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Hurricane Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 1.98
pDev: 38.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2002

Hurricane Malt Liquor is full-bodied and robust and offers a smooth, slightly fruity and slightly sweet taste.
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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 77
Photo of JPowell712
1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Old school 40oz. Night ... Only time I would ever drink this.

Photo of WckdVbz
1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

H O R R I B L E !

Photo of AmericanMechanic
4/5  rDev +102%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok let's face it. Malt liquor is not a good nor classy beer but we all remember high school. I gave this ghetto/white trash beer a high review for exactly what it is in its own league. Fuckin awesome. Looks like piss kinda smells like it with notes of dank malts grains and crackers. Taste is about the same without as much of that malt liquor funk like steel reserve which in positive is the worse thing in planet earth other than shiner Holliday chear. Come on people if you got $1.39 to spare get rocked by the hurricane

Photo of Newrad2
2.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Appearance:
Hurricane pours a radiant oompa-loompa orange with all the bubbles of a fizzy lifting drink. I think there's a little bit of corn stuck to the side of my glass. Head fades quickly with lacing reminiscent of a Taiwanese prostitute.

Smell:
Smells like sour apples, charred oak, and freedom. It is quite hard to pay attention to the tasting while everyone else is watching midget porn on the other couch.

Taste:
Hurricane tastes like America- From the mountains to the valleys to the broceans white with beer foam. Mild soapiness develops into sweet corn malt with a hint Fruity Pebbles on the back end. The flavor coats the mouth not unlike cough syrup - in that I will probably be tasting it when I wake up tomorrow morning. There are no hops of which to speak of, they're probably just being overpowered by awesome.

Mouthfeel:
Pretty light on the tongue, but also slippery like two babies who are KY wrestling. This could also be due to the high number of times that I have pretentiously swirled my tasting glass around. Would like to have had more carbonation, but one malt liquor can't have EVERYTHING? right? can it? guys?

Overall:
Wind up flashlight? check. Matches? check. Toilet paper? check. Now all you need it some way drown your sorrows due to the fact that college students and the federal government got the day off, and you just finished swimming home from the office. Look no farther than Hurricane Premium Malt Beverage. No screaming endorsements here, but it gets the job done, and isn't that what life is all about?

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.49/5  rDev +76.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ok, rating this as it is. A Malt Liquor. So it's not the most complex beer. It's not the most popular style. I'm fine with that. Well excuse the rambling, time to review this Farm Store Refrigerator Shelf Turd. Ok, this bottle is pure sexiness. Mmm, an H with wings screams buy me! Well this is a good looking brew (no sarcasm). It's a nice shade of yellow with a hint of orange. There was a one finger white soapy head that went away fast. Well let's smell this now. This smells like Western America, Grains, Fertilizer and Rust. Not much to it, but with Malt Liquor it's all about the Bold and Smooth body on it.
Still I go into this beast with an open mind. This tastes better than Bud Ice. The flavor is a lot better than the aroma. There is a first wave of grains and corn juice. There is a sweetness to this brew that is both sweet and tart. With this there is no hop presence only a sweet slightly fruity finish no bitterness. The body on this brew is medium-light and smooth. Carbonation is a bit rough but for $2.50 a Forty, who can argue?

Overall: This brew isn't awful. I have no problem killing the Forty. Bud Ice Forty though is another story. I gave this beer it's fair shake. I know what it is, sometimes I like to spend $2.50 on a single....Forty Ounce! This brew is Worth a Shot.

Photo of Hartis
4.2/5  rDev +112.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Love it it's something that helps me sleep and deal with my day!!
Love it love it love it it's got a kick, it's got a kick, it's got a kick, it's got a kick, it's got a kick
it's got a kick, it's got a kick, it's got a kick, it's got a kick

Photo of Retroman40
2.84/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ice cold 40 poured into a very clean glass after shoveling 6 inches of snow on 18 degree (5 degree wind chill) Kentucky day.

A - Pours a golden color with a 1 finger head that retreats to a thin lace.

S - Sweetness and corn. You don't buy malt liquor for the bouquet.

T - Adjunct dominated with some sweetness.

M - Decent carbonation level - a very clean finish.

O - I'll openly admit that I've like this stuff for a long time. I used to think it was just King Cobra in a different package but they are totally different animals. This is a malt liquor after all...inexpensive and gets the job done. Frankly I have always wondered why regular BMC drinkers don't go for this stuff since I think it tastes better than Bud or BL and packs a decent punch.

