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Hurricane Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 1.99
pDev: 38.19%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

mattreitz49, Apr 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +50.8%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +50.8%

troobie, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.51/5  rDev +76.4%
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.

Shroud0fdoom, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of dbarny76
1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

dbarny76, Mar 11, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

HRamz3, Mar 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -49.7%

RVigz, Mar 05, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

SicemWT, Feb 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev +0.5%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -49.7%

MFer, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +50.8%

robertjskelton, Feb 17, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

ShepardCommander, Jan 31, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

mpenske, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Hartis
4.2/5  rDev +111.1%
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

Hartis, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Retroman40
2.84/5  rDev +42.7%
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.

Retroman40, Jan 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev +0.5%

Sonofalime, Jan 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

Hearneator, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of aqualung23
2.85/5  rDev +43.2%
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.

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Gingercheapskate
3.06/5  rDev +53.8%
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.

Gingercheapskate, Dec 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +13.1%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev +0.5%

CreekyJarls, Nov 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +13.1%

DeeMalloy, Oct 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -49.7%

bcoutu, Sep 07, 2013
Hurricane Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.