Bookmark with Delicious Bookmark with Digg Bookmark with Facebook Bookmark with Twitter Bookmark with Reddit Bookmark with Myspace

Beer Reviews

Review Categories

Review Categories
Anglo-American Ales
has 1378 items

Belgian-Style Ales
has 489 items

Hybrids & Specialty
has 293 items

Lagers
has 772 items

Porters
has 134 items

Stouts
has 253 items

Wheats
has 231 items

Latest Beer Reviews

There are 5187 reviews in 7 categories
The latest are for:

Lost Forty Pale Ale
 Rating : Most Excellent (4.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 18 Feb 09:07

Shiner Cold-Brew Cof ...
 Rating : Average (2.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 18 Feb 07:29

Rockhound Crystal St ...
 Rating : Most Excellent (4.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 16 Feb 07:50

Haywards 5000
 Rating : Most Excellent (4.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 14 Feb 12:24

Introvert Session IP ...
 Rating : Very Fine (3.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 14 Feb 07:11

Modillion
 Rating : Most Excellent (4.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 11 Feb 07:34

MILF
 Rating : Outstanding (4.5)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 09 Feb 13:52

Voodoo Ranger Imperi ...
 Rating : Excellent (3.5)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 09 Feb 05:40

Whizbang Hoppy Blond ...
 Rating : Very Fine (3.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 07 Feb 07:42

Grateful White
 Rating : Most Excellent (4.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 04 Feb 07:21

Sleeman Original Dra ...
 Rating : Very Fine (3.0)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 29 Jan 11:10

Sleeman Light
 Rating : Fine (2.5)Posted by Jay Theriot Posted on 29 Jan 08:38

Latest Beers

The latest beers for review are
Lost Forty Pale Ale
Last updated 18 Feb 07:24

Shiner Cold-Brew Cof ...
Last updated 18 Feb 05:12

Rockhound Crystal St ...
Last updated 14 Feb 12:22

Introvert Session IP ...
Last updated 14 Feb 06:46

Modillion
Last updated 11 Feb 03:00

Whizbang Hoppy Blond ...
Last updated 10 Feb 03:34

MILF
Last updated 09 Feb 13:12

Voodoo Ranger Imperi ...
Last updated 07 Feb 14:11

Voodoo Ranger IPA
Last updated 07 Feb 12:53

Grateful White
Last updated 04 Feb 06:55

Sleeman Original Dra ...
Last updated 28 Jan 05:34

Sleeman Clear 2.0
Last updated 28 Jan 05:27

Top Beer Reviewers

Our Top Beer Reviewers are
Jay Theriot
with 1918 reviews

Hayduke
with 1470 reviews

Andy
with 527 reviews

eManu
with 367 reviews

William
with 342 reviews

Beer Cub
with 338 reviews

Ken
with 86 reviews

Spike65
with 51 reviews

Beer-Pedia
with 14 reviews

andy49093
with 13 reviews

magilla
with 9 reviews

Marcus
with 7 reviews
See all Beer Reviewers

Review Categories

Top Beers in each category
Anglo-American Ales
Firestone Walker 13 Rating: 5.0
Mikkeller 1000 IBU Rating: 5.0
Harviestoun Ola Dubh ... Rating: 5.0

Belgian-Style Ales
Westvleteren Blond Rating: 5.0
Struise Pannepot Gra ... Rating: 5.0
St. Bernardus Abt 12 ... Rating: 5.0

Hybrids & Specialty
Russian River Suppli ... Rating: 5.0
Cantillon Bruocsella ... Rating: 5.0
Bananatana Rating: 4.5

Lagers
Andechser Doppelbock ... Rating: 5.0
Great Divide Wolfgan ... Rating: 5.0
Mikkeller Beer Geek ... Rating: 5.0

Porters
Founders Porter Rating: 5.0
Flossmoor Station Pu ... Rating: 4.5
Störtebeker-Choco Po ... Rating: 4.5

Stouts
Saint Arnold Divine ... Rating: 5.0
Courage Russian Impe ... Rating: 5.0
Clown Shoes Blaecorn ... Rating: 5.0

