- Bottled under formula of I.B.C. Soft Drink CO., Dallas, TX
- The Pitch:
- THE IBC STORY The smooth, creamy refreshment of IBC dates back to
the year 1919, when Independent Breweries Company first introduced IBC
Root Beer during Prohibition. IBC quickly became renowned for its premium
quality, satisfying richness, and extraordinary great taste. Today,
the tradition of the original, old-fashioned 1919 taste is carried on
in every bottle of our famous Root Beer and Cream Soda. IBC, "Still
- The Ingredients:
- Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color,
sodium benzoate (preservative), artificial and natural flavors, food
starch-modified, citric acid.
- The box:
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- Good head, though it could have lasted a bit longer.
Nice and dark with fairly high carbonation. Sweet, with what tastes
like a hint of anise. A slight candy-like taste. The extra carbonation
hides what little creaminess there might be. I'm really at a loss for
words; there's not much to say about this brew...it's pretty middle-of-the-road.
Drinkable, but nothing outstanding about it. It lives up to its name:
"I Be C", except the carbonation takes it down a notch so
it gets a C-.
- Spike also sayeth, at a later date:
- I get more mail about my IBC review than any other review. Nobody
agrees with me: "Ooh, IBC is the best", "You're an idiot",
"Metallica rulz!" (yeah, go figure). So I re-taste-tested
it. You know what? I still think IBC isn't that great. Go drink a good
root beer and you'll understand. It doesn't suck. It just isn't my 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc choice.