Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
341
Reviews:
172
Avg:
2.46
pDev:
34.96%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Wer34truh
2.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a fizzy yellow appearance, with a small, almost non-existent head. Looks quite intimating, not really sure why I'm drinking this.

Malt is boring, beyond the malt there really isn't much to it. Which implies that there is nothing bad about it as well.

Taste is surprisingly non-offensive, and it is incredibly smooth to drink with low carbonation. A little bit scary considering the ABV.

To summarize, as far as cheap malt liquor for quick intoxication go, you can do worse than this. With that said, I hope never to drink this ever again.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rgammon
4.19/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Full Flavor main Stream beer. If you normally drink a Light beer, you are not likely to enjoy this. 1 25oz or 1 40oz glass bottle is enough for most folks to drink and THOROUGHLY relax. And not spend much money. 2 25oz are under $3 and 2 40oz are under $5 locally

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.67/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Piss yellow in color. the taste is pretty bad but let's be honest nobody buys this stuff for the taste. it's a cheap beer with a high ABV% which is just what you need sometimes.

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Photo of Grahamale
5/5  rDev +103.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drink this beer and you are a true storm trooper! It is the ultimate experience a real beer connoisseur should weather over and over again. It will blow your mind over and over. Don't just stop after a good cat-5 , make it a cat-10, cat-15 or even a cat-20. Just feel the storm surge up inside of you and let the wind blow through your hair and the waves ravage your baunch. You are now part of the perfect storm and there is nothing you can do but just hang on. Be Bold, Be Smooth, and most of all be Powerful!

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Photo of ryan33iowa
3.4/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
1.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.01/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of duceswild
1.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

"Category 5", although I'm sure this is the same product.

A : A nearly 100% transparent golden straw color, with an initial head of 3 fingers, which lasts about 90 seconds. It AUDIBLY fizzes and crackles down as loud as a Surge soda pop and eventually leaves ZERO head, ZERO lace.

S : This actually has a fair bit of yeast in the aroma, and call me crazy...but clove? Behind that is a strong antiseptic rubber cement aroma, and barley malts.

T : This isn't half bad. Very sweet, candy-like, with tons of hominy and toasted grain.

However...The flavor disappears as soon as it arrives, with no lasting aftertaste to speak of. The alcohol burn is there, and I can feel an instant headache coming on. If there is a finish, it's more of a feel, and it's a metallic antiseptic dryness.

F : Light bodied but creaminess and burn is created by the high alcohol. The finish is drying, but also very unremarkable.

O : Feel like getting drunk? Drink this. It's not going to offend you in the slightest, but it may give you an instant headache. When you're trying to drown sorrows (I'm not), the headache doesn't matter anyways I guess. A quintessential brown bag beer.

Edit : This was eventually a drain pour. Drink it ice cold!!!

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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
2.46 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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