Manny's Pale Ale | Georgetown Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,847
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
404
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
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14
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

after three different beers i had from these guys on my trip to seattle, the overall vibe i got was that they make relatively simple styles of beer, and do them quite well. there isnt much remarkable about this pale ale, its balanced and fresh tasting, malty enough without being sweet or heavy at any point. the hop profile is pretty basic, it doesnt have the punchy fruity complexion that is so on trend right now, this is a bit more old school and classic, which there isnt enough of anymore these days. light pine to it, good bitterness but only at the end, and very fresh from the tap. the malt has a light honey and biscuity note to it, but is quite simple. this is a session type pale for me, not demanding too much of my attention but also being very satisfying. the kind of pale ale that would be nice with sports, just sit and sip all day long. the old school branding adds to the vintage type of vibe i gather from this one too. solid beer, not the most progressive thing happening in the northwest right now, but a real serviceable pale.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the top of the Space Needle. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pine and bread crust. Sweet caramel flavor with orange and pine.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the motel bar. Nice looking medium amber color with a cap of foam to start. Plenty of carbonation. Just a little aroma of something malty, that grainy nose.

A refreshing and unobtrusive light-weight beer. It's the darker color but the lighter style. Just a touch of crackers with a slight leafy hop note. This is a very standard sort of brew, even if I don't know whether to call it a pale ale or an amber. So mellow, it really doesn't matter. It suffers from the malt finally catching up and overwhelming the very slight bitterness. Hop lovers will find this more insipid than inspiring.

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Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper color with a mild haze. Moderate and lasting head. Good steaks and spots on the glass for lace.

Mild, balanced aroma.

Full bodied pale malt base. The hop is stronger but only shows up in the swallow. Higher than normal effervescence. Lengthy aftertaste.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy orange brown body, no head, no lacing, no transparency. The smell had a strong grassiness up front, lightly hopped. The taste was mainly bitter as the hops take over, grassy bitter aftertaste, sticky finish. On the palate, it sat about at a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is spot on for the style and for me. Overall, good APA I’d have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Absolutely gorgeous beer, cloudy amber with medium creamy head, good lacing all around the glass. Aroma of malt and fruit, Taste is slightly sweet malt, bread and more fruit (apples?). Abrupt finish, medium weight body, easy to drink.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint shaker glass.Pours a cloudy orange amber, thin off-white head with moderate retention and a hint of lacing. Nice aroma of bready malt, slight citrus and hops. Taste is a well balanced biscuit malt with a hint of roastiness, light citrus hop finish. Medium bodied. A nice well rounded ale with no stand out flavors, but all are well integrated and pleasant to drink. This was an excellent accompaniment to my Italian dinner.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwc215
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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 Gavage
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a thick 2” head that lingered. Thick lacing developed.

Smell: orange citrus and floral hops were easily evident.

Taste: Nice malt backbone with caramel, orange citrus, and floral hop bitterness that was very pleasant on the tastebuds. A bit of spiciness was detected. Bold and flavorful for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp and dry from start to finish. The orange and floral tones lingered softly into the aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: easy drinking – a clear session brew. Worth trying of you see it on tap.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -20%
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 Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 404 ratings