Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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56
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1,236 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
America's first domestic ice beer, Icehouse is traditionally brewed, fermented and, just before aging, its temperature is lowered to below freezing. This process imparts the beer's smoothness and an alcohol content that's slightly higher (5.5% by volume) than other regular premium beer brands. Icehouse was introduced in 1993 and has reinforced its position as the ultimate beer for wind-up and pre-game occasions. Blending humor and high-energy excitement, Icehouse marketing encourages its target consumers to take occasions to the next level with a great-tasting beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,236
Reviews:
375
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
33.33%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
199
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,236 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of MusaJames
2.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well in all fairness to this beer I was expecting worse. Pours well and develops a head that begins to fade right away. Beer is really clear. I can't really tell what it smells like as nothing jumps out at me. Not a lot going on with flavor. Tastes alright. Can't spend $8-9 dollars for some micro brew this stuff is a inexpensive and drinkable.

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Photo of hendryxdp
1.82/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PearlJam420
3/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

People can bad mouth this beer all they want. It's cheap for a reason. With that being said this is on par with any domestic lager. Drink ice cold and fast!

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Photo of larryarms847
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a darker golden color with high carbonation.

Grainy aroma.

Grainy water and slightly harsh.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, harsh.

Overall, terrible.

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Photo of CENTCOM467
1.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

All it does is enhance the affect of the alcohol content better then a malt liquor but better left to college students. You can taste the alcohol in it. Which is to me a mark of poor quality over done with sweetness but not as bad as a malt liqour.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.87/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the large can, it pours a clear golden with a nice head, quickly reducing to a thin layer. Bubbles stream from the bottom constantly, but do not replenish the head. Taste is ok, nose is less so.

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Photo of kjkinsey
1.84/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
2.6/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer Pounder's Club Beer of the Month selection.

The first (or one of the first) AAL Ice style beers, still around and quaffable as ever. Not a high bruiser of ABV at 5.5 %, but stiff enough to efficiently get you there. Light color, texture leaning toward medium, high carbonation, undemanding flavor best concealed by drinking it very cold.

A frat party winner.

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Photo of beertraveler08
2.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MartyIU13
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MasterRigger
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Asics
2.84/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.43/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JonathanAlires
2.99/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
1.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.48/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of 24 oz. can with a clear golden color and a ton of streaming bubbles with a quickly dissipating rocky white head.

Smells of sweet corn with white bread yeast and malts coming out. Maybe just a bit of hop spice way in the background. As I continued to drink it I was detecting some mustiness in the smell. The can is dated May 16 16 so I don't believe the mustiness comes from an out of date beer.

The taste is kind of corny with that "just a beer" taste.

Mouth feel is wet and refreshingly damp on the back end as well. Feels like a wet refreshing drink for a warm day.

In our area the only way I have found this is in the 24 oz. cans at our local grocery. From what I understand on the package prices this one is extremely inexpensive. Overall for just a cold beer every now and then this one is not bad at all. A craft beer this is surely not but for those other beers it does work.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
1.19/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of J_Monroe
2.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dukeandduke
2.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

1/27/16 Chicago (24 Oz multiple pours into standard pint glass). Light clear blond pour, mild carbonation, generous white head, though quickly dissipating. Minimal aroma or taste of hops. Firm texture despite mild carbonation, easy going down. Meh.

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Photo of Zazzi82
1.94/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Frank_TX
2.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbrauneis
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of grainy malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts. There is a hint of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts and a light amount of sweetness. There is a hint of grassy hops in the finish which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Not horrible and not great, though it is less harsh than I recall it being from my undergrad years. Easy enough to drink as I could finish the can but not one that I will be going back to get again.

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Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
2.28 out of 5 based on 1,236 ratings.
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