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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
59
awful

272 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 34.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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 Falcone
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Falcone, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
2.18/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, perfect golden color with a half inch head that dissipates instantly. Leaves a nice creamy looking lacing.

Smell - Has an amazing aroma.. Very sweet, malty, lemony, and corny. After a few whiffs you can start detecting the alcohol though..

Taste - The high ABV surprisingly isn't as bad as I thought it would be. But it's still not enjoyable whatsoever.. lol. The malts aren't so present. All I really taste is corn and grains dominated by alcohol. Might as well go buy some liquor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I'll never try this again. I didn't even drink half of a beer and I'm feeling sick to my stomach.

jsisko01, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Tpitty23
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Tpitty23, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of dubmax
5/5  rDev +108.3%

dubmax, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of heganhound
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

heganhound, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
2/5  rDev -16.7%

carteravebrew, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev +25%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
2.63/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pale gold with a ton of bubbly, white head that has little retention

S - grains, corn, and warm

T - grains, sweet, metal, corn, alcohol, odd bitter finish

M - light to medium bodied, warm, decently carbonated

This is by no means a great beer, but when viewed by style it's not bad. It has some drinkability despite its off flavors. It's dirt cheap. If money's tight (like maybe you're a teacher and it's summer like me) then these are the kind of beers you look for.

tdm168, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Psychromatic
3.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Executive Summary:
It's a cheapo beer, for sure, but it's probably one of the best in its class.

A: light straw color, with a bit of cream-colored head when poured. this disspates quickly, though.

S: a bit of ethanol tang, and mild corny notes.

T: a teeny alcohol burn within a bit of pleasant light corn-syrup sweetness; fades into a slightly sour but still not-unpleasant malt aftertaste.

M: light and gentle, just a bit of carbonation sparking upon the tongue

O: If one's strapped for booze-cash, this here is the way to go. There aren't many US malt liquors that are good at all when enjoyed warm (as is my preference) -- this is one of them. That's a high accolade for such a cheap brew; AB has done something very right with this mass-market product, though I have a feeling the name might not be such a good thing down along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts!

Psychromatic, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
1.25/5  rDev -47.9%
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 -0.8%
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%

echophone, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.65/5  rDev +10.4%
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%
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 -9.2%
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
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1/5  rDev -58.3%

Rocketman8911, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.03/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

D

kojevergas, Mar 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -16.7%

Nage37, Feb 21, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +25%

Yummmmiller, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +25%

mjh5397, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +25%

weerezboy, Jan 25, 2012
Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.