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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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 82
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 IPAchris
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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 stevoj
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
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 TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap at Mac's Smokehouse in the sodo area of Seattle.

Appearance: a murky light-hued orange-brown with very little head.

Smell: a fairly light aroma mostly consisting of spicy, peppery hops.

Taste: somewhat grainy, with just enough malt to balance out a collection of mostly spicy and peppery hops. Pretty good, actually.

Mouthfeel: medium body with light carbonation. Not bad.

Drinkability: pretty drinkable, but while it is tasty, its flavor is not very complex or dynamic and gets pretty tired after awhile.

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Photo of John_M
3.38/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on draft at a dockside restaurant in Seattle.

A very approachable/drinkable American pale ale.

The colour is a lighter amber than most.

The bitterness is similar to Pikes, but it doesn't have as much hop flavour.

A very good beer. Just not an exceptional beer.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of corby112
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Ruth's Chris steakhouse in Seattle, WA.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a two finger white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly floral aroma with delicate grassy hops countered by bread and pale malt notes. Subtle grassy pine character with faint citrus hop character followed by bread, biscuit and light fruit.

Medium bodied with a crisp hop presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a slightly dry finish. Floral and earthy hop character that's not overly dry or bitter followed by citrus rind, bread, biscuit and graham cracker. A well balanced, refreshing beer that pretty sessionable.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 barleywinefiend
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dirty straw color with a small white head ad good carbonatrion. Nose is floral, citrus. Taste has a good balance to it, very tasty and refreshing. Plenty of floral and pine notes with a biscuity element to it. Really smooth, balanced just plain good overall.

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Photo of beertunes
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap, in a straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy golden yellow color, with an inch of fluffy white head that dissipated within a minute, leaving a moderate amount of lacing. A smooth, even aroma with just a hint of hop scent. A solid, balanced flavor that leaves just a bit of hop kick on the finish. Excellently smooth body that is full without being heavy. Top-notch drinkability, you can settle in with this beer for whatever your duration is without getting fatigued. This is what a Pale Ale should be, it's not an IPA lite. A solid, well balanced, fulfilling, satisfying beer that deserves more credit than it gets. Worth going out of your way to try, as of now it's only available on tap, the brewery is moving to a larger space which will hopefully allow bottling.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap while hanging out in Seattle. Pours a deep bronze color with small white head. Smells of wet dog, some light sweet malt. Malt overpowers much of the expected citrus and pine hops, though not overly sweet. Caramel, bready malts and a crisp finish. Relatively light on the palate, with medium carbonation. Only okay.

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Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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 shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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