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Hurricane Hefeweizen - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005)
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Photo of rangerred
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap.

Appearance is a hazy light to medium yellow with a fizzy white head.

Smells strongly of clove and bubblegum with a little bit of pineapple.

Flavor is clove, banana, and bubblegum. There is a moderate pineapple taste as well which is quite refreshing. One downside would be the mouthfeel is quite watery.

Overall is pretty tasty hefe. Just a little more body would make for a perfect summer thirst quencher.

Photo of MuddyFeet
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first disappointing experience from this brewery. Came fairly clear and not much of any hefe haze going on in the glass. Slight white head that dissipitated quickly. Nose was slightly wheaty but far from aromatic. Overall, rather lifeless.

Flavor was definitely a hefe but as if it had been heavily filtered or put in cold storage for far too long. Just all the heavy hefe tones were muted. Not much in the way of cloves or citrus either. Thin mouthfeel too. I will have to give this beer another shot to see if I just got a bad keg.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of PDXHops
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a weizen glass. Hazy light gold body with a modest eggshell head and modest scattered lacing. Nose has plenty of clove and yeast, but seems to lack a bit of grain and wheat punch. Flavor's a bit more lively, and there's a somewhat juicy, refreshing finish. Lemon and wheat are more assertive than clove and banana. An easy drinker, but somewhat lacking in oomph.

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of kkipple
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

Hurricane is a hazy, straw-gold beer, with a lean, still, white head. Tiny dark bubbles rise to the surface, when held to the light they're quite pretty. Your basic Hefe, could've done with more head, but that's how it arrived.

I'm slightly disappointed by the smell of Hurricane, it's just lacks the "oomph" I like in a Hefe. I get a mild orange / lemon citrus note, some yeast and malt, but everything is quite subdued. It really needs a little more sharpness, some spice (clove would be great) and a bolder wheat presence to roll with the big guys.

The flavor equally plays it safe, this is a watery Hefe (think Harpoon UFO instead of Weihenstephaner) with wheat, light malt and some banana and spice. Sadly, everything tastes muted, like I'm drinking a beer when I've got a cold. Foothills needs to crank the flavor profile on this up a notch and it'd be great. As it is, it's easy to drink, but is too tame.

The mouthfeel, as in all Foothills beers, is fine. Clean, crisp, smooth and very drinkable. If that seems like the word on all my Foothills beer reviews, it's 'cause it's true! This is one aspect they have no trouble with.

Overall, Hurricane is a decent, if bland, wheat, and would probably be a good intro to the style for beer neophytes. This could be a great beer, if Foothills decides to sharpen it up.

Photo of Strix
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Cloudy golden with decent head.

Smell is muted, citrus, and yeast, not a whole lot else.

Taste is unfortunately also very muted. Citrus, wheat, the vaguest hint of something else in there, bubblegum and clove?, but it needs to come out more. A slightly metallic finish, perhaps even the same english-type hops flavor I get with many of the other Foothills brews (e.g., Pale Ale and ESB). In those, it's welcome, in this style, not so much.

Mouthfeel crisp.

This wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable either. The flavors in this just need to come out more.

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of aubuc1
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

draft poured in to a shaker pint glass at barleys.

poursyellow golden with steady carbonation

smell is lagery. hint of bananas

good balance of banana and clove. well balanced between crispness sweetness.

creamy smooth mouthfeel and nothing to keep it from being easy drinking.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin white head and hazy blonde body.

Tangy mellow nose: wheaty with some banana.

Pleasant and refreshing-- faint tartness, faint citrus, faint coriander and faint banana. (Yep, pretty 'faint') Well balanced; trace of hops on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick but not overly so and bright carbonation lightens out the body.

Highly drinkable, solid heff. Not crazy or off the wall, but heffs aren't supposed to be. NB: This was the last full pint in the keg.

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of bboven
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

BRight gold but only slightly hazy body. You could really see right through the glass. There was also absolutely no head or lacing, which is a must for this style. Not quite what you're looking for in a hefe.

Big yeast action happening here, too much for my taste. The fruity undertones were more overtones and there was a pretty noticeable sulfur smell there as well.

All the flavors were there pretty well, except it was much too bitter for a hefe. It finished bitter instead of slightly fruity and that's just not what you want for this beer.

Mouthfeel was on-target.

There are a lot of things that are out-of-whack with this beer. It was palatable, but really a mutated version of the style.

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chris1919
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of hyuga
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Bmoyer0301
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of nickss
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pulpy, completely opaque yellow. Looks like grapefruit juice.... a tad odd.

Faint banana and clove... a bit of citrus. Rich, yet light. My only desire is that it was a bit more pungent.

Something in the flavour is a bit off. Lots of banana, but the aftertaste is a bit coppery and corn-y. The copper becomes a bit less noticeable as the brew warms, but the corn flavour is still there.

Light and crisp mouthfeel... maybe a bit too much carbonation.

Too much carbonation to be a quaffer... still, certainly not bad.

Photo of welldigger888
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler a bright pale golden hazed out beauty with 2 inches of fluffy white head with minamal lacing.

Nice bready aroma with a hint of banana & clove. Soft yeasty aromas pull it all together.

Sweet bready yeasty soft sourness that goes well together.

Man o man, this is so soft on the palate, how could anyone be offended by this medium light bodied beer. Spot on carbonation as well, well played foothills.

I find this to be one helluva hefe, drink up for it is only a seasonal.

Photo of whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Nesued
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler pour, from a keg that was filled two days prior. A great treat from the folks at Foothills and Green's on Piney Grove Road. Kudos for a great 1 Apr 2010 offering!

Appearance - Light yellow coloring with a good two-finger head forming upon the initial pour. Deep haze (i.e. a Hefe) with a light carbonation feeding the thin ring that retained.

Smell - Nice fresh banana and clove aroma. Crisp yeast nose as well. Somewhat muted, but inviting.

Taste - Light, tart and crisp. Just what you want from your Hefe. Moderate spice middle gives it some depth.

Mouthfeel - This ain't no stout so review it as per the style. Carbonation is a bit light, but I enjoy the fact that it is tongue-coating in the opening and middle. The crisp finish allows for a bit of cleansing.

Drinkability - Nicely done Foothills. Great offering fresh. I would be intersted to see what "legs" this sexy offering has.

Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.