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

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RATINGS: 450   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Undoubtedly the best regularly available beer brewed by Mill Street, which is high praise indeed. It is a deep, rich colour that is darker than your average pale ale, and packs a punch with a multitude of flavours, which are almost citrus-like, with cloves and other spice. Iím probably a bit biased because I have the Tankhouse on draft in my house, so itís the run-of-the-mill (no pun intended) beer around here. But itís an excellent beer by any measure, and certainly worthy to have on tap.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 woodsy, berry aroma and a citrus and earthy taste. Itís very fresh and very unique for an APA. A good local Pale. Smutty hoppiness that is Killer on hot days like these. Re-Rate even higher (July 2006)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
Dark amber brown, clear. Some spice, hops melon, grapefruit, and roast nut nose. Med body with light hops, and a nutty quality throughout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 341ml brown bottle. Brassy orange in colour. Full thick creamy head, slightly off white, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit/citrusy hops and some caramel malt. Good malt flavour, slightly earthy and chewy offset by grapefruity hops. Lingering bitter finish. Body is on the lighter side, carbonation is light. Nice session ale, solid all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1577) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2004 Bought in retro "stubby" bottles. Pour reveals a dark amber-orange ale with a small white cap that laces out well. Aromas of sweet malts, grapefruity hop tone to the nose....good for a bottled APA. Front side is creamy with malt departure balanced well with tart fruity hopping (not bitter)...great balance.....finish is medium dry with the hops coming through but no bitterness....very well put together for drinkability...verrrry dinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
Had this on tap in TO, a good beer. Copper color, with cream color head and good lacing. Complex and well balanced aroma and flavor of earthy malts and herbal/piney hops. A nice slightly bitter finish and feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Good amber colour with a lasting caramel coloured head. Nice aroma starts with a caramel quality then moves on to a full grapefruit scent. Very nice mouth feel as malt backs up the hops. Nice fading finish, bitter and tasty. Grapefruit and sweetness in the flavour and the finish. Could definately drink a few of these. Thanks Tupalev.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carnival (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
I liked this ale quite a bit. There was something strange about the after-taste, and then a friend had some with me and said something that hit me ... the after taste is like "Thrills" gum ... has anyone tried this gum (I know it was available in Toronto in the 70ís, not sure if it still it). I liked the after-taste, but it is definitley for a more seasoned pallet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Amber coloured body with orange highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma of pale malt and some american hops with little else. Light to Medium-bodied; Malty flavour with a nice hoppiness with floral qualities. Overall, a decent apa from canada! I got this pint on draught at a small pub in Toronto, Ontario and not in that stubby bottle pictured! I sampled this one on 09-April-2004 with my great friend Jeremy (jgb9348).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Dark copper/orange with a thick offwhite head. Some malt sweetness on the nose combined with resiny hops and an earthy, tannic element. The taste is predominantly peppery hops with some latent malt sweetness and a pleasant earthiness. The finish is citrusy and somewhat dry.


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