Mill Street Tankhouse Ale | Mill Street Brew Pub

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428 Ratings
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Mill Street Tankhouse AleMill Street Tankhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada
millstreetbrewpub.ca

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of Corson
3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juiposa
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipso123
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

on tap
L: a fine looking head all the way to the bottom of the pint leaving fine lacing all the way down the glass
S: a small malt aroma with little or no hop character
T: a rather bland malt profile with little hop flavor
F: over carbonated for an EPA which this resembles far more than an APA. Rough bitterness throughout
O: Not entirely unpleasant but imminently forgettable. And BTW since when is an APA traditional and deep copper-red and since when are Cascade hops spicy rather than citrusy. The recipe is 20 years old and it shows - it needs up an up grade.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersareonme
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a really good ale. The uneducated bartenders at Kelseys (or any other lame chain restaurant) think this is a hoppy beer. It's not particularly hoppy or bitter, but it does have a fabulous tang to it. A def. winner on tap !!

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Photo of fortyfield
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHF711
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Isaac420L
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benny_Efkola
2.81/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tomghiley
2.41/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tankhouse was once a good beer, for real, it WAS a good beer, there has to be something that was changed in the recipe or brewing process, because it is not the same beer anymore. for an American Pale Ale, there is very little hop presence, and the malt tastes way too sweet.

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Photo of Grogsky
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO 473ml can for around the $2.60 mark or so. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that films out in seconds. A brown colour with a red hue and filtered clear.

S- Has some malt to it. Not a whole heck of a lot here.

T- Malt bomb here. Not in a bad way though. Nice to see a not huge cost brew has a great amount of malt to it. Not much hops at all but it does have a bitterness at the end. Nice red ale flavor. The single ended nature of this brew keeps the score down to 4 though.

M- Nice brew. Tangy and creamy. Nice overall

O- Rather good red ale. Have had many and didn't like many but this one is nice. Will buy sporadically or if someone has at their house and they don't have anything better to drink. Regular non beer aficionados would buy this one and enjoy it more than some hop bomb that's for sure.

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went very well with........ Beef pie. Ground beef, diced carrots, onions and peas. I cheat by buying a pie crust but I don't have a lot of time on my hands to make pie crust from scratch

Enjoy

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Photo of psweendogg
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrblue2
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1120A
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always have had on Draft. Dark-ish amber, with slight cloud. Generally poured with little head. Like a slightly darker Sierra Nevada. Flavor is like 75% Sierra Nevada Pale, 25% Sculpin. Definitely an APA, but slightly hoppy. Best enjoyed quite cold and on draft. A pint takes a good while to drink, so a nice beer to have when you are limiting yourself to one. Goes quite well with a good moules frites, or a BBQ chicken pizza. Nearly impossible to find in the States, but readily available around Ontario.

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Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
3.76 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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