Manayunk Brewing Company Reviews


JStax
Manayunk Dreaminí Double IPA 3.7
16 ounce can via trade with dandywolffloyd. Thanks! The beer is a hazy gold with a white head of soapy looking foam. The aroma has floral oranges, some orange rind bitterness, and some resinous notes. The taste started out being sweet and sugary, but it really dries out and gets fairly bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation. Sort of slick mouthfeel.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

DocLock
Manayunk Hopness Monster 3.3
Can from Wegmanís. Pours clear golden with white head. Nose was caramel malt, hops, tropical fruit. Tasted rich, hoppy, with caramel malt, and a medium body.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

katrinaez
Manayunk Lock 70 3.3
Not bad. Nice roasted malt with a touch of cocoa. Claggy in the mouth, but still smooth enough to enjoy. Taste is a bit Nutty and roasted. Nice black but translucent. Tap
Sunday, February 07, 2016

katrinaez
Manayunk Festivus (2015) 3.3
Decent warmer. Nice spice scent and taste. Orange color. Stones malt and a bit of odd barley. Tap
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Pumpkin87
Manayunk Festivus (2015) 3.5
Pours attractive amber, almost rust colored coming out of the bottle, but darker reddish tones in glass, matching well with medium tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice nose with burning toast, dark fruit and a boatload of seasonal spices, cinnamon, clove, mace, allspice. On the palate, that fruit turns out to be plum and a bit of raisin, but thereís also bitter chocolate that leads a finish that turns dusty, as though another tablespoon of dried spices were added. Slight warming note on the end justifies classification. So itís seasonal, but odd, which at least makes it well named.
Friday, February 05, 2016

PartyFowle
Manayunk Hopness Monster 3.2
Can. Bright copper hue, good clarity. Aroma is an intriguing blend of fresh-cut grass and honeydew melon, with a splash of tangerine in the background. Flavor has much more malt presence, with rich honey and toasty caramel malt balancing overripe orange hop notes. Moderate bitterness, balance leans toward the malt at the finish. Medium body, mild CO2, a bit of alcohol warmth. Could use a little less malt character and more malt brightness, but not bad overall.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

PartyFowle
Manayunk Baby Got Hops 3.6
Clear bright copper hue with fuzzy tan head. Aroma blends piney, orange peel hops with a base of toasted malt, bread crusty and almost like rye. Flavor mirrors this, with pithy bitterness and strong toasted notes up front followed by a flash of citrusy sweetness at the swallow, then lingering cracker malts again. Dig the malt flavor on this one.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

italianjohn
Manayunk Rise & Grind 3.5
Black pour tan head with sticky lacing ... Aroma of a cafe latte, dark roasted coffee and milk with vanilla and chocolate shaved all over the frothy head .... Taste is of bitter dark cocoa, deep roasted coffee almost burnt with a caramel malt, light vanilla and a very bitter dry finish .... Dry and abrupt finish with a bit of a burnt roasted flavor lingers .... Aroma was awesome taste ... Huge let down
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

PartyFowle
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk 1.6
Murky, muddy sunflower yellow. Tons and tons of apricot in the nose, sickly sweet. Tangelo, band aids, baby food. Flavor is at once both sweet and bitter -- orange, pear and honey sugars battling intense, massive lingering bitterness. Moderate alcohol warmth. Not at all pleasant.
Monday, February 01, 2016

italianjohn
Manayunk Hopness Monster 3.5
Hazy copper/Amber pour with a thin soapy off white head and sticky lacing ..... Aroma of dank, floral and citrusy hops with a strong malt flavor as well .... Smells like a hopped up wee heavy .... Taste is of dank and floral hops with a citrusy bitter grapefruit/orange hop and a wee heavy malted backbone .... Finish is malty and bitter with a lingering citrusy grapefruit and floral hop .... Interesting flavors and a nice change of pace dbl IPA
Saturday, January 30, 2016

keepersj12
Manayunk Baby Got Hops 3.5
A great pine and citrus aroma as soon as the can opens. Pours very pretty with a red tint and lacing head. Flavor is earthy with some wood. Not bad but not what I expected. Finish is dry and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 23, 2016

