Hurricane High Gravity

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Missouri, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #30
Ranked #29,288
2.49 | pDev: 36.14%
Oct 02, 2023
Jul 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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Rated: 2.69 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Fenix2009 from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
With a four pack of Troeggs La Grave in hand, I noticed I a tall can in the refrigerator case with the words ‘High Gravity’ and ‘Malt Liquor’ on it. Images of Colt 45 flashed in my head, but also images of Molson Brador, a malt liquor I was fond of in the late 80’s early 90’s. I picked it up.

I lean toward strong beers, particularly Belgian styles. I was pleasantly surprised. I liked this beer. It was an attractive deep gold with a one inch fading head, but decent lacing. No big flavor profiles, very lager-like, nice carbonation and mouth feel. The alcohol comes through as the beer warms in the glass, but it goes down deceptively easy.

I would buy it again.
Sep 19, 2023
Rated: 3.53 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jun 14, 2023
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Rated by tyden46

3.75/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Relatively smooth and easy to drink at first but quite one-dimensional, I didn't really want to finish the can but did it anyways.
Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 1.56 by gawdstomper from California

Apr 27, 2023
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Reviewed by gonesail from Florida

3.16/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
if you like strong beer this is good on a hot day. it needs to be served cold .. around 36 degrees. taste is almost lager or pilsner but much stronger. i doubt it has much barley malt in it but still tastes like beer. be careful .. this has enough alcohol to be dangerous. and the price is always right.
Apr 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Hmmmmm from Florida

2.96/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On the nose it's a bit like malt vinegar and homeless people urine. Like if you walk around a city and encounter random piss stench.

Taste takes you similar places.

I almost never spew, but this stuff is a bit hard to get down.

I can drink whiskey all night, but this had me wanting a nap after my first pint.

Edit: This was my warm review. Picked up a Florida six pack on my way to the gym at the dollar store.

Will try this chilled a little later on.

Ok chilled update:

2 pints down, cracking my third..

Not bad.
Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 2 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Swanna-nowhere

3.68/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is my go-to beer because it’s cheap. But it doesn’t taste like cheap beer or water. Any brewer (home or otherwise) will tell a casual beer lover that higher gravity means a higher grain bill (malt and usually more yeast to consume that higher sugar content). Higher grain bill means more flavor. Among AB-InBev’s usual offerings (not including crafts like Wicked Weed here in Asheville), this is the best lager. It beats the hell out of Budweiser, you don’t have to drink as many to sleep well, and it’s cheaper than any other beer at my local stores! Good value for the price! Yes, I like crafts like New Belgium’s Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA (also produced here in Asheville), but Hurricane is about $8 for 12. Craft beers are at least twice as much. It puts me to sleep without a lot of tossing and turning, and that’s why I drink beer at night.
Jan 09, 2023
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Had that one time at a party back in the day. I have had a wicked lot of beers from these guys, most of which are not at all good whatsoever, this included.
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Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by migrations from Colorado

3.12/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is the best cheap beer hands down for a few reasons.
Number one is the taste. When I was a heavy drinker I would buy Pitbulls, Earthquakes and Natty Daddys. If it was a particularly rough week I'd have to drink Camo. All those drinks have a terrible sour taste to them that makes you cringe after a swig. The only reason you want to get drunk is to hide the same your feeling. Hurricane actually tastes fine as long as it's really cold. It doesn't have that sour and sickly aftertaste at all (as long as it's cold.)
Number 2 is the strength. 8% is lower than a heavy IPA, but it's way better than a light beer. It gets you drunk. After a rough week 2 (or 3 if you don't have to wake up early the next day) of these will relax you quite a bit. The drunk is good too unlike some of the super cheap paint thinner cans you can buy.
That's really all you need to know. The 'look' and 'feel' of this beer aren't important. It's the price, the ABV and the drunkeness. Enjoy!
Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from an undated 25oz can into a pils glass.

On the pour I am honestly surprised by a 2 finger fine head. The body has lively carbonation as expected, is a dark straw to gold crystal clear, and is crystal clear. The head recedes to a decent covering and remains relatively fine, some lacing is left.

Aroma on the other hand is as expected for a "high gravity lager". Smells kind of like sweat fermented "green apple" off notes along with skunk which I guess implies some sort of hopping. An alcoholic note resides at the back along with a vague note of malt. Overall it just smells like yeast that was treated like an alcohol producing slave and worked way past its useful limits with low quality hops and a malt bill that's been watered down with adjuncts, likely rice or corn syrup.

Flavor is quite similar to the aroma with some harsh out of place esters and a hard to explain tartness, behind that a surprising amount of hop bitterness creeps in likely to cover up dirty fermentation notes. Alcohol is detectable and the only positive to that is that eventually the burning and inebriation covers more and more off notes making what malt is present on the finish more and more noticeable as you drink, which is about the only redeeming factor once you actually start drinking.

Feel is at first light any other full flavor AAL but the co2 bit is quite high, and the finish is quite dry but surprisingly drawn out despite the general thinness on the palate. Not the worst but not the best pretty average, but it keeps it drinkable.

Overall it could be worse, but this isn't a very high quality beer. It will get you drunk, it's cheap, and it's not the worst thing that's passed my lips.
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Splarp

3.63/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I find that instead of acquiring a taste for expensive craft beers, it's better to acquire a taste for cheap, high gravity beers. It's a lot cheaper and the money you save can be used for cheeseburgers. This beer fits the bill, it tastes better than Steel Reserve. While that isn't saying much, it's not bad and you get a lot of bang for the buck. I'm not going to pretend that I only drink for the taste. I like to get a buzz going, this one does it very effectively.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
From a 25oz can:

Appearance: Clear gold, big head.

Smell: Sweet, boozy.

Taste: Sweet, fruity—apples & grapes. Little bit of corn underneath. Boozy. No weird aftertaste.

Overall: Traveling for work, must pick up a beer or three. But the beer selection is not great in this smaller city, so let's try a malt liquor. Hurricane High Gravity is not bad! Sure, it's not my first or fifteenth choice, but it's got decent flavor and no real ugliness that you can get with many high gravity malt liquors.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Broski1989 from Pennsylvania

2.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
You ever felt down on your luck or had a really hard day at work and was thirsty? Look no further then your local gas station, dive bar, or local beer store and pickup a tallboy size or if offered 40OZ of hurricane. Why did anheuser busch name it Hurricane. Well.. it depends on the batch brewed but your bound to have a Hurricane effect either emotionally, physically or psychologically from drinking it. I’ll leave the graphic effects out.

Nevertheless it is on par with its other contenders for pour, taste, smell and overall quality. Which is in a class of its own. It’s not terrible by any means. If consumed ice cold and drank fast before it changes internal temperatures fast it is worth every penny. If your looking to get drunk fast and you have a few bucks in your pocket this is the go to malt liquor. If you have a few more bucks do yourself a favor a look to the cabinet where a tall boy or 40oz is about a dollar more. You’ll thank yourself Later
May 08, 2022
Rated: 2 by AmitC from New York

Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by mpenske from California

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 2.73 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by yetijosie from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
honestly a solid product, doesn't taste bad as long as its ice cold, the price is right when im broke, and the reactions i get at parties when drinking these is priceless. usually 1 or 2 people try it and end up changing their mind haha! far from a bum drink if you ask me
Jan 09, 2022
Hurricane High Gravity from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 421 ratings