Game Day Ice - City Brewing Company, LLC
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Reviews by sabinelr:
2.33/5 rDev +25.9%
$2.99 for 12 cans at Grocery Outlet? How can you pass it up? I have drunk Steel Reserve. I have drunk Baltika. I have drunk Gallo Muscatel. I gotta tell you this stuff is better. It has an indefinite cheap beer smell, an unremarkable yellow color, obviously microfiltered, and a overenthusiastic head that fades to there-used-to-be-a-head status in about a minute. A decent swig from a high-class branded pint glass leaves you thinking "there might have been beer there," but finishes off with a mild burn. The ABV isn't impressive, but what is there is nicely balanced by whatever they made this stuff out of. This is definitely down-at-the-shore-with-hotdogs stuff. I would recommend it to people who aren't big craft fans. It's definitely better than Regal Select or Columbia (from the good old days), and even rivals Schmidt (animal beer).
08-15-2011 23:19:49 | More by sabinelr
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1.15/5 rDev -37.8%
A: looks like urine. pale yellow, not much head
S: corn and sweet. also metallic
T: tastes like corn malts, sweet taste. aftertaste is absolutely atrocious, like if tequila, rotten meat and butt hole made a weird threesome baby it would be this beer.
M: carbonated and light. Horrible.
O: I'd rather die.
04-01-2011 05:52:39 | More by SAxDRC5
1/5 rDev -45.9%
24 oz can purchased for 99 cents at a gas station in Joliet.
A - Yellow and fizzy.
S - Foul. Noxious armpit like aromas steam out of this brew.
T - Chemicals, bleach, and spit. Bleh.
M - Super-carbonated and acidic.
D - No thank you. This was worse than I could have ever expected.
06-22-2010 18:19:51 | More by pmcadamis
1.95/5 rDev +5.4%
Looked at it and said, what the hell I'll try it. Its got an interesting name, I'm feeling brave. Well it was an adventure that ended in a buzz induced by a drink that tastes like a beer flavored soda. Does that make any sense? Anyway, I sucked down a 24oz can of it very quickly as the taste that was there deteriorated as the temperature grew warmer. I'm not one to pour out any beer, just muscle it down and get it over with! It had a surprisingly sweet, light alcohol taste. Not much body to it. Not at all what I expected for a adjunct style beer. Not a beer that I will revisit anytime soon...At least not until I get layed off from my job!
04-29-2011 01:25:09 | More by steeldoc36
1.88/5 rDev +1.6%
From 24 fl. oz can #076O-1226. Sampled on June 5, 2011. The pour is a nright yellow with a quick rising fizzy, white head that disappears quickly. While it looks alright for the style it has more of the adjunct malt liquor character with an odd grape-apple fruity scent and thin malts. The body is thin to medium. The taste is also emboldened with grape-apple sourness and a kind of stale maltiness with a thin backdrop of hops. These kind of beers that are brewed especially for retail chains like 7/11 show both the good and the bad of why craft beer has taken off. Good, in that these retail chains want a piece of the action and attempt to do so by expanding their inventory; but bad because the result is frequently so negative.
06-05-2011 22:12:14 | More by puboflyons
1.48/5 rDev -20%
pours a cornbread yellow hue with a decent two-finger frothy white head that vanishes in a flash and takes its lacing with it.
aroma is somewhere between paint thinner and fermented apple juice, with some ranch doritos mixed in. nothing edible should smell like this.
sweet and sugary, almost like a hard cider, but without any of the pleasantries and enjoyable factors. apple, grain and alcohol. or grain alcohol, if you will. almost hot and potent for the abv. grainy, corny, vegetal finish.
mouth is sticky, slick, and fairly highly carbonated. nothing really good about it.
wow. this might be the cheapest form of alcohol, but no matter how much I wanted a beer, I wouldn't touch this one again. i guess this is what a 25cent glass of beer tastes like. and I feel like I overpayed.
10-02-2011 04:50:16 | More by djeucalyptus
2.9/5 rDev +56.8%
Game Day Ice has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with some lacing. Aroma is strong on sweet corn, grain husks, and barley. Taste is sweet, corn syrup, barley, somewhat cloying, and it also has a very slight hop bitterness; the IBU must be very low with this one. Mouthfeel is hefty and full, and Game Day Ice finishes ragged, sweet, and mostly dry. For a cheap, budget, store-brand beer, this is not bad. It might be something to pick up if the price is right. Overall, it’s okay.