NikkTwist
Manayunk Baby Got Hops 3.7
Draft at Fado in Philly. Mostly clear deep orange amber pour with a frothy beige head that left a sheet of lace at the top and much lasting foam. Earthy, citrus hop resins balanced with just enough medium dark caramel malts. Burnt tangerine peels. Forest floor. Grapefruit pith. Toasted croissants. Watercress. Pinecones. Shoe polish. Hints of molasses and wildflower honey. Much more bitter than sweet. Lasting spicy bite.
Friday, January 22, 2016

nathan30533
Manayunk Hopness Monster 3.2
This is a good imperial IPA but on the dry hopped side of things. Not too juicy or anything else really. Kind of malty backing and dry hop. Just not my style of imperial pale ale.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NikkTwist
Manayunk Moneyman IPA 3.6
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy orange gold pour with a solid soft beige head. Strong hops balanced with medium blonde malt sugars. Honey tangerines. Grapefruit. Fresh pinecones. Green peppercorns. Kumquats. Mostly sharp citrus resins but has some juicy tropicals. Pineapple. Watermelon rind. Some herbals. Thyme. Sage. Violets. Dandelions. Generally harsh but with a soft sweet side. Nicely full but otherwise the oats do not particularly present themselves for me.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Arayaga2
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 3.7
Even toned ruby brown with a bit of off white head. Aroma is solid peanut butter cup, and taste is mostly the same, with not quite enough body, but a fair amount of residual sweetness. That is to say, itís pretty drinkable, but maybe a tiny bit over-attenuated for my taste on such a beer. $2/12oz
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DocLock
Manayunk Wet Dreaminí 2.8
Can from Whole Foods. Hazy straw pour with off-white head. Nose was hops, malt, some off squashy notes. Tasted of hops, citrus, malt, and some off notes of corny and squashy origin. A miss.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DocLock
Manayunk Summer Paradise (2015+) 3
Can from Caponeís. Hazy gold pour with white head. Nose is hops, citrus. Tastes tart, with notes of creamy malt and citrus.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

katrinaez
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 4.1
Strong peanut brittle aroma, milk chocolate and marshmallow. Taste has dark chocolate, peanuts, malts and is not overly sweet. Nice black color with tan head. Palate leaves you a bit claggy.tap
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

alobar
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 3.4
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of peanut butter. Peanut butter flavor with some chocolate. Excellent lacing.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

alobar
Manayunk Festivus (2015) 3.3
Pours a clear copper color with a creamy head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of spice, and toffee. Winter spice flavor with some citrus and caramel. Decent beer. Solid lacing.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

EithCubes
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 2.9
Can. Nose huge, nutty, fatty peanut butter with mild chocolate, quite engrossing! Pours chestnut brown thatís much darker in the glass, with ruby highlights and an oily, fizzy tan head. Relatively dry (!) with medium chocolate, medium peanut butter / nuttiness in the mouth, light bitterness, clean, bit of an oily-nutty aftertaste, but some earth/plastic drag there, too. Not picking up any alcohol, thereís minimal flavor clash, though Iíd say a little bit of dirtiness, too. Touch of roast, light-medium body somewhat watery on some sips. Iím torn here, pleased that someone put out a dry, earthy version but secretly hoping for a little more sweetness to balance the strain. [2015.12.28: 2.9]
Monday, December 28, 2015

ryanscourt
Manayunk Dr. Drei Brett IPA 3.9
Hit a homerun with this one, great blend of sour and hop flavors. Fantastic.
Friday, December 25, 2015

ryanscourt
Manayunk Cuvee de íYunk 3.3
Decent sour nose, grainy body with tart finish. Slightly off putting finish.
Friday, December 25, 2015

mansquito
Manayunk Festivus (2015) 3
Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia tap: pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malt and spice and some light hops. Taste is somewhat sweet. Some butterscotch and something else. Not bad, but again am not in love with the winter warmer style.
Friday, December 25, 2015

