Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.08/5 rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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).
Serving type: can
03-06-2010 04:54:30 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
2.71/5 rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
2013 Hurricane “Category 5” - Reviewed 1/13/2013
This is not your average slurricaine, this baby cranks up the storm to category 5. Weighing in at 6%, this is one of the most alcoholic 40's I've tasted thus far. This malt liquor goes by the mantra, "Be bold, be smooth, be powerful." Which are all also deciding factors when purchasing a sex toy. So lets sail close to the wind with this week's 40.
Appearance: The "Category 5" version of this classic libation has much less of the Lamborghini-Orange tinge, and more of a Municipal-water-yellow. Miles of head reduce to near nothing within seconds, so much for residual sugars... pshhh.
Smell: A familiar skunkiness greets the nostrils upon cracking this bumper. Sort of a stale cereal smell with a light hint of mid-grade chronic. After sitting a bit in the glass, the smell reduces down to an old corn stench.
Taste: The sweetness of the corn dominates and kind of masks the sh*ttiness of the rest of the ingredients. Copper penny notes peak out at intervals, complemented with lasting fruity pebble streaks.
Mouthfeel: Category 5 offers light carbonation to entreat the tongue, possibly to distract it from the feeling of the malt beverage congealing in your mouth. Despite this odd property and the pumped-up ABV, Hurricane C5 is surprisingly drinkable, sliding down the throat before you really understand what’s going on.
Overall: This 40 surprised me in both its alcohol content and its lack of residual sh*ttiness. Dare I say that this malt liquor is even refreshing? That remains to be seen, one can not know its true nature until he ingests one in its entirety; another property that 40's share with sex toys. I recommend this beer be paired with a Burger King Angry Whopper™ on an overcast spring day in order to allow the flavours of both to fully develop. This beer is not recommended for extended cellaring, unless ABV exceeds average range. Enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 16:50:44 | More by Newrad2
3.1/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
To all of those who are knocking this beer, perhaps you should take a minute to consider that it's from a "blue collar" brewer. Anheuser Busch…red, white and blue… really?… seriously? Pick on a micro brew, why dont'cha? Budweiser has been getting America drunk for how long now? C'mon, it's just beer. It tastes like beer, it looks and smells like beer. Actually, it's pretty darn good for malt liquor. For those of you pedants complaining about it's lack of head… perhaps you should learn how to pour a beer.
I copped a buzz off of half a 25 ouncer and I'm likely to either drink the rest or cook with it. Think about it… the time wasted on a bad review could be spent drinking Bass, Guiness or Fosters. I mean, really, you like their Super Bowl commercials, right? They always make me smile and sometimes even bring a tear to my eye. OMG…this site is for connossieurs, right? If you don't like it why don't you drink a glass of water instead.
Serving type: can
05-18-2014 20:09:44 | More by articulatte
2.53/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
As a rule the idea of malt liquor does not excite me in any way. I even find the idea a little repellent based on past experience. That said, this one is not awful, but its not something I would recommend either.
Pours a moderate head that settles to a partial ring. Occasional spotty lace. Slightly hazed yellow gold with very fine carbonation. Aroma is non-existent. Taste-wise it's pretty much equally lifeless, maybe the merest hit of malt. A touch syrupy.
Uninspired, but not offensive. Good buzz factor at +8% if that is your mission.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 15:48:29 | More by TerryW
Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.