01-19-2012 21:35:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
1.45/5 rDev -21.6%
It was $1.39 at 7-11 for a 24 oz can. I was hoping it would be stronger than 5.5%, but it's not. Here we go.
It looks like a macro lager. There's nothing out of place here. Even holds a fair cap on top. Pale and clear, but sort of dull colored. Hangs a little lacing on the glass as well.
Boozy scent of apple and alcohol. Too cold to start noticing the corn, I assume.
Are my taste buds off? This is oddly fruity. No, it's the grape/apple flavors that turn up in dirt cheap beer. And ugh, the aftertaste is vile and far more present than it should be. Borders on gag-inducing. A favorite like Steel Reserve finishes so much cleaner than this while packing more alcohol. Something very artificial going on here. The grainy flavor I expected isn't really there, nor the corn flakes that something like Icehouse provides. Even the trace amounts of hops one can expect to find in macro lagers are not present. Cheap estery booze flavors seem to dominate.
If I choose to let this linger in my mouth long enough to examine the feel, I find that it's not particularly offensive, but the flavor is gross enough that the total experience is a negative.
Ugh, this is bad, and I am having a hard time imagining warming up to it. I'll stick with Steel Reserve. 5.5% abv is not even enough to result in an effective buzz without choking down a few of these. I think I need to bring out the F. Pay the extra few cents for an Icehouse, PBR, or Steel Reserve, depending on the amount of drunkenness you want to achieve. Pay for this only to tick off the review. It's truly dreadful.
02-16-2011 08:30:28 | More by ommegoose
1.27/5 rDev -31.4%
7/11 special. Pours a clear, pale gold color with a full head. Head fell very slow to about nothing with no real lace to speak of.
Has a light lager smell filled with corn and some off aroma.
Taste is of cheap grains, some chemical or metallic taste and a bit of sweetness.
Thin and watery in the mouth.
Not a good beer. I don't understand it though because the can says Premium Brewed. Why would they lie to me? Why?
09-23-2010 12:23:18 | More by dstc
1.43/5 rDev -22.7%
Picked this up at 7-11.
Appearance - Pale yellow in color with a huge, rocky white head which dissapates very quickly. NO lacing present at all.
Smell - Very sweet maltiness. Slight hints of cat pee.
Taste - The 5.5% alcohol is noticeable. I taste corn, bread, malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel -VERY carbonated and thin body
Overall - Ok I have an appreciation for well done macro lagers but this one is not one. Honestly this is a drain pour for me. I wouldn't recommend this to no one. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
06-15-2010 19:08:41 | More by Beerbuddha
1.2/5 rDev -35.1%
I CAN't avoid these beers - I'm on The CANQuest (TM)! CAN you dig it?!?
My pour began with two fizzy fingers' worth of bone-white head that fell like Gerald Ford trying to board a plane. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had the grape bubble gum scent that I have come to associate with only the worst of this (pretty bad) style. I CANnot say that I was overjoyed by the prospect of this beer. Mouthfeel was medium and it tasted of everything that CAN be bad with an AAL - corn, fermented grain - like silage, a grapiness that should not be present. Ugh. Finish was more of the same, leaving me sad and disheartened that such a beer is being produced. F this!
07-21-2010 19:03:20 | More by woodychandler
1.63/5 rDev -11.9%
Big brother to the newly contracted 7-Eleven beer, Game Day Light. To sum this beer up...now there's a third wheel in the crappy American "Ice" beer category to compete with Natty Ice and Beast Ice. And accordingly it tastes just as bad. Game on!!
04-28-2010 00:06:33 | More by VaTechHopHead
1.55/5 rDev -16.2%
Served in a Coca-Cola flared pint glass.
