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St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor - Saint Ides Brewing Company

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St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSt. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor

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162 Ratings

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 36.74%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Ides Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
St. Ides Premium Malt Liquor was renamed to St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-04-2002)
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

TTripp725, Jul 28, 2013
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

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1/5  rDev -53.5%

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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

pjkelley82, Dec 13, 2013
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Bill69, Sep 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

ZOSO2192, Mar 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

carteravebrew, Jul 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

vicsju1991, Jan 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Durandal_777, May 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

Barnsley, Jul 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -53.5%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
1.15/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

CAN you dig it? I discovered another CAN of beer to try.

""Hold it down!" What, is that some sort of defiant gesture to goad me to try? F**k you, doggy! I just had a pitcher of something arrogant enough to call me a bastard and say that I am unworthy. You think that I am scared of you?!? Back to your stinking kennel and stay there!

The nice thing about these macros is their head. I produced a solid two fingers' worth of dense, bone-white head with excellent retention off of the pour. The nose, on the other hand, smelled like liquid death. It smelled like a can of gasoline left out to near its flash point. Fusel alcohol to the max! Oof. The color was another winner. It had a beautiful shade of golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel reminded me of the last scene in "What We Do Is Secret" when Darby Crash realizes that he's gone a bit too far, but there is no turning back from the inevitable. His was a heroin overdose, mine was a stomach-wrenching sensation followed by a strange mellowness and a desire for another hit, I mean, swig. Powerful stuff. This was no playing around, certainly not meant for amateurs, and even I as a seasoned veteran could not wrap my liver around this beast. Avoid, boy! Avoid ... Aaarrrggh.

woodychandler, Aug 21, 2008
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1.15/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

i had this out of a 40oz bottle
i thought someone pissed in the bottle and re-sealed it
some chick that was hangin' said "you need to mix that with fruit punch, you don't drink it straight"
i bought some fruit punch and did some mixing
wow, the fruit punch cut the nasty taste and i was able to get through another 40...
next day - my stomach feels like there's a knot inside it - i had the worst craps ever - no mas... ever!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 13, 2007
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1.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Zaphog, Jun 20, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Steve_Trick, Mar 26, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -41.9%

lucasj82, May 12, 2014
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1.3/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nasty yellowish color with a bubbly tan head. Looks to have a higher carbonation than average. Smells like alcohol and bad malt. The taste is badly bitter with some old cut grass in there. It has a syrupy yet heavily carbonated body. Perhaps drinkable if you are too drunk to taste anything.

rye726, May 18, 2008
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1.3/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Consumed from a 40 ounce bottle taped to hands.

A: Bright orange, like most common malt liquors, and very high carbonation.

S: Very little to the smell other than a bit of corn and alcohol.

T: This is where it really goes bad. Tastes like corn, alcohol, and perhaps gasoline. Whatever the final potent flavor is, it certainly is not good.

M: A ton of carbonation; it doesn't go down very well at all.

D: A 40oz of this is probably more than anyone should drink, but at $2 a forty, and 8.2%, a fun but quite foul beer to play drinking games with.

Having consumed Natural Light before, as well as Miller and Bud, and even OE and Colt 45, this is by far the worst beer I have ever tried. Probably also the quickest way to get drunk on beer.

stimulus, Mar 09, 2010
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1.33/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

How I get stuck reviewing these malt liquors is beyond me....this drink is rumored to have been Tupac Shakur's favorite.

Appearance-Very dirty blond color, very fizzy head, surprisingly the head sticks around, I'm amazed.

Smell-Actually very clean, a little alcohol, slight grain and hops, nothing else.

Taste-Ugh, alcohol is prevalent immediately, goes down with a burning sensation, but that's not from any hops or malt my friends. That's fusel alcohol.

Mouthfeel-not good, thin and watery, and the awful flavor just makes it worse.

Drinkability-it's cheap but even for a malt liquor this just isn't good. 8.2% alcohol.

Overall-Quite possibly the worst malt liquor I've ever had. Although 2Pac was a great artist he could have had better choice in beer, even malt liquor for that matter.

TheDeuce, Jan 20, 2005
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1.33/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Another fine malt beverage courtesy of Phil.

A: This one is a golden straw sort of color with a white head that disappears almost immediately.

S: Oh goodness, this one is not good. Corn, cooked vegetables, skunk, and alcohol up front. Actually, those aromas were pretty much present throughout.

T: Not a pleasant flavor either. The first sip (and each subsequent one) was tough to choke down. Alcohol, tons of corn, miscellaneous grains, and a synthetic/chemical thing going on.

M: The body is medium, for a malt liquor, I guess. Carbonation is quite high.

D: This was just awful. This one, I am glad I cannot purchase readily in California. Just to reiterate: awful.

womencantsail, Oct 11, 2010
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1.33/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Dec 12 11 stamped on bottom of 24 oz can poured into a mug.

Appearance - Pours big foamy white head that holds shape well and with decent retention. Patchy stick. Once the head is gone, it's gone - not even a small continuous paper-thin head. Clear dirty gold body.

Smell - Musky corn and alcohol. A bit of bubblegum. Not appetizing at all.

Taste - Sickeningly sweet. I dry heaved after taking the first sip. The musky smell combined with the strange artificial sweetness is going to do me in. We may have a drain pour on our hands. Has a musky finish and aftertaste. My absolutely first thought was "there must be sugar added" just by how unbelievably sweet it is for a beer that has no indications of being a novelty hybrid beer. Prominent booziness in the body.

Mouthfeel - Astringent, sticky, and solvent at the same time, some how. Not refreshing or appealing in any way.

Overall Drinkability - Even for someone looking for a nice small buzz, this has a chance of being a drain pour. Definitely not a tasting or session beer. Avoid.

ZenAgnostic, Dec 13, 2011
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1.38/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I didn't look much at this since I really didn't care what it looked like, as most would agree. It's beer-colored. It smelled like sweet bad strong beer, which can be o.k. Sometimes. I must say the flavor forced me to end the experience quickly, which was also a o.k. Overall it gets you drunk, and quick. Don't worry, nobody takes it seriously.

Wegomlegging, Jan 16, 2012
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St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor from Saint Ides Brewing Company
55 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.