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Camo Silver Ice | Camo Brewing Company

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Camo Silver IceCamo Silver Ice

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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Added by bditty187 on 05-21-2003

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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 62
Photo of JoshW
5/5  rDev +152.5%
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 TexIndy
1.71/5  rDev -13.6%
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 ski271
1.28/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

What the heck, why not try another cheapo. Should have known this one would be that bad. Sure, it was only $2.50, but that doesn't matter. It pours a lifeless medium yelow with a white, fizzy, quickly diminishing head. Smells of musty, straw-like, weak grains and a little harsh alcohol. Tastes the same, except with a more pronounced harsh alcohol burn. It has a light body, oily texture and moderate carbonation. No reason to drink this stuff unless your looking for a cheap buzz, which is what I'm sure this swill was created for.

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Photo of rye726
1.03/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I saw this at a house party and gave it a try. My mistake. A pale straw color with a white head that is soon gone. Aromas on bitter yeast and moldy dirt. The flavor profile is no better. Possibly similar to EA-85 gas. Body is light and watery. Over carbonated. Stay away if you can.

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Photo of Offa
1.64/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I don't find this to be the worst malt liquor out there, since it is actually drinkable, but it's fairly close.

This is gold, rather fizzy, with a medium, bubbly, airy white head that soon dissipates to a few clear, ugly bubbles.

The aroma is musty, cheap, sweet white wine.

The taste is also basically a cheap, musty, sweet white wine with a faint hint of grain in the finish. The alcohol is quite noticeable in the taste but the palate is rather watery, lacking the smooth fullness of something like Steel Reserve.

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Photo of kguyty
2.08/5  rDev +5.1%
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 BuckeyeNation
1.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This review is part of Malt Likkapalooza VII, in which Camo Silver Ice will go toe-to-toe with a can of Jaguar High Gravity Lager in a fight to the death. I try to match up ABVs as closely as possible so that neither beer gains an unfair advantage. I'm guessing that more alcohol for the money is the biggest advantage one malt liquor can have over another; for most aficionados at least. I'm all about... uh... flavor though, so let's see how these two bad boys stack up.

Classic amber topped by a brighter white cap that looks good immediately after the pour. It's the creamier of the two lids and actually leaves quite a bit of lace-like lace. This is a pretty good looking malt liquor... not that most people will do anything other than swill it out of the can.

Camo's nose is more aromatic and slightly more musky hoppy. Although alcohol is a big part of the nasal profile, it isn't a deal-breaker by any means. There probably isn't a big enough difference between these two for different scores to be granted. Slight edge for CSI though.

This offering is more boldly flavored than its competitor. That isn't a positive in case you were wondering. I didn't mention it when describing the nose, but there's as much apple flavor here as in Jaguar. Unfortunately, the beer tastes like rancid apple chunks soaking in rubbing alcohol. Don't light any matches near this stuff.

The mouthfeels are indistinguishable from one another. See the Jaguar review for specifics. Almost no one drinks 'the vagrant's choice' for the mouthfeel. It's the brainfeel dude! An ABV of 9.0% will get you where you wanna go in a big hurry.

It looks like Camo Silver Ice has squeaked out a win in Malt Likkapalooza VII on the strength of its superior appearance. Again, most will never see the result of the fine craftsmanship that went into the brewing of this high gravity lager. Unless you have a masochistic streak a mile wide, I'd suggest steering clear of either one of these brews.

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Photo of Mdog
1.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pale gold, decent head that fades out eventually.

Smell: Wet corn.

Taste: Starts with a little sweetness, then a kind of green apple/white wine flavor mixed with alcohol takes over.

Drinkability: Not something I'd drink regularly but not totally abhorrent either.

I figured I'd try one of the Camo products, it's not good but I can drink it. Exploring different styles than I normally drink is interesting, at least that's what I keep telling myself!

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Photo of xtremejammn
1.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

For the price this is a half way decent beer, but other than that, ehhh.

A: Pours a corn yellow and settles a gold-ish yellow, and has a quickly fading head. Not impressive.

S: Smells a bit bland. Smells of cheap malts.

T: Ugh, tastes too off sweet for my taste, but it's drinkable enough to keep on drinking it. Although it has a quick bitter aftertaste.

M: Not too bubbly. Average.

D: A bit acidy going down, not too impressed.

