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St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor



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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.63   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
St. Ides High Gravity Premium Malt Liquor is the brand of choice with the new generation of malt liquor drinkers. With its high quality, high strength flavor, St. Ides compliments the lifestyle of the fast paced, urban, edgy malt liquor drinker of today.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
ffbot (74) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Finally cracked my 40 of this the other day, after sticking it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. The initial swig is awesome, no damn corny sweetness, but a harsh, coughing bite of flavor. You can taste, smell, hear(?) the alcohol in this street malt. At first the taste was met with my disapproval but after I was 1/4 through this, I fell in love with it. I actually recommend not putting this one in the freezer, fridge temperature is more than adequate. I gave the palate 5 stars, allow me to explain: despite the initial "burn" this beer grew on me really fast, until I loved it. I instantly wanted more. And not just cause I was drunk.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MacBoost (1534) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Multiple 22oz bottles of this both recently and back in the day. This shit gets you faded quick. High carb, high boost, big hangover. Very sweet and yet quenching. Buckle up if you’re gonna take this bad boy for a ride...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (2026) - - SEP 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-14-13- Poured from 40 oz bottle into a pint glass (and then drunk straight from the bottle- as seems most appropriate) Appearance – The beer pours a golden color (as could be seen from the clear bottle) with a one finger of foamy white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time, leaving a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn sweetness and a bit of grainy smells. Along with these aromas is a very light amount of a caramel and herbal smell as well. Taste –The taste begins with a corny and dry bready flavor. Some other light flavors of a grassy nature come to the tongue more toward the middle, with some other flavors of a more cardboard like nature coming to the tongue as well. A bit of a more paper/cardboard flavor coming to the tongue more toward the end, leaving a rather dry and corny, paper flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light for a 8.2 % abv beer with a carbonation that is rather average. The thinner body in conjunction with the moderate to slightly higher carbonation is perfect for the style and makes it a very fast and easy drinker even in light of its slightly off flavor. Overall – A rather average but drinkable malt that gets the job done. Cheap it is, strong it is, and rather fast drinking it is. If this is what you want then I say go for it, but if looking for something with a bit more flavor/complexity then this may not be your choice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
24 ounce can opened with drsilverworm. Pours a clear copper with a small head of foam. The aroma is grape soda, grain, and corn. The taste is overly sweet. Fake and sugary. Medium carbonation. Big body. Ended up dumping the majority of this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrSilverworm (8647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
24oz can I bought from a ghetto kroger a little while ago. It’s been sitting in my fridge because everyone I know always resents me when I bring malt liquors to share. But here I am with jstax, we just picked up some wendy’s for the end of the night, and I tell him to pick a beer out of my fridge to pair with our meal... And this is what he picks. Well, shit... No time like the present to rate this thing. Best by on the can is 9/22/14. Paired with a Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Totally clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head, with pretty decent retention. Jstax gave me a pretty foamy pour, but I have to say the lace left behind looks pretty nice. In the nose... Just corn, funk, skunk, and cheap malt liquor grossness. Some malt liquors are surprisingly clean and tasty... This is not one of those. Significantly better in between bites of wendy’s, but still bad. Taste is moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter, bigger bite, light acidic tartness even. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of smooth, kind of crisp light to moderate strength carbonation. Not a great malt liquor. I’d say below average. But not out rightly offensive. Still, though, I dumped 85% of my portion. Not worth it. Even a Wendy’s Bacon Pretzel bun burger couldn’t carry this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle via trade. A light peppery and spicy flavor. Kinda hot with some boost. Ok but not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Very clear pale orange color. Malty, papery, sweet, rice. Sweet, malty, very corny, flavor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bestbeers99 (5) - - APR 25, 2014 does not count
wow. what can I say. this beer is a 211 clone. it isn’t as bad as other beers. it didnt smell so bad. but it was classic paper bag hobo high gravity pos. save yourself the time. dont even get it as a gag gift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJS_xk0XiyY

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2014
You got my number Pabst: the fast paced, edgy, urban malt liquor drinker of today. Very sugary malt smell, appealingly skunky somehow. Looks like any lager around, so no points lost there. Taste is over the top alcohol sweetness, makes Steel Reserve seem like Icehouse. Okay, that’s hyperbole but all these apples fell from the same tree anyhow. Feels rough at first, but as you die a little inside it becomes very smooth, especially the finish. A world class bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
22oz bottle from Krampus via BoostIPA, get you girl sick quicker with St. Ides malt liquor, pours a clear golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma of corn, grain, with a sturdy malt presence. Slight corn and malt sweetness falling off into a bitter card board nothingness. Not bad really, I used to drink 40’s of this here and there when I was in school.

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