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Icehouse Edge | Miller Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by daliandragon on 07-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
128
Avg:
2.47
pDev:
44.13%
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

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Photo of jwc215
2.17/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

16 oz. can - Best by Jan 04 16 stamped on bottom:

Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Trailing lace slides down the glass with minimal sticking.

The smell is of grain, raw alcohol and some husk.

The taste is very sweet - cooked veggies - raw alcohol.

It has a slick, rather unpleasant feel, though not too fizzy for the style. Booze lingers on tongue.

This one is rough, and too sweet, even for the style and cheap price. But, there are worse malt liquors out there.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.25/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of bright yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of mottled very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amount of sweet corn adjuncts with a light amount of light fruit/apple juice. Hints of alcohol booziness and something akin to vinyl/plastic.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with moderate sweet corn adjuncts. That is followed by a harsh strong flavor of fusel alcohol which lingers in the finish (quite unpleasant). Also, there is a light amount of booziness towards the finish as well as it warms up.

M:Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming.

O: Much worse than I expected and my expectations were pretty low. Much too hot and much too boozy.

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Photo of EverettHervey
2.16/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If you have a choice @ 2 for $3.00 between this and Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export... You're better off going with this, and that's all I have to say... about that.

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Photo of HopfaceMcface
3.37/5  rDev +36.4%
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 markallmon
3.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TurboChief
5/5  rDev +102.4%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +82.2%

Photo of GOBLIN
2.84/5  rDev +15%
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 JamesStreet
2.71/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DirkDiggler
2.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste is sweet, corny. Good head and bubbly. Really reminds me of St. Ides without the harsh ending. Got a couple of these to start the weekend out before switching to higher end beer. Does the trick; it's got a punch to it and no lingering assault on the taste buds. If you're looking for a good malt liquor this is one to buy.

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Photo of Retroman40
2.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Right off, this is a beer that must be drank as cold as possible. The color is quite pale and the smell and taste are dominated by adjuncts although when served ice cold the cold does a good job as masking the imperfections. There is no mouthfeel worth discussing.

Let's face it, no one is drinking this for the flavor or to savor the aromas. For an 8% malt liquor there is no real perception of alcohol as long as it's cold - really cold! If you're looking for something like this it is certainly worth a try. Seriously, if you don't like it you're out like what, a buck and some change?

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Photo of tdm168
2.16/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A small portion poured into a juice glass for appearance and aroma. The rest consumed from the 24 oz can.

A - transparent yellow with some carbonation bubbles coming up; thin, bubbly, loose, fizzy, white head that fades fast

S - grains, warm, faintly metallic

T - very warm, sweet, and grainy, faint metallic finish

M - warm, crisp, medium bodied

If I consider the style: this was average. It was grainy, sweet and warm as expected. It was high abv and sorta drinkable from the can. I won't buy it again, but it is a very cheap buzz.

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Photo of dertyd
1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.21/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very cool can. Tattered aluminum design that tries to play to the PBR crowd.

Smell: Fresh biscuit malt. Not bad for a malt liquor

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely sour...extremely! Vinegar in a can. Good mouthfeel...nice carbonation.

Overall Drinkability: Pretty gross stuff overall. The flavor makes/breaks this. I feel like Miller could make big bucks marketing this stuff. It's cheap...high alcohol...and has a good design.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Icehouse Edge
16 oz. can, coded "MAR3015 E07062251"
$3.29/4-PK @ Winn Dixie #0199, Jacksonville, FL

Poured into a "beer clean" Imperial "nonik" pint glass (I'm not sure that you're really supposed to put it into a glass... ?) it displayed a deep golden, almost brass colored body beneath a two finger thick head of frothy bright white foam. The head held shortly, bolstered by the rising bubbles from below, and then fell to basically nothing leaving but a few medium-sized spots of lace behind.

The aroma displayed apples and sweet, doughy adjunct malt backed by distant 'beery' hops.

In the mouth it was thin to medium/thin in body and crisp, as would be appropriate.

The flavor confirmed the yeasty apple esters, as well as the adjunct-based malt sweetness, and although it wasn't very bitter at all the alcohol cut through it quite easily leaving it raspy and a bit harsh, almost chemical-like. It faded quickly from the palate, leaving behind a drop of sweet malt and a brisk splash of drying alcohol.

At 8.0% alc./vol. it's got the strength of a malt liquor, but not the body or the depth of 'malt' flavor normally associated with the style... ... aaahhh, and it just occurred to me, perhaps that's why it's named "Edge". Or perhaps it gives you an edge, because if you drink this quickly the alcohol will certainly hit you just as fast (at least for the pint can) and you'll end up with a little "Dutch courage". Overall, given the intentions behind it, it's not bad but on a world-wide scale of beer with a 3 being about average it just doesn't meet that mark.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Icehouse Edge brewed by Miller Co. This brew pours out a dark amber color with a small white head. Now this brew is 8.0 abv. The smell is sweet like male liquor. The tease is sweet as well it reminds me of a malt liquor even though it's a lager. I'm impressed on how smooth this brew goes down. There is nothing bad about this brew. I would get it again. Over all I'm giving this brew a 3 out 5.

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Photo of bashiba
2.9/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured a clean dark yellow with a thick and sticky white head, light lacing.

The smell is sweet and corny.

The flavor is mildly sweet with a touch of corn, no hops to speak off. The 8% is hidden quite well.

Has a touch of warmth in the overall thin and watery mouthfeel.

Not good, but does a good job of masking its strength, so its accomplishing what it sets out to, a tasteless high alcohol swill for those just looking for a cheap buzz.

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Photo of hophugger
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JH-Peters0126
3.98/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet not too sweet. Lots of corn. Have to drink this extremely cold. Feel the alcohol kick in within minutes. A good malt liquor or strong beer. Miller is not ashamed of its line of Malt beverages like STEEL or Olde English 800 (love their OE High Gravity)

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Photo of StevenMilligan
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of Treyliff
2.39/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass, no canning date

A- pours a pale clear golden color with a small creamy white head that retains for a while, eventually settling into a film

S- booze & grains, cooked rice, aluminum

T- sweet and grainy up front that starts out ok, but then turns into flavors of metal, creamed corn & grains. The finish is harsh

M- medium body with moderate pricky carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, some alcohol warmth hits the chet a few seconds after

O- not entirely offensive, it's pretty tolerable up front, but the finish is about as harsh as any other Icehouse beer

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Photo of redleg64
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of tone77
2.68/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, some green apples. Taste is not so good, alcohol is present, plastics, corn and grains, damn these 24 oz. cans.Feels light in the mouth and overall I got what I paid for, a cheap buzz.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.1/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 24 oz. can stamped DEC3112-F07020418. Sampled on September 11, 2012.

It pours yellow with a tremendous, foamy white head that fades down after a few minutes. Carbonation galore.

The aroma explodes with grain, adjunct corn, and this odd sort of pear thing with a clean crisp, lightly hopped background.

The body is thin.

Grains are noted in the taste up front with a slight lingering alcohol bite moving in at the end. For the malt liquor style this is fairly typical although that pear thing was a slight bonus.

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Icehouse Edge from Miller Brewing Co.
2.47 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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