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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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272 Ratings

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 34.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SteveJeremy
3.05/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

SteveJeremy, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jason, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of CMundt4994
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

CMundt4994, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
2/5  rDev -16.7%

DavidHume, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Phigg1102, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Zoogaloo
3.2/5  rDev +33.3%

Zoogaloo, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of rclarkbow
1/5  rDev -58.3%

rclarkbow, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of goforbrian
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

goforbrian, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of jodybrutal
2.19/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have to agree with many of the reviews here, for a bottom of the barrel, bargain basement brew it's not half bad.

jodybrutal, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Yeldarb92
1.8/5  rDev -25%

Yeldarb92, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
2.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It looks like apple juice. There's odd golden brown color to it with excellent clarity and vibrant carbonation bubbles. No head whatsoever. Faint cereal grain lager yeast aroma. The taste is a mix of cereal grains. Like a sweeter version of honey nut Cheerios. The mouth is moderately carbonated and yet designed to be quite smooth.

Franziskaner, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of intovert2438
3.1/5  rDev +29.2%

intovert2438, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of MrPickle029
4.36/5  rDev +81.7%

MrPickle029, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of erwityk
1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

erwityk, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of IPAbastard760
1/5  rDev -58.3%

IPAbastard760, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
1.4/5  rDev -41.7%

Poured from 25oz can into a pint glass. This is billed as "Category 5" -- yet somehow I don't expect to be blown away.

Appearance: light gold hue with no haze and light effervescence. The fizzy white head dissipated almost immediately.

Smell: light and sweet with just a little plastic. Mostly inoffensive.

Taste: sweet and plasticy with just a general off-flavor. Ugh, I'm really not fond of this. It's also sour -- and not in a good way.

Mouthfeel: very light body with a moderate effervescence. Not interesting.

Overall: this is just an unfortunate beer. Its flavor is bad *for the style*, which is really saying something.

flagmantho, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Caddant
1/5  rDev -58.3%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev +25%

Better than expected, smooth flavor, amber color. This is meant to do one thing and it does it well. Drink one of these and you will feel it. Weak aroma but that isn't unusual for malt liquors.

ordybill, Aug 21, 2014
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1.64/5  rDev -31.7%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -58.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

Sammythebull19, Aug 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

codyb1991, Aug 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AntG21, Aug 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

TucherLover, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.