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Game Day Ice - City Brewing Company, LLC

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 51.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: VaTechHopHead on 04-28-2010)
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Photo of eurogal
5/5  rDev +170.3%

eurogal, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of scosand
5/5  rDev +170.3%

scosand, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of axemanbp
4.03/5  rDev +117.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the cost, and retailer was out of my regular. Surprised that it has a pleasently light taste on the tongue. No bad after taste. No head ache which means low sulfates. first few beers, did'nt take so well. after the first session(12 pack) i had my reservations. Then try'd it on the weekend. Very plezzed with it. low cost, Good Buzz, I do recommend it !

axemanbp, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of gio540
3/5  rDev +62.2%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.9/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of armock
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head that fades quickly to nothing

S - Is mostly of sweet grainy malt

T - Follows the nose with a lot of sweet malt that has a grainy taste to it

M - this beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Well this wouldn't be my first choice by any means but for what it is it is better than other crap beers out there I liked the light version better

armock, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of wchesak
2.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Label says Ice Ale underneath name
Poured into Stone Ruination pint glass

A - bubbly white head, disappears quickly, transparent straw color, lots of bubbles

S - bready, very light hops

T - maltier than the GD light I just had, aftertaste has a slight dry bitter hop flavor, alcohol is ever so noticeable

M - bit more bodied than GD light, way carbonated

D - this is Busch level maybe just below Bud Light or Miller Lite, much better than the Light version, still dont think id purchase it even if its cheaper than other BMC like beer

wchesak, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of sabinelr
2.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$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).

sabinelr, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of AgingWarrior
2.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I bought this can on a whim at my local 7-11. Pours a very pale yellow into my pint glass. Aggressive pour produced a nice frothy head, but it dissipated almost immediately and provide only minimal lacing.

Smells a little like grassy grains, but has a "medicinal" scent to it. Not very pleasant or inviting.

Taste is a lot like the smell. Not very good.

Mouth feel is thin and fizzy.

Easy to drink, but why would you want to?

Will not purchase again.

AgingWarrior, May 14, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that honestly tastes like more like a bad wine cooler than beer to me.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Distilled10
2.13/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - A lighter pale color to it, nothing to it to be honest.

S- Like cheep corn..

T- Not impressed, poor taste, some what of a disgrace to put in to you mouth.

M- Not the best feel, but it's not too bad. Leaves a different aftertaste.

D- Nothing to it at all. You could honestly drink these as if you were to drink a glass of water..

Distilled10, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of nick76
2.13/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The aroma is like a cheap lager however there isn't much to it. There is some sweet malt but also alcohol, adjuncts, and dish water. The appearance is pale gold with a large head that fades. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin but OK for the style. Overall this is a cheap beer and tastes like it. It's nothing disappointing because I wasn't expecting much.

nick76, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of JoeMans
2/5  rDev +8.1%

JoeMans, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of KidRagnarok
2/5  rDev +8.1%

KidRagnarok, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of steeldoc36
1.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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!

steeldoc36, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of 7beerphil
1.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

7-11 Special...Only one left on the shelf (not sure if that's good or bad?) Poured from the 24 oz "tall boy" can into a Budweiser pint glass.

The 1 cm of head (being generous here) faded immediately. no lacing. Definitely urine colored, some bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Has an apple-like sweet smell. Tastes bland and watery at first, but then fades to a pretty bad alcohol taste. One would think this was a malt liquor of +10% abv, but alas it is nearly half at 5.5%. Not a rough mouthfeel at first, but the lingering sourness is gross.

Overall this is not very drinkable! I would much rather be drinking Steel Reserve...at least the 211 is 8.1% and doesn't have such a terrible, lingering after taste. Avoid, unless you only have $1.65 for a tallboy, in which case you can probably find something of higher abv and get a better "bang" for your buck!

7beerphil, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of IlIlIllIlIllIlIl
1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

EACH CAN COSTS 50 CENTS!

I just poured some into a glass for the review but it's better straight from the can. This is not glass beer. Maybe a coffee cup with a lid for when you're pulling an all nighter at the train station after a long night of panhandling. Then it is damn good beer.

A - like urine with urine bubbles instead of foam

S- not much there but I've said the same for A rated beers. I get some sweet corny malt and alcohol soaked in ashtray pennies that I got panhandling.

T- corn syrup malt and some type of strange liquor. aftertaste is not so bad

M- I can savor these all day

D- Until I puke

IlIlIllIlIllIlIl, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of puboflyons
1.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

puboflyons, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
1.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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!!

VaTechHopHead, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
1.55/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 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?

TMoney2591, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of civilizedpsycho
1.55/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

civilizedpsycho, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of durwood64
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

durwood64, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of djeucalyptus
1.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

djeucalyptus, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of ommegoose
1.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

ommegoose, Feb 16, 2011
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Game Day Ice from City Brewing Company, LLC
54 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.