Camo High Gravity Lager
Camo Brewing Company

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Lager - Malt Liquor
Ranked #88
Ranked #50,553
1.74 | pDev: 51.72%
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States
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Roy3268 from Maryland

1.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Quick Side note: Paid a friend 5 bucks to chug 3 of these in less than 10 minutes...Still feel bad about it, and still don't know how it he did it to this day...

The name does a lot for it's taste. You just picture some nut wearing army fatigues drinking a can of Camo as he bombs your platoon..Nevertheless!

A- looked harmless..Pour a light yellow. Typical malt liquor color

S- I thought it was skunked scotch whiskey when I first smelled it.

T- tasted much like the above, but due to it's high alcohol don't have much time to really analyze its bite

Jan 11, 2009
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troobie from California

2.6/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The first time I went to Las Vegas, NV, I was abruptly introduced to five (as I remember) different versions of Camo malt liquor. I purchased and consumed every single variety. This review is based on a singular consumption of Camo High Gravity Lager.

Feb 25, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In Vegas on Fremont St. watching the show, half way through the can the back of my brain started with a dull numb feeling. Smelled clean with a slightly sweet alcohol vapor. Tasted clean with a lemon-lime and rose like alcohol. A tad grainy in the finish with some sweet corn in the back. This beer is obviously produced for people that want a quick buzz.

Nov 18, 2004
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beerguy101 from California

1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Fizzy pale yellow beer. Large head. Aroma is a cross between wet cardboard and three day old garbage. It';s sweet, full of corn and watery, medicinal tasting and 8.6% alcohol, and on the bad side its only 8.6 % alcohol. This is by far the worst beer I've ever rated. I can't drink any more so the rest of this rating is from memory. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is medicinal. Aftertaste is alcohol and sweet. Turned on the tap and garbage disposal when I poured the rest of this crap down the drain...

Aug 01, 2003
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budgood1 from Minnesota

2.36/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

high octane, high probability that you could breath fire with this stuff. sweet and full of alcohol. only sensation i can detect is of burning alcohol in my belly. and a numbing of my brain. i suppose this beer serves a purpose....a fast and quick buzz for cheap. use with caution!

Apr 20, 2002
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TastyTaste from Minnesota

1.03/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clear 40 bottle with camoflage designs and a lot of x's on it. Medium yellow color. Smells of skunky alcohol. Taste makes you think of never drinking beer again. Harsh corny sweetness and lots of alcohol. Purely disgusting, woke up with a terrible hangover the next morning.

Nov 21, 2004
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BeerBob from Nebraska

1.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I remember this stuff, we used to use it to embalm dead cats, right before we dissected them in biology class.

Camo, a “High Gravity Lager” beer, comes in a green camouflage decorated 24oz can. Camo HGL pours an amber colour with hardly any carbonation to speak of. The 8.5% alcohol by volume is the only thing of interest with this substitute for formaldehyde. Unpleasantly sticky and with some saccharide sweetness, Camo HGL pours just about dead flat.

Maybe the can makers thought that if we can sell the brewers on the idea of a camouflaged can, then nobody will see the stuff on the shelf and we will all be safe from this beer.

I picked up three of the 24oz cans, and within a few hours I was back in the form of a can of camo. I had been possessed by the Camo HGL, and found my self buying a case of twelve 24oz cans, that I still regret to this day. Drink with restraint or in restraints, your choice, but preferably the latter, everyone will be a lot safer.

Jul 10, 2002
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Maestro from Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellow macro lager

Smell: Vegetables, butter, no hops

Taste: Vetgetables, buttner, no hops, booze

Mouthfeel: Slippery and balance.

Drinkability: Strangely enough, this beer does go down despite the other poor qualities.

If they would just put some hops in this beer, it would be ok.

Jul 25, 2005
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Imperial pint glass (I know, I know, it's just wrong isn't it?) my 24 oz can of Camo High Gravity Lager delivered a clear, deep golden body beneath a creamy head of white that held surprisingly well and left some very nice rings of lace about the glass. Who knew?!

Alcohol is apparent in the nose. In fact, apart from a touch of fruitiness and some minor sweetish malt, there's nothing else there. Of course when you're drinking from a paper bag you don't really need a lot of aroma.

The body is typically medium-full with a dextrinous edge that's cut through with alcohol. The carbonation is restrained to help keep it "smooth" ;)

The flavor offers the typical adjunct-laden sweet malt, with a fruity edge and some higher alcohols thrown in thanks to a fast and hot fermentation. A minor hop flavor is discernable between start and mid-palate, but then the alcohol wash shuts pretty much everything else down. There's a little more.... a drip of cirtrus, some perfume - or maybe just roses... - a splash of the water that's left from a can of corn, a thin drizzle of honey. Bitterness is, as appropriate, limited but uneccessary due to the alcohol that cuts through the maltiness... er, sweetness.

