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

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60
poor
198 Ratings
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St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSt. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Ides Brewing Company
Texas, United States
pabst.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by Todd on 02-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
82
Avg:
2.26
pDev:
34.07%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ramrod666
1.27/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Always the worst of the malt liquors

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.18/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor brewed by Saint Ides Brewing Company, with an ABV of 8.20% This brew pours out a nice deep amber color , with an nice white head. The smell of St. Ides is strong with alcohol , grains and malts. This is going to rough but it is a malt liquor. You can tell this brew has an ABV of 8.20% Now for the taste it is corn with other grains and malts. Little to no hops to this brew. It is what it is Malt Liquor. The mouthfeel is high alcohol, corn, and sweetness. The aftertaste is also weaker than what I was expecting. For being a malt liquor it is hard at first but smooth at the end. St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor is it own style of brew. You have to be in a special mood to drink this brew. I'm on the fence with this one. It not the worst I had but not the best. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3 out 5.

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Photo of Caveworm
2.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor - Saint Ides Brewing Company. Cause I'm feelin hood tonight. Poured from the 40 into a glass mug, this concoction's head is 2 fingers thick, no lacing, and a pale gold body.

Smells like funk, corn,corn,and oh yeah, corn. I can also smell the alcohol festering in the air. I'm screwed....

Onto the taste: straight up CORN! What else would one expect with a high gravity malt liquor? I knew what I was getting into& said "yeah, sure, whateva".

Mouthfeel here is bitey, then surprisingly smooth.

Overall, I'll give St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor - Saint Ides Brewing Company
a 2.75.

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Photo of BigAl18
1.89/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CJNAPS
1.3/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Malt liquor serves it's purpose before you know what good beer is

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Photo of Winston3737
1.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Brolo75
2.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Phigg1102
1.7/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of DarthVorador
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of StaveHooks
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of BPMeyer27
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Big_V
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of btheluvdoctor
2.48/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Nichols33
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of DrMindbender
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of mabermud
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of dailyminefield
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev +70.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(best by NOV 24 14 - poured into a balloon... fan-cy!)

A: crystal-clear, dying dandelion yellow liquid... spongy white foam that, for some reason, takes its time breaking down... maintains a thin collar the whole time, ring of lace at the top of the glass

S: lightly-toasted, lightly-buttery dense cookie/wafer... faintly sulfury/metallic note - typical macro lager (yeast) aroma... light lager malt note... super clean and mellow aromas overall, really not much fusel/boozy notes, if any

T: old corn pops w/o the honey sweetness, touch of pencil eraser, slightly popcorn (partially popped kernel) finish... very dry... not really boozy at all, wonderfully hidden... light metallic, old white bread crust aftertaste... mild bitterness throughout, however, not a ton of sweetness to offset in the first place... alcohol spiciness comes out late - has a moonshine-y overtone, but a stronger sugar biscuit undercurrent

M: medium-light body, soft, delicate (imaginary?) viscosity... finishes out level and dry... just enough carbonation tickling the taste buds, but hardly sizzly

O: I'm cracking up as I write this, but this, behind Old E, has gotta be my 2nd favorite malt liquor... dude, it's really not that bad if you pour it into a fat-bottomed glass - it's the can or the bottle that makes it nasty, no?... the high alcohol content lends some 'complexity' to the flavor, but the balance here is sick

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Photo of ahommell
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Boozyrican
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of Yeti1979
2/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor from Saint Ides Brewing Company
2.26 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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