RateBeer
overall
0
5
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.53   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Icehouse, the first domestically brewed ice beer, allows ice to form during the brewing process creating a bold, hoppy beer with no watered-down taste.


sbaz040's rating

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
sbaz040 (39) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2006
not bad for a high school keger. 50$ a keg at most liquer stores ..........................................


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
CpyNPrnT (226) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
Well, if you are a college student who wants a lot of bang for your buck, go for it. otherwise, run away.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein hell goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch ganz leicht malzig, getreidig. Geschmack sehr wässrig, minimal malzig, getreidig, ganz leicht herb.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foyle (190) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy 2" white head that recedes quickly with mild lacing. Light golden appearance with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt, corn, and a bit of hops. Mouthfeel: light and watery, slightly papery. Finish is dry with some lingering alcohol. Flavor: sweet barley malt, corn sweetness, there is a lingering hop bitterness in the middle and finish. Overall: this was drinkable, but not exceptional in any way. A decent brew for the price.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Christpuncher (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Smells and tastes like piss. Really bitter with a horrific aftertaste. You have to be an alcoholic to like this one. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Big_Pete (32) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2014
One way ticket to blackout ville. The beer is pretty bad. Booze is evident in the nose and taste. Avoid this like the plague. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
From the can, corny gross aroma. Taste is surprisingly pretty easy going and non offensive, easy drinking stuff and i usually hate ice beers.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Can. Smells gnarly, tastes gnarlier. Just offensive. Usually people insult this type of beer by saying it tastes like water, but this beer tastes much worse than water. I’d drink it at NASCAR, that’s about it.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tnkw01 (960) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Can. Continue to slum it. Another terrible beer. Color, pale gold. Some head. Very watery in taste but slightly more than Busch. Aroma, straw, hay. Not good.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbscavenger/961433934

A steady pour into my oversized Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a soapy, two-fingered head. Low retention with soap scum styled lacing along the sides as it fizzles out over a 1 minute period. The beer is a clear, deeper golden color with hefty nucleation points unlike the other macros I’ve tried lately for the ratebeer scavenger hunt season 3. The nose smells fruity with yellow apple at first blush. Specific aromas of white crystalline sugar, baked apple, doughy sweet roll, and perfumed hotel bar soap. The wife thought it leant towards corn as well along with spent grain.

Much more undergraduate college in taste than the soft, fairly nice aroma suggested; this has a bracing cornmeal, sulfur, and sickly sweet character that I was hoping would be remedied by the sub zero ice brewing process. There is some effervescence that allows it to pass for poor college kid swill over some terribly offensive. It has that unfortunately persistent "beer" taste that non beer lovers complain about when dismissing the entire world of beer as being plebian versus wine or liquor. The finish is longer than I’d like with sulfur, rotting egg, sweeter adjunct cornmeal, and some papery tannic apple skin. A soft butteriness gives this a heavy body that makes it hard to down even with such a normal abv and lack of harsh brewing flaws.

This is a pretty disappointing pale lager that I thought I was missing out on given the proprietary sub zero brew method, but the end result is painfully identical to Natural or Busch Light in profile. Only the aroma comes across as half way decent. But the sulfur character is unacceptable. I can only imagine it is marketed to be consumed also at sub zero temperatures so that this rotting egg flavor is all but gone. I’m also disappointed that Icehouse counts as a pale lager tick, as it has all of the marketing to place it squarely in the malt liquor segment. Ironically, I thought Icehouse Edge, the malt liquor version, was more enjoyable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
smmaaren (177) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Backlog: 35,5 cl bottle. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Slightly alcohol taste. Average lager.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 91


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50