Camo Silver Ice | Camo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 71
Photo of bchkrl
3.69/5  rDev +82.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like malt liquor. I like it rough, raw, and powerful. Not drunk powerful, just punchy. There's something classic, down-home American about a 1970 Chevelle 454. And I like the price of the stuff. No 'handcrafted' pretense. No installment loan required. Camo Silver Ice is affordable and flavorful (if a bit sweet) with no unpleasant aftertaste (unlike like some malt liquors). And Camo Silver Ice is plenty potent: drink it fast and one might wish one hadn't. Frankly, this brew might merit a 5.0 if it had a little LESS alcohol so the malt flavor wasn't overpowered by ethanol. Dark gold, thick, and ice cold can of Camo can last the evening if sipped rather than slammed. Sip it in good company, slam it at one's peril. Good stuff. Rock on!

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +68.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, no can dating. 0170 1459 can code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense/creamy head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, woody, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Nicely clean lager flavors; not overly fruity/yeasty. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and spicy alcohol. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. A tad rough, but smooth to sip on. Mild increasing warmth of 10.6%, with minimal lingering booze after the finish. Overall this is a solid high gravity malt liquor. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to sip on slowly with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Nicely clean/rich pils malt/grain showcase, with nice earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Not overwhelming on adjuncts. Not quite the jet fuel I expected, it is quite drinkable. A fairly enjoyable offering for what it was.

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Photo of cardfan212
2.3/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a glass 40 ounce bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - Label looks like it was made in Microsoft Word. I somehow doubt it was "ice brewed for extra smooth taste," probably just for more alcohol. The 10.6% is not nearly as advertised as I thought it would be. The beer itself is a decent golden color, looks better than some other offerings.

Smell - Immediately after opening, strong wafts of sweet corn and wet grains. Nothing too special, but nothing bad.

Taste - A surprising first hint of sweet and pleasant caramel malt, but immediately overpowered by a strong alcohol flavor. If it was a lower percentage, it might actually be good.

Feel - Carbonation and body are fine, but the alcohol burn is mighty powerful. Your throat will sting, and your sinuses will be cleared.

Overall - The Icarus of malt liquors. It could be something good if it wasn't trying to kill you, but instead it flies too close to the sun of having all the alcohol for the least amount of money.

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Photo of HollandX0
3.94/5  rDev +95%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Camo Silver Ice 40 is a tasty malt. Made to sip slow and enjoy the levels of the buzz it gives you each time you take a snag at it. It gets me where I want to go and I do enjoy the taste when very very cold.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.37/5  rDev +116.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd never consume this now but in college it's a cheap beer to get you wasted so it deserves a high score because it achieves the level of it's intention.

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Photo of FantasticOKC
1.22/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Where to start... uh... ok, no prelude... let's just get to it.

Look - something is off here. It pours a golden color, not unlike a macro adjunct, but it has a haze to it that just doesn't seem to be right. Remember Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs? Yeah... looks kinda like that. Upgraded from 1 to 1.25 as it does have some (fast dissipating) head that settles into a surprisingly nice little foam ring.

Smell - nothing... No, I'm serious... literally NOTHING! Had to bring my wife over and ask for verification. She said she got something, but it was very subtle. Once it warms a bit it does get somewhat of sweet grain odor, but it never REALLY develops a proper smell.

Taste - "Naturally Brewed" my a**... There ain't nothing natural about this s***... Prior to the first sip, I ran in place a bit... like when a God fearing human being sees a wasp on the patio. Fear and anxiety ensued. HOWEVER... tasting in wasn't quite as bad as confronting the evil that is the wasp (seriously... one of God's sick little jokes). While this is one step away from worshiping the Devil, it does develop some adjunct flavor as it warms. I never thought I'd appreciate grainy, corny adjunct nastiness... but it was a nice distraction from the actual flavor of this "beer."

SIDE NOTE - many have complained about the booziness of this beer... I honestly cannot taste the alcohol (even at 10.6%) over the overall yucky blah in this so-called "lager."

Feel - it's carbonated. I think.

Overall - I feel like I need a Bible, an old priest and a young priest... the fact that I drank 24 oz of this is proof that I am not living right with Jesus.

