ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat on the browner side for an APA. Bright and fruity aromas and flavors that remind me of the more English side of the spectrum. A little too much booze on the mouthful.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Screw & Brew. Hazy orange pour with a sticky white head. Citrus and pine on the nose. Nice hop presence. Flavor is citrusy and bitter. Clean and refreshing. Could session this one all day.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice. Not alot of hops, but tasty and sessionable. Thin foam head on top that turns into nice legs after some sipping. Good hop aroma, spicy bread and floral hits the nose and tongue. Aftertaste doesnt linger too long and its all pretty well balanced. Good PA for noobs or those who say they dont like hoppy beers.
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice, easy to drink Pale Ale. Itís really good, simple beer from start to finish. Nothing fancy, nothing special, no real flare, but it doesnít always need to be complicated to be enjoyable. When youíre just looking for a refreshing beer on a warm day, Mannyís is the beer for you!
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cloud 9 Brewery. Amber pour with little to no aroma. Bitter pilsner like flavor through, very grassy. Bitter finish. Nothing to get excited about here.
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No much aroma just a hint of malt. Pale brown colour, no head. Mild taste nothing distinctive just a hint of malt. No real palate.
Bulk_Carrier (3734) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 Iíd have it again.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Seattle Tap Room (Sea-Tac Airport)
Cloudy light amber color with creamy head. Good aroma of hops, delicate fruitiness. Dry mouthfeel; the malts have a well defined bready character; strong bitterness; but I sense some vegetables in the end.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Growl Movement - South Salem. A very light pale ale with some pine and caramel. Smooth drinking. Overall very bland.
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Bobís Liquors (on special for $6.40 -- yeah!). Tried to share this at a party last night, but I guess people just wanted to drink the other bottles hanging out in my fridge, which is cool because it means Iíll have 3 more pints for bowl games tomorrow.
Appearance: pours clear orange with a thin layer of foamy bubbles over the surface, decent lacing.
Aroma: bread dough, toast, biscuit, citrus, honey.
Taste: moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish, with biscuit and honey remaining behind quietly in the aftertaste. Also some apple.
Palate: medium body, crisp, average carbonation.
Overall: Iíve hesitated to rate this one for awhile. Itís one I could have saved for whenever I eventually leave Seattle, because itís been a mainstay at the College Inn, the first bar I really frequented (actually, the first bar I ever drank at) and still my favorite U-District drinking establishment. For so many of my non-beer friends, this is their go-to beer. Either this or Mac and Jackís, with a few who favor the Boundary Bay (IPA, though you never have to say IPA -- just say Boundary Bay and the IPA is implied). To me, Mannys basically IS the house beer at the College Inn. Thereís always a pint on the table, no matter whose around. Hard to capture that in an (attempted, despite the futility of it) objective beer review. Anyway, this is Mannys. If youíre in Seattle, have a pint. You wonít have a hard time finding it. Pairs well with good friends and a plate of nachos in the basement of the College Inn.