detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a clear gold color, topped by an inch and a half of sudsy white foam. Decent head retention, a little bit of lacing. Sweetish aroma like some kind of artificial candy. Not pleasant.
The taste is also sweet, though not artificial like the aroma. Instead it is more flowery or even perfumy. There is a little bit of hops in the finish, then more of that same sweetness in the aftertaste. Not a great flavor, but not gross or cloying either.
Not quite medium body, too lightly carbonated. HarrisonK (1) - limestone, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
In the past six months my friends and I have been purchasing and imbibing Hurricane High Gravity as its alcohol to dollar ratio is high. Even cheaper than steel reserve (not adorned with the respective capital letters (seeing as how it’s a proper noun (because it is really distasteful))), Hurricane provides a tolerable drunk, if drank correctly. Within this span of time my dormitory roommate drank Hurricane like water and found himself in some intolerable situations. Peeing is the friend of the drunkard, until he/she encounters the bold drunkenness of Hurricane. Friends closets, people’s beds and bedroom floors, corners of the room were all peed in and on with the assistance of Hurricane High Gravity Lager. I have come up with a theory as to the effects of Hurricane on a man’s mind. I hypothesize there is a portal to hell beneath each batch of Hurricane that is produced that in turn makes the drinkers do very devious things. Drinker beware, Hurricane provides a bold drunk! cheap (5792) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Ruff tuff stuff. I have a situation that is high gravity, one that is grave – I am very thirsty! Half pound can dressed in black with bold bright lettering. So, you ask, did he really not drink this before? Should I be ashamed to say I did enjoy this before? Is there anyone in the US that never tasted this before? This is not a ticker, it is an actual rating as I enjoy it. Wanted some rate beer experience first. Pours like strong ale in my steeler stein. Initially it is very fizzy and the carbonation fades to no lacing or even bubbles. Color of a dark yellow / light brown appearance, did they add some caramel fruit coloring? Not much aroma but what exists is a hint of sweetness. The aroma is no hint of what lurks within the flavor. The initial flavor is an aimless alcohol impact. The background flavor is of a typical good quality pale yellow american beer, but that is the background. It is the alcohol of a barley wine, strong ale and dubbel. There is a bite in the back of my throat. I think the initial numbing of the flavor makes your taste buds accept it easier as you continue. Didn’t I read that high gravity is good for some beer styles? After all, it’s brewed for a distinctive bold taste? When slugged, there is some fizz on the back of the throat but for the most part this is pretty flat. Usually it is the finish that makes IPA and imp stouts unbearable, but with this brew the initial rough bitterness is hard and unbearable. After the initial onslaught, it may become acceptable. The pre-finish nearly insults my uvula. As far as the % alcohol goes, this is on par with some of the better high % beers, brown shugga and elephant! Dare I say the finish of Bells wheat love?
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2006
thanks to shag’s friend, b, i got this masterpiece. well, it wasn’t that bad on 1st taste but the aftertaste is adjunct city. not as bad as i expected it to be blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2006
At least it looks like an ale and gets you drunk for cheap. Horrible pour, decent appearance, nasty flavor, grotesque palate, and even grosser aroma. NEVER BUY THIS.
jacobs55 (7) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006 does not count
first of all - gets you hammered. secondly, the taste isnt bad for what you are getting - this is the best high octane I have tried. 0-60 in 4 seconds. mdinseattle (2) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006 does not count
At $1.25 for 24 ounces of pure alcohol pleasure, Hurricane is the best buy on the market. Hurricane stands alone among the 8.1% alcohol beers, as it clobbers the thick - never -seeming -cold enough Old English HG, and smoothly beats the sure fire 911 call that accompanies 211 Steel Reserve.
Anheuser Busch again proves why they are the king of beers.
Mark D, Seattle molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Aroma of apple, smells like Ephemere. Taste is much the same, with some aluminum. Surprisingly drinkable, but palate and mouthfeel need lots of work. If I had to, I could drink this. This was ice cold, probably very gross warm. Nejhleader (1548) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
pretty brutal stuff. looks and probably tastes like urine. up there with some of the worst beers ever. pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Dear God, what is this stuff? A "high gravity lager"?? It has a little alcohol kick hence the .6 rather than a .5. Tastes like a bud with a shot of rubbing alcohol. Blah.