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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.

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 16:38:23 | More by mikesgroove
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I try to judge every beer I taste on it's specific merits; and I don't bring style or personal preferences into it. In fact, I'm a fan of malt liquors, but... ... this one is not real good. And that's very surprising since it comes from Budweiser, but in a way it all makes sense. This is a very clean (except for the fruitiness) unobtrusive lager. I feel it's a bit too limited for the style! That said, it has a deep gold color with a thick (but not very dense) head and a generic malt & hop aroma. The body is fairly light. I was expecting a little more flavor... it has a fruitiness but limited maltiness - and no hop flavor. Very low bitterness. Finishes fruity but very clean.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2002 16:28:10 | More by NeroFiddled
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +55%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 02:54:54 | More by drabmuh
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 03:00:19 | More by Knapp85
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

2.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Forty ounce bottle yo money yo bash...yep folks those are ol' dirty Bastard lyrics I have to pay homage to one of my seventh grade hereoes...Russel Jones one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Appearance is straw golden with a bright white head leaves thin lacing, yo. Aroma is semi sweet no hops grainy sugary tones harsh corn and rice. Taste is not overly sweet mild graininess no hop flavor very mild bitterness alcohol flavors in the finish kinda run of the mill. Mouthfeel light bodied somewhat sticky with residual sugars high carbonation. Drinkability is refreshing just doesn't do it for me as a whole, and I feel like this malt liquor is another bud product for the masses.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 02:49:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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Wasatch

Utah

2.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 22:47:01 | More by Wasatch
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

CAN you comprehend the effort it takes to find new CANs for the CANQuest (TM) these days? I was in DC over the weekend and stopped at a VA Safeway to see what was available and there were CANs of this one! Bingo.

Seemingly par for the Malt Liquor course, I got two fingers' worth of fluffy, bone-white head that fell like they had been struck from behind. Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was faintly fusel compared to many that I have put away on this hosed-up mission. The style is designed to knock you around on the cheap and I said as much to a fellow yesterday when he commented on my choice, stopping only when I noticed that he had some in his cart. Whoops! Mouthfeel was medium with a dryness that left me sucking for air. Wow! Finish was equally dry with a slight fusel flavor that lingered. Frankly, this was not as obnoxious as many offerings in the style.

Serving type: can

07-05-2010 21:46:27 | More by woodychandler
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

1.65/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

40 oz bottle spread amongst several of us on 2/3/10 to celebrate Deuane hitting the BIG 40.

Pours a clear gold, topped with a fizzy bright-white head. This sticks around for the most part with a foamy look. The aroma smells of light floral hops, corn bread, and that's about it. And that's probably actually giving it too much credit.

The taste is sweet with a mix of corn and bread. I also made the mistake of actually letting this sit on the palate to you know, actually try to pick up some flavor but was overwhelmed with a disgusting flush of raw vegetable character. Blech! The mouthfeel is thin and watery and seems more like something that I would rinse my glass out, instead of an actual beer that I would sit down and try.

I tend to not want to try beers of this caliber, so my rating might be skewered a bit towards the low side but what can I say, this was some pretty terrible stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 23:19:35 | More by Kegatron
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 16:52:35 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this at Deuane's 40th birthday bash -40oz..apropos eh? Poured into a 1/2 pint allowed to warm slightly

A - Golden, ultra clear with thick white head -the head settles o a slim band w/ tiny speckles for bead they almost appear to small to see any separation

S - Smell is corny and light with sugary nose that has cereal hints and mild fruitiness like corn syrup

M - The feel is highly carbonated sweet and alcoholic, drying as you expect a sugar enhanced beverage to feel, leaves no impression after the swallow really

T - Taste? It almost has it, but corn and sucrose flavor is not much to really comment on- the flavor leaves almost as soon as it appears. Even when warm it really comes off as pretty flavorless in general

D - not the worst malt liquor I can think of, but it really is more a case of worse than...? Not a bad example of the style, just not something that invites you to drink more of it

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 17:18:16 | More by Slatetank
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beertunes

Washington

3.1/5  rDev +53.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 22:10:03 | More by beertunes
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +51%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a clear 40 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smells of malts, slightly sweet. Taste is basically of malts and corn. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not that bad as far as malt liquors go.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 22:36:34 | More by tone77
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From the 24 fl. oz. can 10112-NB44. Sampled on June 19, 2010. Everything about this is typical for an adjunct high gravity malt liquor although not carried off as well as some. It pours pale yellow with a little thin white head that dissolves right away. While there are malt hints in the aroma, the main smell I get is metal. The mouthfeel is OK but the taste has a bit of corn and malts but the alcohol remains the most predominant ingredient.

Serving type: can

06-19-2010 20:08:38 | More by puboflyons
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

1.88/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

40oz. bottle consumed in celebration of Deuane's 40th birthday on 2/3/10.

A - Poured a clear yellow, urine-colored liquid with huge bubbles of carbonation and a bubbly one-finger white head that disappeared rather quickly. Lacing? Nope.

