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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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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2003)
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Photo of merryjoulton
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic taste on this one. Pours a solid deep burnt orange color with a pale head. Carbonation holds up pretty well and is balanced with a full mouth feel. Great pine sticky hop presence which gives a heat Seattle character. Overall a great ale that I will reach for again.

merryjoulton, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

mhaugo, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of BKast409
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BKast409, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of wbillw
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

wbillw, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of jamiesmithnc
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jamiesmithnc, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of piclee
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of danrodrigue
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

danrodrigue, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of mfavoino
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on 2/26/12. Have had this a number of times and finally took the time to review it.

Appearance: Hazy golden straw color with a thin layer of foam that provided light lacing.

Smell: Fresh orange, lemon, and some sweet aromas.

Taste: Lightly glides over the palate with a honey sweetness and citrus flavors. Hops are mild with a very soft bitterness to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Feels light and clean on the palate and above average carbonation levels.

Overall: A mild, lightly hopped APA that is refreshing. This is all over the place in the Seattle area and a good transition beer for those that are new to craft. Glad it is an integral part of the scene here.

mfavoino, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of hopwave
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another always on @ the Conway Tavern...

Poured into a standard Pint glass... Transparent Yellow colour with a thin white head... smell is hoppy goodness/very fuity in the mouth. very easy drinking pale ale leaning more towards the ipa zone imho. give it a try if you see the one on-tap around the great Pacific Northwest...

hopwave, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +3.9%

evilkorova, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of wildshire
5/5  rDev +29.9%

wildshire, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

weerezboy, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of DrNo
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

DrNo, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of towlea25
4/5  rDev +3.9%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of honkduh
3/5  rDev -22.1%

honkduh, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of mrunseen
4/5  rDev +3.9%

mrunseen, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

twelveinches, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of sweatervest
5/5  rDev +29.9%

sweatervest, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +29.9%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev +3.9%

doughanson78, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of spankdog42
5/5  rDev +29.9%

spankdog42, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Ryan011235
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bimbo's Cantina in Seattle on 11/9/11

Cloudy, muddy orange; kinda ugly. Poured a thin, soapy layer of foam. Streaky lace - good at the top, tapering off midway through the glass.

Soapy, solvent citrus hops. Fresh orange rind, lemon peel and some grapefruit. Toasty bread aroma with a subtle cracker sweetness. Tastes alright. Dense citrus, but blunted. Lots of orange peely goodness. A bit juicy. Some earthiness with mild pine resin bitterness. Lots of grains for a pleasant backing - toasty, well-rounded with a brushing of sugar. The feel is between medium and full for the style and enjoyably so. Moderate carbonation nails the feel. Granular on the finish with residual citric tones.

Overall impression - pretty enjoyable PNW pale ale of the dank order.

Ryan011235, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of jamescain
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer, thanks to jl28r1 for sharing this one

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head about a centimeter thick that fades to a ring around the side of the glass.

Aroma: Slightly fruity aroma, peaches, pineapple, and citrus with subtle honey notes.

Taste: Fruity flavor, grapefruit, peaches with a slight honey flavor coming through the fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Definitely enjoyable, but a middle of the road pale.

jamescain, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of John_M
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Manny's pale ale is one of the staples of the Seattle craft beer scene; a ubiquitous ale that you can find pretty much all over town. The beer pours a copper amber color with fair head retention and light lacing. On the nose, I really don't get much... maybe some light fruit, grain and malt, but really not much to talk about. On the palate, this beer really drinks more like an amber ale then a pale ale. By that I mean the beer has moderate sweetness in the mid palate, with some light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a modest, slightly bitter finish.

It's nice to see a beer like this when visiting a downtown cafe or pub in the capitol hill area, but this is not the sort of beer I'd ever go out of my way to find or drink. The cafe I was at had pilsner urquel and chimay on tap, both of which had more flavor than the glass of Manny's I had. Nothing wrong with the Manny's pale ale, but it's not something I'd normally opt for when out for a night of beers at the pub.

John_M, Sep 06, 2011
Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.