Big Hurt Beer
Big Hurt Brewing Company

Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Beer
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From:
Big Hurt Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Malt Liquor
ABV:
7%
Score:
64
Avg:
2.59 | pDev: 25.1%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
75
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 20, 2018
Added:
Oct 15, 2011
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  3
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Rated: 2.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 20, 2018
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Reviewed by matjack85 from Illinois

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.
Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 2.27 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 2.96 by BB1980 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2015
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Rated by Default262

1.5/5  rDev -42.1%
Had to throw away
Oct 14, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by MattM from Illinois

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by dcf5ve from Illinois

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by rabbitguy from Illinois

Jul 25, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.
Jun 19, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by PopnLoads from Illinois

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Apr 13, 2014
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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.
Feb 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by spointon from Illinois

Feb 02, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jan 02, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

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.
Nov 09, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by MSL94 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnW58 from New York

Oct 13, 2013
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