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Game Day Ice | City Brewing Company, LLC

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1.85/5
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47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States
citybrewery.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by VaTechHopHead on 04-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,797
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
47
pDev:
48.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
1
Trade:
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Raime
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Was actually wrong at the beginning of my last review. Neighbor cracked open his last box ( see previous reviews for details on that ) and found ten of these inside. And of course, one comes my way for experimentation.

To be completely honest, I'm already quite intoxicated and I not going to bother pouring this into a glass.

Smell is..well it is. Stale grape soda, and massive amounts of grain husk.

Taste it more adjunct forward with rice but the grape soda esque levels show up. Moderate touches of alcohol and the grain husks poke their head through.

Feel is super carbonated and cold although light and seltzer like.

Overall I feel I've had this before...reminds me of that Port Republic lager I could get for $1 a tall boy at my local foodtown around 6 years ago. Port Republic wasn't good. And neither is this. Only up to the aforementioned brew is the fact you could get thirty tall boys for just over $33 ( including deposit of course ) meaning sixty beers. Buying 40 or over and he'd cut you a deal...enough ranting. This beer sucks.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Brenden
1.57/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The head isn't bad initially, 1 solid finger + and pure white, but it fades fast. Little spotting is left and it legs out some very thin threads of additional lace very moderately. The beer settles to a darker yellow than I might have expected.
The nose is oversweetened fruits, a particular dustiness, something like bubble gum (in a strangely artificial way as opposed to what one might get from Belgian yeast) and ethyl alcohol.
The taste is worse, burn and artificial sweetness leading to an almost composting grass note. Ultimately, the sweetness overtakes it and some leaf comes in on the end that somehow improves it from the horror show it begins as. It doesn't redeem it by a long shot, though.
Well, it's thin, but what was I expecting? It's got a bit of burn but not as much like swallowing gasoline and lighting my mouth on fire as some "ice beers." I guess that's saying something.
One of the worst out there.

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Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JoeMans
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of caverog
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that honestly tastes like more like a bad wine cooler than beer to me.

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Photo of jik18
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of koof
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of scosand
5/5  rDev +170.3%

Photo of axemanbp
4/5  rDev +116.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the cost, and retailer was out of my regular. Surprised that it has a pleasently light taste on the tongue. No bad after taste. No head ache which means low sulfates. first few beers, did'nt take so well. after the first session(12 pack) i had my reservations. Then try'd it on the weekend. Very plezzed with it. low cost, Good Buzz, I do recommend it !

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.88/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Game Day Ice has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with some lacing. Aroma is strong on sweet corn, grain husks, and barley. Taste is sweet, corn syrup, barley, somewhat cloying, and it also has a very slight hop bitterness; the IBU must be very low with this one. Mouthfeel is hefty and full, and Game Day Ice finishes ragged, sweet, and mostly dry. For a cheap, budget, store-brand beer, this is not bad. It might be something to pick up if the price is right. Overall, it’s okay.

RJT

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Photo of durwood64
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of KidRagnarok
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of gio540
3/5  rDev +62.2%

Photo of avaldivia
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of eurogal
5/5  rDev +170.3%

Photo of djeucalyptus
1.51/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours a cornbread yellow hue with a decent two-finger frothy white head that vanishes in a flash and takes its lacing with it.

aroma is somewhere between paint thinner and fermented apple juice, with some ranch doritos mixed in. nothing edible should smell like this.

sweet and sugary, almost like a hard cider, but without any of the pleasantries and enjoyable factors. apple, grain and alcohol. or grain alcohol, if you will. almost hot and potent for the abv. grainy, corny, vegetal finish.

mouth is sticky, slick, and fairly highly carbonated. nothing really good about it.

wow. this might be the cheapest form of alcohol, but no matter how much I wanted a beer, I wouldn't touch this one again. i guess this is what a 25cent glass of beer tastes like. and I feel like I overpayed.

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Photo of sabinelr
2.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$2.99 for 12 cans at Grocery Outlet? How can you pass it up? I have drunk Steel Reserve. I have drunk Baltika. I have drunk Gallo Muscatel. I gotta tell you this stuff is better. It has an indefinite cheap beer smell, an unremarkable yellow color, obviously microfiltered, and a overenthusiastic head that fades to there-used-to-be-a-head status in about a minute. A decent swig from a high-class branded pint glass leaves you thinking "there might have been beer there," but finishes off with a mild burn. The ABV isn't impressive, but what is there is nicely balanced by whatever they made this stuff out of. This is definitely down-at-the-shore-with-hotdogs stuff. I would recommend it to people who aren't big craft fans. It's definitely better than Regal Select or Columbia (from the good old days), and even rivals Schmidt (animal beer).

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Photo of rodney45
1.18/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

NOTE: i had this a little while ago sitting in front of a 7/11 with my good buddies and this is what i scratched down in my notebook.

A: Unfair to classify since i drank straight from the can, but im assuming its an ungodly light yellow, since i poured the rest out on the pavement.

S: Smells like grapes and my coin jar.

T: Im going to be fair, and its hard, because game day doesnt play fair. At first you get a strong grape and bubblegum taste, but it disappears. It moves away, like a forced eviction, and is left with an ever increasing dry rainwater taste. It tastes like metal off a new york city bridge in late august.

M: Light, quick, and elusive. Not extremely carbonated.

O: Im going to tell you, i drank half this can, and poured the rest out... that is something, because i was sitting in front of a 7/11 with friends. Im going to say this is the worst beer to ever touch my lips.

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Photo of puboflyons
1.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From 24 fl. oz can #076O-1226. Sampled on June 5, 2011. The pour is a nright yellow with a quick rising fizzy, white head that disappears quickly. While it looks alright for the style it has more of the adjunct malt liquor character with an odd grape-apple fruity scent and thin malts. The body is thin to medium. The taste is also emboldened with grape-apple sourness and a kind of stale maltiness with a thin backdrop of hops. These kind of beers that are brewed especially for retail chains like 7/11 show both the good and the bad of why craft beer has taken off. Good, in that these retail chains want a piece of the action and attempt to do so by expanding their inventory; but bad because the result is frequently so negative.

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Photo of steeldoc36
1.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looked at it and said, what the hell I'll try it. Its got an interesting name, I'm feeling brave. Well it was an adventure that ended in a buzz induced by a drink that tastes like a beer flavored soda. Does that make any sense? Anyway, I sucked down a 24oz can of it very quickly as the taste that was there deteriorated as the temperature grew warmer. I'm not one to pour out any beer, just muscle it down and get it over with! It had a surprisingly sweet, light alcohol taste. Not much body to it. Not at all what I expected for a adjunct style beer. Not a beer that I will revisit anytime soon...At least not until I get layed off from my job!

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Game Day Ice from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 1.85 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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