Mill Street Tankhouse Ale | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Tankhouse AleMill Street Tankhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

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

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GraemeCampbell
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a Mill St. tulip.

A: Copper brown with a reddish hue. Off-white head that has nice lacing as you drink.

S: Does not to this brew justice. It is far fainter than the taste and is the only pitfall of this otherwise fine beer. Faint sent of malts and caramel.

T: Very nice and distinct taste that I have grown to love. Malty with hints on caramel and enough hops to balance it out. A slightly bitter finish that I love. Always consistent and a pleasure to taste.

M: Nice crisp carbonation that fades quickly enough not to mask the finish of this finely crafted ale. An almost smooth mouthful that is very enjoyable.

O: A staple in my beer fridge and my personal favourite drink with all factors considered (Everyday drink, price point, flavour preference etc). When reviewing/drinking other red/brown ales, Tankhouse sets the standard that is normally tough to match.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark copper in color. nice head. medium carbonation. very clean looking if that makes sense?

hops. slightly woody in smell.

tastes like it smells. enjoy the after taste which lingers. dry. more hops than malt, but that is what I like.

somewhat light, but that wood like smell/taste seems to add a certain density to the mouthfeel.

great brewski. i mean great. can i say great again? not perfect but every category scored a 4/5 so can't ask for much more. one of my new favorites. highly recommend for an ipa lover, or really anyone looking to try something different than highly questionable "premium" macro lagers.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours a rich copper colour. Crystal clear in clarity. A light, cream coloured head tops the brew, made of moderately tight bubbles. One and a half fingers. Head dissipates fairly quickly but lacing lingers quite a while longer (though it was absent in the later half of the beer). Small bubbles steadily rising from bottom of glass to meet the cap hint at a nice level of carbonation.

S - Grapefruit notes, slightly metallic, from the Cascade are first noticed on the nose. A malt aroma is also present, slightly biscuity and toasty.

T - Bold, tart grapefruit flavour up front from the Cascades. Malt flavours (slightly roasted) evolve subtly but become more pronounced as the initial hop flavour disapates. Nice bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied mouth feel. Moderately tingly due to carbonation.

O - A nicely balanced, nicely flavoured APA which would session well, though can be enjoyed as a sipper as well.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Appearance – Clear copper colour with an average size fizzy off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a decent amount of lacing. The head lasted for 6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, cereal

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some cereal. There is some hop bitterness.. but not as much as I remember tasting when I had it previously from a bottle. There is also a bit of a grassiness. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with just a touch of bitterness.

Overall – This one wasn't as good as I remember it being. Perhaps I ran into an older out of date keg. Regardless, it's still one of the better better beers made in Ontario.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale from Mill Street Brew Pub
3.76 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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