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Hite Ice Point - Hite Brewery Company LTD

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BA SCORE
67
poor

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hite Brewery Company LTD visit their website
Korea (South)

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xxxxxxxxxxxxx on 01-14-2013

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Reviews by chillin:
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of Jaysicles
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biboergosum
2.61/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

640ml bottle. So, the Koreans have come around to the 'Ice' beer concept, years after we (mostly) let it pass into beer lore around here.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden straw colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a few instances of splattered paint lace around the glass as it rashly dissolves.

It smells of sharp, musty corn grits, dry rice, phenolic yeast, red apple skins, and a disintegrating, almost rusty metallic character. The taste is more mixed and matched corn and rice manifestations, wet, high-quality paper (don't know how I know that!), stale apple juice, flinty minerals, and some verging on skunky, but teetering on the precipice, leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is more or less purely frothy, the body just off of a standard medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, an airy creaminess aiding and abetting the cause. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the corn/rice Frankenstein not to be denied.

Meh - nothing particularly offensive here, once you get past the typical malt bill inanity. No real off-flavours, some banal fruitiness, and Bob's your uncle, the Ice Point Filtration System appears to have done its job, which if I'm correct, is only in making for an acceptable mouthfeel. Baby steps, I suppose.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a finger of head on a clear golden colored body. Low head retention.
The aroma is stale white rice. Not great, not good.
The taste starts mildly sweet and becomes increasingly sweet to the finish. Not enjoyable.
The texture is crisp with sticky edges. Moderate carbonation but still fizzy.

Photo of DaveBar
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that is gone in 30sec or less. Clear medium gold color.

S- Lots of hops. Very similar to a Heineken.

T- Open and honest beer. Not a big body or flavor but nice overall. Light and airy good. Touch metallic which is a pity.

M- Very carbonated and tinny. Metallic so this mass produced beer is not top shelf nor even bottom

O- Not a good beer at all. Will never buy again or drink if I'm in Korea.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with........ Toasted cheese sandwiches with cheese and onion.

Enjoy

Photo of Tony_Giangiulio
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Joey-bags1990
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eman17
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with, a decent , coarse white head, which retains fairly well, and a smattering of fine, fast-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Cooked corn, and grassy, steely hops dominate the aroma.

Taste: Opens with cooked corn, and somewhat aggressive steely hops. As the taste progresses, the hops and cooked corn vie for dominance. Finishes, with a lingering, mild bitterness.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with slightly stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A drinkable, but mediocre example, with little to distinguish itself. If you pass on this, you haven't missed much.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twenty-one point six ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Captain_Komamura
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - It is a light golden color, with not much of a head.

Smell - A light malty smell.

Taste - The malts aren't to sweet or bitter, lucky no weird aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - It is a light beer, good carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good compared to other similar beers.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of berlinabb
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle received in trade, labeled as Hite Ice Point
Pours a crystal clear medium straw color with a huge bubbly bone white head that quickly recedes to a cap on top. Smells quite grainy with hints of skunk and some faint spicy earthy hop aromas. Not a lot going on in the aroma here. The flavor is very light apple with hints of grain and little to no hop flavor with a light hop bitterness. Light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Quite light and watery; Not horrible, but somewhat devoid of much flavor. Drinkable but that's about it.

Photo of SuperMario
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of flagmantho
2.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow hue with no haze to the body and a very strong effervescence. Head is one finger of frothy white foam which is dissipating quickly. Par for the style.

Smell: sweet and a little grainy with a bit of a plastic aroma worked in. Not the worst in the world, but not particularly good.

Taste: less sweet than the aroma, but still kind of off-putting. Grainy, a little corny, and not wonderful.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation. Again, par for the style.

Overall: I'm not a big fan of this beer. I've had plenty of cheap fizzy beers in my time, and while Hite Ice Point definitely isn't the worst, it really has nothing to recommend it.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wordemupg
2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/7/14

A clear straw yellow, a few big bubbles here and there, a short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S corn, paper, and tin can, not much of anything really

T metallic, stops short of skunk but has a off flavor, not much going on and what's there isn't very good

M watery, enough bubbles to give it some life, cardboard on the finish

O not overly offensive but nothing worth trying, missed the mark

I thought it might be a county tic but I already had the regular Hite so I'm even more let down now

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Hite Ice Point from Hite Brewery Company LTD
67 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.