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Personally I can’t hear someone say, “the edge” without thinking of U2’s legendary guitarist that…blah blah blah BWAHAHA! Just kidding, U2 sucks, and they’ve sucked for long enough now that their present suckiness completely overshadows any of their previous accomplishments. On the other side of the coin, the good side if you will, Stiff Little Fingers sang about "running at the edge of their world" and The Effigies asked “Where do we go once we’ve seen the edge?” Not to mention David Lee Roth’s brilliant “The Edge” soliloquy in Van Halen’s 1978 classic “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love.” It would seem that musicians of all stripes, share an obsession with “the edge,” which begs the question: is Icehouse Edge awesome like a Chicago based hardcore band, or douchey and nauseating like Aerosmith’s 1992 crapptastic single “Livin’ on the Edge?”
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To answer that question, I’ll start by saying that I typically take pains to avoid drinking Icehouse. Consequently, I don’t think I’ve touched the stuff since I wrote my review about a year ago. It’s been a while, but I think Icehouse Edge tastes almost exactly like regular Icehouse. As a beer, even an ice beer, the flavor of Icehouse is pretty subpar, but as a high gravity lager it’s aces. 8%ABV is a different animal and has to be judged against its 8% peers, otherwise it’s like a cat in a dog show: not winning awards and pooping in a box. I personally prefer regular beer to high gravity lager the same way I prefer dogs to cats/raccoons (same animal) but comparing the two is unfair to all parties. Remember Heathcliff? It was pretty good for a terrible show, but it was no Downton Abbey.
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To carry the metaphor just a little bit further, in the genus high gravity, the species Icehouse Edge is one of the better ones, because it doesn’t have a harsh chemical taste or shit-mouth aftertaste, at least not anymore than you’d find in regular Icehouse. A lot of high gravity lagers taste like someone’s topped them off with w a little vodka, but I don’t really taste any extra alcohol in Icehouse Edge. Of course, I don’t taste alcohol in straight whiskey, so take that how you will. In a bottomshelf genus dominated by beers you have to pinch your nose and chug just to get drunk Icehouse Edge stands out as being more palatable than the rest.
Icehouse Edge threw the gauntlet and I rose to the challenge. It was pretty good for a high gravity lager, and I’d say overall it was a pretty positive experience. Except that I got that fucking Aerosmith song stuck in my head. I only heard that song like a million fucking times between 1992 and 1995 and about a 100,000 times since then, so I’m going to drown it out with a little beer, and the far superior Weird Al Yankovic parody “Livin’ in the Fridge.”
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