Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Iceberg from Titanic Brewery Beer Review. On we go with my Titanic Brewery selection I bought myself for Christmas pretty much just to get my hands on their Plum Porter Grand Reserve. Today we have Iceberg which Titanic describe as a pale, citrus, hoppy American pale ale. Just because I always like to give a little background Titanic Brewery are based in Stoke on Trent and have been brewing award winning beers for the last 35 years. I've found them a little hit and miss ever since falling in love with their Plum Porter and ordering their beer selection, but I'm hopeful this will be a hit, after all if the Titanic doesn't have a hit with Iceberg something just isn't right.
The beer comes in the standard, fairly plain Titanic Brewery 500ml bottle. It's nice that they all have the same basic design making them instantly recognisable, but it's also a little dull after a while. Iceberg comes with a pretty standard 4.1% alcohol, which is a shame because you'd think if any of their beers are going to do you any damage it really should be Iceberg. It pours an almost lager like clear gold with a pretty big, white as snow frothy head. It actually looks quite nice, but you could definitely add a flake to the head. I am slightly concerned by how much it looks like a lager if I'm honest. The head does fade quickly though.
The aroma is as the bottle implies dominated by citrus. There's quite a malty smell too, along with floral hops. I reviewed Proper Job by St Austell on the same day I'm reviewing this beer and everything I'm writing feels oddly familiar so far. There's certainly nothing overly interesting, appealing or off putting in the look or aroma of Iceberg. It just looks like a lager and smells like a pretty bog standard citrus IPA and aren't there enough of them in the market already? Maybe the taste will be a little more inspiring.
It isn't. It's actually quite dull. You'll get the expected citrus hit, you'll taste the fruity hops, and you'll get a not particularly unpleasant bitter finish. Again I feel like I could be writing about any of a multitude of citrus based, hoppy IPA's, so I guess I'm going to end up saying quite simply if this is the kind of beer you like Iceberg is a perfectly acceptable version of it, nothing more, nothing less. I'm going to give Iceberg from Titanic Brewery a wholly uninspiring 5 out of 10. There's just nothing in there you wont have tasted before.