Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor | Anheuser-Busch

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poor
337 Ratings
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Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorHurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
337
Reviews:
170
Avg:
2.46
pDev:
34.96%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of pricek3065
3.76/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigT80033
3.73/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A no frills, Get to the point beer. A true Alcoholic's beer! When you want a Buzz , there is nothing better,

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.28/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

From the get-go, let's clear something up... this beer is not supposed to be complex!

You may notice that my overall rating on this beer is much higher than the individual ratings such as taste, and there is a very good reason for that. Let me explain...

At 8.1% alcohol, and with a taste to match, this ain't you casual drinkers' beer. Nearly twice as potent as Bud Light, the standard party-beer, and just as cheap, it's a no-brainer for getting floppy-stupid-drunk at parties or on those lonely nights when you realize your life is a lie and no one will ever love you (obvious joke is obvious, I hope!?)

But in all seriousness, the point of this beer is OBVIOUSLY to get drunk, not to enjoy the notes and complexities of a sophisticated beer. I mean, it is call "Hurricane" for goodness sake. And to that end, this beer excels at what it's about, and that without having a particularly pugent taste.

So here's to you, mister raging alcoholic! And a beer that will do the job and isn't particularly repuslsive!

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Photo of Hans14
1.16/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I love malt liquor but jeez im ashamed to say how many times ive bought this.

Look is straw yellow. If poured very short head thats gone as quick as you are drunk.

Smell corn and pennies.

Taste is the same. But Its almost if you made a boiler with cheap vodka.

Feel is slightly carbonated goes down rough very strong alcohol after.

Overall I've had a loy of these because for a buck and some change its a good buzz but its pure hobo beer. Ive actually been at the park and been offered this by a homeless fella.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rivarol
2.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MusaJames
1.07/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Hobo Krystal. Another beer that I wish I hadn't had any experience with(this beer was a standard for me for a long time). No defining taste except for alcohol, terrible smell.

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Photo of corywalston
1.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
2.79/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Straw color head was white a thick but disappeared very quickly. The beer is extremely clear with no visible carbonation. The beer smelled very sweet to me with a hint of perfume smell, maybe a little soapy. The beer has little to no flavor, no strong sweetness or corn flavor usually common in these light beers. The beer is easy to drink though and very smooth.

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Photo of jeffduyedi
4.85/5  rDev +97.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A dark gold color, almost no head, 1/8". Aroma was sweet corn syrup and alcohol. A good amount of industrial aromas.

Damn alcohol is really the primary flavor component here. Nothing in terms of hops. A large amount of carbonation. Definitely not 100% barley, this one is heavy on the corn and alcohol. Barley and hops aren't all there.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
1.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BabaBeer
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ahommell
2.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ghostxyz3
2.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
2.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

To be honest, I am attempting to tick all of the beer styles in existence. There are very few left and I am down to the rare ones I just can't find (Kvass, Happoshu, Wheatwine, etc.) and the ones I have been dreading (American Malt Liquor, Low-Alcohol Beer). I finally just bit the bullet and picked this one up from the Circle K and suppose I'll be seeking out an O'Douls in the near future.

Poured into a Mason jar, this one had about 2 fingers of white head on top of a clear, yellow body. All fizz is gone within a couple of minutes with no lacing. Just a slight skunky, metallic aroma, but nothing too offensive. Super malty taste, sweet with little trace of bittering hops. Mouthfeel is thin and sort of oily.

Malt liquor rules apply--don't let this stuff warm up, or taste goes south quickly. It is 25oz of 8.1% ABV, so this is not a bad option as a drinkable, utilitarian buzz starter. $2.75, by the way--that will help offset that damn $14 bottle of Chrysopolis Unblended Lambic (tick!) I bought the other day.

As other reviews have indicated, this is better than AB's mainstream swill. You can do much worse.

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Photo of dvmin98
2.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopnado
3.1/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zylod
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 2ellas
1.18/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of brother_rebus
2.29/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Farral
1/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
2.46 out of 5 based on 337 ratings.
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