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One Claw Rye Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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One Claw Rye Pale AleOne Claw Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
1,032
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
26.3%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
185
For Trade:
10
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Reviews: 125 | Ratings: 1,032
Photo of trubeernick
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is quite a unique Rye IPA. Usually for me the rye is good, but never this smooth. Somehow it is balanced and smooth all the way through with a only the Rye coming out in the finish. I brought this beer home from NYC while visiting my bro. I would try to get more for sure.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl can. Hazy orange with a thin white head. Citrus and grapefruit, bread, spices, caramel. Medium bodied - actually thicker than most IPAs - with a low carbonation and a moderately bitter and spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has some orange marmalade with some spicy rye bread. Taste is quite grainy with multi cereal, whole grain bread, spicy rye and some lemony hops on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite interesting beer but it's a bit too grainy for my taste.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Very hazy golden color, two finger white head, nice lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Hops, sweet, fruits. Nice!

T: Fruity, sweet, hoppy. Excellent!

F: Extremely smooth and drinkable.

O: Another great beer from Westbrook!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sitting down with that beach-side clam bake calls for the perfect beer to match. Sweet, spicy, bitter and balanced, Westbrook's rye pale ale is just the beer to answer that call.

Their One Claw pale ale greets the nose with caramelized, peppery grains with citrus, herb, grass and pine in tow. Its pale, rusty goldenrod hues show a rustic austere with a frothy white crown. Toasted breads, steely caramel, an a hint of granola give the tongue a honey-like cereal surprise.

Hops rise to balance the calming malts during the course of the middle palate. As the sweetness drifts, the citrusy balance of white grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine and lemon eventually develops into an herbal sassafras tea, fresh grassiness and a sprucy bitterness. All the while, the grit and peppery bite of rye gives the taste also a rustic grain, grit and garland taste to assist the hops in balancing the crackery, bready-sweet malt.

Medium-bodied but trending lighter and drier, the hops and rye help to dry the taste. As the malt evaorates, a crisp and refreshing finish ensues- though with the rawness of rye, the beer's cleanliness isn't expected. An aftertaste of husk and peppercorn extends past resinous hops or caramelized grain and hangs up slightly in the back of the throat.

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Photo of tjclark990
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy yellow with a few particulates mixed in. Slight citrusy flavors with a hint of spice, rounded out with a muted hoppy kick. Excellent mouthfeel and aftertaste leaving you ready for the next swig. Great beer, definitely up to Westbrook standards!

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Photo of thepenguin
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a mildly hazy medium-gold with a nice two-finger head. Very nice head retention and lacing.

S: Strong dry spicy rye malt notes meld with a grassy, citrusy hoppiness.

T: Lots of rye malt with a fairly sweet breadiness. Also lots of grapefruit pith, with a bit of pine and some onion hop character. Spicy semi-malty finish with a good deal of grassy bitterness.

F: Medium body with a fairly lush, creamy mouthfeel.

Thoughts: Pretty decent rye PA; no more, no less.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer, and I didn't even know that the brewery existed, even though my in-laws live in Mt. Pleasant, just a few miles from Charleston. Pours hazy and golden with nice lace and head. Nose is citrus and medicinal hops, with a touch of spice.

Flavors are a little more muted than I expected. Nice balance, with a little rye and a solid bitter aftertaste. Texture is tight but lets the flavor out. I bet this is very solid in the summer months out of doors.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Comes in a hazy copper color with a creamy, soapy white head.
On the nose, you get tons of wildflowers like lilac and clover, with a backdrop of white peach and lemon.
On the palate you gets tons of white and green tea, lemon peel, and unripe white peach. A bit of cracker malt in the middle, with a hint of white pepper on the finish from the rye, and a lingering lemon and orange peel, green tea leaf, and some soft pine.

The mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation, and pretty clean except for lingering dryness.

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Photo of Act25
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

great surprise! A yeasty, sediment bomb of a rye apa at reasonable price and abv. Try 24.

A - Pours an extremelyhazy light lemony hue with clouds of sediment. Generates a one finger foamy white head that lasts, films, laces, and does all the right things in my tulip named Duvel.

S - smell offers a jammy fruit puree, pear-like, with resinous citrus and rye spice.

T - The taste follows smell, and likewise offers pear nectar like fruit, with a citrus hop, bread crust malts and an peppery rye spice.

F - mouthfeel is again pear nectar, sediment laden, fuller, and with clean peppery, cleasing finish. A nice see saw of sweet and pepper.

Up there with Dales, but completely different in a full bodied hop and sediment laden APA. Try 24. Love this brewer!

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Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. It pours a hazy tangerine-yellow color with a thin, milk-white head and lacing and lots of floaters. It smells of rye, lemon, and floral hops. The aroma is quite sour but pleasant. The taste features lemon grass, grapefruit, tangerine, rye, and hops. It is dry and quite bitter at the finish. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and drinks easily with its 5.5% ABV (per the can). Overall, this is a well-crafted and tasty APA. I think it is better suited for casual drinking but could be pared with seafood or asian cuisine. I would drink it again and would like to try it on draught.

