Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.08/5 rDev +28.3%
22 oz can designed with one purpose in mind.
A: Light shade of amber with a full but brief white head.
S: A surprising amount of sweet malt and a little of that pent-up industrial alcohol smell. Not nearly as adjunct-y as most malt liquors but the industrial smell picks up if you give the Hurricane time.
T: Again, a surprising amount of malt. There are some unpleasant flavors - some soapyness and metallic characters - but mainly sweet caramel malt, with some alcohol on the finish. Where's the corn flavor I've grown to expect?
M: Somewhat watery, but good relative to other beers within the style, with a very welcome light level of carbonation. In other words, they didn't carbonate the shit out of this like they do most cheap malt liquors.
Uhhh....'surprised' is definitely the word of choice. I thought this would be poor at best. It's actually good for the style and would not even rank in the worst 25% beers I've had. Everything about this beer at first appearance indicates it will be mass-produced swill with only the bottom line considered. Not sure that some of that isn't true, but it might be the best cheap high-gravity malt liquor I've had. Further proof that AB has the capability to brew good beer (if that ever becomes their goal).
03-06-2010 04:54:30 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
2.88/5 rDev +20%
Anheuser Busch Hurricane High Gravity Lager...
8.1 % alcohol/volume. Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.
A- Eye catching deep yellow almost golden colored fluid with nice one inch head that falls to a pretty decent froth and ring around the glass. Leaves little to none lacing.
S- Heavy hints of corn straw and alcohol esters are upfronts. Light sweet malts in the back of the nose.
T-M- Taste is of strong grainy alcohol, slick sweet malts with a slight yeasty edge. Flavors are melded into a boozy sweet malted beer. Mouthfeel is decent with the strength of this beer smooth and slick with one hell of a bite from the alcohol.
D- For a malt liquor not to bad but for only light drinking occasions.
11-24-2010 04:11:04 | More by wesbrownyeah
2.8/5 rDev +16.7%
Wow, this one caught me off guard. I thought it was going to be another awfull malt liquor but it turned out to be not half bad. The pour was decent with a nice frothy white head that lasted till the end and the beer had a decent light amber color. The smell was pure grain and dingy malt as to be expected. But the taste was decent for a malt liquor....it had a very sweet malty front then it moved into a slightly grainy middle and finished with lingering sweetness that was quite agreeable for a malt liquor. If you want a smoothe malt liquor that is not half bad, take a stab at this one.
08-05-2005 08:59:46 | More by Dmann
3.55/5 rDev +47.9%
Big ass 24 oz can, almost looks like one of those energy drink cans. "Born On Date" on the bottom of the can.
A- Weather golden straw hue, great clarity as the bubbles race to the top to keep the thin but sturdy white lace afloat.
S- Clean but strong alcohol aroma, smells of really cheap vodka. Anyone remember Mr. Boston Vodka? Faint maltiness and cereal grain in the nose.
T&M- Very smooth in a medium body, a tad slick on the palate ... I would have expected a crisper palate for the style. Slightly malty with a cooked corn and horse feed flavor. Mild hop bitterness, just enough to balance. Alcohol has a spicy and warming sting. Finishes dry and clean with a lingering alcohol.
D- Perhaps one of the best malt liquors out there, no real astringent qualities to this at all ... certainly the cleanest malt liquor I have ever tasted. Went great with some homemade spinach dip and ritz crackers.
03-05-2006 22:46:29 | More by Jason
3.45/5 rDev +43.8%
Golden color, nice white head, actually leaves some lacing. Some corn and grain noticed in the smell, even some banana maybe, and a small hop presence. Taste starts out fairly clean but has a grainy and floral finish. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. I really expected this to suck, but I'm glad I tried it, it's actually alright. This could get dangerous considering what you get for the price.
07-15-2006 06:33:55 | More by badbeer
2.05/5 rDev -14.6%
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this canned greatness.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong corn. No doubt what this beer is brewed with. The flavor is very sweet corn with the slightest hint of orange citrus. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. For a macro-produced malt liquor this is not terrible, but compared to regular beers, this is one to avoid.
