ronaldtheriot (1799) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Not bad for an HG beerÖ cut it with a lime and in very little time you will feel fine!
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent amount of white head that quickly reduces to a ring. A few lacings.
Bought a 25 OZ. can poured into a pint glass. Aroma is a basic grain/corn feel to it. The appearance is pretty appealing, a nice golden color. Taste, is not unpleasant, a real surprise considering its reputation and cost. Smooth but not a weak flavor. Palate, is slightly carbonated and enjoyable. A very respectable beer, a good American malt liquor.
beer_rookie (419) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an apple juice color. Itís hard to describe the color. Apple juice, thatís it. It has about a one finger head, no real lacing. This is coming from a 25 oz can into a 16 oz glass. First pour was a dud. Second pour helps things out as far as aroma and taste goes. Anyhow, the head doesnít last. It is what it is. Nothing impressive.
Aroma is alcohol. I smell breadinesss. There maybe some bubble gum in there.
Taste is sweet thatís the biggest thing. I certainly taste the alcohol. Itís smooth. Itís full bodied. Iím not picking up anything telling as far as unique flavor characteristics. Itís metallic, but I guess thatís from the can. Of course the high alcohol content of this thing voids anything you might pick up.
Mouthfeel is smooth. Itís very smooth. For the amount of alcohol in this thing, itís surprisingly smooth and sweet. Itís full bodied. Itís bold. Itís strong. Its very dry.
Overall, itís not bad, Itís hard to rate really. The alcohol is kicking in, so Iím closing now.
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
ChadPolenz (1700) - 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.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
grilldoggy (4) - Irmo, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.