Hite Ice Point - Hite Brewery Company LTD
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2.59/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
07-16-2014 07:25:13 | More by biboergosum
2.15/5 rDev -19.8%
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.
02-20-2014 08:46:43 | More by Fatehunter
2.5/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
10-13-2013 18:50:20 | More by Pegasus
2.89/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
01-13-2014 04:41:25 | More by Captain_Komamura
2.38/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
06-28-2014 00:55:36 | More by johnnnniee
2.15/5 rDev -19.8%
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.
01-24-2014 22:39:48 | More by flagmantho
2.54/5 rDev -5.2%
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
07-04-2014 15:57:22 | More by wordemupg
3/5 rDev +11.9%
appearance: Hite Ice Point had no foam. There were no bubbles visible.
smell: Hite Ice Point has a light smell of grain. Hite Ice Point has the aroma of ordinary beer.
taste: Hite Ice Point has flavours of grain mixed with salt.
mouthfeel: Hite Ice Point has average carbonation.
overall: Hite Ice Point is a beer that is ordinary. A light grain taste mixed with salt seems to be the main flavour. The carbonation is average. A positive point about Hite Ice Point is that the carbonation stays the same over a period of time. People who enjoy a slightly salty taste of grain mixed with beer may enjoy Hite Ice Point.
Pint bottle of Hite Ice Point was purchased for $1.59 USD in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, USA.
I am the person who posted the photo of Hite Ice Point.
01-14-2013 23:32:23 | More by xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2.05/5 rDev -23.5%
On the plus side, this beer doesn't have a lot going for it other than there are no " bad" flavors. Does seem to be fresh. It's in a can, so no light struck problems. On the down side- no head or lace. Thin, fizzy. Corn flavors and aromas. Zero complexity. The odd thing is trying to calculate its worth. I've seen bottle water that is selling for more than what I believe this to be worth- at least in my low cost of living home town.
02-18-2014 11:00:38 | More by drpimento
Hite Ice Point from Hite Brewery Company LTD
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