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


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RATINGS: 514   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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3735) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3051) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1262) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9468) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
On draft at Volo. Arrived a nice clear amber with a long lasting beige head that left good lacing. Aroma of toasty malts with a bit of caramel, floral notes and light citrus in the hops. English style toasty maltiness and sweetness, with a balancing of herbal and floral hops with a hint of pine in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Thanks to Doug & Mike for the bottle. Deep copper, slightly off-white head w. nice lacing. Nose is piney hops, some citrus, some fruits, pepper and a bit of toasted malt. Flavor is grapefruit rind, peppery iced tea, very bitter. Crystal malt butterscotch. Orangey piney finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2006
A great Toronto beer! I love the spicy flavour. I drank a lot of this stuff last fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. Poured a clear medium caramel with a rather long-lived cap of off-white head. Lots of lovely lacing followed it down. Nose was of soapy citrus, caramel, and some woodsy maltage... wish it was just a tad stronger. Caramel and floral bittering hops give the first impression on the palate. Citrus and pine highlights found the edges of the tongue.. felt a little stale. Light-medium bodied with a solid level of bitterness.

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