Camo Silver Ice | Camo Brewing Company

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Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bditty187 on 05-21-2003

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 46
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Photo of JoshW
5/5  rDev +137%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clearly, the best malt liquor in existence. Appearance is that of a brew out of a fairy tale, golden flowing carbonated excellence.

Smell is what you would imagine smelling if you could smell the word perfection, only add in some malty awesomeness.

Drinking this beer is nothing short of orgasmic.. Goes down rythmic and silky, seamless, the nectar of the gods, Camo. If you haven't tried this liquid delicacy at this point in your life, I would do some SERIOUS reevaluation...

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Photo of walder
4.1/5  rDev +94.3%
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 longbongsilver
2.85/5  rDev +35.1%
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 RonaldTheriot
1/5  rDev -52.6%

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 troobie
3.56/5  rDev +68.7%
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 shinerod
3.87/5  rDev +83.4%
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 Maestro
2.91/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is some kind of science experiment. Let's see if we can make a beer that is strong as hell and still tastes much like the average American Beer.

The beer is quite sweet, with hints of apple cider. Probably plain old sugar was used in this brew. The apple comes through both in the nose and the taste. There is a general thickness to the mouthfeel. Overall, considering all things, this is fairly drinkable.

Go figure. A nice little joke someone is playing on the uneducated public.

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Photo of Mugenlude
2/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.63/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Straw color golden tone with a large bubbled white head leaves thin spread lacing. Aroma: Smells of cooked veggies namingly corn and rice sugary sweetness some actual fruity notes in there as well possibly pear, kinda weird. Taste: Consists of sugary corn/rice adjuncts slightly syrupy with a pretty harsh mix of flavors alcohol evident at 9%, wow this stuff is not something one should drink on the regular. When a pour college student needs to get mildly lubricated on limited money supply, there's really no better time to sample cheap ass malt liquors. Mouthfeel: Somewhat syrupy light to medium bodied artificial carbonation. Drinkability: Not something I will be drinking regularly interesting experience.

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Photo of bditty187
1.66/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ultra pale yellow, very translucent, minimal animation, foamy bright white head, fair retention, a speck of lace. Strong fusel alcohol and sweet adjunct nose, not inviting at all. I reluctantly took a sip… yuck, burning alcohol, raw, sweet adjunct riddled. There is something oddly empty about it, very hollow. It is very harsh on the back of the throat. The mouthfeel is very thin, minimal carbonation aids this phenomenon. My palate is too sophisticated for this evil Lager. This is only for idiotic people who seek to quickly get loaded… cheaply. My advice for BAs: Skip it.

I could not finish half of the 24 oz. can; at a $1.19 it was way overpriced.

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Photo of nicholas2121
1.56/5  rDev -26.1%
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 chessiejackson
1.26/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

In retrospect (about 10 years since I've had one of these) they're terrible. But I suppose they're bearable when you're a broke college kid.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.4/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
1.85/5  rDev -12.3%
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 emerge077
1.63/5  rDev -22.7%
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 TexIndy
1.71/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Got from Scoobydank as an extra ugly in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly BIF - thanks? Poured from a 16oz can into a shaker pint. This one didn't deserve one of my good pints so shaker it is. Was a clear light yellow color with some carb. No lacing. It had a small fizzy white head that quickly dissipated into nothing.

The aroma was not good. Sweet malt with I swear an overtone of wine cooler. Very sweet. The taste was just as sweet and just as bad. Wasn't gonna drink all this one anyway but it would have been too sweet to drink it all.

Overall, a really terrible beer and I feel sorry for people who think this is good beer. You are entitled to drink what you want but when I think of what they are missing in good beer it's a shame. This gives real beer a bad name.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.39/5  rDev +13.3%
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 Jesse13713
1.83/5  rDev -13.3%
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 MTNboy
2.5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a golden color. There is a lot of carbonation to both the head and body. The head is white and watery. There is not much retention on the head but the lace is very spread out. The smell is piney and little tropical fruit like. Both the taste and the aroma are adjunct. Very malty and sweet a little corn like there is some pine like tones. There is no real aftertaste maybe a little bit of a liquor.

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Photo of Zorro
2.02/5  rDev -4.3%
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 Raime
1.08/5  rDev -48.8%
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 Reidrover
2.23/5  rDev +5.7%
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 kguyty
2.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I enjoy drinking 40s; however I did not enjoy this particular 40. The appearance is a medium-colored golden/yellow. The smell was not particularily good and after the first sip I could tell why. My god, I had to power through this 40. Usually the bad ones taste better by the end, but even with a decent buzz this 40 kept me on my toes. Tastes very sweet... think of granulated sugar mixed with a little wheat and some water... Thanks, but no thanks Camo, there are much better 40s out there.

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.88/5  rDev -10.9%
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 woodychandler
1.42/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

CANtastic! Another new beer in a CAN, albeit high gravity lager.

It began with a finger of bone-white head but experienced such low retention that it became wisps even before I finished pouring. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was fusel, really bitingly so. Phew! Mouthfeel was medium with a hot alcohol burn on the tongue obscuring any flavor. A second swallow evinced a sweet-tartness, like a candy, but not a good one. Finish left me breathless, but not in a good way. Oof.

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Camo Silver Ice from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.11 out of 5 with 66 ratings