ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I wanted to listen to Bob Dylanís "The Hurricane" this evening, but had to settle for R.E.O. Speedwagon instead. Isnít that life? You have a set of plans, dreams, ideas, and all of a sudden you are listening to R.E.O. Speedwagon, a band you donít particularly care for. In continuing with the pseudo-theological theme of my malt liquor ratings, I find this theme of unmet expectations to be a perfect match for how the world wants to view the ideal Christian. News flash- we are human as well. We donít fart flowers, or speak only florid ejaculations (yes, my mind went there too) reminiscent of knightly courtship. But, I think thatís where we can draw the line of demarcation- the Christian reflects on his/her faults, and tries to amend them. Before I attempted to live a devout life, I found it painfully easy to justify just about any thing I did. When the world is subject to your personal sense of right and wrong, that is not a hard thing to do. Pope Benedict XVI sums up the matter well: "The dictatorship of relativism is confronting the world. It does not recognize anything as absolute and leaves as the ultimate measure only the measure of each one and his desires." Now onto a matter where subjectivity is suitable, and perhaps welcome- beer rating. Hurricane, according to my wife, smells "like rotten 7Up" which I think is eerily accurate from a non-beer drinker. The flavor is pretty sweet up front; mostly apple and tang; perhaps some detergent. The finish is reminiscent of wet bread with no real attempt to mask alcohol. Palate is medium, slick and fizzy. A "Hurricane" of nastiness.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
24oz can from the ghetto in Riverside CA for $1.47. Pours deep golden with amber tones. Fluffy white soapy foam dissipates in seconds. Nose is heavy sugar, grenadine. Taste is harsh acid, paper, major hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse, really gross. Very chemical and astringent. Really nasty. Aroma not so bad - thatís the only thing going for it.
pepsican (1451) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
local score. Trifecta for the evening. Yellow, booze, 8%. Everything is in check. Corn, grape drank, butterscotch, can, high gravity. Yep. Iíd swear this is natty daddy.
ccex (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Perhaps all that needs to be said about this is "Anhueser-Busch, $1.99 40 oz 8.1%" I I donít mind trying a new malt liquor occasionally, but I should have skipped this one. Taste is sweet. Flavor is corn, grans and alcohol. Body is thin, Looks non-descript. The only good thing I can say about it is that Iíve tried 2 malt liquors even worse than this one.
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Grainy fusel aroma. Clear golden with a small white head. Grainy fusel flavor. Overall...grainy, fusel, ick.
shrubber85 (7940) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 40 oz bottle. Sickly sweet corn syrup malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Very sweet corn syrup and fusely alcohol flavor. After sitting overnight, sweetness fades so this fine beer should be allowed to breath.
l33l33 (6) - South Florida, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Iím drinking this with my bud & his wife right now,got a 4-pk of 16oz + 4pk of Natural Ice(will post about that in a min). Me & her prefer the Natural Ice but it damn sure does the job! lol
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smells of hay and sour malts. Has a watered down malty taste. Will get you drunk fast but I would prefer a better tasting beer.
Sledutah (5096) - Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24oz can picked up at Discount Liquors in Evanston
Appearance: Pours clear light golden, small to no white head and no lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts and corn
Taste: Sweet malts, doughy, grainy, herbal and bitter finish
Not as bad as some of the other reviews, it is what it is. Gets the job done, if thatís what your looking for.
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
You really should know what youíre getting yourself into when you reach for a can/40 of malt liquor. Nobody drinks it for the taste. That being said, this swill right here is about as bad as it can get. Steel Reserve is better than this garbage. Strong alcohol and metallic tastes. Just foul and nasty all the way through.