Big Hurt Beer | Big Hurt Brewing Company

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Big Hurt Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 30
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.15/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. Just 99¢ for a tall 24oz can. Thought it might be fun to have around for the next Cubs/Sox series since I already had some Old Style Cubs commemorative cans in the fridge.

The beer poured a clear yellow color with a 2½ finger soapy white head on top that dissipated in just over a minute. The lacing wasn't spectacular but at least there was some.

The beer smelled like corn and was very sweet.

This would have been OK, especially for the price, if it just wasn't so sickening sweet. It tasted like someone poured a half a jar of honey in here which overpowered most of the grain, malt, and hop flavors.. Pretty much just carbonated sweet water. The 7% alcohol is hidden pretty well.

Light bodied with a pretty high carbonation level, which is perfect for this sty;e.

Yet another sub par offering from the folks at Minhaus.

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2.27/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

Had to throw away

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev +15.8%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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1.6/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

12oz can. Yet another marketing company trying to pass itself off as a brewery, and through the Minhas, urp, 'craft' operation of Monroe, WI, at that. Christ on a crutch, when is this charade going to finally end? (Successful, this time) arson? That would surely at least be some sort of 'big hurt', amirite?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with two pudgy fingers of frothy, agreeably foamy, and crackling off-white head, which leaves some actual, honest to the flying spaghetti monster in the sky, roiling sea wave lace around the glass as it rashly beats it outta town (wishful thinking pervades, it would seem).

It smells of sugary corn and rice compote, plastic warehouse packaging, bland apple and pear fruity notes, generic wet garbage (as opposed to premium), bottom shelf (is that a thing?) cheap-ass honey, and subtle like a sledgehammer cooked vegetal, let's just say, hops. The taste is literally gag-inducing (I could barely keep my first glug down, no shit), as the nail polish character of this joke of a beer cannot be denied - though the lowbrow honey and mushy drupe fruit essences may beg to differ, I'm not in an alms-giving mood. Perhaps a bit of America's worst fake vanilla-infused snack cakes (representing the malt here, for all you mouth-breathers, I mean 'raters' out there) worms its way in as well, but it's too little, well, just too little for me to really give a rat's ass about.

The bubbles are plainly evident in their pandering frothiness, the body medium weight, sure, but all inexpensive corn sugars, all the time, baby - fuck me 'til I'm dead and I can't get back - thankyouverymuch, Monster Magnet! Smoothness? You wanna talk about smoothness? Go ahead, I've got better things to do. It finishes still sweet, sugary, and yet not overly boozy - what's this, a silver lining? If there's fool's gold, then there must be the equivalent for the good ol' Ag, non?

Gaaah! While the booze doesn't really cause any problems here, it's about the only thing that doesn't (double negatives for the win!). Minhas' inbred, insidious, and apparently thorough industrial effluent house character in on full display here, for, well, for worse only, I don't think I really gotta say. This is the brewer's best-suited 'style', and yet, this offering is nothing less than a fucking hurtful (hey - truth in advertising!) hot mess.

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.99/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some sweetness, malts, a bit of plastics. Taste is malts, alcohol, a touch of sweetness, some green apples, not very good but certainly drinkable. Feels light in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer, about average for this style.

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3/5  rDev +15.8%

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1/5  rDev -61.4%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.77/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick collar that rose up around the edge of the glass, dissipating into lacing.
S: Light to moderate aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose along with notes of green grapes.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of corn and grapes along with hints of apples and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For an American Malt Liquor, this beer is pretty good. No alcohol flavors are present and the taste isn't really dominated by flavors of adjunct malts.

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +44.8%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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2/5  rDev -22.8%

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Big Hurt Beer from Big Hurt Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.59 out of 5 with 75 ratings