Mill Street Tankenstein (2015) | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originating as a cask-only version of our Tankhouse Ale, Tankenstein is a dry-hopped IPA with full body and matching bitterness. It is a perfectly balanced ale with caramel and biscuit malts complementing the dryness of US grown bittering hops but with a massive over-lay of American Cascade hops being added to the tank during ageing to “dry-hop” the beer and give it a wonderful perfumey character. Grapefruit and piney resinous tones are the main contribution of the Cascades and make this a truly classic American-style IPA. It’s ALIVE!!!!!!

Added by mrcasual on 08-31-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by far333:
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4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This listing needs editing. This is not a limited release beer. It is quite the opposite, as in flagship beer for this brewery. Had on draft at the brewery/brewpub in Toronto. Much better fresh on draft at the brewpub than at any other bar in town. Caramel and ruddy color with a tightly bubbled off-white head that lingers long and shoots legs of lace all around the insides of the glass. Bright aroma of floral and citrus hops, very inviting. Bright and citrusy hop flavor, sparkly and tasty. Understated malt rides beneath, well-balanced but the hops are right out in front. Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Delicious beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LanceH
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roby923
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark caramel in color. Found this bottle +4 months from bottled date at LCBO. Not the 'horrendous' amount of hops that I was expecting. The malt overpowers and dominates the taste. Experienced the typical Ontario-brewed mineral after-taste, which I'm not a fan of.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served cold and served into a pint glass. Thanks to Dan for the share on this Mill Street IPA. Advertised as 7.5% ABV.Review written from notes taken at the time of tasting.

Appearance - Clear, dark copper in color, Tankenstein only poured a small thin layer of foam on top with modest retention. Clarity was good and carbonation appeared low.

Smell - Lots of hops, plenty of grain, some caramel notes. Hops are less all encompassing than I expected from a "big" IPA.

Taste - Toasty flavors in the general grain family, plenty of hops come through via grapefruit and other assorted citrus flavors. Pretty good overall.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and clean with good carbonation. Light in body for a 7.5% ABV beer but does cling to the mouth.

Overall - A well crafted and tasty IPA, but not one that's like to blow and minds around here. As MasterSki noted below, it is like a big brother to the Tankhouse Ale, with many similarities especially in the toasted /roasted malts department. Still worth a try while in season, especially if you are a big Tankhouse fan.

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghisty
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

apparently it's no longer retired, I purchased a seasonal 6 pack from mill street, this was one of the three kinds in the mix.
poured a gold yellow, with a reddish amber center,very IPA looking, settles in glass with a soapy head ,
not oiley just fluffy, huge retention on carb, very visually attractive.
swirls of bubbles cresting, I let it mellow for about 3 min before even smelling it. head settles down to a finger or so, leaving some strong lacing. the nose is all bright dank hops, citrus and pine and resins, with a slight grainey earthy tone. bright inviting nose, grapefruit hops and zesty peel smells.
taste is surprisingly more malts, buttery almost sweet, smooth drinking, its upfront malts with a hop bitter finish,
the higher abv isnt noticeable because of the balance. its bitter at the end and crisp at first.
overall I really enjoyed this beer, shame its a rarity, it's very drinkable and the fact that its true IPA but with heavy malts also, it has a good round 60 ibu. a nice drink. if you can find them while they are still around, its worth it.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterSki
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml swing-top from the LCBO. Dated September 24th, 2015. Dry-hopped with Cascade according to the label.

A - Pours with a thin white foam that settles to a thick collar, wisps, and plenty of lace. NIce transparent mahogany-amber body.

S - This is a very balanced IPA; almost verging on English or old school APA. A mix of citrus, floral perfume, grass, and tea over top of a crystal malt-heavy backbone that imparts red fruits, caramel, and sugar in the raw.

T - The flavor is a bit heavier on bread and biscuit, with less overt sweetness. There's a tea-like bitterness in the finish, but it's not overly astringent. More doughy and chewy, with marmalade and grassy flavors mid-palate.

M - Chewy, with soft, lower carbonation; you can see the cask heritage here. Dry finish, with some lingering hop oils. No perceptible alcohol.

D - It is fine, but it's not a huge step up from regular Tankhouse, and not really what I want from an American IPA. I consumed the 750ml bottle while watching the AL wild card game and didn't have any problems, but I probably won't buy this again unless they use a different dry hop or something.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mill Street Tankenstein (2015) from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 13 ratings