I.C. Light | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

I.C. LightI.C. Light
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2.5 w/ 228 ratings
I.C. LightI.C. Light

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.15%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

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1/5  rDev -60%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can you make a worse beer, I doubt it. Take the worst of the macros, water it down and make it more unappealing, that's IC Light. Best thing of moving away from pittsburgh is leaving IC Light behind.

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1.22/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle from the Binny's in Plainfield, IL for $1.49. There was no freshness date or anything written about the beer on the label.

The beer poured the palest shade of yellow I've ever seen - any lighter and it would be water. It's crystal clear and makes a 1½ finger white head that disappears before you even set the bottle down. It doesn't even leave a thin white rim of foam on top. All trace of head completely dissipates and therefore it leaves no lacing whatsoever.

It smells like corn swetener and nothing else, but at least it's not skunky or offensive.

This tastes like sweetened seltzer water. It also has a mineral water flavor to it along with a metalic taste, even though this one comes in a glass bottle.

The mouthfeel is like takung sweetened Alka-Seltzer.

I didn't like this beer at all, and while it may be drinkable, I don't jnow why anyone would want to.

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1.38/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I always said, "Light Beer if for people who don't like beer, but like to pee a lot". This is no exception. This beer is very light yellow, and extremelly clear. Almost no noticeable smell. Taste is also almost non existent. Slight taste of malt and cooked rice. Mouthfeel is crisp and higly carbonated, like drinking alka-seltzer. Again, drink cold.

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1.43/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured this onto a glass and was assuming it'd look like a light lager. It has very little to offer the consumer. This beer goes down fairly quickly at least. As it warms it kind of starts to have an odd aroma. Drink these fast if you have too. This reminded me a lot of Miller Lite.

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1.52/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

DATE REVIEWED: August 2, 2014... GLASSWARE: ballpark see-through plastic... OCCASION: perfect night for a ballgame and some beers with brother Jer in State College...APPEARANCE: thick, white creamy head; yellow body with some cascading bubbles...meh... AROMA: vague hints of water hose, hay and malt liquor ping....with a hint of beer pong ball... PALATE: light bodied, with a retreating aftertaste--has peanut-rinsing potential... TASTE: middling malts mingle with water to produce...mostly water, with a warming fuzz not appropriate to its ABV...not much else can be deduced... OVERALL: I went cheaper at the Spikes game and got four more ounces for a dollar less than the Robin Hood IPA...and not surprisingly, I regretted the change.. this beer needs to be chased with an activity that involves strong-tasting fare; otherwise, I wouldn't drink this unless visiting Pittsburgh where the locals embrace its quirks and flaws....

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1.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a one-fingered bubbly, white head that goes very quickly and leaves some lace. Clear pale yellow color. Light carbonation and very light bodied. Nose is hoppy with adjuncts. Starts with a sweet citrus flavor, watery, finish is boring but this has more flavor than a Bud Light. The ABV is 4.15%. 79¢ for a 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.

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I.C. Light from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 5.3% out of 100 with 228 ratings
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