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Photo of ZAP
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pale ale. Citrus and tropical fruits...pineapple, mango, tangerines...Lower carbonation. Rye adds a touch of spiciness to a bready malt base but does not dominate. Enjoyable pale ale.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Bright orange, 1 finger of head, and some sticky lace left on the glass

S - Citrus hops, and grapefruit. Of course the Rye is prevalent and provides a grainy aroma

T - Mild citrus, pineapple, and lemons. Slightly bitter aftertaste

F - Light body and medium carbonation

O - A tasty pale ale, but nothing spectacular

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Photo of oberon
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a nonic a hazed lemon color with a thinner but quite sticky white head atop.Citric hops standout in the nose with a bit of sharp spicy rye,some sugary sweetness in there as well.I love the big splash of sharp grapefruit and juicy tangerine up front on the palate followed by more sharpness from the rye,a sugary sweetness and doughy element is there as well.Alot of stuff packed into a beer this size,alot of hops for a "standard" pale I have to say.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 1/31/15

Pours a pretty nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some pretty nice citrus. The taste is hoppy, bitter, citrusy. Medium body, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Theheroguy
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky and lightly carbonated. Bright peach and apricot flavors. Crisp and spicy finish. This beer is surprisingly lacking in aroma. I get basically nothing on the nose It reminds me heavily of whirlpool with the citrus turned down and the spice turned up. I think both of these beers would benefit from some residual sweetness.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Fully opaque yellow brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and a full finger of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Very interesting. This comes out extremely herbal - chrysanthemums predominant then wildflowers and something along the like of lemongrass. That telltale earthy spiciness that rye does so well. Pithy grapefruit and orange peel. Excellent and complex.

4.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Big herbalness with all the flavors mentioned above - chrysanthemum, wildflower, lemongrass. Solid earthy spicy rye accompanies biscuit malts. Mild bitterness. Various fruit peels.

4.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Frothy creaminess and supremely smooth.

4.5 D: Really nice beer, I wish I bought more when I had the chance.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The One Claw Rye is a solid beer. It poured a pale yellow with white that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries enough pine and citrus to make it interesting. The taste is evenly balanced and easy to drink. The rye helps the beer to leave the pallet clean. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I thought this was really good and could session the S out of this. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent rye IPA. Enjoyed straight from the can - smooth the whole way. Crisp, rye notes followed by earthy malt with orange/lemon citrus finished with a bitter kiss. Surprisingly balanced and way too easy to drink.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Spongy light head, two fingers

Nose is very herbal, with some honey, clementine, pineapple elderflower, and light malt.

Tastes very tea-like and floral. Sweet maltiness. Not as much rye as expected.

Lightly carbonated. Very clean feel.

Not what I'm used to but a very enjoyable surprise.

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Photo of Dan_K
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy deep golden with 2 fingers of white head
S: Mostly citrus and pineapple
T: Citrus, pineapple, piney
F: Medium/light body feels thin, crisp
O: This is a very nice PA and I'd like to try one super-fresh as I think it would be even better. It's got a nice taste, good hops, very quaffable, I could see myself buying a 6-pack.

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Photo of afish
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden raisin with milky white frothy head. Copious flocculate with light lacing. Aroma is a moderate pineapple and clementine with undertones of pine. Pale has a juicy, pineapple taste with a solid balance of malt. Finishes bright and clean, with a tiny bit of heat/spice - probably the rye. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation and without any rye slickness.

Overall super well-balanced Rye PA. Super drinkable.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Murky apricot yellow with tons of yeast sludge bobbing around. Has 1/2 finger of off-white head with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Candied orange, pine, pineapple, lemon, and caramel.

Taste
Candied orange and lemon. Pine sap, grapefruit zest, and drops of pineapple. Firm caramel and spicy rye backbone. Finishes with sharp pine resin and dried florals.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, semi-dry, and mildly bitter.

Overall
A decent Rye Pale Ale. Quite quaffable.

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Photo of macher0
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. Dull copper color. Opaque, slightly cloudy. Thick 2-finger frothy egg shell head.

S. Strong fragrance. Pineapple, mangos, and light malts.

T. Light malt backbone, pineapple and citrus hop profile. Slightly bitter.

M. A light body and slight thinness makes this very crisp. High carbonation.

O. The body makes this a sessionable beer that is packed with flavors. Nice body and fragrance. I'm not sure what the rye imparts but the hop profile is spot on. A well crafted beer.

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Photo of dopieopie
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a regular pint glass, on tap. A nice pale whitish frothy head that lasts a while. Citrusy aromas with a prevalent mango and pineapple scent while at the same time piney to level it out. Strong fruity flavors but in a good sense of it. Pineapple, mandarin and mango could describe the fruitiness however, that is balanced out by a mild bitterness and the rye malts. All in all, a really good summer afternoon IPA.

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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,032 ratings.
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