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

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
From keg in a Toronto hotel, served so cold with a glass with ice on it! Just what I needed for an ale when it’s below freezing outside... So the review may be a bit harsh given the chill. Amber red in colour. Quite a malty background, some bitter grainy malt, then a fair load of hops. Tasted ok, maybe a little chemically and clunky. Was surprised to see how good the other reviews are, could retry in a more amenable setting at some point.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Doaner88 (9) - - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
Meh all around. Looked great. Got a little metallic flavour off the nose and initial palate (most likely from the cap/bottle)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (613) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
First drink coming off the wagon - last time I didn’t drink for 12 days I was about 14 years old - is disappointing. Look: I’ve had this beer many times but this is my first time rating it & let me tell you this is not the beer you want to welcome you back to beer world. Taste is complex malt & cold coffee. Best option at horseshoe tavern at kid Congo powers show.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGolem (696) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Pint in a restaurant in Kitchener (Ont.). Pours dark copper-red with tiny off-white head. Not much lacing. Aroma is malty, with some very earthy hops. Taste is fruity, malty and earthy. Not exactly what you expect from an APA. Maybe freshness was an issue here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (695) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at The Madison. Poured a nearly clear caramel with a thick, off-white film head with slight lacing. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits, and green apple. Taste is a malty bitter with a drawn out mild bitter. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Creamy texture in the mouth but still crisp and refreshing. Overall not bad. Like a mix of an IPA and a brown ale. Would order again over the regular swill.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
taylorderek (28) - - OCT 3, 2013
341mL bottle pored in A&W glass. Smells of roasted hay. Clear coppery red-brown brew with very thin white head. Head dissipates quickly. Very bitter with a spiced bite to it. Enjoying the bitter but the spiced-sour flavour is definitely taking away from the darker malt flavours I wanted to experience in a five malt beer. Bottle boasts complexity of flavour - it may be too complex. Thin, medium body keeps beer palatable. Carbonation is lost when poured. Has an astringent quality to the finish with a bitter aftertaste that seems to last forever. Taste becomes almost acquired as you drink. Definitely not for everyone. Would not turn this down if offered another - but probably won’t buy this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattaneopapa (190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Copper red in colour, fairly bitter&spicy taste with medium carbonation. Best Canadian pale ale in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (407) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a deep copper with a minimal white head. Bread and grass nose. Mostly sweet roasty malts but a decent level of bitterness that doesn’t overpower shows up in the middle. Medium slick body with average carbonation. Much better than I was expecting given the product it is placed alongside in my local Beer Store.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a red copper with a white head. Some lacing. Nose is fruity and hoppy. Taste is quite hoppy with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Couleur or / rouge avec une tête blanche moyenne. L’arôme est malt et de houblon, mais le malt domine la saveur. Les deux sont bien équilibrés. Pas beaucoup de complexité, mais c’est une bière solide.


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