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Mill Street Tankhouse Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Tankhouse AleMill Street Tankhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like traditional pale ales, Tankhouse Ale has a deep copper-red colour. We use five different malts to produce a complex malty texture. The most dominant character of our Pale Ale is the hop. The spicy Cascades is used to give an assertive hop flavour, aroma and bitterness to our ale. The result is a satisfying and complex-tasting beer. Our brewmaster developed this recipe 20 years ago and it has remained his favorite drink of choice.

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

11-04-2013 00:01:06 | More by CalgaryFMC
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-02-2013 01:07:32 | More by KeKeKumba
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EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -12%

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.

10-30-2013 17:03:27 | More by EvanHarper
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

10-30-2013 06:15:12 | More by Ianleesrivette
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sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

10-29-2013 03:38:03 | More by sirsteve42
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-25-2013 13:00:56 | More by liamt07
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-22-2013 19:41:55 | More by ZachT
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2013 20:15:30 | More by valianes
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2013 21:02:25 | More by GoHabsGo
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-23-2013 01:41:01 | More by Yesdog
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

09-14-2013 21:52:04 | More by Pmicdee
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jawnzer

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-09-2013 18:42:03 | More by jawnzer
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Maverick25

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4%

This is a beer I keep coming back to. Great flavour profile, and I think I actually like it better from the tap, but still very good out of the bottle.

Has a mild bitterness, with lots of malty flavours that come through. Caramel notes very apparent, and a nice finish.

Highly recommend.

09-09-2013 16:59:03 | More by Maverick25
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-07-2013 20:02:40 | More by gabrielsyme
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vinty

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-29-2013 17:38:24 | More by vinty
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Erniehoppyhung

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-26-2013 01:07:20 | More by Erniehoppyhung
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-23-2013 18:53:06 | More by ArrogantPrick
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2013 12:55:33 | More by mick303
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-17-2013 13:39:40 | More by Lelampp
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-17-2013 01:39:07 | More by WeizenMike
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-12-2013 00:40:39 | More by csmartin6
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Mr_Hoptimistic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

08-11-2013 21:39:02 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

Had on tap at the brew pub.

Copper tinged gold colour, with off-white head. Bit of lace, reasonably dense. Decent.

Coppery on the nose as well. Mild citric hint with plenty of rich malt , and a touch of vanilla. Sweet, mildly tangy. Pretty nice.

Taste is quite malty. Caramel, toffee and a touch of roast blending well with a resinous hop that has a touch of citric character. Bit spicy in the back. All good, but then on the back, there's an unfortunate bread yeast note that shouldn't be there. Sort of a by-product, doesn't detract from drinking overall but it's a shame it's there.

A bit fizzy midway, not much body.

Not a bad English pale with good help from the US hops.

08-06-2013 05:26:41 | More by laituegonflable
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Skwisgaar

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2013 05:24:10 | More by Skwisgaar
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mpgillett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-25-2013 01:29:24 | More by mpgillett
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.