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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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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

baylz, Jan 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

boszormeny, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

AndrewC, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
2.6/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

The-Jolly-Imbiber, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Exeter, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ppoitras, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

EvanHarper, Oct 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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sirsteve42, Oct 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

liamt07, Oct 25, 2013
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ZachT, Oct 22, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Maverick25, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

gabrielsyme, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

vinty, Aug 29, 2013
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
84 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.