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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorHurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor

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228 Ratings

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 33.47%

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 idResponse:
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North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

You know... for a bum beer, this isn't bad...

I'm used to swilling 211 or old english when i want to get crunk/drunk/blitzed/gone on a severe budget.

my preferred choice is rainier ale 40oz bottles...

but this stuff... it almost tastes like regular bullshit lager (budweiser/miller/etc)

i can actually swig this and not feel like a yak just pissed in my mouth.

this is my new malt liquor of choice. when i need to buy a beer for $1 and absolutely need to get trashed really quick, i'm drinking Hurricane High Gravity!

It has very little sour malt aftertaste, and doesn't feel horrible in the mouth. not great, but not horrible. i can stand drinking this stuff, possibly more than one.

When you're broke and need to get pissed, grab a hurricane!

Serving type: can

11-12-2006 16:15:22 | More by idResponse
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All said and done this beer is great. If your homeless like me. On a good day I can make about $30 by pan-handling, on average more like $9, this beer is perfect. Being a lifetime alcoholic three of these bad boys (about $3,50) got me wicked friggin buzzed khed. For what Hurricane is, it's worth the price. It allows me to sleep drunkenly in below freezing temperatures, deal with my painful gout, teeth and side effects of hepatitis. This is the best bum beer ever. While some of my rival fellow bums spend up
To $5.00 on steel reserves and 4loko, I can get piss drunk off three cans for less than four bucks and still afford a couple mcChickens and a hit of dope. God bless America. "Hurricane, the homeless' Heady Toper"

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2.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 06:37:39 | More by nicholas2121
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3.11/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 25 ounce tallboy into a 10 ounce sampler. The label on the can assures me that this is a "Category 5" hurricane. I put the rest of the can in the fridge, to ensure it stays nice and cold. A moderate pour produces a short-lived frothy head of about an inch. The residual lacing is confined to a thin partial ring around the glass and a little islet of foam where the carbonation is most active. The beer is a pale straw-orange, with robust carbonation.

It has a pretty clean aroma and taste, with light maltiness and some aroma-flavors suggestive of corn mash, maybe a little bit of biscuity or cracker-like flavors, with the obligatory kiss of hops. Rather slick on the palate. The aftertaste is very clean, with just a little bit of earthy bitterness and sweetness. Alcohol warming is evident as the beer progresses, with some fruity alcohol aromas as the beer warms. Best to keep it cold!

This beer is very smooth for a malt liquor, yet is generally more flavorful than other AB products. It's basically like a Busch or Natural beer with extra alcohol, and well worth the $1.75 for the tall boy. This would be a good red beer candidate (i.e., a tomato juice beer). If I was homeless, this would be my go-to beer- been there, done that, with a few quaffs of Night Train and Old English "buzz bomb" 40s....way back in the day.

Note: my review stats might seem high here, but I'm judging the beer on what it is- cheap, strong lager beer for those times when you just want something light in body yet high in alcohol...or when you're broke. Cheers!

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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.

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look its a malt liquor , not just a malt liquor but a high gravity malt liquor

A - pale but not too thin
s - malty strong its a HG
T- well you'll need to get used to these , if you only drink thin beer you probably won't handle this but drink a veriety , drink some malt liquor , it becomes easier to drink

its sweet and harsh but not very harsh compared to most HGs but imo shlitz HG tastes better

M thin but girthy its easy to chug but will give you a full drink.

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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
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