S - Smells like... nothing, really. Air. Seems like there is some subtle sweet corn and mild alcohol, but that's about it.

T - Sweet, malty and corny with subtle alcohol notes in the background.

M - Light bodied and thin with mild carbonation, resulting in a watery mouthfeel overall. Finishes sweet on the palate with minimal alcohol warmth.

D - This as good as I had anticipated... not very. I can't imagine drinking an entire 40 of this. To quote Bubbles: "You can barely get 'er in ya, but my fuck it'll get you some drunk!"

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 16:37:31 | More by ffejherb
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clayrock81

Virginia

2/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ahh, the Old Slurricane. For those who haven't had the pleasure(?), drink a couple of these sugared-down dandies and you might be slllurrrinnnggg your words. Or just puking. Now, Bud's other 40 offering is King Cobra, which is hideous, but this isn't as bad. I think it is because it is smoother and doesn't leave a stinging backbite. It is also higher in ABV, so maybe I was just too drunk to notice. I guess if I had to pick between this and St Ides I would take this (although I probably gave St Ides higher marks) since it is not as dirty sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 19:17:34 | More by clayrock81
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The 24 ounce can, 8.1% abv.

Appearance - somewhat deepened golden color, a very white head froths up to about a finger then subsides with some thought to leaving lace but not quite getting it done. Moderate bead helps the head hold on a bit but it goes bare inside of two minutes.

Aroma - kicks off quite fruity and sweet. As it settles, it loses some of the sweetness and bends towards a more general grain and adjunct based beer scent. Interesting but fairly typical.

Taste - very grain/corn-fed flavor, sweetness is complementary and the alcohol is evident without really adding or taking away from the overall experience. No hop flavor except *maybe* a brief touch on the aftertaste, it's hard to tell if that's hops or fizz. The sweetness and alcohol create a rather 'wet' finish.

Mouthfeel - high carbonation, rather burp-inducing. Feels a bit solid with the abv and sweetness.

Drinkability - not a beer made to experience the enjoyment of beer. Bud on steroids, not totally bad but watch out that next morning.

Serving type: can

05-01-2006 02:46:37 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.08/5  rDev +3%
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?

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 00:20:06 | More by Darkmagus82
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light yellow straw/gold with a decent white head at first and very light carbonation with slow bubbles. All adjunct corn aroma and flavor but not unpleasantly so... Medium bodied and smooth; quite easy drinking.

Not the mest ML I've ever had but certainly not the worst either...

Born On: 07/09/05
Tasted: 01/29/06

($1.69 / 40 oz. fat clear bottle with a twist off cap)

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2006 22:21:11 | More by RBorsato
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I only ave ever consumed or seen this stuff in a 40 bottle. Cler darkish gold color, some head in the bottle. This was, as malt liquors go, not bad. It was sweet and adjuncty, but not over the top, and alcohol was not kicking you in the throat the whole time. Mouthfeel is neutral. Very cheap, not a good experience, but not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2005 17:57:36 | More by TastyTaste
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rye726

Colorado

1.38/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a golden yellow color with not much of a head. Like most malt liquors, I don't think this is meant for glasses. The nose has some corn syrup like malts. Very light though. The taste is of corny alcohol and not much else. Somwhat full, but not at all enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 01:52:20 | More by rye726
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Pegasus

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear deep golden in color with a large white head, which soon utterly vanishes, leaving only scattered patches of foam and no lacing. There are lots of fat, slow-rising bubbles, however.

Aroma: Typical lager aroma with sweet corn and a slight, light tropical fruit note, no discernible hop presence. Mercifully, despite the clear glass bottle, there is no skunk aroma.

Taste: Opens with a cooked corn note, and a faint alcohol presence, soon followed by a slight metallic hop presence, which lingers on and on.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with stinging carbonation, rather soda-like.

Drinkability/notes: This is not among the best malt liquors that I have had, but at less than two dollars, tax included, for a forty ounce bottle, it is hard to feel particularly bitter.

Presentation: Packaged in a forty ounce clear glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2005 17:17:15 | More by Pegasus
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armock

New York

2.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured a straw color with a big white head no lacing

S - Is of malt and adjuncts

T - Surprisingly light not much is going on here malt and adjuncts

M- This on has a light watery body

D - It was a lot like drinking water that gets you drunk for a malt liquor it was very light in flavor and mouthfeel

Serving type: can

04-06-2008 22:38:17 | More by armock
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

sometimes ya just gotta grab a 40 and administer a quick and effective attitude adjustment to yourself. fortunately i don't do this too often! hurricane is just another run of the mill malt liquor with the usual sweetness. pretty bland and boring. i won't ever drink it again, but did this time to get in a review.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2002 06:11:07 | More by budgood1
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Drew966

Florida

2.33/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hurricane pours a golden yellow with a white head from a clear thirty two ounce bottle. The aroma is all adjunct. There is a bit of fruitiness in the flavor, otherwise it's just generic industrial beer flavor, no hops to be found. Okay for what it is, but there are probably better malt liquors out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 00:51:21 | More by Drew966
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Hurricane Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
52 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.