Overall, it's certainly not the worst malt liquor I've ever had.. that award 's been earned by the King Of Beers with their "Hurricane". Nor is it the best. I'd place it middlin' to middlin'-bottom. Could be much better... don't complain to me if you get hammered and kill your neighbor or wake up with the worst hangover you've ever had and call in sick "forever" - I warned you! Oh, and if there really is a "Satan", it's more likely that he's involved with this beer than anything by the name of "Duvel". ;)

Nov 09, 2006
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bditty187 from Nebraska

1.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Goldish-amber hue, brilliantly white head, soapy retention. Gasoline nose, grainy, sweet… basically disgusting. Repulsively sweet, totally undrinkable. Alcohol is completely unpleasant. Harsh. Warms the belly immediately, sedates the brain equally as fast. Not fit for human consumption.

I wasted $1.59 for this 40 ounce, which I struggled to finish a glass of, I guess not every beer is worth reviewing.

Jan 08, 2003
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francisweizen from Alaska

1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Notes: 24oz Camo can. looks and tastes horrible. This stuff pours out a crazy yellow/amber colour with almost no head. It smells of pure alcohol, adjuncts, and fruit. It tastes like alcohol and fruit. Horrible stuff, but it will get you messed up fast...but why would you want to get messed up drinking this stuff? The mouthfeel is very thin and the drinkability is non-existant.
My advise: stay away from this stuff!

Mar 20, 2003
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another punk rock show at my bar, another confiscated can of I lucky or what?
So many enticements found on the labeling of this can. "Extra Smooth", it boasts, and also brandishes not 3 or 4, but 5 X's...whoa! "Super Premium", too! And what does the name mean? Short for camoflauge? But the can is green...should I drink it in a forest and try to blend in?
Damn it, I'm so stoked to try this wondrous elixir, let's pull back the tab, and plunge in!
Snap, crack, ah....crystalline clear, golden hued, large offering of snowy froth that rapidly collapses...just right for the style, high carbonation....
Aroma of high fructose corn syrup, butter, and Listerine (R). Raw and reeking of basic alcoholic phenols.
taste: limited, and immediately overshadowed by high alcohol content...a drum beats in the brain, and it become a circle, a ring of tom toms pounding a monotonous rhythm designed not for liberating the soul in joyous celebration, but only physical punishment. the mallets meet the membrane in this orgy of sadism (the only way to describe the intents of anyone inflicting this mess on themselves). Very slim essence, almost no real flavor, just slick and somewhat sweet, but, BANG! BASH! BOOM!, the whip cracks and the poor frontal lobes feel the're only chasing this dragon if you're in it for gettin' crunked, am I right?
a more astute and studied scholar of the malt liquor type can perhaps shed light on the finer distinctions of this particular brew, but whatever shades set it apart from it's brethren, making it more or less desirable, are lost on me. Just stanks...I'm currently on a dare with myself to see if I can finish the damned thing...hang on, maybe I, I'm getting sick...and I'm not happy with this in me, not at all, friends.
Very light bodied, with a limp, languid finish, the main staying aspect being the affect of the booze on the brain. Unpleasant flavor, if any. gonna have to save myself, and toss the rest...this is not fun, and, again, you only drink this if you want to get F'ed Up. Well, more power to you, but I'll stick to tastier vehicles for that particular project.

Feb 28, 2005
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JISurfer from South Carolina

3.11/5  rDev +78.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, I thought I would get this, because it looked cheesey. I mean, come on, a camoflage can? Well, I was expecting something rather bland and without distinction. Sure, it's no Weste 12, but it's got it's perks. The color was a reddish/straw color. Had no head whatsoever after a few minutes. Sure the head started out big and fluffy, but fell back quicker than the Iraqi army. But seriously folks, this wasn't a bad brew as far as Malts go. It's got a kind of flat citrusy taste to it mixed with alcohol. The alcohol is strong at 8.5%. Lemme tell you, it ain't masked either. The alcohol is out there and showin' everything it's got!

Mar 28, 2003
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WMBierguy from Maryland

1.12/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ah, Camo... how can you turn down a malt liquor in a camoflagued bottle? This stuff is strong, but it tastes absolutely horrible. It's best used for college drinking games. I used to start out every party with 2 Camo 40s... it's one of those rare malt liqours that don't taste better with the second bottle. It's more of a conversation piece than anything else. Everyone should try Camo at least once (drinking a 99 cent malt liquor does gives you life experience). It's terrible, but it's hillarious.

Jan 19, 2006
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hotstuff from Indiana

1.61/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24oz.Can. This beer poured a medium creamy/soapy white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was clear and carbonated. The hue of this beer was golden and there was no lacing.The nose was that of alcohol and it had a very weird flavor to it.This beer had a burning sensation as it was swallowed, it was bitey, it had an aftertaste that lingered and it was just plain unpleasing to my palate.

Aug 01, 2003
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DESTRO from Nevada

1.29/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

oh snaps. the camo tall boy. no one poors this out come on. but the can is camo colored! so it makes up for the fact that this beer looks like typical crapola. the smells is of alcohol, nasty grains and maybe paint thinner i dont know, but it isnt pleasant. the taste? well if served ice cold, the goal is to swallow as much of the devil fluid as possible because once you stop and breath your senses will wake up to how truly fould this stuff is.the mouthfeel is thin and mineralish and finishing the tall boy can be a little challenging, especially if it has started to warm, but you can do it cow poke. this is also one of those beers that gives you the nasty shitty drunk, so be forewarned. but hey for 99 cents a tall boy, what did you expect....have fun...

