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Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale - SingleCut Beersmiths

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Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale
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very good

54 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vfgccp on 12-10-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

rolltide8425, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CarlosDanger
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the pleasure of drinking this unassuming beer at the Single Cut taproom recently. I believe this to be one of their sleepers. If I'm not mistaken it's one of their longest-running offerings (since day one maybe?) so while you don't get the buzz and hype that a seasonal might bring, with Dean Mahogany Ale you're just getting a solid, hoppy, delicious amber.

It looked great in the glass. Quite literally mahogany in color with a cream-colored head.

The aroma was wonderful, almost surprising. I can't explain it, I felt like it should have smelled toasted or something because it's almost a dark-beer, but it was a bit fruity if that makes any sense.

It's always hard for me to describe mouthfeel, unless I experience something truly offensive it's just not something I'm very good at determining. This beer was pleasant in my mouth, it was smooth and served at the right temperature, so I'll leave it at that.

This is definitely a pint I could drink multiples of, and I certainly did. The Single Cut lineup can be a tad daunting, perhaps even ambitious, but do not overlook this one, I think it's worth serious consideration as one of their best.

CarlosDanger, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of jerrytodd
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the brewery (very cool space, today they're playing customer LP's)

A: As advertised, deep red/mahogany color with off-white head. Excellent lacing

S: Heavy pine and woody malt

T: Semi sharp pine with mild grapefruit. Interesting mix of malt: chocolate, dark raisin crystal, toffee and toast.

M: Smooth

O: Dang unique and does remind me of something I'd drink in Oregon

jerrytodd, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 06/28/13 notes. Had this on tap at ABC Beer Company in NYC. 10oz pour.

a - Pours a somewhat clear amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of pine hops, caramel malts, fruity malts, toffee, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Interesting mix of a lot of malts and some light piney hops.

t - Tastes of burnt malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, light dark fruits, and very light pine hops. Less hops than the nose; pretty average taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is smooth and only lightly bitter. Overall pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average red ale. Some nice hops in the nose but they are barely in the taste. Not my favorite SingleCut beer, wouldn't seek it out again.

mdfb79, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a mahogany reddish brown color.

The aroma is hoppy of pine. Crazy enough, it actually smells lots like marijuana. It's very dank, floral, and earthy.

The taste is quite interesting with tons of hops. There's earthy resin, herbaceous, mint, thyme. It's an extremely good combination of caramel sweetness, but also earthy hop profile.

A great beer.

dar482, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

campfirebrew, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

BKBassist, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ikats, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Gregwa, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jefftuck47, Apr 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Bieniek30, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Brouwerij Lane and another introduction to a new local brewery. Pacific Northwest hopped. A light reddish body, with a little head and lace. Big carbonation. Getting yeast and hops, also a little funky. Drinkable, not what I would expect from the style, still for me drinkable.

Sammy, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Mania88, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

montag30, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

travishardy929, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jason, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

JoeBloe, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DIPAFAN, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Rattle N Hum, NYC, NY

Medium reddish-brown pour, partially translucent, topped with a small, dense, off-white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, bready, herbal and floral hop notes. Similar taste, sweet caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and a bit earthy. Medium body, pretty easily drinkable, decent overall.

Rifugium, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ejh06752, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

gshackles, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

C-Dog, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Mgm54
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - 16oz at the Singlecut Brewpub, review from notes and memory

A - a deep mahogany red, really looks great. Lets some light through, but less than one would expect from a red ale. Has a brownish tinge to it.

S - Smells like fresh hops, it's amazing how much hop aroma character is maintained in this beer. The best smelling red ale I have ever had, very comparable to the best smelling IPA's I've had.

T - smooth hoppy goodness! less bitter than I expected from the smell, but a great and very floral hop taste. It drinks much like a pale ale, but had more of a malt base it it, balanced very well. Also, the bitterness reaches a sweet spot where it is very enjoyably bitter, but not so much that you can't drink a lot of it. Sessionable in my opinion.

M - smooth and very drinkable, and greatly compliments the the taste.

O - great beer from a great new brewery. I love the sweet spot that the bitterness of this beer hits. Definitely go to the brewery some day to give it a try.

Mgm54, Jan 10, 2013
Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale from SingleCut Beersmiths
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.