Manayunk Brewing Company Reviews




ffaoe
3.4
Manayunk Maized and Confused
very faint malt/peppery aroma. gold and hazy in color with light head. taste is very citrusy, finishes peppery.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
3.6
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Aroma - nice mix of chocolate and roasted peanut. Smells like fresh baked Tastykake Kandykakes. Appearance - the body is a dark clean cola brown. The head is beige and about 1 1/2", and fades into a thin film. Taste - has a mix of nicely roasted peanut, chocolate, and a very small dash of coffee. Nice and tasty mix. Palate - the body is on the lighter side of medium, the texture is velvety, the carbonation is average, the finish is nutty and warm.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

DocLock
3.5
Manayunk Maized and Confused
Pounder can from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid and bright golden with 2-fingers of white head. Nose was mango, honeydew, piney hops. Tastes dry, hoppy, with notes of rye malt, tropical citrus, melon, and a smooth, hoppy finish. This is a decent IPA.
Friday, November 25, 2016

beastiefan2k
3.4
Manayunk Wingman - Pink Peppercorn
16oz can poured into a small/tasting Koningshoeven glass. Pours slick gold color, clear, with a small head that fades into nothingness. The can is designed to pop with the white background emphasizing the "pink" of the beer. I wish as much effort went into the product inside. Its a slightly sweet and slightly slick, maybe a little grainy peppercorn but who knows. Flavor has a similar floral sweet tea with a light grainy herbal character cutting through it. Not bad, just completely uninterseting and definitely not a saison.
Sunday, November 20, 2016

ffaoe
3.3
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk
strong malty aroma. gold and slightly hazy in color with fast fading head. strong malty flavors of medium caramel malts
Friday, November 18, 2016

demannu
3.4
Manayunk Fresh Hops of Bel Air
Aroma is sweet tropical and citrus fruits with sone pine notes. Amber color with a large white soapy head, strong lacing. Definitely on the sweet side. Fruit and wheat forward with a grassy finish.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sammy
2.9
Manayunk Wet Dreamin’ IPA
Surper fresh from Capone’s. Marginal hoppy beer. Yes its the style and its OK, but taste is rather dull and not so drinkable.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
3.5
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Aroma - nut, coconut, and chocolate. Really smells like an Almond Joy. Appearance - the body is extremely dark, nearly black. The head is beige and around 2+" and fades slowly. Taste - has a distinct coconut, chocolate, nut, and a very small amount of roast. Palate - body is medium, the texture is slightly creamy but slightly thin, the carbonation is soft, and the finish slightly sweet.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

DocLock
3.4
Manayunk Rise and Grind Maple
Gold-waxed bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy black with 2-finger tan head. Nose is heavy coffee, roasty, oaky dark malt. Tastes somewhat sweet, creamy, like a coffee with two creams and Equals, and indeed some late maple flavor and oak. This one worked for me, and the honey and oak intensified as it warmed.
Friday, November 4, 2016

DocLock
4
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Draft at Pottstown Brew Fest and Pounder can from Whole Foods PM rated for a composite, as such. Pours turbid straw 2-finger off-white head. Nose is heavy blueberry, hops, rye. Tastes smooth, rich, somewhat sweet, but with a great blueberry flavor, almost as if they squeezed handfuls of blueberries into the beer: it is that authentic. And as someone who grows blueberries like I do knows, they are finicky, and the real blueberry flavor is immediately noticeable. This one tastes like the real deal to me, and the base beer is well above average also. Cheers to Manayunk for this one.
Friday, October 28, 2016

r464
3.2
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Light yellowish gold with a white head. Dry, grassy, yet the blueberry aroma and flavor is there. The fruit comes on late and it adds some body. The hops are more present early on. Interesting, perhaps more as a fruit beer than an IPA.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

r464
3.2
Manayunk Fresh Hops of Bel Air
A bit sweet and fruity. Citrus and mango, maybe some banana. Bitter, hoppy, dry finish. Somewhat trashy aftertaste. Not terrible, not a standout.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
4
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Aroma - has blueberry dominates with subtle citrus, pine, and floral hops. Appearance - the body is amber and very slightly hazed. The head is white and 2+", the fades slowly. Great foamy lacing - silk stockings has my mind all frothed up. Taste - has blueberry and hops that are slightly pined, pungent, citrus, and floral in nature. Crystal malt. Very clever balance. Palate - light to medium body, faintest oil in the texture, carbonation is average, the finish is slightly bitter and somewhat fruited.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

hopdog
3.1
Manayunk Fresh Hops of Bel Air
12oz can. Poured a golden to amber color with an off white head. Citrus, sweet fruits and malty. A bit sweet for an IPA.
Friday, October 21, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.4
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Sampled at mile, pours a dark black with Smell and flavor of peanut, goober, hazelnut coffee, and lots of marshmallow fudge. Medium body. Too sweet but it’s on point for description.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