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Photo of IdrinkBeerinCollege
1.62/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Grabbed it just to see how bad it was. Even as a poor college kid there is better beer i fan afford. I think Budweiser is much better. That's..... saying something... Drank a Victory Moon Glow and Firestone Walker Wookey Jack to clease the palate :D

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Photo of Raime
1.08/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

" Fortune favors the bold ".

Yeah..we'll see about that.

L - Poured see through piss yellow without any trace of a head

S - This one smelled like some booze. Not good booze either. More of the kinda booze that leaves an ever present headache of bastard children after a one night stand turns into an unwanted.comittment and a shotgun wedding type of booze.

T - Tases like grain alcohol had geschlechsverkher with a stalk of pesticide ridden corn.

F - Numbing at least.

O - This may rival steel reserve in terms of worst beer I've ever consumed.

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Photo of trombonehero
1.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

At $1.39 for a 24-ounce can with 10.6% alc/vol, I knew off the top of my head this will probably be a bad experience. I was right. For $1 and change, you're getting the equivalent of about 4 "standard abv" beers. Since I don't like anything to go to waste, I will continue drinking (slowly but surely) the rest. It tastes like a carbonated watered-down cheap whiskey to me. If you are a broke college student wanting to get drunk on a budget, this is seriously a steal. I'd actually prefer Icehouse beer over the Camo as far as taste, and I don't even like Icehouse. You get what you pay for.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
1/5  rDev -50.5%

Camo Silver Ice has an extremely thin, white head, a clear, golden, somewhat bubbly appearance, but the overall look is not so clean. The aroma is very offensive and is picked up right when the can is cracked open. It is a sickly-sweet, pungent, strong, odor of wet grain husk and rotted candy. The flavor is equally repellent, with grain husk, unusual sweetness, with strong and cheap alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a dastardly chalky under-taste. Camo Silver Ice finishes semi-wet, boozy, and stomach turning. I poured it out.


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Photo of SteveJeremy
1.9/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this in a 40oz bottle at a local gas station because I want to try all or most of the Camo offerings because I have no idea. Needless to say, this one sneaks up on you with its 10.6% abv. Halfway through, I started feeling the buzz, and by the time I was done, I was definitely in a happy place. This morning... not so much.

If you're looking for a cheap offering with a high abv and don't have serious plans the next day, go for it. It has the ability to surprise, being a dryer malt liquor than others, but it doesn't take long to realize you're practically drinking ethenol-flavored beer.

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Photo of Zorro
2.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I have a secret love of bad beers. Someone has to taste it first right? Imported from a Wyoming truck stop.

So...I never expected this $1 can of booze to be a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

But I am Fair so lets pop the top and see what is in the can.

So like almost every malt liquors on earth it does a good job of looking like a Lager. Gold color with a decent white colored head that doesn't last.

Smell. Yeah...Denatured Alcohol and corn. There is a Fruity smell but no Identifiable Fruit. Every home brewer on earth knows the smell of beer fermented too hot.

Dare I taste it? After Superbrew 15 I am an Explorer in badness.It tastes better than expected. Flavor is Apple Juice, Everclear and Crackers. There is no Gag reflex or anything just the taste of your first failure at making a lager in a bad way. Still it isn't revolting. Dryer than most and intensely fruity. I can give this an honest 2.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is better than I feared. Still if you buy a can of this you know it will not be BCS.

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Photo of nicholas2121
1.56/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Camo Silver Ice is one cheap brew. with an abv of 10.6 per 12 oz. The taste is just pain awful. I got the whole 24 oz can down. I will not get this brew again. Even if it is cheap. Rot gut and death in a can. The color is a dark Amber/Yellow color. Smell of alcohol and cheap brew.

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Photo of troobie
3.56/5  rDev +76.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Last time I had Camo Silver Ice it was 9.0% ABV. Good on Camo for having the stones to raise the ABV.

Remember, all ratings are within the style. It's a style that I'm very familiar with and passionate about.

A: Golden. Retains a semi-ring of lace with some patchy foam in the center. Slight lacing if consumed quickly enough.

S: Champagne mixed with Budweiser. Strong saltiness.

