iBeer

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Beer-pouring app isn't OK for kids of any age.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

There are no intricacies to master except playing silly tricks on friends. For instance, press the "Magic Trick" button until it turns orange and is replaced by a fake apps screen. Tap the screen to pour a sudsy brew while commanding, "Beer!" in order to make gullible friends think the app is voice activated. (Unfortunately, the fake apps screen has a tendency to freeze, making it difficult to get back to the main menu.)

Violence
Sex
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Consumerism

An in-game link launches the Hottrix site, which features banners for its other apps, including iMilk and iSoda. On the same page is a prominent ad for a sex apps site.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Kids get the message that not only is drinking okay, but that it's also funny to pretend you're swilling a cold one from a cell phone.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this popular gag app turns the iPhone into a virtual frosty one. In addition to beer, the iPhone app simulates mouthwash and coffee, and players can purchase add-ons such as milk, cola, and wine. The iBeer Keg app for iPad will "pour" beer into an iPhone running this app. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2, 8, and 11 year old Written byDa Nerd May 28, 2010

Beer pouring

To pretend to drink beer
Adult Written bygeorge512 April 23, 2014

iBeer should read must be 21+ to use this app.

You must be 21+ to use iBeer. No one under that. Not for kids at all. ...and not an app for Muslims nether.
Teen, 13 years old Written byeeef May 16, 2010
Teen, 15 years old Written bybpixie July 11, 2010

Really funny

Hilarious! Come on CSM, it's not THAT bad ... my THREE YEAR OLD brother uses is all the time!! :)

Is it any good?

iBeer looks and sounds so much like the real thing you half expect the "mug" to feel cold and sweaty to the touch. Choose one of five types of brewskis from the virtual vending machine, watch the screen fill with amber liquid, then tilt the phone (ideally into mouth) to make it drain. Repeat. Remain sober.

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