I.C. Light
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Lager - Light
Ranked #99
Ranked #29,980
2.53 | pDev: 30.04%
May 13, 2022
Sep 30, 2001
I.C. LightI.C. Light
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3.68 by ohbigun from West Virginia on May 13, 2022
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2.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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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1/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

A homeless guy we gave a case too refused to drink it.

Sep 16, 2021
3.44 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 02, 2021
2.72 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jan 31, 2021
2.94 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Jan 09, 2021
3.1 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2020
2.87 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Mar 14, 2020
1 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2020
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2.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Jule17 from Ohio

Tastes like weird, promiscuous wood.

Dec 29, 2019
2.5 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Nov 17, 2019
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5/5  rDev +97.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Gingervites

This beer is Pittsburgh in a can. It perfectly embodies the hardworking, blue-collar essence that is Pittsburgh. Brewed with blood, sweat, tears and just a hint of smog, this beer has a delicate taste that takes you back to the glory days of J&L Steel. For only $20 for a 30 rack, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not enjoying this godly nectar.

Oct 26, 2019
2.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts on Oct 16, 2019
2.8 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Sep 19, 2019
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2.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by daliandragon from Maryland

I was delighted to find a twenty four ounce single can of this at Giant Eagle while in Pittsburgh for a concert last weekend. The fact that it had all the different Pirate logos from year's past all over it made it even better. The can was pretty cheap as well. Making things greater still, there was beer inside the can as a bonus. It was light and mostly tasteless and fine. It may of also have been less filling, at least that was the rumor I had heard.

Jul 15, 2019
3.13 by sherrymj from Ohio on Jun 25, 2019
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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

A blast from the past, was never one I drank on a regular basis, only from time to time. Never really liked it much, bland and unremarkable. Not quite poor, but barely above it.

May 07, 2019
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2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a light and distinctive piss yellow, with a small fizzy head and not much lacing.

The aroma is basically nothing, which is not surprising.

This is your typical low end light lager, nothing more and nothing less. It's kind of just sweet and corny, with a light bitterness. There's no discernible flaws, but really nothing to speak of as well.

This is very light bodied, and very watery, but ultimately pretty drinkable.

There's not much to report here. There are better light lagers, but there also certainly much worse light lagers.

Aug 06, 2018
2.5 by DaveCash from New York on May 19, 2018
1.98 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2018
2.75 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 06, 2018
3.1 by flgimp from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2018
3.57 by bev15003 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Classless_Drinker76 from Pennsylvania

Obviously this beer will not hold up to the likes of any craft beer, but for what it is, it is quite good. For under $20 a rack its a good deal. Perfect for parties or tailgates. I have to admit I am a bit biased being from Pittsburgh, but even so I swear this is a much better beer than bud light or miller lite. If you ever find yourself in Western PA be sure to give this one a try.

Feb 06, 2018
3 by caahare from West Virginia on Dec 25, 2017
2.33 by stella77artois from New York on Aug 04, 2017
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3.49/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight citrus hops, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of piney hops. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight citrus hops, hint of caramel malt, corn, and a hint of piney hops. Overall, good feel, decent aroma, appearance, and body.

Jul 09, 2017
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1.62/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
by davisrs from Pennsylvania

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Color was golden straw, far better than Bud Light!
There was NO aroma, no head, no carbonation
There was a nice malt flavor, but I could detect no hops flavor.

NOTE: I may have a stock of older beer, because it says brewed by Iron City Brewing Company, Latrobe, PA and the label is all Black except for the Gold IC and white LIGHT.

Jun 24, 2017
2.27 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Jun 20, 2017
2.75 by msumike89 from Colorado on Mar 17, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

My go to tailgating beer.

Goooo Steeeeelers

Jan 15, 2017
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4.75/5  rDev +87.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Best tailgating beer there is. Smooth easy drinking. Brewed in the best Damn football town there is.

Jan 15, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mclugnut from Maryland

Look - slightly more color than most light lagers, more tint that most, head is white but must pour aggressively to get much of one and like other light lagers it does not stick around to lace the glass

Smell - nothing to brag about but again comparing to the other light lagers is is just slightly grainy/malty and mild hop aroma

Taste - is slightly grainy and malty and mild hop taste, again comparing to the other light lagers it is more flavorful

Feel - mouth feel is somewhere between lager and light lager but not thin like a Mich Ultra

Overall - it is the best of the light lagers and my go to if I am going to drink light lager. It's 94/95 calories and 2.8 carbs is friendly to my diabetic system. I think Pittsburgh Brewing Co. has done the most within the light lager category.

Dec 11, 2016
3.31 by RyanKininger from New York on Oct 09, 2016
2.63 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2016
3.1 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 01, 2016
3 by kotzbauerm from Kentucky on Aug 31, 2016
1.88 by jbf190 from West Virginia on Jul 23, 2016
1.77 by Bransc from North Carolina on Jun 26, 2016
2 by KingPurple from New Jersey on Jun 12, 2016
I.C. Light from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 253 ratings