07-26-2010 04:42:39 | More by Mora2000
1.5/5 rDev -37.5%
I bought it expecting it to be your ordinary, run of the mill flavorless cheap malt liquor. Boy was I wrong! The moment I got this stuff in my mouth I wished I had just left it in the cooler. One of my buddies described it as "liquid ass," and I don't think he was far off.
01-15-2009 19:50:48 | More by CBorg
2.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Dark yellow to light copper color, white head. Too much alcohol aroma mixed with corn. Ugh. Can I knock appearance points for having to go to unsavory corner liquor marts to find this?
Smoother on the palate, but still, alcohol seems omniprescient in this. Cereal like grainness along the lines of Corn Flakes, sweet like, almost fruityness comes along midbottle. Thin body keeps the alcohol around in the mouthfeel.
Not horrible, but I can't imagine a locale that doesn't have something better to drink. And if you're poor, get a better job.
06-03-2011 21:14:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
1.93/5 rDev -19.6%
Appearance: 24oz can High Gravity another malt liquor during our sampling of varietal malt liquors, appears pale golden white head dwindles quickly leaves specks of lacing not too apetizing. Aroma: Chemical mix of alcohol corn and rice adjunct ridden tones with some creamed corn sweetness and evident alcohol at 8.1%. Taste: Cleaner in flavor than the last Camo consumed flows down with a touch of bitterness and corn and rice sweetness with alcohol being a dominant component of the flavor profile. Mouthfeel: Carbonation is a bit high body light-medium coats the palate with a layer of chemical lacquer. Drinkability: Well, not as bad as the worst malt liquor goes down with somewhat of a rough viscosity.
06-02-2006 03:02:32 | More by WVbeergeek
1.2/5 rDev -50%
A - Dark orange color
S - Pretty bad. Heavy alcohol smell. Doesn't really smell like any type of beer.
T - Gross. this is not good. The alcohol overpowers any flavor that might be there. It's a little fruity but that's about all that comes through.
M - Ehh OK. Very thin, bubbly similar to an energy drink.
D - Almost none. This isn't even good to drink if you're looking to get hammered despite the high alcohol content. It takes forever to choke this down.
I don't recommend this at all.
01-08-2011 23:46:17 | More by richkrull
2.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Big white head quickly dies into a pretty decent lacing above a clear light honey golden colored beer.
About all I could get from this beer was a light lemon and maybe a touch of alcohol in the aroma.
The taste is pretty much all sweet and lemony with a alcohol backbone. This light bodied beers' aftertaste is also lemon filled and leaves your mouth with this moist wetness.
09-07-2011 02:26:26 | More by LXIXME
3.05/5 rDev +27.1%
Product is dirt cheap and the can is purposefully ugly.
The appearance is slightly darker than mainstream macros. Not much of a head.
Aroma is grainy, think ethanol. Taste is just as good as AB's top sellers! Take that for what it's worth.
The finish is strange- wavers between grain and alcohol...
Still, given the context of high buzz cheap swill this stuff is drinkable.
It is what it is.
04-21-2006 03:18:52 | More by brewQ
3.25/5 rDev +35.4%
Every once in a (great) while, I like to slum it for a night when it comes to what beer I seek out. Since I've had decent malt liquors in the past, I figured this one deserved a shot....here goes.
Pours a nice clear suprisingly rich gold and grows a fairly large head of off white foam that did drop somewhat but remained for the whole session while leaving a more than expected amount of lace. Lively carbonation.
Smells of grassy grains and has slight hints of corn..a little metallic also.
Taste was, as seems to be usual for me, similar to the smell..prominent grainy malts, a twinge of metal although not enough to give pause, and a slight bit of heat in there too. A very clean drinking beer.
Mouthfeel was typical lager thin.
Could be a repeat buy for the warmer months to come..I'm finding that the big breweries' malt liquor offerings are better beers than their big selling mainstream name brews.
04-16-2011 20:33:59 | More by BrewMaven
2.53/5 rDev +5.4%
A - Pours out a very pale yellow with a fleeting head and some surprising lacing on the glass.
