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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.36   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Brewed for a distinctive bold taste.

* Also comes in a 12% a.b.v. version.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1195) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2009
This is a hardcore and dangerous product. Not for the faint of heart or anyone planning to drive a motor vehicle. Only drink this at home. The taste reeks of alcohol, but itís good. This is probably the best malt liquor available. While it takes some psychological preparation to drink this, I suggest that one sample it. But, beware! Hurricane H.G. is no joke. Remember, safety first. Iíve always poured it out of 16 oz. cans, and would be reluctant to try it in the clear bottles, which is a risk. Drink this stuff ice cold. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Not bad for an HG beerÖ cut it with a lime and in very little time you will feel fine!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Can. Tall boy. Courtesy of drewface. Smells cold. Drank from the can. Smooth malt start. Full mouthfeel, no bitterness. Sweet finish. No sense of alcohol or adjuncts. Not offensive at all. Good stuff. ---Rated via intercellular device

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
16 oz. can; pours crystal clear gold with eggy white head; nose filled with sticky corn syrup, some booze, a mix of unknown chemicals that Iím sure cause cancer is high quantities and a little bit of dry malt; some candy green apples, white sugar, ethanol and honey; has a crispness to it though and drinks quite smoky and refreshing IMO; sticky mouthfeel lingers; more fired lemons and green apples as it warms and becomes mildly offensive

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Light amber hue, with a white head. Aroma is alcohol sweetness, light maltiness. Taste is a light maltiness, very light caramel, and toast like aspect to it, barely can tell itís 8%. Really not bad for a malt liquor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthlovesbeer (67) - north grafton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2008
A surprisingly smooth taste. I expected it to be a lot harsher than it actually is. Very active carbonation. Not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 6, 2013
A 25 ounce can that states this as a category 5. This is funny because it is a 4% malt liquor. That is correct I am drinking the rare 4% cat 5. This is thin watery, apple, pilsner malt. I am surprised because for being 4% and a macro there is some flavor. Not terrible and it makes me laugh every sip thinking to myself, 4% malt liquor.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
grilldoggy (2) - Irmo, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
When you simply want the wife to shut up and the kids to drown out their fistfights in a blurry haze of Southern drawl, get a couple Hurricane High Gravityís and slurr the night away. Youíre not drinking this to add something to society, youíre pissed off and youíre gonna get what you want NO MATTER WHAT.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
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.


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