Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany AleDean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vfgccp on 12-10-2012

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Reviews by CarlosDanger:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of Dope
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/31/17 bottling date

A: Medium brown pour with a very tall and very fluffy tan head. Head thins out fast with huge bubbles but still settles down slowly. Spotty chunks of lacing left behind.

S: Smells hoppy. Citrusy and piney. Strong caramel and maple aroma as well. Kinda smells like maple bark.

T: Not quite so hoppy in the flavor. There is a nice citrus up front for sure. But there is a huge amount of caramel and maple sweetening everything up after that. Almost tastes like root beer drums at one point. Light wave of bitterness on the back end, drying it out quite a bit. Hints of pine in there with a bit of a resinous feel leading into the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, mouth-coating.

O: Excellent hoppy red. Traditional flavors combined with newer hops. Very good!

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Photo of woodchipper
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a tulip from a bottle dated 10/31/17.
L- Mahogany nails it, but hold it to a bright light and its like a glowing red Christmas ornament. Full-size, dirty beige head of multi-size bubbles that takes about 3-4 minutes to fade to lace and thin head.
S- Citrus borders on lime, hint of caramel.
T-Hoppier than I expected, but there is that lime again. I have never tasted lime in the citrus note of a beer. Malt backs it up nicely.
F- Medium mouth, any more carbonation would be too much, but as is it is, about right.
O- Single Cut has never disappointed me and this is no exception. Maybe not my favorite in their lineup but a great red ale.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Iron Vine in Peekskill, NY.

Typical presentation, mild malty sniff.

This a quite sturdy malted up brew. Loads of caramel, maple and malty goodness. Tasty and well worth a try if you see it in your local

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Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CervezaNY
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mania88
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark amber to red color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that sat atop of the beer for a good half a minute before gently dissipating. Lots of messy clingy lace surrounding the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had the sharp bitter piney hops bold and up front over top of a light clean biscuit to bready and caramel/toffee malt base. Light citrus came in underneath slyly.
The flavor, like the aroma, definitely keeps the piney bitterness up front with a slight citrusy hop sweetness coming about. As it warmed, more caramel/toffee maltiness coats some biscuit/breadiness nicely. Aftertaste was all about the piney-ness with a substantial bitterness to that.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Definitely a piney bitter grip riding my tongue to a fairly "cool" sort of submission. There's some smoothness in the finish but still that piney-ness really showed it's presence which to me made this a really nice beer all around.
Overall, throughout all of my years reviewing beers and having a fair amount of amber/red ales, I have to admit, this has got to be one of the piney-est ambers on the market. I honestly feel like I licked a pine cone.

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Photo of broadway848
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2/ pours rich dark mahogany brown with 1/2 inch of thick fluffy white foam. Strong tree branch and pine nose. Woodsy. Nutty flavor, and strong. Loads of pleasant flavors mix into the bready malt - caramels, toffees, chocolate - kept in check by a firm hop. Excellent.

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Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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