jgb9348
2.8
Manayunk Dreamin’ Double IPA
Hazy orange and copper coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of hops, light malt, some alcohol and resin and a good deal of sugars from caster sugar. Medium-bodied; Strong rich flavour of malt, sugar and a touch of hops - not too much there here, though. Aftertaste shows some citrus, grapefruit, resin, pine and a lot of malt - some residual sugars as well, but there isn’t much hops in here, despite the flavours. Overall, a fairly mild Imperial IPA with some decent flavours, but not enough complexity nor sheer flavours. Nice to sample, but with all the other options, this isn’t worth your while or your bucks. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Gat Beer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 02-July-2016 for US$4,00 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before leaving back for Philadelphia on 13-October-2016.
Friday, October 14, 2016

DocLock
3
Manayunk 20th Anniversary Ale
Not surprisingly, the cork was as dry as a nun’s nether regions, and broke in half. Not an auspicious beginning. Poured hazy golden with white, fizzy head. Nose was sweet white grapes, hops. Tastes mildly funky, with notes of white grapes, mild hops, some sweetness, and a finish like a fruity tripel. Well hidden alcohol. For a 20th anniversary beer, I would have loved to see something not mailed in. This one reminds me of the tepid Sly Fox 20th anniversary beer, which was equally mediocre. What a shame,
Saturday, September 24, 2016

DocLock
3.5
Manayunk Fresh Hops of Bel Air
Can from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid straw with 2-finger, fluffy white head. Nose is juicy hops, tropical fruit, florals. Tastes floral, spicy, hoppy, pale malty. Seems to have a very high spice level, very floral, dry, bitter finish. Very smooth finish.
Friday, September 23, 2016

djd07
2.9
Manayunk HopGasm
Can thanks to Rainer. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Medium body, pine, citrus, lingering bitterness, decent.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

DocLock
2.7
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Cans from Capone’s and Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid chestnut with 2-finger tan head. Nose is huge coconut, roasted malts. Tastes smooth, with heavy coconut flavor, authentic coconut flavor, malt, hops. Without a doubt, the most intense and authentic coconut flavor I have ever encountered in a beer, and I must say I was very concerned, as before I tasted this, I wondered about that butter (diacetyl) smell. I cannot be sure if this was intended for a "buttered caramel popcorn" effect. At any rate, the butter flavor overwhelms this one.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

abcfan
3.8
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Aroma is light coconut with notes of chocolate. Light body and carbonation, finishes with a strong coconut finish.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

DocLock
3.4
Manayunk The Hive
Draft. Hazy golden pour with white head. Nose was juicy hops, honey, fruit. Crisp flavor, bittering hops, honey provided some sweetness, and had finishing tropical citrus notes.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DocLock
2.8
Manayunk Drain Pour
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Straw pour with off-white head. Nose was yeasty malt, mild funk, hops. Not terribly complex, not much funk, some yeast, hops, grainy malt in the finish.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DocLock
3.3
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Can from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose is floral and fruity hops, melon. Tastes hoppy, resiny, with a bitter and floral finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016

alobar
3.4
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek
Ruby red pour with aroma of tart cherry, earthiness, and slight vinegar. Cherry flavor with earthiness and hint of tartness. Decent beer.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

DocLock
3.2
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
Pounder can from Capone’s. Pours hazy gold with frothy, white head. Nose is intense mango, mild hops. Tastes of mango, somewhat tart, lighter hops, smooth but pretty light on the palate. Not bad.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

demannu
3.7
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Dark brown pour, resting black in the glass with a larger tan head. Aroma is chocolate and unsweetened coconut. Flavor lacks the chocolate notes from aroma but really brings the coconut, unsweetened and lightly toasted. Was pleased this brew did not take the sweet approach to coconut. Body is light and very drinkable. Slightly slick feel. Very nice use of coconut and its more natural flavor.
Monday, August 29, 2016

jcartamdg
3.1
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of peanut butter, chocolate and roast. Taste is peanut butter and chocolate, I love peanut butter but this flavor is boarder line off putting
Monday, August 22, 2016

jcartamdg
2.9
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Pours an amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and pine. Taste follows, muddled
Monday, August 22, 2016

jcartamdg
2.8
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of artificial mango and astringent. Taste follows, abrasive bitterness, soap and artificial mango
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ernest
2.2
Manayunk Drain Pour
Draft at Jose Pistolas, Philly. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of bubble gum, urinal cake, lemon zest, sugar, sage. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Ugh...dumb aroma and overly sweet and flabby and dirty in the mouth. This completely misses the mark, it’s a simple, sweet, dirty Americanized Belgian golden, not remotely a saison. The waitress was so sympathetic she took the charge off my bill, even at my request that she not do so (distaste being subjective and all). The name of the beer is ironically oh-so-accurate.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Manayunk HopGasm
Poured turbid orangy color with splotchy head. Nose was caramel malt, orange marmalade, citrus, pepper. Tastes rich, dense on the palate, wet hoppy, with some tangerine and mango flavors.
Friday, August 12, 2016

hopdog
4
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #1
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus hops, and funky. For me, and nice balance of hoppiness and tart sourness.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

