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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

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280 Ratings

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 34.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2005

Hurricane High Gravity, a high end malt liquor, offers a very full-bodied flavor with a smooth, sweet finish.
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Ratings: 280 | Reviews: 155
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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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.

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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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.

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1.64/5  rDev -31.7%

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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.03/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev +25%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of priwen
3.27/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, gold appearance. If poured aggressively, a head will appear, but then vanish almost instantly. Fruity aroma with the corn. Again, the fruitiness shows up in the taste, and the alcohol can also be detected. It sorta coats the mouth with an oiliness. Medium body. Fairly dry finish and kinda sour. Overall, it is what it is, and that is all that it is.

Photo of Newrad2
2.64/5  rDev +10%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +56.3%

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5/5  rDev +108.3%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
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