Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
24 oz can poured into a fancy tulip glass. Smell is vegetal, sweet maltiness. This is the sweetest malt liquor I have had to date for sure. Potent sweet ricey/corny thing going on. Bready and actually really smooth and inoffensive. 8.1% x 24 oz for a shade over a $1. Huh.
Shanebrews (277) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has some malt to it. I find it induces excellent sleep. I have difficulty with my memory when I drink a couple of tall-boys of Hurricane HG. Not a bad flavor.
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
smells like a cheap beer, and tastes like one too.. tastes a bit sweet with ok flavor on front end... then an astringent taste on the back-end that kills anything worthwhile
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very golden, with a nice looking big fluffy white head.
The aroma is doughy with some banana stuff happening... banana bread-like... The aroma has some alcohol and a touch of corn.
The flavor is actually fairly smooth... Itís got the alcohol and the sweet corniness, but the grape drink is really subdued and nothing (at least at this temperature) is horridly offensive. Again with the mild bananas.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It's not as bad as it smells. It actually tastes quite drinkable. (If there aren't any better options.)
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Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nasty an strong. Justv by the name and the style printed in the can you guess is going to be a kick.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Growing up in Florida Iím used to a hurricane every now and then but as a Seminole I know that the hurricanes are nothing to fear.
ChadPolenz (1631) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
If youíre a serious beer critic itís hard to give any malt liquor a fair shake since you go into it with low expectations. I certainly was expecting the worst with Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor, but was genuinely and pleasantly surprised by how drinkable it was. Though far from a great beer, itís definitely not an awful one.
I poured a 24oz can into a boot stein.
Appearance: Beautiful dark gold/light copper hue. Crystal clear with massive carbonation visible, though it dies down rather quickly. It pours to a small, white, soapy head which mostly fizzles away but does leave some trace lacing.
Smell: While nothing about this nose is particularly pleasing, thereís nothing overtly offensive, either. Itís surprisingly neutral with a generic fizzy yellow beer scent (though some of the mainstream macros are actually worse).
Taste: While I am not a malt liquor connoisseur at all (and yes there are plenty of them out there), Iíd have to rank Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor as one of the better examples of the style. Though obviously brewed in the traditional macro adjunct style, itís actually less offensive than some of the worldís most popular adjunct macro lagers. Instead of tasting of metal, cardboard or creamed corn, this brew is more in the neutral range with just the slightest hint of sweetness. Iíd be hard-pressed to name any specific flavors, though. Whatís odd is thereís an almost peanut butter-like taste in the aftertaste, and even a dash of honey.
Itís certainly less watery tasting than the mainstream macro "light lagers," and lacks the offensive off-flavors of some of the more notorious brands. The bottom line is: thereís not much here to taste but what you get isnít horrible.
Drinkability: Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor does have some body and weight to it so it doesnít feel like beer-flavored carbonated water in the mouth. And though fizzy at first it becomes rather tepid quickly which in turn creates for a surprisingly smooth drinking experience and almost no aftertaste. I could see this being quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Lastly, I am genuinely impressed by how well its 8.1% ABV is hidden. Iíve had craft beers of the same potency that didnít mask their alcohol as well as this one does. I was actually able to finish the entire 24oz serving no problem.
Chudwick (2739) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
24oz can - pours clear gold with white head that diminishes quickly (not as fast as most macros). and thin lacing. Nose is sugar and caramel. flavor adds boozy fruit. if only we could upload images of facial expressions instead of written ratings, then you would see a legit "bitterface" except Iím not cringing from the bitterness, heavens no, itís from the foulness, granted it goes away with each sip. very boozy with some hop to it and cheap sweetness. Iíll finish it, but I hope to never have another. $1.49 + tax.
adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Tall boy canned @ home picked up at Argonaut for $1.49 poured into my Avery Sour Fest snifter. Pours a clear golden orange appearance with little head. Big grape drank, cotton candy, fruity aroma. Tangy berry, rich grape drank, a bit boozy flavor. Prickly mouthfeel. Pass.