1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale - Mill Street Brew Pub

Not Rated.
Mill Street Tankhouse AleMill Street Tankhouse Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

321 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 321
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 321 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of valianes
valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-12-2013 00:40:39 | More by csmartin6
Photo of JG_McNaulty
JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

08-11-2013 21:39:02 | More by JG_McNaulty
Photo of laituegonflable
laituegonflable

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-25-2013 01:29:24 | More by mpgillett
Photo of KStark
KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-17-2013 19:15:28 | More by KStark
Photo of fizzyted
fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2013 13:16:04 | More by fizzyted
Photo of anchie
anchie

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-14-2013 04:09:31 | More by anchie
Photo of DenisKolkin
DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Mill Street Taster's Pack. 341 ml bottle served cold and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Red and copper color that is transparent to eye. Pours about a finger of head that even as it diminishes leaves a nice creamy cap on top and then devolving to a soapy residue over time. Some bubble action is also clearly visible.

Smell - Hops, some caramel and a slight floral undercurrent. Nothing ground breaking bud well executed for what it is.

Taste - Good hops bite adding to the bitterness, with slight caramel flavors cutting through that at times. The bitterness is prevalent but not overpowering or completely dominant as some spiciness comes through on the palate, especially in the back half of any given sip and as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Slightly dry finish, medium carbonation. Spiciness leaves some tingling sensations.

Overall - Very well crafted and one of the best Mill Street has to offer. In a similar vein to the just recently tried distillery ale, however this is far more accessible. An excellent beer for those looking for some hops that turns into a moderately spicy beer, this comes very highly recommended. For those looking for a great beer or Mill Streets best offering, I can tell you that this is the best one I've had from them yet. Definite repurchase.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 21:16:29 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of Watershed
Watershed

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-11-2013 18:41:11 | More by Watershed
Photo of Coastal_Brew
Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-10-2013 22:49:16 | More by Coastal_Brew
Photo of WillAndSarah
WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-06-2013 16:06:03 | More by WillAndSarah
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.