Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foggy light amber hue, with a head head. Aroma is hoppy, with honey, and floral notes. Taste is sweet, but still with a hoppy background. Decent brew.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one while in Redmond on business, Poured a cloudy orange with a nice head. Hoppy and bitter with notes of citrus. Full body taste and aroma. Worth another look for sure.
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a solid beer. However, it has a bit of a creamy taste to it. Not my favorite... but maybe because I always expect it to taste more like an IPA
rparsons157 (4) - USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mannys Pale Ale is a solid medium bodied beer. The floral accents and hoppy finish is refreshing. After a moonlit mtn bike ride it hit the spot!
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at local restaurant. Nice flavor, good looking pour. Was going to get a different beer as my second, followed up with a second of the same.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bishop’s Ale House. (Which should probably be renamed to Bishop’s Lager House due to the profusion of macro lagers here.) Pours a hazy amber, with a scant but lacy white head that paints concentric circles inside my pint. Mildly piney nose. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Just a hint of initial sweetness in the taste along with some grass and nutty tones, leading to a crisp pine finish. Sessionable.
Svejk (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Manny’s Pale Ale is available at a lot of the pubs and restaurants in the Seattle area. I find myself ordering it on a fairly regular basis. It has a fairly aggressive hop presence for a pale ale, but that is a good thing, in my opinion. Overall, it is a very pleasant beer, that is well balanced but still flavorful. Definitely recommended.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 They were out of my standard brew at the italian place we were at last night so I gave this one a second go-round. Glad I did. Very impressive drink from top to bottom. Cloudy golden body with a nice, big soft white head. Big biscuit malt backbone that was grainy and provided a great dry flavor. Very mellow hop proflie that was floral and aromatic without being aggressive. Really a fantastic example of the style . Old rating: 3.4 - Slowly becoming my favorite local drink.
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical but atleast its unfiltered. Needs more hops. Tried it on tap at work, I can appreciate this beer’s balance but not a favorite.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 on draft. amber beer that glows with orange when you hold it to the light. A very drinkable beer with consistent hop presence throughout and good malt balance. hopping is noteworthy for balance between boiling and finishing. Update 2/2009: on tap at Downriggers restaurant in Port Angeles. Pours a light amber to dark gold with a thick white head. I detect an odd garlic aroma. The flavor and body are really light. There does not seem to be very much hops at all in this beer. Seems quite boring. I’m re-rating this down from 3.4.