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

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RATINGS: 456   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
On tap. Rich amber colour, thin sticky white head. Cascade aroma, some sweet caramel malt. Flavour is sweet up front, with bready and toasty malts mingling nicely with light citrus hop character. I would like a bit more hop aroma, but still quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours a copper-orange color with a medium creamy off-white head that burns away steadily. Patchwork lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, malt and citrus. The finish is bready malt up front with a short citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Deep rusty colored red body with a thick-bubbled dirty tan head. Nose: caramel malt, bread crust, little to no aromatic hops. Silky carbonation, finely bubbled, smooth across the tongue turning slightly sweet (citrus, maple) in the finish. Resinous, woody, nutty, caramel-heavy, but the low carbonation and the body are well-suited for the mild hop presence and use of bread/cracker-heavy malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Another awesome ale from my trade with Hogtown Harry. Deep copper pour, with creamy 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, noble hops, citrus, and cabernet. The flavor was piney hoppy and citric, with a form caramel malt and some tropical fruits. Silky palate. This is a very good ale, an ale I’d gladly drink every day of the week.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Tasted Blind, March 2007. Volo IPA Challenge Sample #1
Dark amber body with a very nice creamy off white head that lasts forever, and excellent lacing. (4) Hoppy aroma is muted a touch by the cold serving temperature, moderate resiny hops and light citrus, lightly dank earthy notes all emerge a bit more as it warms. Bitterness increases in a wave across the tongue; Light up front and almost astringently bitter at the back like lemon seeds. Average palate, touch under carbonated. Needs a touch more oomph and balance for the next level. 7/4+/7/3/14-15 - 3.5 <P>Volo Cask Situation, Cask #4 Golden amber, green hoppy aroma with mild notes of citrus. Thin resin, mild citrus in the flavour with a light leafy character. Malt is quite secondary. Average palate. Decent but lacks oomph and a defined presence. Underwhelming. 6/3/3/12-14 <P> May 2006 C’est What FOSB, Dry hopped cask. Orange body, small light white head. Orangey citrus aroma. Grassy green dry hopping is interesting but the light cask palate and diluted hoppy bitterness is a bit disappointing, green leafy character is strong in the aftertaste. A nice experiment, but I’d prefer a nice fresh pint of the regular draft version. 6/3/6/3/13 <P> December 2004: Dark amber body with a huge white head and decent lacing (3+) Aroma is a touch muted in this bottle with a pleasantly resiny bit of hops coming through. Touch of citrus. Flavour is exceptionally well balanced, with a fine malt base backing up the hoppy bitterness. Very nice citrusy hops in the finish, that lingers but doesn’t destroy the palate. Medium body with a pleasant mouthfeel. I find this one hit and miss as far as hops go, with a fresh bottle or a nice draft hitting the hops a lot better, particularly in the aroma. Always a nice beer, that in its prime is even better. 6/3/7/3/17<P> October 2003: Nice brown amber colour. Bit of hops in the aroma. Didn’t find the flavour as hoppy as I expected from the description of others. Nice malt backbone. I will probably give this one another go and re-rate it. 5/3/6/3/14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Christmasy-copper ale with peppery, wooden hopflakes and a generous dose of citrus fruit...Malt is a bit low profile, but caramel and earthiness are steady and hold the hops efficiently...No grandiloquence here, just a plain and simply tasty pale...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at RBESG. Dark amber. Quite aggressive and hoppy with some sweet notes underneath. Sweetness turns to caramel in the flavour and doesnt quite work. Hoppy finish sort it all out. Interesting stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle at the Rose & Crown, Banff. It pours clear amber, with a thin-medium off-white head. The nose is brown bread, toast, earth and light spice. The taste is caramel, toast, wood, leaf, strong malt backbone, leather and light spice, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad….


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