T: Amazingly simple for the ABV. Very balanced. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Nothing too strong. Nothing lingering. Nothing offensive. Bold but reasonably so. I can best describe it as a 10.6% ABV light beer.

M: Extremely high carbonation with a water like feel. The mouthfeel contributes in a large part to the lack of cloyingness.

O: Taking something that should be offensive and making it inoffensive is impressive. Steel Reserve 211 (Silver Label) is less enjoyable to me than this. Now consider that Camo Silver Ice is about 25% stronger and about 2/3rds the price of Steel Reserve 211.

Dear Camo,

Please start selling your products in Northern California.



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Photo of longbongsilver
2.85/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I know what you're thinking: "didn't you slam Black Ice??" Yes, I did. Since then though, I've heard from others who share my view of the lowly malt liquor as a category of brews who've remarked surprising things about Silver vs Black.

Curiosity got me. Hell, it's cheap, and I'm off work tomorrow.

Tall can to big mug. Got aggressive with the pour towards the end and still no head, yet it's very fizzy. A dirty yellow translucent. Smells quite alch-y, though not in a sweet way. Weird since it's now *stronger* than Black Ice, but whatever, maybe they finessed it somehow. A tiny bit of anonymous hop actually comes out. Drinkin' time...

Pilsner-yet-not-quite tones come through typical of cheap ass malt liquor. Just enough grain backbone to let me know it's there, and a bit of grape. Surprised the flavor, pleasantly so. Mouth on it oddly reminds me more of the Schlitz I tried than the other Camo, probably the fizz & weight.

Obviously it's not craft. But if you were expecting craft, there's no reason to even buy this. For what it is though...did Camo pull a Homer with this one? Why the hell do I... kinda *like* it?

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Photo of shinerod
3.87/5  rDev +91.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I don’t quite understand why everyone has such a problem with Camo Silver Ice. I just cracked open a 40 ounce widemouth and am finding it to be quite enjoyable. There’s an aroma reminiscent of grapes that is quite pleasing. The flavor is mildly hoppy and very smooth. I would compare this to a sort of microbrew in the taste department. At 10.6% ABV, you get your money’s worth, which is something I can’t say about many microbrews or common type beers. For the drinker on a budget, I wholeheartedly recommend Camo Silver Ice. Try it...I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

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Photo of buschbeer
2.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

40oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It is gold in color and topped with an inch of white head that disappeared almost instantly.

S - I get the typical sweet grain and some toast.

T - I get sweet grains and alcohol.

M - Thin and slick

O - It tastes like most high gravity malt liquors, but the 9% raises the bar for those who are just drinking to get drunk.

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Photo of iman99
3.8/5  rDev +88.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Here is the TRUTH about CAMO SILVER ICE 9.0% ABV

First thing is I have drank just under 300 different brands of beer from everywhere.

Now when it comes to dirt cheap beer this is the BEST that I have ever had!

This beer is worth buying every time.

The taste is smooth and refreshing, pretty good actually for such a cheap and high gravity beer. The taste is comparable to most of the commercial beers that you drink and you get a much quicker buzz for half the price!

I actually prefer the taste of SILVER ICE more than most commercial beers and it gets me feeling the way I want a lot faster and saves me a lot of money.

When it comes to beer this is what I buy. I do not waste extra money to buy a name brand beer that has half of the ABV it just does not make any sense.

All I have to say is I give this beer an overall 5, taste a 4 and everything else a 3 because beer is beer unless you are drinking micro brews which is what REAL BEER is... but I don't always have extra money to buy good stuff.

I read through the reviews. I thought that some people did not give a qualifying assessment for this beer. Look here. This is a CHEAP BEER. The truth is a lot of the products YOU DRINK are very CHEAP. Take a step back and really think and compare. This beer is good! (aside from discussing REAL BEER)

Stick to CAMO 9.0% Silver Ice. I am going to the store and get a 40 oz right now after I get done writing this review and that's for real!

P.S. (I edited my review)

I am back from the store and have drank a 40 oz of CAMO.

