1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Icehouse Edge - Miller Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Icehouse EdgeIcehouse Edge

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
61
poor

90 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 30.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: daliandragon on 07-29-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of streetcommander
3.15/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing against the malt liquor category, not the lager. To call it a lager is grossly negligent and clearly a macro swill pipe dream.

Pours a beautiful amber caramel with a nice off-white head, half inch, hung around until I began drinking it. Clarity is impeccable.

Nose gives away its pedigree. Macro, adjutant, and lacking any real hop character. Again, when compared against malt liquors, it is period and proper. A nice ML nose.

Taste is well balanced and pleasant. Corn and rice dominate, with perhaps a hint of real barley noted in the first 10-12 ounces. Mild sweetness. Bitterness on the finish. Caramel and wheatbread on the belch.

Supremely quaffable. Not the best ML, but a damn good variation.

Price is icing on the cake.

streetcommander, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev +24%

Haybeerman, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
3.05/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Icehouse Edge brewed by Miller Co. This brew pours out a dark amber color with a small white head. Now this brew is 8.0 abv. The smell is sweet like male liquor. The tease is sweet as well it reminds me of a malt liquor even though it's a lager. I'm impressed on how smooth this brew goes down. There is nothing bad about this brew. I would get it again. Over all I'm giving this brew a 3 out 5.

nicholas2121, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of dertyd
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

dertyd, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of TheBeerMadeMeDoIt
1.81/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Me and 2 friends went on a beer run one of them points out these 24oz cans that are $1.75 ea. and says there like a step below Natural Ice which is what we get when we want a cheap buzz so at 8% alcohol I got us 2 a piece. Back at the pad we pour it into mugs and its a dark yellow golden color with a nice head looks good so I smell it and yuck its a putrid rotten dirty dish water chemical kind of smell thats when I hesitated but took a sip. I for sure was not impressed one bit. You can taste massive amounts of corn and there is that dirty dish water and chemical taste. Kinda sweet you can taste the alcohol but they do pretty good at covering it up. Bubbly mouthfeel which I dont complain about with good tasting beers but the texture makes it just more worse. Gave me the shits after drinking 2 and a head ache the next day which never happens I never get hang overs and I drank plenty of water with it. It got me pretty tipsy thats about all its good for.

TheBeerMadeMeDoIt, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of vulgora
2.58/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

got this for $2 at a closing albertson's and i didn't know what to expect , i like ice house and have been drinking some malt liquors lately so that may have something to do with my i like this ,

its not a great beer but i found it to me quite smooth and refreshing for a high gravity malt liquor .
sure it has the corn smell but it didn't seem as strong as others , it was also lite and fizzy but not overly carbonated like a Busch .

personally i think it's better than Natty Daddy but not night and day better just a step above.

to me it tasted like a stronger icehouse , not just a rip off bottom of the barrel swill ( stack , camo) thats the real bad stuff .

in my opinion if you like icehouse you may like this , but you probably have to have to be a little used to the strongness of high gravity lagers .

its worth a purchase. frankly i think its the best high gravity next to shlitz vsl

vulgora, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of mro_1337
1.81/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I like icehouse. i do NOT like icehouse edge.

it has a corny flavor but when you take a drink the alcohol flavor overpowers everything.
the taste is horrible. i agree with the other commenters about the chemical taste.

Right after drinking it, i felt hungover.

Drinking this will get you drunk, but not a good drunk. it makes your head hurt and makes you want to get some sleep.

mro_1337, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of alcoholinside
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

alcoholinside, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of clm9
2/5  rDev -17.4%

clm9, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of mernst1030
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

mernst1030, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of beerlover1990
2.89/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Meh. It's not the best beer I've ever drank, but, not the worst. It kinda burns going down. It has a strong taste that I can't really get myself to enjoy. I drank the whole can because I hate wasting things. But, this isn't something I'll purchase again. I've never tried regular Icehouse, and after this, I don't know if I want to.

beerlover1990, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Beerdanza
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Beerdanza, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Rod_J
1.5/5  rDev -38%

Rod_J, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Wrigfen
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Wrigfen, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Xalkalinex
2.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

I gave it a 3 on the mouth feel because I oddly enjoy the creamy fizziness. Can stuck out to me so I grabbed it. Taste is ok, real drinkable, not much of a flavor profile... It's just one of those beers you get if your looking for a cheap buzz... Feels so weird in the mouth... Like a mouth of fizzy whipped cream.

Xalkalinex, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Hoganlaw
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Hoganlaw, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of BeerMark
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

hehe...bought this on a whim at a gas station on the way home from work. I've had keystone before back during my younger days and before the craft beer Renaissance that is currently taking place here in Alabama. There is no way a person could enjoy this beer unless they were hoping to get drunk as quickly as possible. The taste is fizzy corn and nothing else. Save yourself from pissing later...you're already holding in your hand. Bad brew.

BeerMark, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
2.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head pours two to three fingers of very fizzy white foam which subsides quickly. Par for the style.

Smell: sweet with a small whiff of corn and plasticy adjunct character. Not great but pretty clean for the style.

Taste: drier than the aroma, but with a definite corn character. There's a light bitterness here too, which is better than nothing. Not a great beer, but for a high-gravity malt liquor, I feel like you could do a lot worse.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a fizzy carbonation that comes out of solution pretty quickly. Blerg.

Overall: don't kid yourself; this is pretty low-quality stuff. But for a can of high-grav malt liquor, there's worse stuff out there. Note of warning: don't let it warm up!

flagmantho, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of redleg64
2/5  rDev -17.4%

redleg64, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of emwild12
1/5  rDev -58.7%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mlhyatt
1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

mlhyatt, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of dsreeves
1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

dsreeves, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of BrownNut
1.59/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

As macro lagers go regular Icehouse is just fine. It doesn't really stand out from the pack in any notable way. Icehouse Edge on the other hand is horrible. I can't take enough sips of this to think about what exactly I'm tasting beyond something like Windex. While there is some kind of sweet flavor happening in here, the main and distracting thing is some kind of chemical cleanser taste. It is straight up bad. I can drink just about anything in the standard gas station line up. I almost never do, but once in a great while I will have some high school nostalgia and go get some cheap snacks and some tall boy cheapo macro lagers. But this is something else altogether. It is a horrid product. I got such a great deal on it and now I guess I understand why. I poured out all but a few sips of it. It may be the worst beer I have ever had.

BrownNut, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Arcman
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Arcman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of troobie
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

troobie, Jun 27, 2013
Icehouse Edge from Miller Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.