Manny's Pale Ale | Georgetown Brewing Company

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Manny's Pale AleManny's Pale Ale
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3.85/5
Very Good
389 Ratings
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:
#11,687
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
389
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 389 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoying this beer on-tap at an Irish pub in Seattleas my wife and I arrived here on vacation earlier today. Served in a clear plastic pint glass, this beer draws a fairly clear, slightly cloudy/hazy color with a nice white head that's about 2/3 to 3/4 of an inch thick when first served to me. Head eventually settled to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of my glass along with a bit of lacing. Aromas of toasted, caramel malt sweetness along with some earthy, piney hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with moderately toasted, breadth caramel malt sweetness that gives way to the aforementioned earthy, piney and slightly citrusy hops that give this a nice bitterness on the back end to balance the flavor profile out all around. Has a somewhat crisp, slightly prickly, somewhat smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink inbthebrightvway a beer of this style ought to be. Glad I got a chance to try this one on St. Patty's Day!

Eric

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Photo of grittybrews
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sleightball
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid pale ale

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Photo of McBAINx
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claybob43
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EXScotT
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoastieStone
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

From Tap to taster glass,
Appearance: Pours light amber/dark yellow
Aroma: Very aromatic- strong smell of hops
Taste: Balance bitter
Mouth Feel:
Overall: Very good beer, excellent for the price

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lloydboss
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderate citrusy-piney, grassy hops, accompanied by some grainy malt

A: Hazy, amber/orangish color with a thin white head that has moderate retention. Some lacing evident.

T: Moderate citrusy-piney, grassy hops, with moderate malt sweetness. The beer has a moderate hop bitterness and a semi-dry finish.

M: Med-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright. The beer is sessionable, however it finishes a bit sweet and has too much of a lingering hop bitterness.

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

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

On tap in Seattle airport.
This was in a pint glass.
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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Photo of WertMaker
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Restobar 1285 in Florence, Oregon; this Pale ale was golden straw with a slight haze, subtitle hops in the nose and an inviting creamy mouth feel. The hops are laid back an do not make you wonder if this is an IPA as they are gently supported by the malts in this pale. Not your typical Northwest hop slam pale, Manny's is refreshing, very approachable, and paired well with the steamed littleneck clams I had for lunch.

Just one of the Georgetown brews I am starting to like... a lot!

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Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmwolf
2.59/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Not great, kinda skunky, might just be the place, trace in seattle, but underwhelmed, kinda bland for a pale ale.

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Photo of Wjmckeown
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ckornmannn
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This ale has outstanding color. It is a glowing amber. I'm more interested in how a beer tastes but still the color is amazing. There is a perfect balance of biscuity malt and hops. The hop character is such that I would have guessed it was dry hopped but I don't think it is. Thick head of foam for a pale ale. I have had this numerous times on tap and from a growler fill. It is always delicious. Much like Mac & Jack Amber, this is a ubiquitous choice in the Seattle area for restaurants with a limited beer selection, and a godsend because it is about the finest pale ale you will find anywhere. This is hands down the best pale ale I have tried and a tremendous value at 8 bucks for a growler.

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Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 389 ratings