Mill Street Tankhouse Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub
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2.6/5 rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Served on tap in a pint glass.
1-finger head, with a copper-red, amber appearance.
A mild, bready scent present over the head.
Taste: I found my first sips to be bitter for an amber (based on what I like and am used to). Regretfully, I did a beeradvocate search for this beer only after I ordered, so I was disappointed to find that I ordered a Pale Ale, which is not a beer style that I particularly like. (The menu said "Tankhouse Amber". If it had said "Tankhouse Ale", I would not have ordered it.) In this particular case, I found the flavour unsurprising, but I'm somewhat biased against Pale Ales.
Overall, decent for the style, I suppose, but I don't like Pale Ales, so I can't rate this too highly.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2013 14:45:16 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a bottle at a pub in Calgary's Kensington area. Pours a yellow tree sap amber shade with a considerable amount of off-white, almost light tan foam. Cascade is the primary or perhaps only hop used here and the aroma certainly features that classic currant/fruity "twang", along with sweet malts. Although the aroma is unassuming and perhaps underwhelming, the palate is complex, rich, and assertive without being overpowering. Right off one gets some sour green apple, unripe stone fruit and a little pine resin, no tropical or obvious citrus qualities. There is a little citrus but its subtle and nonspecific. Malts are wonderfully complex, some dark bread crust, burnt caramel, and dark fruit/molasses notes, the malts are tangy and juicy and this brew displays some English ale character (even though this is billed as an American IPA ... The hops are indeed American but the malt character tastes English to me ... Maybe not quite as nuanced but damn close). Is that a hint of diacetyl? Finish is quite dry and bitter, tasting of spruce sap. Menthol aftertaste veers a bit into coarse territory but the malt layers endeavor to keep things balanced. I am going to go ahead and say that Mill St. has a winner here. Nice sessionable IPA that melds Old and New World features.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2013 00:01:06 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.3/5 rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
A - Reddish amber with 1.5 fingers of fluffy, short-lived head. Many small fast-moving bubbles.
S - Toffee, sweet citrus fruit.
T - Steady grapefruit bitterness, citrus, hints of caramel, strong melanoidins. Highly attenuated.
M - Aggressively carbonated and slightly thin.
O - Dry, drinkable N.A. style Pale Ale. One of many good options in Ontario, one I will return to from time to time.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 17:03:27 | More by EvanHarper
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.