Ice Cap Lager | Arctic Fox Brewing

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Arctic Fox Brewing

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by laituegonflable on 08-26-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by shambeano:
Photo of shambeano
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. GUSHER. lost about a quarter of it.

A- pours a slightly cloudy reddish, with about an inch of fluffy white head that takes a while to completely subside. not really what i was expecting from a lager.

S- grainy and malty upfront, a bit of straw, not really sweet. a little bit of herbal hop. nothing unpleasant, but not a whole lot going on.

T- the same malts and straw as on the nose, but there is a little more flavour, herbal hops are stronger and there is a nice lingering bitterness. not too bad.

M- lighter bodied, a touch of prickly carbonation, pretty easy drinking.

O- wasnt expecting much to begin with, but picked up towards the end. alright.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a huge head fed by lively streams of carbonation.
Aroma is light, comprised mostly of spicy, grassy hops (presumably noble, lots of saaz perhaps?) with clean sweet malt in the background. The label just says "lager" but this is definitely Bohemian pilsner territory.
Flavours include more grassy, spicy and lemon hops with sweet grainy malt taking over later and leading to a mild metallic bitterness.
Nice light body, high carbonation.

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Photo of Marc280
2.64/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is a nice golden colour and pours with a good head. The arama has a fair bit of banana to it. Not sure if this is how it is supposed to be... I couldn't smell much of the hops that ate supposed to be there. It says to serve ice cold, but I actually liked it more as it warmed up. I should note this was on a run-out special so it might have been a little old. Good level of carbonation. Overall, I think there are better beers out there for the money.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.88/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber gold with minimal head, leaves a ring of lacing and a little webbing here and there. Clear body with no carbonation, looks pretty standard, and not very appealing.

Nose is really quite sweet with a decent fruity character, but also an unpleasant bread yeast character, maybe a bit of a sweet corn aroma. Not very aromatic anyway, and not impressive.

Taste has a bit of a corn flavour, quite mild with a fair amount of malt as well. Not much hop character although a slight Cascade citrusy twang on the back with a hint of passionfruit, almost champagney actually.

Mouthfeel is thin, a bit bleh. Some carbonation would certainly add interest.

Not really enough flavour here to be exciting. For all that though it's pretty drinkable, and there's far more character on this than your average Aussie lager. Still not enough to wow me.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy amber yellow, with a filmy to nonexistent head. The cloudiness gives me some hope, but otherwise I'm unimpressed.

Some light fruity hops on the nose, with a very faint whiff of paint thinner. Not all the bad. Not huge, but the characters are pleasant enough.

Nice light fruity notes on the palate, with a pleasant light bitterness. Hint of bubblegum or plastic not out of question, but it's quite nice. Not bad. Mouthfeel is reasonably clean - a good attribute for a lager.

Not bad overall. Not a massive amount of character but clean and easy to drink. If this were on tap everywhere I'd be pleased there's a decent drop to drink.

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Photo of DrNo
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Ice Cap Lager from Arctic Fox Brewing
3.3 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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