I.C. Light
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

I.C. LightI.C. Light
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Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #120
Ranked #29,241
2.56 | pDev: 30.47%
Today at 09:02 PM
Sep 30, 2001
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.22/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Though I drank this straight out of the can myself, I could see others with a classic fizzy yellow drink and short white foam head in their clear solo cups.

This delivers waxy rice sweetness with some unpleasantly dull esters to the dome, not unlike Bud Light.

It's pretty uninspiring, but I guess that's to be expected when the primary purpose this serves is to assist the post-tailgate Steelers fans in rehydrating once they enter the cathedral of ketchup.
Today at 09:02 PM
Rated: 3.29 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
On tap:
Pretty decent for a light adjunct lager. Clear yellow gold, with a solid white cap that fades to a small bubble ring without lacing - pretty standard. Nose is barely enough to make me feel it won’t be too sweet, despite faint corn being about all I can pick out. Turns out the nose was right - a balanced beer without a lot to it, but just enough to be refreshing and a tad dry.
Jun 09, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by ThePold from Virginia

Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

May 07, 2023
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Rated by TRevDrRonT

5/5  rDev +95.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best tasting light beer I have ever had! Nice light beer taste and VERY refreshing on a hot summer day without the calories or alcohol.
Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
Ok my score is skewed a bit because I consumed this beer at a Penguins hockey game. The can it was served in was a bright yellow and celebrated Pittsburgh sports championships. Drank it during the first period. This beer is what it is. It is refreshing and easy to drink, but it lacks much in the way of smell and taste. Anyway, had a great time drinking it with my nachos. Wish the Pens had won!
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz can, 0542 2017; purchased single off shelf at Shangy's yesterday... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, extra-pale gold liquid with a faint cloud of speckled sediment; curiously gloriously snow drifty foam, like whipped egg white... keeps a collar; big ring of lace at the top - what?!

S: herbal, earthy overtone; popcorn trails around the perimeter, with a vaguely poundcakey interior, which sort of also comes across as cornbread

T: semi corn-colored, dry grainy foundation... maybe the slightest hint of sulfur... bold but bland no-frills pils malt in the aftertaste, accented by some grassy and mildly spicy hops, and maybe a slight residual soapy note

F: light-bodied, snappy, and subtly sharp... lively carbonation with a bite up front, as well as a soft round swell, before it finishes relatively level and dry; delicate spicy hop/alc warmth

O: eww was this a 2017 can?!... never got around to trying this when in Pittsburgh last August; this was my first chance... it's a bit aggressive for a light beer, but I could get down with it (1961)
Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 2.81 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by ohbigun from West Virginia

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

2.24/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
24oz can into a pint glass. Freshness dating unclear.

Pale watery golden body with light carbonation. Head quickly fizzes away, no lacing.

There is hardly any aroma. A little malt if I try hard.

On tasting, well, hardly any taste. Bland, thin, light.

Mouth closer to thin than medium, finish a little off as well.

Overall, pretty poor beer. Nothing to it. May as well drink water if you care about carbs and calories. Most of this is heading for the drain.
Dec 05, 2021
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Rated by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

1/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
A homeless guy we gave a case too refused to drink it.
Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 3.44 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 2.72 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 2.94 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 3.1 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 2.87 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 1 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 18, 2020
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Rated by Jule17 from Ohio

2.18/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Tastes like weird, promiscuous wood.
Dec 29, 2019
I.C. Light from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 263 ratings