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St. Ides

St. Ides is produced by Pabst Brewing Company. The current high gravity version weighs in at 8.2% ABV, but has also been available at 8.0% ABV. Prior to that, St. Ides was brewed as a "premium" malt liquor, at 5.9% ABV and 7.3% ABV. In Canada, St. Ides has been produced in both 7% and 8% ABV varieties. St. Ides is a classic brand, one of the 40oz malt liquor OGs, and has been endorsed by some of the greatest rappers of all time, including Ice Cube (prior to selling out in those Coors Light commercials), Wu-Tang Clan, and Snoop Dogg (before switching allegiance to Colt 45).

The current 8.2% version is a great high gravity and I'm grateful that they've retained their classic label after all these years. I love this brand and this label, for everything it represents, all the feelings, all the stereotypes, everything. St. Ides defines 40oz malt liquor. The taste is not terrible, but you do have to be in the mood for it. When I am in the mood for it, it's excellent. When I'm not, it can be a bit rough. 7/10 swills for making your jimmy thicker. The old school "Premium" version had a bit of a subpar malt liquor flavor, but its street cred keeps it real. 6/10 swills for the original St. Ides. The 7% Canadian version tasted just like America's 8.2%, so I'll give it the same rating of 7/10 swills.

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