Icehouse Edge | Miller Brewing Co.

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Icehouse EdgeIcehouse Edge

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by daliandragon on 07-29-2012

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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of PuffySAJ
3.1/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 9/10/2018. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, and minimal herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity corn aromas, but not too overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and minimal earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty/corn, and minimal herbal/grassy hop earthiness. Very minimal herbal/grassy bitterness and alcohol spice on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty/corn, and minimal herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and minimal earthy hop notes; with a solid bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity notes present. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and spicy alcohol. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. No alcohol roughness. Lightly increasing warmth of 8% after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good malt liquor. All around good robustness of malt/corn and minimal earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV; with the minimally bitter/drying finish. This definitely improved as it warmed in the glass. Very clean and rich barley/grain flavors, with mild earthy hop balance. Not overdone on the corn adjuncts at all. A nicely enjoyable offering. Tasty and well made for the style.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of uglyparts
2.04/5  rDev -15%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

the epitome of american brewing. double ipas be damned, this is the kind of beer you wake up with sitting on the coffee table next to your couch at ten in the morning and think, fuck it, i don't have to work today. little do you know, it is tuesday, and you most certainly did have work today. but you're fired now. and so you crush the entire 24oz tallboy of sweet, sweet 8.0 abv goodness and stumble into the shower, awaiting the devil to kiss your eyelids good morning as you broach unemployment in the fetal position, alternating between stale donuts and ramen noodles for sustenance. two of these bad boys will cost you three bux at 7/11 but they are worth every penny. i've been drunk for two days straight and haven't been employed since january. life is what you make of it.

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Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dukeandduke
2.43/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

1/14/18: 24 ounce can with a good until 6/11/18 date purchased at Shop and Save Market $1.49 + tax. Can poured into large flute, very clear golden yellow pour, soapy white cloudy dissipating head. Very sweet corn, apple and malt aroma. Mild taste, corn and malt, somewhat sweet but not as sweet as the aroma would indicate. Somewhat strong beer, though alcohol hidden while drinking due to the light taste and texture. Very thin and watery texture, very easy going down. Mild carbonation fades quickly. Overall OK beer for it's class and style.

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Photo of xolectic
3.49/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a standard dark yellow/faintly orange color for a malt liquor. Pours a nice dense, long lasting head.

Smells like a hint of booze and cereal malt. Very little to smell here. I'm used to macro beers but you hardly detect anything here.

Taste is surprisingly good even lukewarm. Mostly tastes like corn, even compared to other dirt cheap macro beers, but that's fine with me. Fairly syrupy and sweet but vastly superior to similar beers, e.g. Steel Reserve, Natty Daddy, etc. The booze is noticeable but enjoyable and very inoffensive for 8.0 ABV. There's no vodka taste like with Natty Daddy. Very little hop presence here, but what were you expecting?

Feel is not bad, no unpleasant aftertaste but still syrupy. The corn taste is the only thing that lingers. Finish is a bit boozy but still not bad.

A good beer to get drunk on the cheap and eat with junk food and pizza from the gas station. What more can I say? If you like a mild corny taste with a little booze, it might be right up your alley.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
1.41/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of huthuty
3.45/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a nice head and minimal lacing, pale but dense golden adjunct color.
Smells like dense cereal malt and alcohol and almost apple like vinegar.
Dense sweet adjunct malt dominates the taste along with alcohol
Overall a great choice if you want a strong beer on a budget

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Photo of JohnOmg1
1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I rate this as a 1 because there was no zero! OMG! This beer is absolute garbage! Icehouse? If this is what you call beer then you need to go out of business. I've tasted paint thinner better than this. This stuff is horrible!

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Photo of SillyRabbitz
2.32/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vinman29
2.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Icehouse Edge is a unique beer. Tons of alcohol. Very sweet. Low hops. Hard to drink fast, even if you want to. I've compared regular Icehouse to dating a stripper. Icehouse Edge is like dating a porn star. Really extreme for a domestic beer. All the traditional flavors are there, taken to a cartoonish level, with extra alcohol brewed in. This is the Ford Raptor of beers. Really hard to enjoy and relax with at home or a normal get together or party. This is the kind of beer I would buy in one of two situations; if I had a problem with drinking too much, or if I had just worked outside in blazing sun for 8 hours and wanted to chill out quickly. It is like a fire extinguisher to the face. You are glad it's there but only want it if your face is on fire. Crazy that this is a real product that has been around for a while now. I like it okay but unlike Icehouse, which is like the bad girl next door, Icehouse Edge has no shame whatsoever. It comes in big cans for a reason...

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
1.19/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
2.04/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of taters21
3.16/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice golden color with a one finger head that recedes slower than most, bonus points here.
Out of the can, it honestly smelled like a fart at first which then turned into stale malt, yeast, some light apple.
Compared to other malt liquor this tastes incredible, it's still a bit too sweet but otherwise is clean, no metallic taste, no unusual bitterness, finishes malty yet somewhat crisp.
Mouthfeel is syrupy as always with malt liquor but better as the flavor is nicer.
Overall my favorite example of the style so far.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.73/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

In theory, this should be an improvement on Icehouse. They took the base beer and created more alcohol. Perhaps one might call it a Double American Adjunct Lager. Unfortunately, the adjunct grains that were in the original still make up the taste. The aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter. The high level of carbonation carves out any sweetness pretty quickly. In terms of Icehouse, I don't need this in my life any more than the regular.

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Photo of Dave1999
2.69/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of robebo44
2.77/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 94rocker1
2.1/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesStreet
2.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drpimento
2.27/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma has mostly corn, but also some caramel. Flavor's quite bland; pretty much just neutral sweet. Body is ok. Finish is like flavor and boozy. Can't think of more than one reason to have more than one of these.

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Photo of MusaJames
2.86/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I fancy myself a bit of a connoisseur of the Malt Liquors. So when I found this beauty in a small supermarket I had to get it. Unlike a good number of her brethren this beer is much more enjoyable. Dark color and full flavor belie a daring drinkability without the hairspray overtones her sister carry. On a serious note if you are looking for a micro brew with hops galore find another beer.

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Photo of JamesGrove
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Icehouse Edge from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.4 out of 5 with 148 ratings