RateBeer
overall
97
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rye Pale Ale
One Claw is a rye pale ale made with a heavy handful of malted rye and scoops of our favorite hop varieties. One Claw is dedicated to those who bring a Westbrook home, to a friend’s, or anywhere a delicious beer is needed. Cheers to you, fellow One Claw!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1179) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I’m not 100% sure what hops and malts went into Westbrook One Claw (except for rye), though I bet I could take an educated guess. All the local beer nerds in my area have been raving about this beer all summer so I finally decided to give it a try. I’m definitely kicking myself for not having done so sooner since it definitely lives up to the hype. A hop bomb for a pale ale, but with plenty of malt presence to give it balance and remain a true pale ale.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. The freshness date was unreadable; it cost $3.19 ($0.27 per ounce).

Appearance: Pale orange/golden hue over an extremely hazy body though some carbonation can be seen rushing up the edge of the glass. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Strong hoppy aroma with distinct herbal and citrus juicy notes.

Taste: From beginning to end there’s a strong hop flavor here; a combination of herbal/earthy notes (probably Mosaic or a similar hop) followed by a tropical fruit juice/citrusy flavor (probably Citra and/or Simcoe hops). A solid malt base supports these hops quite well, though they’re not especially bitter. There’s a spicy bitterness throughout this palette, balanced out well by the use of rye in the malt foundation. Light on the sweetness, but there are faint notes of lemon. I like how the hops re-emerge at the end and create for additional juicy flavor. This is a pale ale I could drink often without becoming bored.

Drinkability: What’s really nice about Westbrook One Claw is the fact the beer is just so easily drinkable. Technically a fairly “light” beer at only 5.5% ABV, it has the body of something much stronger. It’s quite robust compared to so many other brews of the style of comparable weights. It’s also a pleasure to drink as the mouthfeel is well carbonated, but still quite comfortable as it’s not spastic and goes down super smooth. It’s refreshing while in the mouth; though it does leave a slightly pasty aftertaste, which is easily tolerated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
Misty light golden body and stable bubbly head. Very light, crisp fresh, hoppy, spruce, pine apple, lemon. Delicious! (33cl bottle from Bičre Révolution)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Harrjitzuu (13) - - SEP 15, 2014
Sweet grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Smooth, creamy texture, juicy grapefruit taste that ends in a bitterdry finish (not unlike tonic water). Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (115) - - SEP 11, 2014
Canned. Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aroma is lots of nice lemon and orange. Very fresh. Flavor is hops and citrus with a distinct biscuit malt backbone. Balance is the key word here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours murky light orange quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Nose is grapefruit. Flavors of grapefruit, some Cheerios, some peppery spice to the finish, lots of citrus maybe even some onion. Taste is light sweet medium bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation and a pretty lasting bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Butters_Hard (16) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Rye ales can become ‘cerealy’ and too reminiscent of a bowl of Shreddies when overdone. One Claw is subtly rye influenced with lots of hops to balance. Clean and rich with lots of citrusy, grassy hops. Grapefruit, mango and guava flood the palate. A superb rye pale at just the perfect ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Growler from the brewery. Pours hazy dark orange/amber. Great aroma on this. I’m guessing Columbus or Citra. Rye is potent too. Very clean and rich flavor. Hops stand out nicely as does the healthy dose of rye. Finish is citrusy, spicy and smooth. Excellent rye pale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Can... Pours hazy and deep yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is a fruity, spicy blend of grapefruit, passion fruit, peppery hops and spicy grain. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Lots of spicy, rindy and citrusy bitterness in the flavor. Lengthy, bitter finish. Can courtesy of growler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2014
can @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Cloudy dirty golden amber with a frothy 1/2" head, fluffly bands of lace. Aroma of appealing malt and pine hops. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that is overshadowed by pine hops midway through the palate, sliding to the finish with both sides represented. A big, thick, chewy taste, good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Getreidig hopfiger Antrunk, etwas trocken, blumig. Mittelstarke Herbe, die Hopfigkeit bleibt blumig, wird aber deutlich bitterer. Etwas klebrig, trocken herbes Finish. 8/10/10/11/11/11


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 22


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50