cmq103
Manayunk Moneyman IPA 3.9
Received a 1/6 keg from a friend, freshly tapped at my basement bar. Solid citrus hop aroma, with a hint of booziness as my glass warmed. Impressive clingy lacing with each sip. Initial citrus hops, sweet malty middle, with a lingering bitter finish. The deScription mentions being brewed with oats for a smoother mouthfeel. If you know that up front then take a few more whiffs I swear I can detect a glimpse of oats in the nose. It does have a creamier mouthfeel, but make no mistake this is a bitter hoppy IPA. I like it...
Monday, December 21, 2015

Larry_Duffman
Manayunk Festivus (2012) 3.4
I poured it from the can into a pint glass. It pours a reddish brown color with a nice head and some lacing. The aroma is spice and fruit. The taste is fruit, spice, bread, and alcohol. It tastes like Christmas. Itís not too sweet. I thought this was pretty good.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

ordybill
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk 4.2
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange with a a minimal white head. The aroma is full of hops and malt with some citrus tossed in. The flavor is big on citrus with hops. This is a really good beer and it hides the ABV extremely well.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

SteveOrz85
Manayunk Festivus (2012) 3.7
2015 edition. Small head, some lacing.Aroma is malty with some spice. Taste is lightly sweet with some general notes of spice as well as brown sugar. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Overall nice holiday ale. Enjoyed it. May not stay fresh long as can seems rather chinsy, like it is scotch taped together.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Hidden Lily 4
on tap at the brewpub - pale cloudy golden color. Very good Belgiany flavor. Also has a slight spice to it.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Bohemian Blonde 2.7
on tap at the brewpub - super pale in appearance. Just ok compared to all of their other beers. Better than a mass-produced light beer though.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Moneyman IPA 4
on tap at the brewpub - nice golden color. Great hop aroma and flavor. A very good IPA.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Brotherly Love Pear 3
on tap at the brewpub - crisp and refreshing. Slight pear flavor. Pale golden color. Not bad.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Dreaminí Double IPA 3.9
on tap at the brewpub - pale golden color. Great hop aroma and flavor. A very good double IPA.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Lager 3.9
on tap at the brewpub - nice amber color. Not much in the way of an aroma. Slight sweetness. Very good.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 4.5
on tap at the brewpub - great peanut butter aroma. Nice dark color. Flavor of chocolate and peanut butter. Excellent.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Yunkelweizen 3.3
on tap at the brewpub - decent slightly sweet flavor. Nice dark color. Good quality brew.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

raymow
Manayunk Festivus (2012) 4
on tap at the brewpub - 2015 version - aroma and flavor of clove and cinnamon. A very good winter warmer/Christmas beer.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

beerbomb
Manayunk Yunkiní Punkiní 3.4
can-aroma is odd-must be very pumpkiny-getting a lot of baked vegetable/grassy and woody/earthy aroma with some toffee and nutmeg/spices. flavor is very smooth-some odd soy sauce like cooked vegetable presence with woody spices, toffee and almost a coffee flavor-not too sour or bitter. very smooth-interesting- i think this has a lot more pumpkin than most ípumpkin beersí - points for being authentic- would like to try it fresher...
Monday, December 07, 2015

onceblind
Manayunk Dr. Drei Brett IPA 3.9
Hazy deep gold with a lush white rocky head. Bretty aromatic and herbal aroma with a nice little orange rind tone. Nice dry bretty and leafy, herbal, orange rind tone thatís all over the place and funky. Pretty nice. A little barn bretty and funky but the hops still stand up. Complex and nice.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

redtechnj
Manayunk Madagascar 3.3
Appearance- Hazy copper gold with a thin fizzy white head. Average lacing. Aroma- Yeasty, malt, kind of a tart scent. Not much vanilla to be noticed on the nose. Some fall spice but not any pumpkin. Flavor- Spicy and tart, kind of fizzy mouth feel,
Saturday, November 28, 2015

