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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
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3.99/5
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1,097 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Alieniloquium on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,065
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
1,097
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
206
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,097 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of juicebox
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
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!

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

Photo of madelf66
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stew5
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
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!

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4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
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.

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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VoxRationis
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

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3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received from @Dragginballs76 post NBS.
Can dated 03/09/17 – Enjoy within 90 days. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – spice and hoppy, citrusy.
Head – large (Maximum five cm, aggressive pour), white, dense and creamy, slooowly diminishing to an irregular two to ten mm creamy ring with a thick white curtain.
Lacing – good. After the initial curtains formed as the head receded, the lacing remining as the beer level dropped, subsequent lacing was average complete rings of tiny to small bubbles.
Body – medium yellow, hazy.
Flavor – light with some spice from the rye. Some citrusy hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery approaching creamy, lively carbonation.

An excellent pale ale, quite different than I was expecting and definitely approaching IPA territory. I wish this was available locally – it’d be in my reefer routinely.

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam671217
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings
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