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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Photo of dukeandduke
2.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +47.3%
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 -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of huthuty
3.45/5  rDev +45.6%
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 -57.8%
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 -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vinman29
2.07/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -49.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
2.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of taters21
3.16/5  rDev +33.3%
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%
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 +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of robebo44
2.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 94rocker1
2.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesStreet
2.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drpimento
2.27/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +20.7%
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 +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HopfaceMcface
3.37/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My old beer OE 800 40oz sliped through my hand and fell on my toe. As I hopped in pain I fell through my trailer floor. As I bottomed out waist deep in old seventies harvest gold vynal flooring. Then realizing in horror my soft landing was due to crushing a gaggle of feral kittens that had made the crawl space their home. I realized then it was time to downsize from 40oz. I still would not recommend this 24oz falling on a toe. Especially in flip flops. This wonderful beer has a penchant for buggery. Is wonderful warm with a straw. Pairs nicely with burning Chor Boy with a hint of Crack.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
1.51/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of GOBLIN
2.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I didn't buy this to get drunk . . . It's not about that for me. It's about keepin' $#!+ real son ! For real though. This is not a good beer. It tastes like regular Icehouse with a shot of vodka thrown in. Or . . . If you want you can consider it a vodka barrel aged adjunct lager. That might be your thing son.

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Photo of Jray17
2.11/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

If you're like me and your'e broke as hell but still want to go get drunk this is the thing. It's cheap as hell, it's got a good abv, but it tastes like someone took a half decent beer and poured sugar in it. So hey, you get what you pay for I suppose.

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Photo of LushessPuppy
3.94/5  rDev +66.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

3 for 3 bucks in west Lebanon New Hampshire. Hell no sales tax neither. This reminds me of 99 cent oil cans of labatts. Best deal in town. I think hurricane is moor beery as this is sweeter. Goes down smooth . And I love the 3 for 3 bargain!!

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Photo of hopnado
3/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Icehouse Edge from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.37 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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