gripweed57 (2804) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep gold color. Lots of bubbles lead to a creamy white head. Assertive citrus malt aroma. Bittersweet malt flavor. Intense fruity, winey flavor. Little hop flavor to speak of. Big alcohol note. BeerRenter76 (1029) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 11/1/07. I used to drink this in the army because of the price. A case of this was comparable to bud so.. If you are looking for a cheap buzz this will do the trick. Like most malt liquors it wont impress any beer snobs, smells and tastes a little funky but its not as bad as some. b3shine (9079) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2012
40 oz to pint (from notes). Exactly the nasty horse piss you’d expect it to be. Simply unpleasant in every way (although not as bad as Camo or some others out there). dmalave7 (23) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Use to drink this religiously when I was younger, it was a hit and miss perhaps some stores didn’t have good cooling system. This beer is not good it will get u somewhere, but one will wake up smelling like pure bar or sometimes even worst.
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tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Man, I think next time I’ll save myself the trouble and just cut my tongue out from my mouth with a rusty razorblade. Copper corn, rotten yeast, and stupid are all one gets from this crap.
I thought this was going to be pretty decent since famous people drink it (i.e. snoop dogg and dr dre), I was wrong, it is terrible, tastes like beer that was fermented in an old gym shoe. hammsolypabst (12) - Redding, California, USA - JAN 6, 2009
My first 40 at age 12 back in 1991. This had only been around for a couple years back then but we knew all about it from Ice Cube and NWA. Very strong back then it was 7.3% when it was Ides Premium. Now its Ides High Gravity and it comes in at 8.2%. Still tastes the same but the original has the edge just because of its historic value to me. I am glad I was able to pick up an empty Ides Premium 40 for my collection a couple years ago. Also the St. Ides buzz is very violent. Its unlike any other buzz I have ever gotten from a 40. Be very carful as drinking 2 or more 40s of Ides will produce the worst hangover ever. vikasdesai (18) - USA - APR 22, 2008
the fact is for $1.89 in 1994-1998 , this was the best thing u could buy, wasn’t really that much worse than bud, best of the 40’s in my opinion. But the most important thing about this beer is that even a dorky indian doofus can feel like Ice Cube(the gangster one, not the barber shop one)! changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 As far as cheap malt liquors for college kids to get drunk off of I suppose it’s not completely horrible. Better than Colt 45, King Cobra or Old English for what it’s worth. Still, c’mon, this is nasty stuff. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
So after I tried the St Ides special brew, I took a leak and out came the st ide premium. Geez this sucks.