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Brewed by Mill St. Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
Rich amber color, decent head. Very hoppy with a solid roasted malt base. Warming and full feel. Not too much aftertaste. Would be a good autumn and winter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Limpid amber body with average carbonation and a good lasting off-white foamy head. Nice hoppy aroma with spicy and roasty notes. Its sharp hoppy taste ends with a long bitter finish. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours a nice amber colour with ephemeral head. Excellent yeasty smell - taste is quite hoppy and bitter. A nice dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 355ml bottle/draught - I can drink a lot of this stuff - one of the best beers brewed here in Toronto, and easily my favourite of the Mill St. line. Pours a deep copper red with a medium tan head on top. Aroma is a wonderful smack of hops, with a huge dose of roasted malt. Spicy, ultra-hoppy flavour follows, but not over-the-top by any means. There’s a lot of malt in there to balance the hop bomb it otherwise would have been. Instead it is floral, earthy, spicy, with some roasted flavours and perhaps a trace of caramel. A very fine beer. Grassy, earthy hops all the way through, and right into the finish. Tastes like drinking iron-rich blood.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3338) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
Brown bottle, 355 ml; eye: copper with golden reflections, nice beige head made up of small and compact bubbles, light effervescence, clear, lacing; nose: nice caramelized malt, floral hops, roasting, chocolate, citrusy, spices; mouth: starts nicely with its bitterness, followed by roasting, a bit of spices, finale is also bitter but with a touch, that becomes more and more aggressive as it warms, of acrid toasting at the very end, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium body, nice carbonation; overall: better than I expected but its acridness as it warms is a negative FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 355 ml; oeil : cuivrée avec des reflets dorés, belle mousse beige formée de petites bulles compactes, légère effervescence, claire, dentelle; nez : beau nez de malt caramélisé, houblon floral, torréfaction, chocolat, citrique, épices; bouche : beau début tout en amertume, suivi de torréfaction, un peu d’épices, finale aussi en amertume mais avec une touche de torréfaction âcre complètemetn à la fin, mais qui devient de plus en plus agressive au fur et à mesure que la bière se réchauffe complètement à la fin, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : meilleure que ce que je m’attendais mais son aggressiveté âcre, lorsqu’elle se réchauffe, la pénalise

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
(341 ml bottle: Obtained 24-Mar-06 in trade with blankboy, thanks Paul!) Now here’s an eyebrow raiser! Very, very toasty and malty with a slightly roasty character. Tastes a bit like fresh-roasted coffee too, but it’s truly only a hint rather than a full-blown coffee flavor. Bitterness is light to medium, but hops isn’t exactly a no-show in this beer. Huge amounts of toast in the nose is just wonderfully aromatic and enjoyable. Light to medium bodied with a slight dusty character to the mouthfeel, but despite the very malty flavor, the gently carbonated beer is still fairly clean and easy to drink. Bright amber in color and pretty darn-near clear in appearance. The off-white and fairly bubbly head rises to less than a half-inch and fades to a thick ring after a few minutes. Some spiderweb lacing is left on the glass. Overall, I never expected such a toasty beer, and I’ve savored every sip. Totally delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Raidiant copper pour with a medium thick head. Fruity hop nose. Fresh hop taste with a good malty balance. About five more of these would have been perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
Clear amber-cobber body, very creamy head, some laces; Very big pleasant nose, comes out as soon as the bottle is opened, moderately hopped nose with sweet grapefruit and warmer notes like freshly baked white bread; Soft body, soft carbonation, a bit watery textured body; Very pleasant finish with a quite dry bitterness and a peanut like aroma. Incredibly pleasant beer brought to me radiomgb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8572) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2006
Foxy amber; good off-white creamy head. Gorgeous hoppy-grapey nose, dry, hay. Dry-bitterish with quite some sweetness underneath. Retronasal fully hoppy (USA hops). Medium bodied, certain slickness. Very good American amber ale. Not a hopmonster, but a fine well-hopped beer, with plenty to tell you. Thanks, TW.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacktripper (20) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours a fiery red with a lingering beige coloured head. Excellent spicy taste with a hint of orange and pine. Bitter finish leaves you wanting more. One of the finest Toronto-brewed beers around.


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