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FiftyFifty Manifesto Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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We at FiftyFifty believe that beer is good. Especially this beer. Manifesto is one of FiftyFifty's flagship beers. This beer is a delight for those who take pleasure in craft beers and are looking for something that they can enjoy a few pints of. Manifesto has a restrained malt backbone of flavor with mild biscuit and caramel notes, and the hop character is light to moderate with mild earthiness evolving to a slightly more moderate citrus/piney finish. This is a beer of principle. 29 IBU


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Copper colored pour with a white head. Nose is nicely floral, some citrus zest bite, and toasted bread. Caramel malt, pine, and a surprisingly fruity, estery character, too. The flavor is very sweet. Brown sugar and caramel dominate. Lots of grass and straw. Pine and a harsh bitterness on the finish. Light citrus and some floral hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (899) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft dark golden. Nose tropical fruit hop, but subdued. Mild grapefruit bite, strong mid palate bitter. Not much finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a copper color with a large off white head. Flavor is a bread malty flavor that finishes with a little herb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4094) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Draft at Fifty Fifty. Clear golden amber, with white head. Caramel malt, grains, light citrusy hops. Pretty mild on the bitterness, more malt centered. It’s ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2012
(on draught at FiftyFifty). Pours a hazy copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is bread, resin, pine and caramel malts. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Dry, bitter finish. Seems off-balanced to me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KUEric (885) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A fairly mellow beer. Some biscuty flavors. A little malt backbone. A nice caramel color with little to no head (could have been the spectacularly shitty service we had delaying the beer reaching the table). Not much in the way of aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (943) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Copper color in the glass with a thick white head and excellent lacing. Caramel nose and taste. Hops help balance but malt sweetness stays with me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
[Tap] Pours a copper shade with about a half inch of cream colored head. Hops and biscuits in the aroma. Light hints of spice are also evident. Simple caramel base to the flavor profile. Citrus and light piney hops throughout. Average carbonation and mouthfeel. Not very complex, but a decent and sessionable brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (377) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On Tap. Pours a dark amber with little head. Bitter hop aftertaste, but not as bitter as some American Pale Ales

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a modest beige head and a bready aroma. There is a tasty pale malt flavor that is also bready, and a citrus finish.


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