One Claw Rye Pale Ale | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013

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Ratings:
1,073
Reviews:
138
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
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202
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

truly one of the best beers i have ever had that doesnt include barrels, bacteria cultures, and multiple years to make. its downright flawless, and its simple elegance yet robust flavor profile makes it an absolute champion in my book. this is the kind of beer i like to drink, and like to drink a lot of. a pale ale that doesnt bore, its wonderful. hazy yellow in color, whipped cream topping three inches high on top of my schooner. the nose on this shows citra hops, pungent and lemon forward. the rye malt is subtle in smell, i get maybe a bit of wheat in with the two row here. the taste shocks me for the color, it has some density and probably should look a bit more copper and dense than it does, impressive. furthermore, the flavors are genius. the citra hops are all on the finish, while the front end is peppered with spicy rye malt, but only just enough for this to be different. the other base malts keep it in line with what we expect from a pale ale. the hopping comes as a surprise too, not often are both grain and hops so bright in a beer at the same time, and that is part of the beauty here. sessionable as they come here for my palate. i could drink ten of these and be neither sloppy drunk or bored. the citrus profile of the hops finishes the beer clean, but its still got this lush creamy body that is refreshing and quenching and just addicting. i wish this was available out here all the time, and maybe it well be soon, but this is one of the best pale ales i have ever had, and deserves to be mentioned among the best examples of the style. its everything i could want in a session beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some amber hues in the middle of the glass along with a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has moderately strong flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus along with faint bits of pine resin. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and the rye lends some spiciness towards the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very flavorful, has pleasant flavors from the hops and rye and is also very easy to drink.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a three finger head; nice streaks of lace are left behind

Smell: Very bright, with floral citrusy and spicy rye

Taste: The hops jump out bringing, lemon, grapefruit and papaya flavors; underneath, there is just a touch of bready flavor that grows in a spicy rye direction, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the most refreshing beers I have tasted; the flavors are bright and crisp

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can of Westbrook One Claw with a date (production date?) of 8 October 2015 stamped on the bottom. Served in a lager glass which has a 16 oz capacity but couldn't hold all 12 oz due to the very large head. This white head took a while to recede and left plenty of sticky lacing behind on the glass. The body is light amber and hazy.

Aroma: Yeasty, spicy and, at a lower level, fruity. Hints of yeasty/bready funk.

Flavor. Mildly bitter; moderately spicy, and moderate-high complexity, with lots of rye and more subtle tropical fruit notes. Good balance.

Feel: medium-light bodied with crisp carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O: a very good Rye PA, with good balance and complexity.

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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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One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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