PhillyCraft
2.8
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Can at Ryans, pours hazy golden with medium sized head. This session is heavy on grain, ash, and toasted malt. Not much brightness besides a hint of mango or pineapple but its unbalanced and harsh on my buzz
Sunday, August 7, 2016

NikkTwist
3.1
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
Poured from a can at Fado. Clear orange gold pour. Lots of froth. Lots of fuzzy lace. Medium body. Tiny bit sour. Mild hop bite. The mango flavor feels mostly artificial though it has the lingering sting of the real thing. Crushable but passable.
Friday, July 29, 2016

skmikeg
3.5
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
Pours golden with a one finger white head with good lacing. Aroma is of mango, citrus, bready malts, grassy hops, and light sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-short finish. Overall, a decently tasty, easy drinking session IPA that is a good summer beer.
Friday, July 29, 2016

italianjohn
3.3
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
Hazy golden pour with a thin soapy white head looks lively with decent lacing ..... Aroma of fresh mangos, peach and orange with a bit of tropical stone fruit notes as well .... Taste is of mangos, peaches, orange, stone fruit and grapefruit .... A bit resinous and bitter bite on the end .... Finish is lingering bitterness and mango .... Sessionable summery brew
Thursday, July 28, 2016

BillWyce
3.4
Manayunk Ficus Carica
Pours clear red-brown with a 1-finger off-white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of green apple with a sweet note from the figs. Some yeast funk too. Medium body, a touch oily. Dry finish. Tart flavor, similar to green apple, with some lactic sourness. A bit of a stone fruit note as it warms.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Manayunk Grapefruit Daydreamin’ IPA
Can from Whole Foods PM. Hazy straw pour with off-white head. Nose was hops, grapefruit, malt. Smooth flavor, intense grapefruit that complements the hops well. Good balance.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

drfabulous
3.7
Manayunk Cuvee de ’Yunk
Bottle shared at Todd’s that I brought. Light tart with yellow body and apricot notes.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NikkTwist
3.6
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Draft at Fado. Hazy orange gold pour with a cover of off-white foam. Bitter orange zest flavors. Complex hop flavors. Still feels a bit harsh. Hints of mango and green banana peel. Needs some work.
Monday, July 11, 2016

skmikeg
3.6
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Pours burnt orange with a half finger white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of zesty citrus, tropical fruits, grassy hops, bready malts, light sweet malts and melon. Taste is a bit more robust with a lot of citrus zest, citrus peels, and some melon notes. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, easy drinking, sessionable IPA.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ed5388
3.3
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
12oz can from The Beer Shoppe (Ardmore). Drank from the can. Aroma of fruity hops, grapefruit, Sprite, grass, lemon and orange zest. Taste mimics the nose with some citrus zest bitterness.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ed5388
3.3
Manayunk Mango Daydreamin’ IPA
16oz can from The Beer Shoppe (Ardmore). Drank from the can. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, bready malts, fresh citrus. Taste is the same with perfume, grass, citrus zest notes as well.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
3.9
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek
Aroma - has an abundant mix of raw ripe black cherry and sweet cherry. There is a nice sour element as well. Appearance - the body is ruby red, and the head is pink-white head that crashes quickly. Taste - the taste is a decadent mix of rich black cherry - straight forward and sexy. There is a slight mix of sour, but not much. Palate - the body is medium, the texture is slick and sticky, carbonation is lively, and the finish sweet and only a touch sour.
Monday, July 4, 2016

jcartamdg
3.6
Manayunk Grapefruit Daydreamin’ IPA
Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit and grain. Taste is big bitter grapefruit with malt in the finish. A lot of grapefruit almost too much
Thursday, June 30, 2016

skmikeg
3.4
Manayunk Summer Paradise (2015+)
Pours light orange-yellow with a half finger white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, light salt, bready malts, and some light funk. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi sour, refreshing, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty, refreshing, easy drinking berliner that is nice on a hot summer day.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

skmikeg
3.6
Manayunk Grapefruit Daydreamin’ IPA
Pours light golden orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (grapefruit peels and juice), pine, tropical fruits, light bready malts, and light grassy malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty, very drinkable, refreshing session IPA that is a nice summer beer.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

hopdog
3.4
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek
750ml bottle. Poured a ruby color with a smaller sized head. Cherries, fruity, and some earthiness. No real sourness or tartness, more sweetness.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

hopdog
3.4
Manayunk Belly Flop
12oz can. Poured a hazy yellow color with an averaged sized head. Yep ... there’s lots of cucumber in there. Salty. But the cucumber ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016