Nov 20, 2003
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Shultzerdugen from Missouri

1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is some bad beer.

I had it out of a glass, which was a little generous considering what I was having. Camo has all the alchohol of a tripel with none of the baggage of being a complex, delicious beer.

Pale and sickly with a piss foam head.

Smelled sweet and metallic, but in a sickly way.

Sweet taste, too, lots of adjuncts, not much malt flavor, tons of alchohol flavor.

You do the math.

Sep 14, 2004
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jimdkc from Missouri

1.13/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

OK... I'm probably one of very few people to ever pour this into a glass! This is meant to be swilled directly from the can or bottle for the sole purpose of getting shitfaced very cheaply. Appearance was typical macro-piss yellow. A large, coarse white head quickly disappeared. Smell was a sickening mixture of cooked corn and alcohol. Taste was surprisingly sweet (nearly cloyingly so!) with maybe a hint of malt flavor, then loads of corn and alcohol. No hint of hops. Mouthfeel was thin and fizzy. If you're going to drink this, try to keep it as cold as possible... it gets worse when warm! I'll give it this, though: for what it is, it was amazingly smooth! So, I guess it succeeds as an alcohol delivery system... if not as a tasty beer!

Jun 06, 2004
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brewQ from Missouri

2.41/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I gotta admit I love the funky nature of the Malt Liquor business.
Here's a brew from God's Country, LaCrosse, Wisconsin made for a sinful Las Vegas based beer marketing firm.

Pours with a full charged up head. Color is a few units darker than most macros. Aroma might be charitably described as clean or negligible.

The taste is sweet and grainy. A slight warmth in the finish. Not exactly balanced and easily drinkable, but this stuff is certainly better to me than any light beer or the really damaged Schlitz at the bottom of my ranking sheet.

Sep 09, 2004
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cptnjck101 from Virginia

1.36/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Camo is the strongest, cheapest swill I have ever had. At 8.5% ABV it serves one purpose, getting you shitfaced for small price. The 24 oz. cans are always trouble, but in it's 40 oz. incarnation it's bearable when served ice cold, but you better get it down before it warms up or you'll be making love to the porcelain god all night long. If you have $3 bucks and REALLY wanna get wasted, this stuff is second to none, but otherwise steer clear of this crap at all costs.

Apr 28, 2004
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durwood64 from Ohio

1/5  rDev -42.5%

Jan 01, 2012
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ski271 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +58%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

With money tight now, I’m continuing my search of cheap beers, looking for what is drinkable as well as affordable. Right off the bat, a little voice in my head said “don’t even think about it!” when I saw the camouflage and big “XXX”. But hey, I tried it. And you know, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

Pale gold with a very small, white, foamy head that quickly diminishes to a thin, partial film. The smell is mild and unoffensive. Little grain, some alcohol, even a hint of fruit. The taste however is not as impressive as the nose. Wickedly sweet corn, with lots of alcohol from the start. First sip hits with a bit of a bite, not the “smooth” beer the label advertises. But after a few sips.... blame it on the numbing of the senses, but it gets a little bit enjoyable in a way. There’s some good citrus in there, and the bigger body appeals to this big-beer lover. There’s a good amount of lemon in the aftertaste to take the edge off the warming, heavy, lingering alcohol.

Surprisingly, this wasn’t horrible.... but then again, it wasn’t all that good either. But in the realm of really-cheap 40's, this one doesn’t do too horribly. (Hmm, I just got a bit of a grape taste in there. Interesting.) Anyway, for a cheap warm buzz, this one will do the trick. A good nominee for nights out drinking with the guys out at the old hunting shack. So taking style into account, I ALMOST give this lowly-raked malt liquor a thumbs up.

Nov 21, 2006
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bashiba from Iowa

1.16/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into the glass a fizzy dull yellow with a thick white head.

Smelled like someone spilled corn syrup into an ashtray.

Taste like some poured the contants of that ashtray into a glass and served it to me. Sickly corn sweet with an awful burnt aftertaste. Just plain disgusting.

Mouthfeel is very watery and slick.

Drinkability would be zero if that were an option. Split a 24oz can three ways and all three of us struggled to finish our 8oz. Avoid at all costs.

Nov 01, 2004
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guitarmage from Oregon

2.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale almost greenish yellow, pretty bright and vivid though. Soapy white head with pretty good retention. Ultra clear.

Smell: Very steely, slight alcohol burn, a little spicy character.

Taste: Steely and astringent, sour and acidic, but also some notes of apple cider like sweetness and notes of a bad bourbon.

Mouthfeel: No better or worse than any other malt liquor, light bodied, medium carbonation. A slight thick quality like a liquor.

Drinkability: I'd rather have a 211 High Gravity, this is pretty hard to throw back. None the less, this wasn't brewed to be delicious, and it gives a hell of a head rush especially if you drink it fast.

Jun 09, 2006
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Magery from Kentucky

1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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