I would add that it has a slightly sweet taste. If you are not use to high gravity beer perhaps you may taste the difference, though this is thoughtful information for you, for the best experience pour Camo 9.0 into a glass mug that has a capacity of 24 oz (at least 16 oz) and enjoy this treat as a refresher for the end of your work day and relax watch T.V. or play video games , pre-game for the bars, kick back and read a book etc.

The feeling that Camo 9.0 creates is perfection ENJOY!

One last comment! The reason I specify Silver ICE is because the Camo Black Ice 10.5% is really bad tasting because it has such a foul first taste and going down is hard to get through and thus I say stick to CAMO 9.0%!

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Photo of emerge077
1.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottled by "Camo Brewing Co, Lacrosse, WI" and inkjetted "0239". Hope this isn't years old, doubt it will matter that much though.

Clear glass 40 out of a random dingy cooler. Poured into a large mug, it forms a pretty good sized head and has some rings of lacing that coat the glass. Rapid rising carbonation in sparse streams, urine gold shade. Head lasts for the first couple sips, and eventually breaks apart.

Skunky aroma of the euro pils variety, something vaguely floral suggesting hops. Clear glass will do that… light sweet grain and some musty oxidized notes.

Harsh astringency, tacky and mealy aftertaste. Sticky sweet grain flavor, envelope glue, wet manila folders. Blehhh. Weak and unpleasant in the taste and mouthfeel departments. The astringency is the real dealbreaker here though. Turrible. Run far far away.

Drinking something this godawful really makes one appreciate the good stuff even more.

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Photo of Jesse13713
1.83/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought this as a joke. Ended up up not being as bad as I expected.

Appearance - Watery yellow and that's about it.

Smell - Like a traditional American Adjunct Lager with slightly more malts.

Taste - Watery, malty and very plain. Watery.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Extremeley drinkable but I don't really want to drink it all. It was ok. Not terrible for what it is; but still pretty poor.

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Photo of walder
4.1/5  rDev +103%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

considering the abv and the price (a 24 ouncer for a buck) i figured id give it a far as appearance the cans all thugged out uhh idk looks like malt liquor, smells like an adjunct with a distinct smell of apples,tastes the same with a big kick of alcohol,actually pretty smooth and drinkable for the abv but times a factor here fellas once it started gettin to the bottom of the can and starts warmin up,like any malt liquor starts to be nausiating so either do what i do and pop it in the freezer beforehand or just gulp it down. overall a damn good malt liquor for the price i will definitly be buying this again

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.88/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You always know youre in for an adventure when the beer is available exclusively in 40 oz bottles. This is the cheapest 40 I have ever had at $1.79, but I will say that it is better than most other malt liquors in a 40 oz bottle. Skunky taste, horrible coloring, excess carbonation, the usual. Malt liquor is usually terrible, this is no different.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought this 24 oz can for 75 cents on sale. Appearance i have to give average as there is nothing wrong with it. Corn oil golden with a small white head. Aroma mostly cooking apples for some apples and a bit of soap. Actually not as horrific as I expected. Taste again sour cooking apples with some rubbing alcohol. Palte thin yet sticky in an unpleasing way. Overall really not as bad as i expected. If you like cooking apples ( UK) you will tolerate this one. Way better than the awesomely bad Camo Genuine Ale.

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Photo of tone77
1.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a clear 40 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, not as malty as I expected. Taste is yuck. Overpowering flavor of alcohol, really nothing else. Feels yucky in the mouth and drinkability is awful. Overall one of the worst beers I drank in recent memory.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
1.88/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: 24oz scary-looking can...xxXxx...What's that about? Triple x plus two? Oi...

Appearance: Medium-dark golden beer, capped with a soapy dark ivory head which fades to nothing almost immediately

Smell: Cotton candy, mixed with apples, brandy, and children's tears...ugh

Taste: A bit of caramel malt actually, with TONS of sweet adjuncty blech and a bit of alcohol...fairly big alcohol burn...It's honestly not as bad as I thought, but still, epic sadness

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied.

Drinkability: No.

Conclusion: Drinking this was the result of me losing a stupid bet...please not one of my friends pointed out, "This tastes like the floor of a bar...well, what I'd assume the floor of a bar tastes like." Pretty accurate.

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Camo Silver Ice from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.02 out of 5 with 71 ratings