Yankee Jim Ice
Big Hole Brewing Company

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American Adjunct Lager
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2.05 | pDev: 18.05%
Big Hole Brewing Company
Montana, United States
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Photo of TheHammer
2.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A sickly yellow body that does boast decent slow carbonation, and poured with two fingers of head. However a lack of retention and complete lack of lacing bring it back down.

Smell: It smells like wet sod with a hint of corn. It's not wholly unappealing, but I'm exactly expecting a flavour explosion here. Warming didn't really do a lot for it, not that it needs it.

Taste: Unsurprisingly exactly how it smells, like wet sod. grassy malt to start with a corn twang that turns to a brush of earthy hops. It's very watered down in flavour, kinda like food you've put in the freezer one too many times.

Mouthfeel: Very moist save for the end shift to the hops where an over exuberant fizzy hit does it's darnedest to convince you they hopped this beer well. Sadly it comes up short. It leaves a filmy taste on the tongue as well.

Drinkability: Well it's refreshing and would be good for a hot day, but it doesn't seem to sit down very weall, leaving a bloated feeling behind. I wouldn't call it easy drinking, but I wouldn't say it's a chore to drink.

Final Thoughts: Up here in Canada we used to make fun of American beer for being watered down. This pretty much perpetuates that stereotype. It's bad, but it could be a lot worse, but for the price, I must say you could do worse.

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Photo of slitherySOB
1.92/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I did a review of this for my youtube channel. It didn't get a good review. Pours out a pale straw yellow colour with a small amount of head that goes away in under a minute. Smells of corn, grass and, if you dig deep, pale malts. Tastes bland and flavourless. Sweet with corn, and that's about it. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. I imagine this beer is marketed towards the shotgun drinking, beer pong playing fraternity crowd. It's not horribly offensive, but it is boring.

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Photo of allergictomacros
2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold with an half inch of brittle white foam. Nose has some grass and some vegetal notes. Lightly bitter and somewhat dry with a tart edge up front. Some graininess apple/fruit and light lemon. Little bit of solvent creeps in on warming. Clean finishing. Light, fizzy yellow body. Par for the course. Not a great course though.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.51/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a medium yellow color lager with a light bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of corn adjunct and not much else. Taste is also dominated by adjunct thought not overly gross but really lacking in any complexity whatsoever. Body is thin with medium carbonation. I ma not sure why the LCBO feel the need to import such crap.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A decent effort in the "ice beer" category. Pours out to a light yellow color with a small head of white foam that calms to a small layer of white bubbles over the head of the beer. No lace, medium level of carbonation. Aromas of sweet grassy grain and a touch of malt. Taste is fair; grain, adjunct, some sweet corn and malt notes. Mouthfeel is nominal, some carbonation makes it's way to the palate, but mostly a crisp watery note is present. Drinkability is fair at best. Nothing special. Yawn.

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Photo of pootz
2.1/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The can said it was a big hole brew made in Utica so that seems that Matt has contract brewed this stuff for the North east and Canadian market.

Another macro adjuct beer not worth the time and certainly not a true ice beer taste.

Sickly pale straw...huge soda fountain bubbles, no cap, no detectable aroma....weak body watery, dry... high amounts of corn dextrose and rice in the body... undetectable hops...cheap beer bit at least clean with no off tastes...should be popular in campus dorms where money is tight to get tight.

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Yankee Jim Ice from Big Hole Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.05 out of 5 with 8 ratings