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Icehouse - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
50
awful

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 2.02
pDev: 35.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 115 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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Ratings: 1,113 | Reviews: 355
Photo of sd123
2.75/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not so bad would drink again

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.5/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer should just stay in an icehouse

Photo of Devil_Doc
1.52/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

this is not a good beer.

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.2/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It was cold and wet.

Photo of tillmac62
2.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The main thing going for it is price...it's cheap. Consume it as cold as possible...freeze your taste buds.

Photo of TBCE
1.48/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This was my first beer, sadly. Has to be served ICE COLD just to get it down now.

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Back in the day some friends and I went to visit another guy who went away to college. This stuff was everywhere, all the dorm parties, frats, dives. Long story short, ice house is a totally forgetable beer however the timesI had drinking it were wicked pissah

Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No words for this swill.

Photo of BB1980
2.51/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Cheap. Server Cold otherwise it tastes a bit like rusty water.

Photo of mamaraza
1.31/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Could be one of the worst beers I've ever had.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
1.66/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Harsh & grainy adjunct lager. Cheap & Dirty.

Photo of DagenhamDavis
3.29/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I was surprised by this beer. I picked up a 6 pack of 12 oz cans from a gas station in Northern Vermont. It's not available where I live, so it's my first try. Not groundbreaking, but... this is by no means 'awful' beer. It's surprisingly clean, more so than your PBR or High Life, both of which I like. The flavor is smooth and pleasant, I bet it's great on a hot day. It can't really be picked apart too much though.

It's not trendy, nuanced, or lovingly crafted. Don't let it warm up and drink it from a snifter. But for what it is, I think it's great and I'll buy it again, particularly at <$5 for a sixer. If you enjoy AAL, give it a try- it's a good one.
We're here to respect beer, so let's not call things awful that are simply out of fashion.

Photo of Lordhelmit
1.26/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

looks like piss

Smells sweet and citrusy. Acidic.

Taste: like stale saltine crackers and bile

Feels like I threw up and havent gotten the taste out of my mouth yet

Photo of JH-Peters0126
4.17/5  rDev +106.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good drinking beer. Crisp very enjoyable. Price is awesome. This and Keystone Ice are my favorite ICE BEERS.

Photo of Dools9
1.56/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty rough stuff, definitely better choices out there.

Photo of ThaCrax
1.03/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

A terrible beer. It's my Grandfather's favorite, and I've had more of these than I care to admit

Photo of mjurney
1.5/5  rDev -25.7%

Appearance:
Straw color, super clear. Some carbonation rising. Bright white, soapy head.

Aroma:
Corn and grains, some sweetness.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Corn, grainy cereal, a little sweetness. Sharp metallic towards the end. Finish is mostly dry, a little crisp. Body is light and watery, sharp, rough, fizzy.

Overall:
It's an awful beer.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.18/5  rDev +7.9%

Round 2 of paper bag liquor night.

Appearance (2.25) : Pours a tall 3 fingered head, pale straw body, no surprises.

Aroma (1.25) : Tin. Stale, dry corn. Rubber? Light floral.

Taste (2.25) : Smooth, some notes of banana amongst strong creamed corn. There's just something there that makes this taste okay. It's definitely not memorable, it's entirely forgettable, but marginally drinkable.

Mouthfeel (3) : Creamy, smooth, carbonated.

Overall (2.18) : This stuff will get you hammered fast. That's not my goal personally, as I'm more of a connoisseur than a drunk; however Icehouse drinks a little better than some macro tall beers - but not very many. Better than Keystone Ice by a nose. And now the alcohol is taking effect. Great. Best out of the tall macros? Natty Ice. Sorry Miller/Coors.

Photo of arini10
2.43/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cheap, above 5%, and not as offensive as some of its peers, but by no means tasty.

Photo of Dougology
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

I used to drink this in college. I hope I never have to drink it again.

Photo of BRami127
1.25/5  rDev -38.1%

My 1st beer I ever bought at 21. Thank God I grew up to BETTER BEERS

Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shit house, more to the point!

Photo of jaredtp
3/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thos beer was an okay beer for a cheap beer. The taste was not that bad, but it was not the best tasting beer. The aroma was just ok as well. I personally would pick another beer over this one. But that is just me. But for a cheap beer like I said it was just ok.

Photo of PvtSnowball
2.48/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: Crystal clear gold with moderate head and retention.

S: Malt, hops, grain and alcohol all in in small quantities.

T: Mild. Same as the smell.

M: Smooth, but a bit flat and watery.

O: A little better than I remember but still in no way good. It's tolerable.

Photo of FrozenJoe
3/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance
Large, off white head. Retention is not that good but it is not terrible. Leaves behind some lacing. Clear, light golden body. Mild carbonation.

Smell
Corn and sweet malt.

Taste
Sweet with a strong corn profile. Hops are mild. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Mild taste of alcohol.

Mouthfeel
On the heavier side of light bodied. Carbonation feels strong. Dry finish.

Overall
Not a bad higher abv, economy beer. 5.5% but the flavor is not that harsh. Nothing that good or bad about it. A decent "get the buzz on" ice lager.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
50 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.