S - Corn and cooked grain but not unpleasant.
T - Adjunct dominated with an alcohol finish that can be strong at warmer temps.
M - Very neutral with a dry finish.
O - To me this is one of if not the best in this class (high ABV/low cost). You really need to drink this one cold. The 8.1 % ABV is not all that evident and this one can sneak up on you fast. There are some really bad HGs out there and this isn't one of them.
01-04-2014 11:41:30 | More by Retroman40
2.23/5 rDev -7.1%
$1.10 for a 24oz can of 8% brew! What a deal! I couldn't pass this up when I saw it at the gas station.
A - Orangey gold and pretty clear. Has a quickly fading 1 finger head of fluffy foam. Eventually, only a collar and some smokey bubbles lie on top of the beer.
S - Corny adjuntcs and the slightest whiff of alcohol. One of the least offensive malt liqours out there. Nice.
T - Sweet corn and some pretty decent hop flavors. This is the hoppiest malt liquor that I've tried by far. This actually tastes pretty damn good if you drink it quickly while still cold. Once it gets warm its all over....this one becomes pretty rot-gut once the crisp cold refreshing flavor turns to warm syrupy crap.
M - LIghter bodied than I would have guessed. Pretty neutral and unnoffensive...the alcohol is well hidden. Warmth = syrupy textures, so drink this quickly.
D - Pretty damn good. My favorite "high gravity malt liqour so far."
06-16-2007 07:06:29 | More by pmcadamis
2.63/5 rDev +9.6%
A - pale gold with a ton of bubbly, white head that has little retention
S - grains, corn, and warm
T - grains, sweet, metal, corn, alcohol, odd bitter finish
M - light to medium bodied, warm, decently carbonated
This is by no means a great beer, but when viewed by style it's not bad. It has some drinkability despite its off flavors. It's dirt cheap. If money's tight (like maybe you're a teacher and it's summer like me) then these are the kind of beers you look for.
06-01-2012 00:48:05 | More by tdm168
2.58/5 rDev +7.5%
Hurricane HG pours a deep golden color (it's surprisingly dark for an American malt liquor) with a thick, but not very dense, head that drops quickly and leaves only minor lacing about the glass.
It's malty in the nose with a gentle, pleasing note of fruitiness and a sublime smudge of hop aroma. Some distracting alcohol slips in here and there, but it's not always present.
The body is medium-light, and it's delicately crisp in the mouth.
The flavor mirrors the aroma with a nice slice of apple-like fruitiness and a restrained, dull maltiness. The alcohol, however, is more apparent than it is in the nose, and it throws off the balance.
It's a lot better than the standard "Hurricane", but I still feel it falls short of the mark. It seems AB is going for a sharper, less 'flabby' malt character, but without that overly sweet maltiness the alcohol is just a little too apparent.
04-15-2006 01:14:42 | More by NeroFiddled
2.73/5 rDev +13.8%
Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor aslo known as Hurricane High Gravity Lager. I got a 25 oz of this to do a review. Poured this into a glass. The Color is a drak amber. Small white head after the first pour. Smell was ok nothing to bad ...The tease was not the greatest but not the worst. You can tell the 8.1 abv in this brew. I will say this the can says be bold and it is bold be smooth and it is smooth going down. Mouthfeel was ok. Overall this brew is a 3 nothing good but nothing bad. I good brew if you want one or you are low on cash. I will take you where you want to go.
02-13-2014 06:37:39 | More by nicholas2121
2.7/5 rDev +12.5%
Enjoyed from a can into a weizenbier glass.
A: Deep yellow/ golden, moderate amount of streaming bubbles, no head to speak of.
S: Sweet, corn, small amount of booze, pretty mild on the nose.
T: Sweet, grain, more flavor as time went on,minimal amount hop bitterness on the end. The booze wasn't really apparent to me.
M:Light like water
O:For the style it's a decent malt liquor, pretty darn drinkable for the ABV. If your a malt liqour fan you would most likely enjoy this very much so.
01-31-2013 02:55:02 | More by Serick507
Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.