Big Hurt Beer | Big Hurt Brewing Company

Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Beer
73 Ratings
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Beer

Brewed by:
Big Hurt Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-15-2011

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 29
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of emerge077
2.21/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So somebody contracts a shitty malt liquor and then decides step #2 is to start a brewpub?

"13 129" printed on the bottom, Julian date of April 2013, guessing a production date.

Pale anemic yellow, super rapid racing trails of carbonation, looks like corn soda. Thin layer of bone white foam, recedes to a thin skim that breaks after the first sip.

Smells like cheap wine, silage, and malaise.

Harsh astringency, numbing alcohol. Flaccid without any flavor. Grain husks and wet paper, cheap wine with club soda carbonation. People think this is actually decent? Lol...

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Photo of drunkciclista
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer was better than I expected. If this is a malt liquor then its the best malt liquor I've ever had...I I had plenty in college. The beer pours a clear yellow with thin white head that initially fizzes then dissapates. The scent is sweet with presence of saaz hops. The taste is sweet with effervesance of grain and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall its ok...if the abv was dialed back to 5-5.5% it would be better.

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of boudreaux
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bushwack
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Holy, what the... This is insane. Such an obnoxiously sweet nose on this thing. Flavor is, just gross. This is really atrocious, and I can't believe that it was in the craft beer section of where I bought it. I mean, come on. For beers like this, we shouldn't need 250 words.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly drinkable and not all that bad for the style.

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Photo of Hopmarc
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mkennedy119
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of eux
3.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Fairly soapy looking coming out the can. The only reason I'm rating this higher than a 2 or 2.5 is the fact that it seems to fit the ambience of a White Sox game, which is where I had it.

Smell: Sweet corn. Very cloying. Not the most refreshing smell, but it isn't bad.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet corn. As far as malt liquor goes, it's actually ok. That's basically it. It could be more refreshing and crisp, especially at a summer ballame.

Overall Drinkability: As a refreshing light beer, this doesn't work. As a malt liquor, this kicks ass.

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3.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.05/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very clear, light gold. Large, light, sticky, foamy, white head. Disappears fast leaving a ring of lace. Typical malt liquor appearance.

S - Very light and not much on the nose. Some sweet maltiness with some corn aroma. Not offensive but not much going on here.

T - Much better than the nose and not bad for a malt liquor actually. Sweet maltiness is dominant with some honey. No vegetal taste and only a hint of corn. Some fruitiness with apple, of course, being strongest but some other orchard fruit. Fairly surprising.

M - Light body with lots of carbonation. Light and spritzy.

D - Alcohol is well hidden. Even though there is some of the apple flavor typical of the style, it isn't too strong nor does it have the ethel alcohol flavor. Not bad.

Notes: Surprisingly decent, especially for a cheap malt liquor. Not a good beer, but for what it is, it is good. No off-flavors or grape drank flavor for a malt liquor is nice. I can't really see getting this another time but I might if I want a malt liquor.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.98/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can (2012?)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, match1112!

Clear golden with a moderately sized white head that doesn't last long but does leave nice spiderwebs of lace down the glass. There's tons of visible carbonation bubbles rushing up from the bottom of the glass throughout the duration of my trip down Big Hurt Lane. For the style...this is actually pretty!

The aroma, on the other hand, is nothing to rave about...but I have smelled much, much worse! So there's that! A lot of corn and rubbing alcohol, but what would a proper malt liquor be without the dreadful aromas of stale, damp corn and booze.
Edit: As it warms, this smells more and more terrible.

The problem with this beer is that you have to smell it as you put it to your lips. The beer actually tastes much, much better than it smells...dare I say: better than average? Though, admittedly, I have very little experience with one of my least favorite styles: good ol' American malt liquor. Flavors of corn, grain, grass, and alcohol combine for something admittedly drinkable.

Medium bodied for the style with high carbonation.

Real's not that bad! It just smells foul.

And, this makes me feel like I'm back in college. So it has that going for it.

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of FosterJM
2.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1335th Review on BA
Can to 16oz Nonic

Purchased at Lee's Discount Liquors, Las Vegas
$1.50 for the can.

Im from Chicago. I have to tick this tallboy!

App- Well its a deep yellow with a huge amount of color. Big fast receding white head. Not much cling. A couple lines.

Smell- I made a Mr. Beer pale at 3.9%. Smelled like green apples, lemonade and wheat. This is that but thicker and more booze. Just eh. A little grassy.

Taste- Much like the nose. Its a ton of green apple with wheat and grass. Honestly its okay but just something. 7% makes up for it.

Mouth- A light medium body with a high carbonation. Green apple and wheat. Thin. Eh.

Drink- The big hurt put a big hurt on my feelings. Man great ball player. Shit beer. Oh well its a $1.50 what did I expect?

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Photo of prisoner1572
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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Big Hurt Beer from Big Hurt Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.6 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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