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Manny's Pale Ale - Georgetown Brewing Company

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Manny's Pale AleManny's Pale Ale

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very good

72 Reviews
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Reviews: 72
Hads: 324
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 26.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2003

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Reviews by Nixon:
Photo of Nixon
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Manny's is an outstanding beer! The first time I had it was about 7 years ago at the 74th St Ale House in Greenwood. It's local and I liked the red 'Manny ball' logo on the tap handle so I checked it out and have ordered it over all others whenever it's available ever since. I even have the t-shirt!
It's a nice orange-y color and beautifully cloudy from being unfiltered. It has the perfect amount of malty sweetness and the best hop flavor I've ever tasted in a beer. Flavor, not 'bitter beer face' bitterness. This is what beer should taste like in my book.
They recently moved and got some new equipment. I think that in the weeks leading up to the relocation there was an adjustment period while the brewers got to know the new machinery. The beer at the time was a little more clear and a little more bitter. But I've had Manny's again recently it seems that they've now dialed it in perfectly and are again putting out the original, delicious formula.
If you see the red Manny's ball among the tap handles, definitely order one. You'll be glad you did!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This was a nice orange-colored ale. I had this on-tap and the glass was filled to the top, so I can’t comment on the head.

Smell – The nice floral hops were complimented by a subtle orange aroma and a significant malt balance.

Taste – The hops were big in here for a pale ale. The orange sweetness came out on the tongue as well, which made for a refreshing combination. There was a nice balance of malt in here, too. Well done.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated and somewhat dry. This was medium-bodied.

Drinkability – I had this with a sandwich and chips, so the thirst-quenching nature of this ale came in handy. I will definitely have it again.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This ale has outstanding color. It is a glowing amber. I'm more interested in how a beer tastes but still the color is amazing. There is a perfect balance of biscuity malt and hops. The hop character is such that I would have guessed it was dry hopped but I don't think it is. Thick head of foam for a pale ale. I have had this numerous times on tap and from a growler fill. It is always delicious. Much like Mac & Jack Amber, this is a ubiquitous choice in the Seattle area for restaurants with a limited beer selection, and a godsend because it is about the finest pale ale you will find anywhere. This is hands down the best pale ale I have tried and a tremendous value at 8 bucks for a growler.

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Photo of hbensinger
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice clean amber color with very little head and leaves very little lacing in the glass.
S: very light hop aroma bit very clean otherwise.
T: Very smooth with not much bitterness. Nice hop flavor.
M: Very nice and smooth with medium carbonation.
O: As the label says, "darn tasty beer"

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of drinkofczars
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Wonderful glowing deep copper color. Slightly hazy from the unfilteredness.

S- Best smelling beer I have ever put my nose up to. Very hoppy, tones of marijuana, hint of citrus.

T- Delicious beer. Perfect amount of hops, has a good NW Pale Ale bite to it as well. Flavor can vary slightly from keg to keg; that's the only reason I did not give it a 5 on taste.

M- Has a good amount of carbonation and is slightly thicker than a lager beer.

o- My go to beer at the bars in the NW. Best Pale Ale I have ever tasted.

"Darn Tasty Beer" -Mannys
I think it's Damn Tasty

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Photo of DoShek
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - poured from growler with a thick two fingers of fluffy off-white head, is a deep cloudy gold color, head subsides to a persistent half-finger and leaves lacing on the side of the glass

Smell - smell of hops comes through, slight malt sweetness, grapefruit and citrus aromas from the hops, bready

Taste - sharp hop bitterness upfront is well balanced by biscuity malt tones on the back end, hops are slightly more assertive than a normal pale ale

Mouthfeel - very smooth, strikes a good balance between watery and full-bodied, it's right where a pale ale should be

Drinkability - incredibly drinkable, is a great anytime beer

Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing is a great beer from a great local brewery. Their slogan is "darn tasty beer" and Manny's fulfills. A benchmark of the style and that's the reason why it's so ubiquitous in the Seattle area. It's hard to go wrong with this, or any of Georgetown's other beers.

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3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.