Photo of aqualung23
2.8/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While my rating may seem high, remember that this is malt liquor. People drink malt liquor for two reasons: it's cheap and it gets you ripped. I don't really know of any malt liquor that is truly a pleasant drink, but given price, ABV, and smoothness, Hurricane is the best malt liquor available IMO. you can still get a 40oz for under $3 in many places, and because of this, if you're looking for a cheap buzz, you can afford an extra to pour out for your homies.

Photo of Gingercheapskate
3.05/5  rDev +54%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a six pack of Hurricanes last night for myself and some friends. Taste is a lot like Bud, just a bit stronger. The metal can doesn't really help it, but I've had 40s as well, and they've tasted pretty similarly. The biggest negative of it is that it picks up the taste of the can towards the bottom.

Mouthfeel is okay, as is smell. The appearance is what you'd expect, not tremendous, but not bad either.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.55/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Hurricane

We used to refer to this beast as "Slurricane"

APPEARANCE: 1.99 a bottle. They gave me a paper bag and put the bottle in it. In traditional fashion it was consumed appearing in its usual guise, the aforementioned bag. Nothing less than an average appearance in this most exceptional case.

SMELL: Sweet corn, unified grains, and a sweet green apple taffy scent. Malt liquor in many ways is like candy for drunkards and enthusiasts alike.

TASTE: Grainy and somewhat sweet upfront, but balanced by an odd cooked vegetable hop and grain one-two punch. Some flaccid bitterness but nothing really balances much besides the drying cardboard finish. Definitely an exceptional and perplexing dryness in a mostly stale fashion.

FEEL: Light bodied, champagne like carbonation, and more than ample stale dryness.

OVERALL: Now listed at 6% abv, this is a cheap, accessible and easy to consume beverage. It's alot more of a beer than the fruit infused lagers taking over the market these days. I'd stick with this over many of the lime or berry infused alternatives, especially when money becomes tight. You can do much worse, sadly.

Photo of atr2605
2.5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a transparent yellow with a head that dissipates quickly
S-almost nothing. hint o sweetness
T-more of the same, bit off adjunct malt flavor and a strange after taste that is slightly metallic.
M-very light
O-cheap malt liquor. Definitely will not be seeking it out again

Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been looking to tick this one for a while, but didn't want to take down a whole 40 by myself, a recent cookout at a friends house gave the chance to spread the pain. I'm going to give a detailed review. This was pretty much an average example of the style. It didn't have the harshness of most, and was actually almost pleasant. Most of the tasters found a slight apple taste that I didn't pick up.

This was surprisingly easy to drink and not at all unpleasant. If you're in the mood for a 40, you could do lot worse than grabbing one of these.

Photo of jslice99
3.05/5  rDev +54%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Consumed straight from the 40 oz bottle.

Not much of an aroma to it,light corn smell and some alcohol.

Taste is a little sweet, not terrible tasting.

Mouthfeel is light and it has a clean finish.

Overall its not a terrible malt liquor, it's decent for the style.

Photo of MirkoCroCough
3/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear 40oz bottle purchased for three dollars American.

Decent golden color.

Not much. Bready with a faint whiff of alcohol.

Light malts and inoffensive adjuncts. Gets more boozy as it warms.

Full bodied upfront but finishes rather dry.

It's alright. Not very rough for a malt liquor but not something you would want to drink alot of.

Photo of 7beerphil
3.75/5  rDev +89.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

40oz.

I did not pour this into any glass. However, i give it an average rating for appearance, due to the typical ML label design and the color of the brew.

Smell is also average, for the style, very faint corn notes. No hop presence here.

Taste is rather smooth and malty. Not at all harsh and it is rather pleasing.

Mouthfeel is kind of thick, but not offensive. Goes down easy.

This is an entry level malt, but a good one at that. I've you've only ever had Magnum, then you are in for a treat with this. Otherwise, it's basic. But good basic.

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.07/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 40 oz bottle into grenade pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a big billowy white head. The head is composed of big carbonation bubbles; the ones that are seen rising through the beer. The head fades very fast and gives way to a very light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy in corn and has a slight metallic odor.

Taste – The taste is of corn and rice in nature mixed with a metallic flavor. Some astringency comes in and mixes with the other present flavors. There is a little bit of bitterness that comes in the end and leaves a sting on the tongue. It is actually sorta good as it leaves a rather nice tingle and gets rid of some of the less pleasant metallic and astringent flavors.

Mouthfeel –Rather average body with a medium level of carbonation. It helps make the brew easier to drink and is good for the style.

Overall – Not really the best malt out there. With the price of this 40 oz at only at $2.25, what should I expect though, right?

Photo of CowsCanBark
1.52/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank this like it's meant to be drank, straight from the 40 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Golden yellow, cant comment on the head since it's straight from the bottle.