Okay, so I was negatively bemused with the Light version. Here's hoping that things pick up now that it's Ice, Ice, baby. The pour is almost as depressing as the Light: The only salvation is a touch extra yellow in the color; still, it's insanely pale and the finger of white fizz on top dies away pretty quickly. The nose is actually there, but just barely: hints (and only hints) of light corn syrup, puffed rice, and light wheat. As weak as the edifice already is, it's condemned when the taste buds get a chance to experience it. The elements of the smell are there, sorta, but drowning. Worse, there's a strange sweetness there too, so random and blunt that Parker Brothers (well, Hasbro now) is considering adding it as a potential murder weapon in Clue (or Cluedo, for all those Limeys out there). And, trust me, it is indeed a weapon on par with a wrench, a pipe, even a piano leg. Boo this. The body is excessively light, with a sad excuse for a carbonation and, like it's Light cousin, a very watery feel. Wow. Why did I just do this to myself?
07-19-2010 02:09:10 | More by TMoney2591
1.15/5 rDev -37.8%
Has to be one of the worst tasting beers I have ever tasted. My friend boght me one from 711 and I really really tried to enjoy it but half way into the tall can I had to throw it away. The main thing I hate about this beer was the taste just horrible. Please don't even bother with it save your 1.79 and buy something else.
08-28-2010 03:01:29 | More by dopehousex3
1.55/5 rDev -16.2%
Poured can into pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a pale gold color that is crystal clear. It did have a nice head, and that was about it's only redeeming quality.
Smell: Does not have an appealing smell. Has a little bit of a grassy smell that is quite a turn off.
Taste: Very watery taste. There's not much flavor at all and the little bit of taste there is....is simply not good.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery. Not good.
Drinkability: This is not even very good for beer pong. We found ourselves celebrating when it ran out and we reverted back to Bud Light.
10-12-2010 20:06:48 | More by civilizedpsycho
1.18/5 rDev -36.2%
NOTE: i had this a little while ago sitting in front of a 7/11 with my good buddies and this is what i scratched down in my notebook.
A: Unfair to classify since i drank straight from the can, but im assuming its an ungodly light yellow, since i poured the rest out on the pavement.
S: Smells like grapes and my coin jar.
T: Im going to be fair, and its hard, because game day doesnt play fair. At first you get a strong grape and bubblegum taste, but it disappears. It moves away, like a forced eviction, and is left with an ever increasing dry rainwater taste. It tastes like metal off a new york city bridge in late august.
M: Light, quick, and elusive. Not extremely carbonated.
O: Im going to tell you, i drank half this can, and poured the rest out... that is something, because i was sitting in front of a 7/11 with friends. Im going to say this is the worst beer to ever touch my lips.
06-29-2011 08:18:35 | More by rodney45
1.3/5 rDev -29.7%
Oh my god, what is this stuff? I don't hate many beers, but this just made my list. I hate Bud and Bud light, but I can at least stomach them; not sure about this though.
Decent pale amber color, but it looks artificial. Sweet corny flavor; like a hint of Cap'n Crunch, but instead of milk it's swimming in Steel Reserve, and instead of a kind of guilty pleasure, it's just ick. Strong Bready aroma.
There is no love in this brew and there is no appreciation to be found even ironically.
07-30-2010 01:20:52 | More by Keblar
1.15/5 rDev -37.8%
I'm more of a lurker than a poster, but I just had to chime in on this stuff. I was aware that 7-11 was selling this as a house brand, and it finally showed its ugly face in my town. I bought a couple tallboys of this. I knew it was supposed to be bad, but I enjoy bad beer and thought nothing of it. Well I'm here to tell you this isn't bad... it's wrong!
It smells like grape Hubba Bubba bubble gum. The only thing I can compare it too is 12% ABV Earthquake, or maybe Camo Silver Ice. Either way this smells way too much like artificial grape flavoring. Supporting scents are pennies and garbage water.
The first thing that you notice when taking a drink is that it is sweet in a not natural kind of way. This is way, way sweet. It leaves a sugary residue on your lips. The best way to sum up the taste is sugar covered pennies soaking in a glass of gutter water and White Wolf Vodka with a splash of Four Loko. I can't understand how a beer at 5.5% could leave so much alcohol heat in my mouth, throat, and stomach.
The carbonation is on the light side yet manages to sting the tip of my tongue. Mouthfeel reminds me of Sprite.
I've never had a beer be so bad it was upsetting. Who in the hell approved this? It is almost like Game Day was meant to be a joke but it somehow made it into production. If you're looking for the worst beer you'll ever drink, here you go.
04-28-2011 07:26:09 | More by troobie
Game Day Ice from City Brewing Company, LLC
54 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.