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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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BA SCORE
55
awful

157 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 36.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Shiloh
2.48/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I have a 40 sitting here in front of me and it has a mediocre taste and I doubt very much that I will finish it...but not because of the taste, which is passable...for me, its the ABV that kills this product( I can feel the headache starting already)...Bottom line is nice buzz for the price...but no thanks...

Shiloh, Feb 07, 2003
Photo of bditty187
2.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a relatively flavorful malt liquor beer, easy drinking, and respectable. St. Ides pours a peachy-amber-gold with a white head, of a good inch, with some retention. The nose is stale metal, sweet malt/corn, and fairly strong apples. The taste is sweet, applely, with some malt undertones. It is decent tasting and the mouthfeel is fulfilling. The high alcohol content is not noticeable. Again, this beer is not BA worthy but it is a good malt liquor beer. This is a “getting drunk” beer. If that is what you are looking for then… have at it.

I have no need to drink it again.

bditty187, Nov 01, 2002
Photo of BeerBob
3.85/5  rDev +78.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whew! what a relief, I thought that this review was going to be a real chore. St. Ides Malt Liquor is rather good and no unpleasantness either. Took mine from a clear glass 40oz and not a hint of skunk. St. Ides also carries the 8.2% alcohol by volume well, no burning or sharp taste whatsoever.

Starts with a soft malt then changes to a not too unpleasant sweet corn that is just a bit sticky. Aftertaste is mostly silky alcohol overtones. I have been through some real brewing alchemists nightmares, thankfully St. Ides was not one of them.

BeerBob, Jul 02, 2002
Photo of budgood1
2.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

as far as malt liquors go, this one is not too bad. poured in a glass, it looks great... dark gold, nice big foamy head. it doesn't have too much of the obnoxious adjunct aroma that other high gravity brews have either. it tasted pretty sweet also, which makes it slide down rather smoothly. there is nothing too harsh about this malt liquor other than the alcohol presence, but what the hell do you drink malt liquors for anyway? if you like your buzzmaker sweet and smooth, st. ides is the ticket. otherwise drink at your own discretion, and give your car keys to someone sane.

budgood1, Jun 22, 2002
Photo of psugrad98
2.28/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden straw, almost no head. Moderate carbonation. Smells sweet with hint of alcohol and cooked corn. Somewhat malty with weak hop bitterness that doesn't take your attention away from the fact that this beer tastes like stale corn on the cob. Spicy alochol quality. Decent to get drunk, not a good sippin brew.

psugrad98, Jun 18, 2002
Photo of IrishRedRock
2.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the best malt liquor, but does the trick...will eventually throw you on the ground, kick you a few times, then pee all over you. Exactly what a good malt liquor should do.

IrishRedRock, Apr 23, 2002
Photo of Jason
2.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 22 oz bomber in clear glass with a twist top, “High Gravity Malt Liquor” on the label. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Weathered golden straw colour, champagne like bubbles rise quickly to the neck of the bottle.

Smell: Thin malt with a mild cooked veggie and clean alcohol aroma.

Taste: Moderate body with a snappy carbonation, lean malt palate and a used and abused hop bitterness that has just enough strength to balance the cloying sweetness on the back of the tongue. Big kick of alcohol that is spicy and warming, it flexes that warmth all the way to the belly. Suggestions of cooked corn … creamed corn to narrow it down with an all in all clean flavour and an almost immaculate after taste.

Notes: High octane brew, aimed for people that want a quick and ugly buzz. Pretty damn good for what you would expect in a Malt Liquor. Not bad at $1.25 a pop … but remember you get what you pay for.

Jason, Mar 23, 2002
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St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor from Saint Ides Brewing Company
55 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.