Smell: Skunky, metallic, boozy. Nothing appealing.

Taste: Ugh, it really tastes like mild soap. The finish is slightly grassy and metallic. This is disgusting.

Mouthfeel: Average for a malt liquor. Pretty high carbonation with a light body, easy to guzzle down if you hold your nose so you can't taste it.

Overall: If you're looking for a good malt liquor, avoid this and get a Mickey's.

Photo of drabmuh
3.13/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #35 American Malt liquor, perhaps it is my general lack of quality drinking since the arrival of my son, perhaps this is the only beer I got to drink today, perhaps because I am so sleep deprived I woke up four stations past my stop on the metro this afternoon but I drank the whole 40 of this and enjoyed it. Fictional God there for the weak willed please help me understand this.

Poured from a 40 ounce bottle into a Paulaner dimpled 1 L mug. Beer is yellow and clear with a big white head with low retention, no lacing but steady carbonation of large bubbles.

Aroma is pretty weak but it smells like malt liquor, a little sweet, a little boozy. Not too bad.

I'm not going to lie to you and tell you that it is a good beer. It is medium to light in body, sweet, decent finish, mild vegetal finish, flat on the palate, it is an adult soda. Not great but something to do while your baby finally sleeps. Cheap and not great but I did drink it, probably won't bother again though.

Photo of Agold
2.69/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank this because what else should I drink for Hurricane Ilene in Philly? Bought a 40 at the corner store. Big clear glass bottle. Hell no I didn't use a glass. Its a 40. Bright yellow with white foam that sits on the top. Looks just like I expect a malt liquor to look. Aroma is skunky right off the bat. Clear glass does nothing positive for beer. Some grainyness and a bit of biscuit, but the skunk overwhelms. The taste is meh. Light and watery. Nothing special, but nothing too offensive either. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. Really not a bad beer. It's malt liquor. Cheap and inoffensive.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Brutal concentrated urine color, no head, just rough adjunct malt liquor appearance. Aroma was largely alcohol and corny sweetness with the addition of some of the fragrance from a garage that specializes in doing car repairs/maintenance.

Very thin body, rawkus taste, alcohol so pronounced. Residual corn sweetness only seems to further contribute to the rough experience. No hops. Like drinking that corn based ethanol. 85 Octane. Carbonation is high, which usually can help alleviate a horrible taste from resonating too long, but here, it just seems like you get all the crap stuck in your sinus cavity because of it. The taste permeates your whole face and torso.

This is one of the tougher challenges to choke down.

Photo of Wasatch
2.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a nice golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly sweet, grainy, and ricy. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy, with some rice notes. Light-Medium body. A nice looking macro, but not worth the money.

Photo of Knapp85
1.58/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had during a Halloween party that a friend was having. Someone brought several of these along for some reason. I poured myself a glass and off I went. It was about as pointless of a beer as anything I can remember. No head, kinda smooth but no flavor. Still haven't found a good tasting 40 yet.

Photo of knoxtennessee
2.48/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

10:00 Am on a Thursday. At only 1.79 just after my wife and I got into a bad fight. Seemed like the thing to do at the time. Looked a bit darker than most light lagers. They lady on the other end of the 800# assured me there was no HFCS. Smelled pretty sweet wth a little alcohol. Tasted too sweet but went down pretty easy. Could have downed anouther if I hadn't had anything else to do today. I agree with most, don't drink it unless you need a cheap buzz.

Photo of mikesgroove
2.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale pour, I think this might be the lightest of the malts I have tried over the last week, with the same fizzy white head that disappears almost instantly though the ever present streams of carbonation all seem to still be coming up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is corn, alcohol, and a mess of wet hay. Just not what you want to come home to. This follows over to the flavor almost exactly as it was just all over the place, but maintained that almost day old bread like taste mixed with astringent alcohol and moldy cereal. Slick feel and just an almost gag inducing aftertaste. Just not built for this one at all.

Photo of DaveCS
2.82/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

OK first off I bought this beer because it is the end of the pay cycle and I was really just looking for something that would, 'get it done'. Enough said really. This beer sums up the phrase, "you get what you pay for". the coloring is very pale, the smell is lackluster and the taste is palatable, at the least. Only reason I gave the taste a 3.5 is due to the high alcohol level numbing the taste buds halfway through. This is a utilitarian beer to say the least, NEVER would I buy this for enjoyment. I don't suggest getting it, however, if you're in a bind I would recommend this or a 40 of Ole E.

Happy New Years!
Dave

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Hurricane Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.