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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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261 Ratings

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: 34.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Cyberkedi
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Aroma is - hello? Aroma! I don’t get a whiff of anything that resembles beer. It pours a clear yellow with a fairly thick and fluffy white head, but this is the brew’s strongest point. Flavor is at least present, but it is just malty, no complexity or depth, and leaves a tinny aftertaste. Texture is smooth, a bit thin, and barely fizzy at all. I bought it just to try something different. At least it helps me appreciate craft brews.

Cyberkedi, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of davey101
2.38/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24 oz can into a big ass chilled mug.

A - Golden straw yellow body. 2 finger white head dies down to some edging.

S - Sweet corn and grain.

T - Corn and grain. A metallic and medicinal finish. Alcohol. Why is there so much alcohol? Its so thin and light in flavor and then BAM. Alcoholic warmth.

O - Pretty standard malt liquor flavor that gets pretty boozy in the end. Not a great beverage, but damn this packs a punch.

davey101, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of echophone
3/5  rDev +25.5%

echophone, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Pale clear golden color with a brief spate of fizziness for a head, very minimal speckles of lace left behind as it recedes.

S. A brief moment of honeydew melon aroma that pulls back behind sweet corn and grainy mash aroma. No real alcohol hotness in the aroma here.

T. Somewhat boring and bland sweet malts with the fusel alcohol hotness that was missing from the aroma fully present in the aftertaste somehow. At least I didn't have to smell them.

M. Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation.

Surprisingly good compared to most of the other malt liquors I have tasted lately. And that oddball honeydew melon smell was actually quite nice.

WastingFreetime, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 40 oz. bottle into pint glass

Appearance – A medium golden color with a slightly off white head upon pouring. The head faded fast and gave way to the light film and very little lacing.

Smell – Some corn and a bit of malty bread. Both lighter and mild.

Taste – The taste is mainly bready with a bit of biscuit and corn. A bit of sweetness is present initially then fades a bit toward the middle of the taste only to come back more at the end of the taste. With the sweetness that comes at the end, a alcohol flavor also comes in giving a little bit of “burn” aftertaste. While the sweetness is there throughout, it is not as sweet as many malt liquors out there and dryer in flavor.

Mouthfeel – Very light for an 8.1 % abv beer. The body is more like a standard 5% lager; light with a higher level of carbonation.

Overall – What can I say, kind of a standard malt liquor in flavor only a bit lighter in sweetness and body. It is very easy to drink due to its lighter qualities (sweetness body), although that may not be a good thing due to its heavier qualities (abv.)

Darkmagus82, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Reidrover
2.18/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From Fred Meyer, S.Salem store. $1.19..yeah its been a bad day and i am broke. Cant believe i actually poured this into a mug!! But its bright,clear pale yellow with a artificial looking impressive creamy ,thick head. paper,corn and alcohol aroma Taste sweet malts but actually not as sickeningly sweet as expected..its a rather soft sweetness, some apples in there too.. Actually surprisingly OK in the mouthfeel..slight alcohol

Reidrover, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Rocketman8911
1/5  rDev -58.2%

Rocketman8911, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24 fl oz aluminum can served into a nonical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely low. Acquires at a Ralph's market nearby.

Served refrigerator cold. Allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

A: Pours a two finger head of no cream at all, fair thickness, and impressive retention - for the brewery. Kind of fluffy. Otherwise, the retention is above average - a solid two minutes - really not too shabby for an 8.1% beer. Colour is a clear dark yellow.

Sm: Stale barley, some cream, and some dull malts. A mild strength aroma. Not unpleasant, but certainly bland and boring. Uninviting.

T: Some cream on the open and finish, with some bland malts as the foundation alongside slightly stale barley. Here's a beer from Anheuser-Busch that actually has a body - who knew? Dominated by a crappy artificial malt character. It's quite dull and boring, with nothing of interest structurally or flavor-wise. Some sort of crisp malt note is okay. Imbalanced and badly built, but not as bad as I expected.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some stale cream, and a strange crispness. Overcarbonated. Too thick.

Dr: Hard to drink due to its low quality. Hides its ABV poorly. Very well priced if you're looking to get unconscious drunk. Might make a good frat beer. I wouldn't have it again.

That said, it's surprisingly unshitty coming from this brewery. A polished turd from AH.


kojevergas, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Nage37
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Nage37, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Yummmmiller
3/5  rDev +25.5%

Yummmmiller, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of mjh5397
3/5  rDev +25.5%

mjh5397, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of weerezboy
3/5  rDev +25.5%

weerezboy, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
1/5  rDev -58.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of DougieFresh3030
3.2/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty sweet malt bomb. Very thin mouthful. For 8.1 cant taste the booze. Malt covers the booze. Serve ice cold makes a difference. Can't beat the price $2.99 for a 4 pack of 16oz cans! This beer is a proper sessional beer when kicking back and hanging out with friends.

DougieFresh3030, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of uziangis
1/5  rDev -58.2%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of welldigger888
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a BIG ASS can, fluffy white head that recedes fast and leaves little if any lacing.Crystal clear straw colored hue.

BOOZEY, in a bad vodka way, corny and livestock feed aromas as well.

Bad vodka blended with a grain based beverage, no hops or malt. Astringency abounds.

Medium at best bodied slightly slick alchol delivery system.

For the price I feel as if I had this coming to me, 2 beers worth for a buck what did I expect?

welldigger888, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of emerge077
2.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

All this time searching and coming to dead end after dead end... does a decent malt liquor even exist? Hurricane isn't bad, but i'm gonna keep looking. Not the best name, probably just slightly less tasteful than Crazy Stallion, all things considered.

Pale orange, slow moving carbonation, served pretty cold. Rings of lace in the glass, thin skim across the surface that breaks after the first sip or two... not that it matters much really. Let's face it, you're reading a malt liquor review.

Smells like wet grains, slight musty dishrag notes at first. Minerally with a flash of apple sweetness. Alcohol is strangely and thankfully absent.

Flavors of apple and wet manila folders. Ritz crackers and vague sweetness. Light body and easygoing feel when cold. Dry and surprisingly clean aftertaste. Maybe not all that surprising, coming from AB: King of (consistently bland) Beers. Wonder what kind of adjuncts they threw in here to jack up the ABV. The cleanliness of this malt liquor is it's best asset, and it never becomes harsh like so many others. One thumb halfway up.

emerge077, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of 11millsown113
2/5  rDev -16.3%

11millsown113, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
3/5  rDev +25.5%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +109.2%

vicsju1991, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev +25.5%

touchmeimsac, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of I2uss
3/5  rDev +25.5%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of FreshmanPour77
2/5  rDev -16.3%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of nickfl
2/5  rDev -16.3%

nickfl, Nov 15, 2011
Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.