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Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor | Anheuser-Busch

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2.42/5
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342 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#44,165
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
342
pDev:
35.54%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.68/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Photo of paulish
3.06/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duder_Jables880
3.85/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slipknotfan93
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pretty good stuff for a cheap malt liquor

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is really bad. Would not ever drink this again.

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Photo of Duff27
1.77/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BelieveTheLie
3.13/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Considering what this is and how unbelievably cheap it is, it's a miracle. Like Jesus Christ himself turned piss into golden barley pop. It's really, really sweet, bit it's not offensive at all. Doesn't smell like anything, looks like gold, and tastes...dare I say...kinda good? My kind is blown, my entire world view is shattered and I will probably continue to buy this swill for $2.64 for a four pack of tall boys. I really hate myself for saying this, but thank you Anheiser-Busch? I'm so confused right now.

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Photo of Furlinator
2.92/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes grainy. There is an underlying sweetness, like cream corn. Surprisingly smooth considering the 8.1% ABV. Inexpensive and high alcohol content, this brew serves it's purpose.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Libeertarian
1.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Color and clarity are fine. They look about like any other American Pale Lager or Adjunct Lager. Head is white, even, thin, and soon gone. Aroma favors "liquor"/alcohol and esters over "malt", and may be influenced by adjunct (corn I presume). Hops are non-existent or maybe masked in this brew. Perhaps the faintest presence in the aftertaste. Alcoholic sweetness carries the day. Feel is pretty standard and benign. Fairly smooth and crisp, decent carbonation, warming. I wouldn't recommend drinking more than one of these in a sitting, and that has nothing to do with its high ABV. It's just too sweet and lacking in beer character that I've come to expect from even the most basic adjunct lagers. 16 ounces was a struggle. I can only imagine what 25 would be like. I had a headache before halfway through, and I suspect the sugar more than I do the alcohol.

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Photo of ECsurfattic
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PatrickGaska
4.05/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A good high alcohol malt

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Photo of LakerLeith
2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gomezc310
3.47/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Loook for all u hating and underrating this beer, just be honest and grow sum balls and call it wat it is.....bottom of da barrel brew...its a cheap beer with a pretty good amount of alcohol by volume. ..this is basicly a perfect sample of bang for ur buck.. now I could waste everybodys time and compare it like other beers but but dats not da case....

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Photo of Brolo75
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wejohnsn
2.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

its ok, i likw the higher alcohol. seems a bit sweet.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$1.49. Was not too bad. Cheap

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Photo of Bestinyourgirl
1.73/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Gets you buzzed fast, so that's not that bad. Not good for much else.

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Photo of squack
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Reds76
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Alpha309
1/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of CMundt4994
3.5/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of DavidHume
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Phigg1102
1.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of Zoogaloo
3.2/5  rDev +32.2%

Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.42 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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