Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale

Another beer sent to me from Fo aka
Mill Street is a smaller, more respected brewery compared to Alexander Keith's and Tankhouse Ale is an American-style pale ale. Sounds like the formula for a winning combination. By the way, this is episode #398.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (621) - Albany, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Got a 12oz bottle in a trade with WeirdBeer from Canada (thanks Fo!)

Appearance: Classic APA - copper/orange/brown color. Crystal clear. Tons of carbonation bubbles. Surprisingly small head, though. No lacing, doesn’t regenerate.

Smell: light pine/dark flowers. Slight biscuity malts. Mild nose.

Taste: For such a dry beer it’s impressive just how tasty this beer is. Front to back is a light pine hoppy flavor and distinct dryness. There’s a slightly sweet, biscuity malt on the backend and a touch of caramel flavor as well. While not a complex palate, it’s very satisfying.

Mouthfeel: crisp, clean, effervescent. Hops linger momentarily before fading away. Slight candy aftertaste.

Drinkability: Amazing quaffable for such a bitter beer. Would pair well with a medium to spicy meal. Sessionable at only 5.2% ABV.

Overall a nice pale ale with flavor and good drinkability. Not exactly super complex, but certainly fun to drink.

Grade: 8/10

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