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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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3.72/5
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433 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#26,323
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
433
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of kevofficiel
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale got it in a 12 mix summer pack.

Look: Amber, orange and red with 1 finger of white head.

Smell: Smoky roasted chocolate. It is sweet,

Taste: Malt, very sweet, still taste the smokey roasted chocolate. Bitterness on the back. The sweet malt mix very well with the hops. Feels like an IPA mix with a Stout.

Feels: Very crisp. The finish is dry and leave that sweetness.

So overall would I recommend it? For sure ! This is a great and a very well done Pale Ale.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer pours an absolutely stunning crystal clear ruby red amber color, it is actually like staring at a polished gem. It poured with 2 and a half fingers of very slight and I mean very slight off white foamy head. the head is fading rather slowly too.

Aroma - Roasted nuts, caramel, and some light grapefruit. This is a very light aroma for an apa which is kind of dissapointing. its almost all malt with just a hint of grapefruit.

Taste - Definitely a malt bomb flavor but I don't necessarily find it bad, after all it is an apa and not an IPA. up front I'm getting some nice finely roasted nuts, caramel a bit of toffee, Followed by a breadyness and a light grapefruit bitterness on the back end,

Feel - light-medium body with peircing creamyness on the finish. not extremely bitter if your used to bitter beers but enough of a bitterness to balance it.

Overall - I would call this an average APA, there is definitely nothing wrong with it and it leans more towards the malty side which is fine, some days a malty brew is what we need. But there just isnt something stand out, It doesn't make me as someone who likes to try new beers a lot think gee, maybe this is worth going back to later on. Definitely worth a try though! cheers.

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Photo of Corson
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juiposa
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipso123
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersareonme
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHF711
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Isaac420L
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benny_Efkola
2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tomghiley
2.41/5  rDev -35.2%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrblue2
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 433 ratings
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