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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorHurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor

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251 Ratings

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 33.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hurricane High Gravity, a high end malt liquor, offers a very full-bodied flavor with a smooth, sweet finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2005)
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
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3.2/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24-ounce can into a half-liter beer glass.

Appearance: Darker than straw, lighter than gold. Fizzy head which leaves moderate lacing as it recedes. Active carbonation.

Smell: Light sweetness with a semi-high alcohol content. Very wheaty with some peach/apricot tones. Aside from the fusel alcohol, it could nearly be a Belgian trippel or quadrupel.

Taste/Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Really not that bad for a malt liquor. Only a touch less drinkable than Bud Ice. Mild carbonation reveals intense alcohol combined with a light maltiness. This brew is entirely average as far as the latter three categories are concerned.

Not too terrible. This was my divorce beer, but it's been a while since I re-tried it (as a refined drinker). Not too disappointed, it's worth the $1.09 it costs.

Serving type: can

11-04-2010 05:08:13 | More by Lauthaha
More User Reviews:
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2.25/5  rDev -7%

07-31-2014 02:22:28 | More by TucherLover
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3.05/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hurricane is a surprisingly solid malt liquor, arguably my favorite of the ones I've tried. Many of them are either far too thin to be enjoyed, suffer from a pungent taste if their temperature drops just a few degrees, or shamelessly bear their alcohol in the taste, making for an unappetizing experience (I'm looking at you, Camo Silver Ice and sighing whenever I see the Camo Black Extra 24oz can in my fridge). Hurricane doesn't provide an overcompensating palette of flavors nor does it find itself being too thin and basic to really be enjoyed on a level other than a dirt-cheap malt liquor. It's genuinely pleasing, packs a simple but refreshing taste to it, and provides a nice buzz if the can is drank fast enough. It's a marginally-winning combination.

Serving type: can

07-29-2014 14:31:10 | More by SteveJeremy
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1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

07-20-2014 06:05:29 | More by CraigTravor
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3/5  rDev +24%

07-15-2014 04:52:41 | More by Beaze26
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New York

1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

07-11-2014 01:40:19 | More by Comparison_Ford
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3/5  rDev +24%

07-10-2014 06:34:26 | More by priwen
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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
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2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

07-05-2014 20:22:15 | More by rderedin
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2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

07-03-2014 21:08:50 | More by Nitty703
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1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

06-27-2014 17:20:22 | More by Hendrick24
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3.75/5  rDev +55%

06-26-2014 03:10:09 | More by Bstrickler
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5/5  rDev +106.6%

06-24-2014 00:48:14 | More by peppyrhonda
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2/5  rDev -17.4%

06-19-2014 22:57:48 | More by Sonofalime
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1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

06-19-2014 13:33:47 | More by DeltaFour
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1.5/5  rDev -38%

06-19-2014 05:03:34 | More by tykechandler
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New York

1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

06-11-2014 01:21:06 | More by BGsWo22
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2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-26-2014 05:55:00 | More by Maillard
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2/5  rDev -17.4%

05-21-2014 01:04:35 | More by sebaastionb
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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
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2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2014 17:26:09 | More by Anacross
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-08-2014 02:12:21 | More by WiserBud
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2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

04-29-2014 19:03:29 | More by ramrod666
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-17-2014 00:00:23 | More by brewlover517
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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
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