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
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
57
Avg:
2.47
pDev:
29.55%
 
 
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of LushessPuppy
3.94/5  rDev +59.5%
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 +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Kettle1
2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

(24 oz can, left out for about 10 minutes before opening, poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: ultra-clear, light yellow-gold liquid, shade of amber on the edges... the foam is a tad spongy, actually taking a few seconds to collapse

S: wet pennies, phantom whiff of moderately toasty cornbread crumbs... dried honey crust shavings and the faintest of floral notes... to be honest, it almost smells like it was fermented with an ale yeast... no real boozy notes and fairly worty, with little intensity

T: hmm, uhhh, jeez... certainly tastes like its an ale, too (at first)... unmistakably sweeter than almost all of the other malt liquors I've had - I like a little sweetness in a malt-forward beer, but this is a bit much... hint of ash in the finish, in which the dryness sticks out more than the lot probably because 1) how sweet the initial pop is and 2) it seems truly quite sharp and dry... very quiet booze and spice on the follow through, but this taste is overall pretty one-dimensional... sweetness lingers

F: moderate roll-y blob on the palate with each sip, though it poofs out pretty darn dry right away... the thicker core body is something I would generally dig in other strong styles, but with these flavors, it's not a delectable combo... it's much like what a dubbel or quad should feel like

O: strange mixed feelings with this... it's not something I will endeavor to finish an entire can of again (but I did here!)... it's pretty much all caramel with burnt, corny ends, and an arguably sugary residual aftertaste... they can do better than this... it certainly sticks out among the bunch and I'm sure it has a special place in many a sweet-tooth drunks' hearts

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Photo of johnkevin
1.23/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If you're going to try it I can't stop you. It's nasty the worst beer I have ever had the misfortune to consume. It has a weird sweetness to it, almost artificial. Takes like oatmeal with a lot of alcohol. No amount of hops an cover the nastiness of this beer.

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Photo of reptile3141
1.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Jcrampton94
1.59/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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 HiWire
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of iman99
2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is a really bad tasting beer I don't recommend would prefer 211 or hurricane or natty daddy

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Photo of Drew966
2.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pegasus
2.53/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden color with a moderate, coarse white head, with fairly good retention. The carbonation presents a profusion of fat bubbles, which drift lazily to the surface.The lacing is thick and leaves an irregular tide mark on the glass walls.

Aroma: Solvent alcohols dominate the aroma, with lesser cooked vegetables and some faint grassy and herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with cooked vegetables, corn, and solvent alcohol. The alcohol is quite warming . As the taste progresses, there is some cream corn sweetness. Late in the taste, there is a wave of solvent alcohol. Finishes with a mild herbal hop presence.

Mouth feel: Zesty carbonation vies with a fairly full body to produce a pleasing effect.

Drinkability/notes: Its hard to complain when a twenty-four ounce can at 8% ABV is $1.99 plus tax. Would pair well with pizza, nachos, or a terrible thirst after mowing the lawn in mid-August. This is best drunk cold in a frozen glass. Cheers.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of car2052
2.78/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 24 oz. can to pub glass.

A: Brilliant gold with a small white head and ample carbonation.
S: Light malts with a heavy alcohol smell. Little bit of sulfur.
T: Sweetness, dustyness, alcohol, yeasty. Very sweet.
M: Medium.
O: It does the job. If they could get rid of some of the sweetness, it would be better. Tastes like a Bud with more flavor.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
1.85/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Makes Colt. 45 seem sublime. Really awful. Not the worst beer I have ever had, but damn close.

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Photo of JasonTaverner
2.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of johnnnniee
2.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

25oz can after too many hours of painting.
Corn, apples, a bit sweet with a displeasing alcohol flavor. I couldn't finish it.

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Photo of AmitC
2.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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 mwar
2.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of arini10
1.66/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This beer is only worth drinking if you are trying to get drunk. It tastes as sweet as you would expect from an 8% malt liquor that costs under a dollar for a tall boy. Really atrocious. That being said, if you are going to buy something like this, it is better than steel reserve or hurricanes.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 BeerWithMike
2.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled on 1/18/15 and slight this 24 ounce can that costs around $1.59. That should tell ya something BUT never tried it and had to do a review on it! LOL! Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in a vintage 10 ounce 'hourglass shaped' pilsner glass.

Pours a golden yellow in color with a very thin white cap layer. Some very light spotty lacing was seen but not a lot. The aroma is mostly of sweet corn and alcohol for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same with the sweet corn right up front with lots of alcohol taste. Hard to drink actually. Have to drink this one very cold and probably fast but it still isn't good. Guess if you want a fast cheap buzz then this is your brew. Not a fan. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Had to pour about half of my half out after several sips.

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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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Icehouse Edge from Miller Brewing Co.
2.47 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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