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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for a distinctive bold taste.

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

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3.3
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.

3.3
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 17, 2013
Nasty an strong. Justv by the name and the style printed in the can you guess is going to be a kick.

3.2
fugaziminor (1) - wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2006 does not count
Taste very mediocre. However packs quite a wallop. I like to call it my "can’t wait until payday brew." Somewhat bitter and the can doesn’t help the metallic taste either. But like i said this stuff will kick your butt if you drink just three of them.

3.2
ronaldtheriot (1995) - 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 it’s 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. I’ve 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
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Not bad for an HG beer… cut it with a lime and in very little time you will feel fine!

3.1
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
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.

3
Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, 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
SuzyGreenberg (1604) - 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 I’m 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
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
If you’re a serious beer critic it’s 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, it’s 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, there’s nothing overtly offensive, either. It’s 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), I’d 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, it’s actually less offensive than some of the world’s 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. I’d be hard-pressed to name any specific flavors, though. What’s odd is there’s an almost peanut butter-like taste in the aftertaste, and even a dash of honey.

It’s 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: there’s not much here to taste but what you get isn’t horrible.

Drinkability: Hurricane High Gravity Malt Liquor does have some body and weight to it so it doesn’t 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. I’ve had craft beers of the same potency that didn’t mask their alcohol as well as this one does. I was actually able to finish the entire 24oz serving no problem.

2.8
grilldoggy (5) - 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 Gravity’s and slurr the night away. You’re not drinking this to add something to society, you’re pissed off and you’re gonna get what you want NO MATTER WHAT.


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