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 jjboesen
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elimav
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark color and malty nose. Good effervescence on the tongue. Excellent burnt malt flavor.

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

Photo of Mikefilmerca
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Not quite an IPA. Seems a bit lost between an APA or an IPA. Better beers out there. I only drink it because it is the only craft beer at my local Pub. Meaning 10x better than your coors or bud light whatever.

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

Photo of Simon212
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterPro125
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 355 mL Bottle

A- Slight hazy Amber pour with a 2 finger creamy white head. Not unlike Guinness Draught. Fair amount of lacing.

S- Nutty with lots of sweet caramel/toffee. Extremely malty upfront with some citrusy (mostly grapefruit) bitterness coming in near the end.

T- Aroma transitions well to taste with some added spiciness and hop presence. Lots of grapefruity hops mixed in with the heavy maltiness.

M- Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Lots of fine bubbles present. Good drinkability

O- I'm not sure if I would self-describe this as an APA (I think it to be more of an Amber Ale due to the maltiness) but it is a great brew. If you're someone who isn't really into the hard hitting hoppiness of other APA's and IPA's, this might be a good choice for you. It's mostly malty goodness featuring citrus hop flavours as a supporting act, rather than the leading star.

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

Photo of MatChar
2.43/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Definitely not an APA. Much closer to an English IPA.

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Photo of golfbeerguy2
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love it. Another great from Mill Street.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy dark amber, almost copper color, beige 1 finger head, lasting 2 minutes, with good legs and tons of activity.

Sweet aromas of nutty toffee and bitter spices. Inviting smell. Very sour toasty citrus flavors. Heavily spicy with a thick hoppy feel.

Medium body with subtle carbonation, strong finish with a long bitter smoky mouth coat and a dry end.

Overall : Packed with flavors, but slightly off in freshness and not finding the bitterness pleasing.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JackieKu
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the most beautiful, complex malty flavours I've ever experienced, spectacular brew. The hops are on point as well, making this like old speckled hen on crack... or, you know, not that.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A definite "malty" ale. Slight hoppiness, decent lacing.
Plenty of better craft ales here in Ontario. That said,
still miles ahead of most macro ales.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BcCraft710
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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