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Icehouse | Miller Brewing Co.

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2.04/5
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1,249 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): 5.50%

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
Ranking:
#44,576
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
1,249
pDev:
35.29%
Bros Score:
2.59
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
209
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,249 |  Reviews: 379
Photo of Lane_in_ID
1.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

24oz can poured into a pint glass.

Look: pale yellow/amber 1 finger white head that disappated immediately. Very clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.
Smell: Cooked corn, grassy
Taste: grass/hay with a bitter dry finish
Feel: highly carbonated, medium light mouthfeel.
Overall: not a great beer...

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Photo of colts9016
2.44/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A frothy 2 finger head with some retention. The color of the beer is pale yellow and is clear. A load of carbonation bubbles in the beer.

N: Grainy, yeast, a slightly funky aroma like over cooked corn.

T: Cooked corn, yeast, hay, and grain

M: load of carbonation, and crisp finish.

Overall not as good as it could be.

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Photo of Myotus
1.44/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured at 40°F from a 16oz (best before 16Aug16) can into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 28Jul16.
SMELL: Strong aromas of car exhaust quarrel with subtle aromas of corn and alcohol.
TASTE: The tumult of taste commences with an offensive fusion of mild corn and car exhaust flavors. Mild flavors of sugar water and subtle alcohol flavors next disrespect my palate as the flavors of car exhaust grow undesirably stronger. The vulgarity concludes with subtle flavors of spicy hops as the alcohol grows slightly stronger and all prior flavors maintain.
NOTE: I am unsure as to where to start with this. I do not know why and/or how a beer with only 5.5% ABV can have such a strong perception of alcohol. The fact that the car exhaust was the main flavor made this "beer" even more dreadful. Anything that makes me want to wash out the terrible taste in my mouth with a Bud Light should be illegal. I can see why this was $4 for a four pack.

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Photo of jbf190
1.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of IckyT2012
1.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OldSwampy
2.48/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Light golden / dark straw colored beer. Aggressive pour yielded a thick white head but that faded fairly soon. Minimal lacing. Nose light malts, not much there. Taste dominated by malty corn flavor, tasted like cooked canned corn. Not too awful, but not the best cheap light beer I've had (a relative concept, certainly). Taste seemed to have a hole in it -- corny malt, then a gap, then a brief hint of hops before fading altogether. Only a little mouthfeel of any kind, but not offensive. Drinkable, but in general a weak, watery lager despite the "bolder taste" claim on the can. Best by date of October 3, 2016, and I drank it on 5 July 2016.

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Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CjMcGarner
1.99/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hazen
1.66/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.13/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of forshamegetit
2.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
1.85/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MusaJames
2.35/5  rDev +15.2%
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 -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PearlJam420
3/5  rDev +47.1%
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 +22.5%
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 -4.4%
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 +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.87/5  rDev +40.7%
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 -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
2.6/5  rDev +27.5%
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 +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Icehouse from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.04 out of 5 with 1,249 ratings
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