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

Brewed by:
Saint Ides Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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Photo of BeerBob
3.82/5  rDev +69%
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.

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Photo of budgood1
2.61/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of psugrad98
2.3/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.7/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of Jason
2.67/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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