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 | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
1,008
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
26.8%
 
 
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34
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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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Photo of CTbrew32
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Golden amber and very hazy. Pours a foamy two finger head.

Aroma- Tons of grapefruit, spicy rye malts. and sweet citrus hop aromas.

Taste- Hops are noticeable upfront with mild amount of acidic grapefruit and sweet citrus flavors prevelant but not overpowering (little to no bitterness). Towards the finish a dry spicy/bready malt combo emerges and rounds out the sweet hop flavors previously mentioned. Definitely a true pale ale with the malt cutting through the hops before any bitterness manifests itself. In other words its very balanced.

Feel- Medium carbonation and medium bodied. The feel is very smooth and almost pillowy. Very easy to drink with a dry/clean finish.

Overall- Great pale ale that I wish I had more of when I was in NC. Very balanced but both sides of the beer clearly show themsleves with flavorful hops adding grapefruit and citrus flavors at first and the malt adding a spiced/bready flavor in the finish. Very flavorful, balanced, and the dry finish plus the pillowy feel makes this a easy drinker. Definitely need to buy more of this and especially for the beach.

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

12 oz can poured into snifter

A: big two inch head soapy big bubbles hazy bright orange in color head settles down to almost nothing

S: orange juice spiked with pineapple a lot of crackery malts

T: close to the nose but the nose is brighter somewhat muted in the taste more of the crackery malts in the taste and the citrus and pineapple are dialed way back

M: lighter but not thin good carbonation

O: its a solid beer but nothing exceptional either reminds me a little of MBC Another One. Good but nothing to go out of your way for

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap- wow what a great beer was not expecting to be this good. Bright yellow, nice white foamy head, smell honey, grapefruit & grass, The taste is citrusy, honey, fresh hops, subtle rye in there but not much, definitely will seek this out,

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Photo of KYGunner
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a standard Pale Ale of the highest order. Not a lot of rye malts but a nice hop resin, lemon, grapefruit, honey and pine. The malts are a sweet caramel with some tea leaves.

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Photo of CHickman
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy bright yellow color with a lot of carbonation racing up the brew to a very thick 2-3 finger foamy snow white head that looks like a beer advertisement with the perfectly sturdy head dissipating very slowly, creating craters as it went down as it leaves excellent foamy lacing sticking to the sides. Bubbles of all sizes made up the head which had looks as good as any world class IPA. A perfect looking beer from a can.

Smells of fresh grapefruit pith, lemon zest, orange peel, fresh citrus hops like fresh hop oil squeezed from a cone, grassy spices like pepper and I assume the rye, tropical fruit, light caramel, biscuit and piney hops. WOW, it's crisp, clean, refreshing yet hoppy and complex at the same time with just enough malt and spices to tame the hops but still let them shine at the same time.

Tastes like it smells but with more rye and piney hops/pine cones up front that mesh well with the lemon zest, grapefruit, orange peel, fresh citrus hops, grass, pepper, light coriander, light caramel, biscuit, toasted grains or buttered wheat bread and some more citrus fruit. More malt overall in the flavor adds near perfect balance and the rye spice appears again as the beer washes down leaving a trail of spice that seems to bring it all together and make it different at the same time.

Mouthfeel is zesty and crisp with a light body that has high, fizzy carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste that fades clean with a minor rye nip that comes through almost spicy and peppery but leaves your mouth almost dry.

A rye pale ale from a can that leans towards an IPA and is an excellent example of an APA. Crisp, refreshing, clean, and easy to drink, to me this is a very under-rated beer here on BA and one I would highly recommend.

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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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