Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale | SingleCut Beersmiths

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3.87/5
Very Good
184 Ratings
Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany AleDean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecutbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vfgccp on 12-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,936
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
184
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of liquorpig
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 DrBier
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes taken more than a month ago when this was freshly released.

500ml bottle into a teku appears a dark clear mahogany to ruby color with darker khaki cap that fades leaving a wall of spotty lace.

Aroma has a toasty malt bill yet its fruity, hoppy and inviting. Taste brings the same biscuit malt flavor and herbal hop bitterness.

Medium in body, modestly carbonated and an overall pleasant hoppy brown ale or whatever this is.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pubscout
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single cut DEAN PNW Mahogany Ale...If mahogany is reddish brown, then the name fits. This beer has a gorgeous color held up to the light—one of the prettiest beers you’ll find. It’s got a really nice hoppy nose, too. The PNW stands for the Pacific North West hops that are prominent in the nose and also on the palate. Lots of piney notes in this one, and I could see how one might feel he was licking a pine cone. But there are citrus and malt notes that come through as well, and with an ABV of just 6%, you can afford to do lots of “research.” This beer will probably not blow anyone away, but it’s certainly a decent, pleasant, even solid, session beer.

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

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is turbid brown - mahogany hues on the edges when backlit - with only a small greyish-white head on top.

S: Modest caramel malt and brown-bready malt, with a touch of pine.

T: First impression: Interesting finish (more on that in a second). Starts out with caramel malt, maple syrup and brown bread. Mid sip I get some citrusy hops, and pine, but then there's a tannic, woodsy "bite" on the finish that reminds me of birch beer. Finishes with that lingering root/birch beer, drying taste on the back of the palate.

M: Medium in heft, modest carbonation.

O: Good. Different.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 TheSeeker
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tzieser
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/31/17; poured from a 1 pint .9 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a chestnut/mahogany color with a fluffy off-white head that slowly settles. Rich, malty aroma with a bit of piney happiness. Flavor is loaded with caramel and toffee malt sweetness with a good dose of piney hops. Finish is just a bit dry. Overall this is a very good hoppy amber ale up there with Nugget Nectar.

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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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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a tall bottle into a tulip glass

L: Clear dark copper mahogany pour. 2 fingers of thick foamy head leave great lacing.

S: Biscuits and caramel malts. Pine and herbal hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Biscuity grains and caramel malts... strong malt backbone with a fairly assertive hop presence. Good pine... mild citrus peel... herbal with a slight mineral/medicinal quality. Medium to light in body. Super well balanced.

O: A relatively light and flavorful hop forward red ale. Easy drinking... a good 'anytime' beer.

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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 Duffman79
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 184 ratings
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