Bottom line is that this is an ok Lager for getting drunk, but if your looking for quality, I wouldn't really reccomend this one.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.63/5  rDev -17.7%
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 Crosling
1.08/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Clear pale in color with a moderate head that quickly disappears. Aromas of vegetables, fish, light grains and DMS. Flavor is fairly clean and it tastes like corn. Hints of paint thinner and gasoline as well. Gruesome. Beware. Must malt liquor reviews require 250 characters?

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.83/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- 24oz canpoured a straw yellow with a slight hint of light amber to darken the brew. One and a half head dissipated rather quickly.

Smell- Very tart, with a hint of green apple esters and lets not forget a noticeable wiff of ALCOHOL.

Taste- Very adjuncty, which I can only better describe as skuny asting. Still very estery but minus the green apples. Ends a little buttery with of course some alchol to warm your body and dull your mind.

Mouthfeel- Alcohol and hops make up most of the palate. Would be light except for the alcoholic burn.

Drinkability- It could be better if the alcohol kick was a bit subdued. But could for getting drunk fast and cheap.

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Photo of nicksta
1.71/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As it goes for the silver ice, original, and genuine ale the Camo Silver Ice would definately be the least vile. The fact that it is ice brewed and slightly more drinkable make it Camo of choice if it Camo is the only choice. It has a sub average appearance, slightly dark with a frothy head. Smell isn't anything special. The taste is that same old horrible sickly sweet taste only not as strong. The mouthfeel is kinda watery. The reduced taste, high alcohol, and ice brewyness increase drinkabilty. Alcohol hits you hard than the original, which is good because of the shitty taste. It is not like I am gonna come back to this unless I have to (maybe this weekend because I am paying off a speeding ticket) ,but for two bucks I was falling all over the place on the way to bed.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
1.7/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pours a deep gold, with a two finger head that remains for about 30 seconds. Strong malt aroma. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth for a high gravity lager. However, the taste puts this beer where it belongs, on the bottom shelf. This is a beer best served cold, when you can't scrape together enough change for a 40 oz. but want to get drunk.

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Photo of BeerBob
1.29/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Camo Silver “ICE” High Gravity Lager pours a pale amber from a 24oz aluminum pop top can. Head goes to about two fingers before dissipating to a full covering carpet of fine foam bubbles. Lovely lace forms as sips of fluid are cautiously taken.

Nose is an up front and in your face sweet corn with strong updrafts of alcohol vapor. Palate is cloyingly sweet corn adjunct and some bitter hops, but not nearly bitter enough to balance out the sweet adjunct. The bite of carbonation comes too late to do more to the palate than just fizz.

I’ve had fairly good high gravity lagers before... Camo Silver “ICE” High Gravity Lager is not one of them.

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Photo of Maestro
2.91/5  rDev +47%
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 jimdkc
1.03/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is number 2 of 3 Camo's that were a "gift" from my brother! This stuff gives new meaning to the term "gag" gift!

Comes in a tall 24 oz. silver can with "stencil" style lettering. I poured the contents into a liter mug. Color was a pale yellow that would do any macro brew proud. The coarse white head was huge and left a lot of sticky lace on the glass. Smell was corny with the added aroma of alcohol. Taste was cloying sweetness, corn, and alcohol burn. The taste had a harshness that the regular Camo lacked. In fact, I only finished half of this before the other half hit the kitchen sink! Absolutely the worst beer I've ever tasted!

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Photo of TastyTaste
1.6/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cheap and strong, strong and cheap. I drank it straight from it's 24 oz. silver can. Smell skunky and corny. Taste is so offensive it was a chore to take a sip. About halfway through the second can I couldn't taste it, because of it's 9.0% ABV. Not a quality product, unless you are looking for a cheap buzz.

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Photo of budgood1
1.33/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

pours out of the 40 oz. bottle a deep golden colour with a lots of fast rising bubbles to feed a furious and frothy head. strong corn syrup aroma...alcohol and some perceptible hop notes. upon tasting...whoa nelly is this some potent stuff...syrupy sweet and full of alcohol. it does not taste good. it's strangely smooth, though...the mouthfeel is really odd...hollow and empty somehow...lifeless and without a soul. and at 9% ABV....if you dare to polish off a 40 of this...you might also become lifeless and missing your soul.

this stuff is awful...this is one of the worst beers i have ever consumed. only the brave or very insanely curious should attempt to drink.

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Photo of bditty187
1.66/5  rDev -16.2%
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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Camo Silver Ice from Camo Brewing Company
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