Wheats
McGuire’s Hefeweizen Rating: 5.0
Trader Joe's Bavaria ... Rating: 4.5
Fleur De Wheat Rating: 4.5

Most Reviewed Beers

There are 5187 reviews in 7 categories
The most reviewed beers are

Bass Pale Ale
With 7 reviews


Samuel Adams Boston ...
With 7 reviews


Sierra Nevada Pale A ...
With 7 reviews


Wychwood Hobgoblin D ...
With 7 reviews


Abita Turbodog
With 6 reviews


Asahi Super Dry
With 6 reviews


Birra Moretti
With 6 reviews


Corsendonk Christmas ...
With 6 reviews


Delirium Noël
With 6 reviews


Hoegaarden
With 6 reviews


Kronenbourg 1664
With 6 reviews


Mikkeller Beer Geek ...
With 6 reviews

Top Thanked Posts

Today | Week | Month | Year | All time

Most Thanked Users

All time

Most Thanks Given

All time

Sitemap

Like us on Facebook

Follow Us On Twitter

New Members

Date / Time

 

Search The Beer In Me

Locate Our Members

Welcome

Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]

Online

Guests: 18, Members: 0 ...

most ever online: 450
(Members: 0, Guests: 450) on 02 Jan 10:14

Members: 358
Newest member: Jonathan

Poll


Have major companies produced good craft beers, lately?



Yes

No

Not sure



Posted by Ken
Votes: 56 Comments: 0
Previous polls

 

Ongoing Events

No events

Featured Website

Louisiana Beer Reviews


by: Ronald "Jay" Theriot

Member Mug Shots

Advertise With Us

Official Business Card

Review RSS Feeds

Keep up to date with our reviews using our RSS feeds

Item Feeds



Review Feeds

RSS Feeds Menu

RSS Feeds

Our forum posts can be syndicated by using these rss feeds.
rss1.0
rss2.0
rdf

Forums

The Beer In Me :: Forums :: United States Beer Forum :: United States Southern Beer Forum
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
American-Style Lager: St. Ides
Moderators: Andy, Ken, Hayduke, Jay Theriot, William
Author Post
Jay Theriot
Sun Mar 03 2013, 07:39AM
American-Style Lager Specialist

Registered Member #113
Joined: Thu Jun 18 2009, 04:42PM
City & State: Laplace, Louisiana
Posts: 2936
Thanked 444 times in 357 posts
St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor (8.2% alcohol) was introduced in 1987 by McKenzie River Corporation of San Francisco, California, a company that once owned Sparks and Steel Reserve 211 (now Miller brands). This brand was once heavily marketed and became a sort of hip-hop cult beverage, with many commercials featuring popular rappers. Interestingly, the original St. Ides was a 6% alcohol beer, but at some point in the 2000s, the abv was strengthened to its current high level, and the beer was renamed. It was first called St. Ides Premium Malt Liquor. For whatever reason, this beverage faded in popularity, and by the late 1990s had lost its cache', being relegated to relative obscurity. Today, under Pabst Brewing Company ownership, one will see no television commercials or hear any radio ads, but point-of-sale items may be encountered at beer outlets.

St. Ides is sold in 40 ounce bottles, 22 oz. bottles, 24 oz. cans, 16 oz. cans, and possibly 18 oz. bottles. Distribution is not nationwide, but is limited to various regions around the country. Interestingly, many fruit-flavored St. Ides variants, such as Special Brew Berry, Special Brew Kiwi Strawberry, Special Brew Mixed Fruit, and Special Brew Passion Fruit, are also sold.

I have tried the original St. Ides and the current high gravity version and have found both to be comparable to other mass-produced beers of that class.


Back to top
 

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System uses forum thanks
Bookmark with Delicious Bookmark with Digg Bookmark with Facebook Bookmark with Twitter Bookmark with Reddit Bookmark with Myspace
Render time: 0.2527 sec, 0.0475 of that for queries. DB queries: 71. Memory Usage: 3,061kB