Bule (2255) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at List in Seattle. Pours a cloudy pale brown with a thick foamy head. Mild hop flavors.
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler from Bob’s 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 I’ll 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: I’ve hesitated to rate this one for awhile. It’s one I could have saved for whenever I eventually leave Seattle, because it’s 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 Jack’s, 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. There’s 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 you’re in Seattle, have a pint. You won’t have a hard time finding it. Pairs well with good friends and a plate of nachos in the basement of the College Inn. DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
A very nice, easy to drink Pale Ale. It’s really good, simple beer from start to finish. Nothing fancy, nothing special, no real flare, but it doesn’t always need to be complicated to be enjoyable. When you’re just looking for a refreshing beer on a warm day, Manny’s is the beer for you! BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a nice copper with minimal head. Aroma is subdued, but it was poured a touch cold. Initially some resin hop notes, then a rich malty backbone. Really nice pale ale. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2004
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
Virginia Inn, Seattle. This was pretty tasty. Fruity (lychee, orange), flower petals, dry hoppy citric finish, really nice.
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours a very hazy dark orangish hued amber, small white head, lively carbonation, with web like lacing. Soft hop aroma, fairly fresh. Soft hop palate, smooth, clean, and no graininess. Medium to full bodied. Finishes very clean, very soft hop palate but no grain or other buggery things. Not big mind you, but very palatable and easy to drink. Recommended GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Draft. Poured a slightly hazy orange color. Head was white with good retention. There was some decent lace left behind on the glass at the end. Pleasant aroma of flowery hops. Delicately sweet on the tongue with light citrusy hops and biscuity malt. Reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
On draught at the Garage, Seattle. Aroma is a very even blend of floral hops and sweet malt with a good caramel character. Appearance is an orange light gold with a very low head. Flavor is similar to aroma with a very even hop/malt balance with both fairly pronounced. Mouthfeel is moderate bodied with high carb texture. Overall, well made and very well balanced. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Draft. Orange and hops blend the nose. Very hefe-like orangish brown, thick-hazy appearance. Nice bitter-sweet flavor with floral citrus fruits, pale hops, and grains. Tastes like a hefe-APA blend that goes down as smooth as can be. A great, unique example of the style. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2009
hazy orange pour with a decent head, very nice crisp malty taste and finish. smooth, not to much in the way of hops, striking me more as an amber ale than a pale ale.