Brewed by Mill St. Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
The second of the three beer in the Volo Sampler from September 14, 2006. It was a 5 oz sample that poured a nice golden amber colour with an off-white head that did not last very long. There was minimal or no lacing in the glass… may present more readily in a larger sample as the glass was cleaned prior to pouring. There was moderate carbonation present in the beer as there were 4 or 5 columns bubbling up while resting. The citrusy hop notes hit the nose right up front and keep on running. The first taste brings it full circle tasting remarkably like a fresh ruby red grapefruit (and thus continues my love affair with hops…) The beer slides on to your tongue like a cashmere glove and then tricks you when the carbonation shows its head and prickles the back of your tongue on the way down. It’s like drinking a fresh glass of grapefruit juice (with a kick!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 11, 2006
Interesting flavour, It is strong, but the flavour is just hopy, the brown appearance is very nice and good suagr alike foam. THe smell is hopy too, but It is not a bitter. Good beer too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
355ml Bottle: My 100th! I wanted to find something worth remembering for #100 and my first taste of Mill St sounded as good as any other. Comes in the cool, environmentally friendly printed bottle so I’m liking it already. Pours nicely with a small-ish head that dropped to a nice lacing; copper body with slight streams of carbonation. Aroma hits hard on floral hops with sweet malts and candyfloss, quite nice. My first taste came in balanced bitter with a cool sweetness - this truly is one of the better balanced ales I’ve tried. Cascade hops abound, they’ve been generous, and a hint of grapefruit nabs you at the end. Complex, balanced, good all around. Here’s to the next 100!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a large white head, which disappears quickly but leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma shows that this beer is generous with the malts and hops - lots of floral and citrus cookie. Cookies and spices and oranges in the taste, with a pure grapefruit aftertaste. Lightly carbonated... pretty smooth. Not a bad brew at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (6749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
Bouteille de 341 achetée à la LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une mince dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices et de caramel fumée. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence d’un arrière goût légèrement sûre et astringant. (Rating #636)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Via HogTownHarry. The beer pours to a clean dark orange caramelly body with a nice lasting rocky white head and good lacing. The aroma is extremely hoppy and malty. Grapefruit, apricots, oatmeal raisin cookies, light gingerbread. Very nice aroma. The flavor starts out hoppier and finishes extremely malty. Muddled citrus morphs into crystal malt oatmeal raisin cookies. Pretty decent. The palate is decent and middle of the road. Very pleasing alternative APA. Nicely malty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
pours a dark redddish with a creamy head with excellent. a stronger aroma as u can get. distinct malty hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 bottle: Pours a dark copper with a medium off white head creamy head. Aroma is almost reminiscent of oatmeal-raisin cookies with a strong fruity hop Flavour is medium hopped (again fruity) and full bodied. My first Mill St. brew and it was very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Draught half-pint at Pub Italia in Ontario in the company of the estimable CapFlu. Clear amber with little head and a touch of lacing....light citrus and apricot aroma, hoppy without being overly acidic, nice caramel notes come on strongly as it warms....orangy citric body is faintly acidic, very fruity and lightly tart, moderately bitter and eminently well-constructed with low to medium peppy carbonation. Nothing spectacular but a pleasant summer quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1650) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle Clear, amber body. Off-white, large, lasting, creamy head. Intense aroma of hops with some liquor added. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter initial flavour. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish. Quite interesting, but has a little bit flawness. Still quite complex. Very soft mouthfeel.

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