vibe.

Nov 21, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Canned August 4th 2017.

Opaque and filled with a large frothy rich off white fist full sized head. Fine soapy retention, but much smaller bubbles, with lots of staying power. Island top merringue with a big cling. Body color is slightly ordinary and kind of dull. Unfiltered muted orange and yellow, but quite clear towards the bottom of the head. A mix of really impressive, and some ordinary making for the good look overall.

Spicy grapefruit hop like nose on the aroma from first whiff. A soft malt body, but with a bit of sharp edge from the rye balancing nicely. Kind of straightforward but solid.

This is a very unexpected and shocking palate from the nose. Big large bodied, almost new age IPA flavors and creamy body. Spiced peach stone fuit and juicy orange quality. An excellent spicy finish that cuts the sweetness down to give the beer some excellent balance. Nice tangy hop bitterness finish, with creamy mouthfeel and a dry punch.

This beer tastes so much larger than it seems. Fantastic.

Sep 26, 2017
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RC_Saunders from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge fan of this Rye Pale Ale. Medium golden color very cloudy with yeast floating after you pour. Grapefruit or kind of tropical taste along w heavy rye, if you are a APA fan you will definitely enjoy. Highly recommend this beer

Sep 07, 2017
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Beejay from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A hazy pale yellow in color with a light tan head.

S: Light grapefriut and resin, with a small amount of onion. Light caramel as well as a touch of spice in the finish.

T: Grapefruit, and light tropical fruits with a touch of onion.. A bit of spice as well.

M: Medium in body, with moderate high carbonation.

O: Overall pretty tasty...

Aug 25, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a 1" head.

Smell: some soft tropical fruits are detectable.

Taste: caramel, orange, pineapple, hints of mango, some spicy rye, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Refreshing.

Overall: an easy drinking beer with a balanced flavor profile.

Aug 18, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden orange with some floaties. The head is huge, rocky, and creamy. Retention is excellent, and lacing is left in sheets.

S: Ripe mango, cantaloupe, papaya, pineapple, apricot. Very juicy and sweet with ripe fruits. The malt backbone is biscuity and lightly toasty.

T: Juicy, ripe tropical fruit. Tons of mango, papaya, apricot, yellow peach, cantaloupe, tangerine, and pineapple. The malt backbone is light biscuity and toasty, a solid backdrop that is well-balanced but not sweet. Near the finish you get just a tingle of black pepper and coriander notes from the rye. Finishes well-balanced, just a light kiss of orange and lemon peel, and is slightly dry.

F: Medium bodied, smooth and soft, moderately carbonated, flows well.

O: A fantastic and delicious rye pale, juicy and fruity and very dynamic with the use of rye. Highly recommended!

Jul 13, 2017
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at the Hilton Head Island Whole Foods for $2.49. Canned on 5-22-17.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head. Yeast is floating.

Nose, before the light of day struck the beer, was citrus forward. Oxidation within one minute after pouring.

Taste is light pale malt body that accentuates the Citra hop profile. Beer is citrusy with a nice pine bite.

Feel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall this is a nice take on the APA style. Definitely sessionable and worthy of a re-purchase if we are ever in the region in the future!

Jun 23, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can dated 4/13/17. The beer pours a hazy amber color with a thick, two-finger, off-white head.

The smell is tropical hops with a bit of malt in the background.

The taste highlights the rye flavor strongly. There is also a little tropical hop flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and thick.

Overall this is decent, but I'm not a huge fan of rye beers. Still a nice, balanced ale.

Jun 12, 2017
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My neighborhood pool was having a Low Country Boil, and based on the label alone, I figured it would be a good pool beer to go along with my seafood. And it did. There was nothing terrible about this beer but nothing quite memorable either. It just went really well with my food, and that's good enough for me. A solid, easy drinking beer. I look forward to trying the Two Claw Pale Ale at some point though.

May 28, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted into tulip pint; 11/11/16 stamped on the bottom of the can.
A: Cloudy, golden to light copper color with half inch, slightly off white head and medium lacing. Yeast notable at glass bottom.
S: Light malt with grapefruit, peach, and mango predominating.
T: Grapefruit predominating early, peach later with juniper flavor throughtvand a bitter, peppery finish.
M: Light bodied, very effervescent throughout.
O: Really enjoyed this. Good for summer

Apr 23, 2017
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