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Hurricane Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

Hurricane Malt LiquorHurricane Malt Liquor

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 2.02
pDev: 38.12%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hurricane Malt Liquor is full-bodied and robust and offers a smooth, slightly fruity and slightly sweet taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2002)
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 01:25:51 | More by Stinkypuss
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tclipse

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -25.7%

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spazx

New York

3/5  rDev +48.5%

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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev +73.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 21:07:18 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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Oklahoma

1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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Texas

1.25/5  rDev -38.1%

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Virginia

2/5  rDev -1%

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Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -38.1%

01-31-2014 05:26:33 | More by ShepardCommander
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mpenske

California

1.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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Hartis

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +107.9%
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

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01-24-2014 22:35:00 | More by Hartis
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Retroman40

Kentucky

2.84/5  rDev +40.6%
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.

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Sonofalime

Virginia

2/5  rDev -1%

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Delaware

1.5/5  rDev -25.7%

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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +41.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Gingercheapskate

Virginia

3.06/5  rDev +51.5%
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.

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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -1%

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DeeMalloy

Florida

2.25/5  rDev +11.4%

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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -50.5%

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Tennessee

1/5  rDev -50.5%

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Hurricane Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
52 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.