italianjohn
Manayunk Bourbon Vanilla Yunkiní Pumpkin 3.2
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head and light lacing .... Aroma is of pumpkin spices, earthy pumpkin, light vanilla, light oak and very faint traces of bourbon .... Taste is of light pumpkin spices, earthy pumpkin, vanilla, some dry oak and some bourbon notes on the back end with caramel malts as well ... Dry oak and bourbon in the finish with a lingering earthy pumpkin and light pumpkin spices
Thursday, November 26, 2015

hopdog
Manayunk Hopness Monster 3.4
Hand pump at the Pour House. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus with some caramel and the alcohol content well hidden. Nothing standing out but nothing bad either.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

corby112
Manayunk Duet 3.4
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with banana colored edges and a frothy, three finger, pillowy white head. Great retention, only slowly settling into a thick, lasting cap. Large chunks and streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Spicy aroma with a strong pepper presence along with some bread and ester-y Belgian yeast and notes. Zesty spice with white pepper, clove, ginger and grains of paradise flowed by bread, biscuit malt, floral hops and light fruit sweetness. Nice peppery spice presence in the nose with subtle piney hops, strong bread/yeast character and crisp, light fruit notes. Medium body with really tight carbonation. Slightly over carbonated with some oxidization which is strange for a barís house beer. Dry, earthy bitterness followed by floral hop notes, flower petals, bready yeast, zesty spice and light fruit. Surprisngly hop forward with a strong floral and zesty spice character. Crisp and peppery with hints of coriander and grains of paradise along with sweet apple cider and pear esters from the Belgian yeast. Crisp and refreshing but a bit too over carbonated. Otherwise, this is a pretty solid beer. The carbonation level eventually settles and the palate adjusts but itís still a bit harsh. This has a lot of potential and aside from the carbonation issue, it was an enjoyable beer.
Monday, November 16, 2015

PhillyCraft
Manayunk Wet Dreaminí 2.6
Can, pours clear orange gold with small head. The can this swill comes in is insanely cheap and makes weird sounds. Nose and taste are so brutal with rotten veggies, belgian fruit and yeast, sugar, grain, and offensive bitter ash. Taste is as homebrewish as it comes. Awful!
Friday, November 13, 2015

keanex
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 3.6
Can.
Appearance: Opaque brown body with a frothy tan head.
Aroma: Prominently peanut butter with some char, chocolate and roast. Smells nice.
Taste: Charry and roasty with mild to moderate peanut butter. Weird sort of fake sugar finish. Not bad, a bit astringent..
Palate:Lighter side of medium bodied, mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Solid beer, would take Sweet Baby Jesus over there, but I donít hate it. Price is deceptive though since itís a 4 pack.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

keepersj12
Manayunk Wet Dreaminí 2.6
I just had Shape of Hops to Come and was blown away. This goes the opposite direction. Grassy sour aroma with the fresh hops lurking. Unfortunately the hops don't come thru. The flavor is oddly vegetable with asparagus. Nicely bitter finish but overall not too good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, November 07, 2015

dlovell2
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 3.3
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is peanut and chocolate. The peanut smell is like the peanut scratch and sniff stickers from my childhood. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and peanut. Interesting but a little goes a long way.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

hopdog
Manayunk Iron Curtain 3.5
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Earthy, wood, vanilla, chocolate, lighter bourbon, and some roastiness.
Monday, November 02, 2015

BillWyce
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter 3.3
Pours opaque cola-brown with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma is mostly of peanut butter, with a mild note of chocolate beneath. Body is medium, but slightly watery. Light oily note in the finish. Flavor is, like the aroma, mostly peanut butter up front. There is a note of bittersweet chocolate underneath that becomes stronger at the back.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

callmemickey
Manayunk Wet Dreaminí 2.6
Lightly hazy orange-amber body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Stale earthy, vegetal, and herbal hops. Muddled malts with bread, corn, and biscuit. Medium bodied, moderately sweet, minimal bitterness, and decently lively carbonation. Not working for me.
Saturday, October 24, 2015