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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:
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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3/5  rDev +25%

Beaze26, Jul 15, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

Comparison_Ford, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev +25%

priwen, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Newrad2
2.71/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Newrad2, Jul 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

rderedin, Jul 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Nitty703, Jul 03, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +56.3%

Bstrickler, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +108.3%

peppyrhonda, Jun 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -16.7%

Sonofalime, Jun 19, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

DeltaFour, Jun 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Maillard, May 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -16.7%

sebaastionb, May 21, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To all of those who are knocking this beer, perhaps you should take a minute to consider that it's from a "blue collar" brewer. Anheuser Busch…red, white and blue… really?… seriously? Pick on a micro brew, why dont'cha? Budweiser has been getting America drunk for how long now? C'mon, it's just beer. It tastes like beer, it looks and smells like beer. Actually, it's pretty darn good for malt liquor. For those of you pedants complaining about it's lack of head… perhaps you should learn how to pour a beer.

I copped a buzz off of half a 25 ouncer and I'm likely to either drink the rest or cook with it. Think about it… the time wasted on a bad review could be spent drinking Bass, Guiness or Fosters. I mean, really, you like their Super Bowl commercials, right? They always make me smile and sometimes even bring a tear to my eye. OMG…this site is for connossieurs, right? If you don't like it why don't you drink a glass of water instead.

articulatte, May 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Anacross, May 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TerryW
2.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As a rule the idea of malt liquor does not excite me in any way. I even find the idea a little repellent based on past experience. That said, this one is not awful, but its not something I would recommend either.

Pours a moderate head that settles to a partial ring. Occasional spotty lace. Slightly hazed yellow gold with very fine carbonation. Aroma is non-existent. Taste-wise it's pretty much equally lifeless, maybe the merest hit of malt. A touch syrupy.

Uninspired, but not offensive. Good buzz factor at +8% if that is your mission.

TerryW, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.