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Manayunk IPA - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Manayunk IPAManayunk IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 09-08-2013)
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%

12oz can given to me by Evan the brewery rep. This is one of the beers they'll be putting in 4pk cans in PA and NJ as we just got our order today. Poured into a Victory pint glass.

AP: Nice amber colour, sort of like dark honey, though I can see the shadow of my fingers on the other side of the glass so it's not that dark nor dense. Poured a 1.5" fluffly white head that settles to a 1/2" with heavy lacing on the sides.
AR: Malt aromas of cracker, biscuit and caramel with some nice citrusy notes of grapefruit, lemon and orange. Also smells a bit like a pine cone and pine sap. Nicely balanced aroma on this and smells like it should be rather tasty.
T: Pretty much like it smells. The hops are more flavourful than bitter, though you do get a nice mellow lingering bitter finish. The flavours are well balanced, this is a very easy drinking IPA. On the second mouthful I am also getting notes of spicy rye which adds even more depth to this. Nice touch. Between the malt base of cracker/biscuit and the hoppy notes of pine/citrus, the spicy rye really rounds it out.
M: Only negative I have with this beer is the body is too light. Carbonation is pretty low, which I'm cool with, it's pretty crisp and finishes a bit dry.
OV: I really enjoy the flavours on this IPA. It's well balanced and allows the flavours to come through instead of just trying to smack your palate with bitterness. It's got just enough bitterness to please a hophead and let you know this is an IPA, but this beer is more about balance and flavours. Well done to Manayunk and thank you, Evan.

10-04-2013 05:38:03 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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tuowl74a

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2014 19:59:42 | More by tuowl74a
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +14%

Manayunk Brewing Company "India-style Pale Ale"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating

It's nice to review a beer once in a while that's simple and straightforward. It makes the review easy to write, and this is one of them. It's a classic American pale ale amped up to IPA strength. As long as it's clean and properly balanced you can't go wrong with doing that.

The body is a mainly clear golden-orange beneath a creamy head of off-white. The head retention is good, and the lacing is even better.

In the nose it offers citrusy Pacific northwest hops. I'm not sure what's in there exactly, but it comes across as Cascade with some Centennial. I'm not finding anything unusual, not even Amarillo. It's pungent, citrusy (orange, lemon, grapefruit), delicately piney, and slightly pineapple-like. A little bit of straight-forward golden and biscuity malt slips through as well.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a very nice, tiny-bubbled moderate carbonation that delicately bristles the sides of your tongue.

The flavor? Well it's as the nose suggests, naturally. There's more malt depth to it, of course, offering hints of bread dough and sugar cookies, all the while lending a perfect support to the hop bitterness and flavor. It's rounded, balanced, and quite drinkable; finishing quite dry with a lingering, solid bitterness and plenty of residual, piney hops. Perfect.

If there's an argument against this beer it would be that perhaps it might have better head retention and lacing; and that it only hits the low-end of the stylistic guidelines for alcohol. So, yes, thank you, I'll have another!

12-19-2013 23:10:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev 0%

Another can courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is heavy with caramel malts, just a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some bitterness, smooth and easy drinking. Feels muedium bodied in the mouth and overall, if you are looking for a hop bomb, this ain't it, but I found this beer to be balanced and tasty.

02-05-2014 00:24:06 | More by tone77
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden-amber with 2 fingers of fizzy, loose head. Good clarity and low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Honey, navel orange, grapefruit, honeydew and sugar cookies.

Taste
Well malted with sugar cookies and honey. Honeydew melon, grapefruit juice and hints of navel orange. Finishes moderately bitter with pine needles and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall
A good IPA that can be quite sessionable at only 5.5%.

09-08-2013 23:31:38 | More by justintcoons
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Manayunk IPA from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.