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Hite Ice Point | Hite Brewery Company LTD

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Brewed by:
Hite Brewery Company LTD
Korea (South) | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
58
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
27.17%
 
 
Wants:
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10
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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of biboergosum
2.61/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

640ml bottle. So, the Koreans have come around to the 'Ice' beer concept, years after we (mostly) let it pass into beer lore around here.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden straw colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a few instances of splattered paint lace around the glass as it rashly dissolves.

It smells of sharp, musty corn grits, dry rice, phenolic yeast, red apple skins, and a disintegrating, almost rusty metallic character. The taste is more mixed and matched corn and rice manifestations, wet, high-quality paper (don't know how I know that!), stale apple juice, flinty minerals, and some verging on skunky, but teetering on the precipice, leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is more or less purely frothy, the body just off of a standard medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, an airy creaminess aiding and abetting the cause. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the corn/rice Frankenstein not to be denied.

Meh - nothing particularly offensive here, once you get past the typical malt bill inanity. No real off-flavours, some banal fruitiness, and Bob's your uncle, the Ice Point Filtration System appears to have done its job, which if I'm correct, is only in making for an acceptable mouthfeel. Baby steps, I suppose.

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3.49/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hite Jinro co. "Hite Ice Point"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no freshness date - just a packaging code
$1.99 @ Cost Plus World Market, Arlington, VA

Clear, golden, basic "Euro" lager that actually comes from Seoul, Korea. There's a kind of minty and lime-like character that's unusual, but not bad, and in the end interesting and refreshing. It's nicely balanced, and readily drinkable with a light-medium body and a gently crisp, fine bubbled carbonation. Not worth seeking out, but not something you should pass by if offered.

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2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.16/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a finger of head on a clear golden colored body. Low head retention.
The aroma is stale white rice. Not great, not good.
The taste starts mildly sweet and becomes increasingly sweet to the finish. Not enjoyable.
The texture is crisp with sticky edges. Moderate carbonation but still fizzy.

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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DaveBar
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that is gone in 30sec or less. Clear medium gold color.

S- Lots of hops. Very similar to a Heineken.

T- Open and honest beer. Not a big body or flavor but nice overall. Light and airy good. Touch metallic which is a pity.

M- Very carbonated and tinny. Metallic so this mass produced beer is not top shelf nor even bottom

O- Not a good beer at all. Will never buy again or drink if I'm in Korea.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with........ Toasted cheese sandwiches with cheese and onion.

Enjoy

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
2.44/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts.
T: The taste has flavors of corn and pale malts along with subtle hints of sweetness. Only traces of bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily and doesn't have any "off" flavors or is dominated by adjuncts, but doesn't have any interesting aromas or flavors.

Serving type: can

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.18/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with, a decent , coarse white head, which retains fairly well, and a smattering of fine, fast-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Cooked corn, and grassy, steely hops dominate the aroma.

Taste: Opens with cooked corn, and somewhat aggressive steely hops. As the taste progresses, the hops and cooked corn vie for dominance. Finishes, with a lingering, mild bitterness.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with slightly stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A drinkable, but mediocre example, with little to distinguish itself. If you pass on this, you haven't missed much.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twenty-one point six ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - It is a light golden color, with not much of a head.

Smell - A light malty smell.

Taste - The malts aren't to sweet or bitter, lucky no weird aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - It is a light beer, good carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good compared to other similar beers.

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle received in trade, labeled as Hite Ice Point
Pours a crystal clear medium straw color with a huge bubbly bone white head that quickly recedes to a cap on top. Smells quite grainy with hints of skunk and some faint spicy earthy hop aromas. Not a lot going on in the aroma here. The flavor is very light apple with hints of grain and little to no hop flavor with a light hop bitterness. Light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Quite light and watery; Not horrible, but somewhat devoid of much flavor. Drinkable but that's about it.

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

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