Manny's Pale Ale | Georgetown Brewing Company

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Manny's Pale AleManny's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Scotchboy
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Twisted Timber, Meridian ID.

Pours a hazy gold color with a good amount of head lacing that seems to last...decent amount of orange peel and some bittering hops balance the nose with some light breadiness bordering on caramel or graham cracker...taste follows, orange peel and some herbaceous notes as well. Light bitterness, clean finish.

Overall a light-bodied pale ale that isn't too bad, but doesn't do anything new.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Man I had this a long time ago, I think at the Yakima fresh hop fest. Has a darker than average amber color, 1/2" white head. Hop aromatics were mild. Usual grapefruit and forest descriptor.

Taste, this is one of those run of the mill pale ales. Light toasted pale malts, light hopping C hops. Easy to drink. Maybe a little more cara malt than I would like in the mouthfeel for sure. This is somewhat of a time capsule kind of pale ale. . . behold, the late 90s. This one actually comes close to achieving balance, but that is definitely what I want in a pale ale. Has some of the nuttiness and heft of a darker beer.

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Photo of jwc215
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Tap Room, Seatac Airport, Seattle, WA:

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramelized bread, nuts, an herbal touch.

The taste is of caramel bread, nuts. Sweetness balanced by an herbal hop bitterness. Pleasantly refreshing, balanced finish.

Very smooth and creamy, this is a well-balanced, enjoyable, easy-drinking pale ale!

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Photo of Toynk
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of constantine_272
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy copper. Smooth creamy nose with just a tad light oaty malt. A bit biscuit with graham cracker and other herbaceous vegetable hop brightness. Finishes lightly dry, but smooth and easy with a slight dry clay earthy aftertaste with a touch of copper. Nicely balanced. Nice beer, but there are a lot of other IPAs out there I like better. Doesn't live up to the hype in my opinion.

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bibliophile1900
2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ianaellis
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers. More malty, sweet, and thick, than I expect from a pale.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of projektyle
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kinmundy77
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dshell327
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dleigh
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My go-to beer from like 2008 when I turned 21 until I sadly left Seattle in 2012. A true classic. As a Seattlite in exile, I haven't had Manny's in years, but I can still taste it's nutty/bready malt and its gentle hoppiness. This is a different beast than the other "pale ales" that are basically just IPAs (lookin' at you zombie dust and alpha king), so don't go in expecting an IPA. More malt here, less hops. But a totally quaffable, great beer.

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4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
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