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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,445 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,445
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 50
Gots: 192 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with raspberry puree added after filtration. Therefore, you may see raspberry pulp in the beer. The raspberries provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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3.98/5  rDev +22.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle best by date of 04/13/2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly big fruity aroma with some wheat grains. Big hints of raspberry up front along with some wheat grains and pale malts. Hints of cracker, biscuit, and a little hay. Some sweet sugar. Subtle hints of grassy hops towards the finish. The raspberries stand out the most. Fairly sweet and tart aroma. Pretty nice for a lighter beer.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a fruit forward and wheat driven taste that is fairly sweet and tart. Big taste of raspberry fruit up front with wheat and soft pale malts. Notes of grains. cracker, biscuit, hay, and yeast. A little bit of candy like sugar sweetness. A little bit of earthy grassy hops linger towards the finish. The taste is fairly light overall but the fruit tastes pretty lively and fresh. A pretty decent taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth. Sweet but not overly syrupy.

Overall: Solid for a lighter fruit wheat beer. The raspberry taste is pretty good and avoids becoming too sweet or tart.

02-13-2013 06:53:35 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Have bought this for my wife many times as she came to like awhile back,pours a hazy orange with a light puple tint to it usually not much head pretty flat lookin.Aroma has a graininess to it with an artifical raspberry tinge to it.Taste is up and down has some decent raspberry flavors to it with a light wheaty malt flavor vut it really sputters out about half way down the glass.After one bottle I normally cant drink anymore its cloying,the sweetness really comes up fast on ya.

11-23-2003 22:25:22 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


2.9/5  rDev -10.5%

Appearance – This one is a hazy light orange in color with a nice, white head.

Smell – The light American grain is kind of wheatlike. There’s a very faint tart raspberry aroma here as well.

Taste – The grain is a little rough around the edges and leaves a harsh aftertaste, but I enjoyed the raspberry flavor. It didn’t have that overzealous sweetness to it like a lot of flavored beers. It was very tart and authentic, like fresh-picked berries (like black berries, almost).

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied beer had a slightly tart finish.

Drinkability – This wasn’t really that bad of a drinker. It delivered on what it promised, that’s for sure.

01-22-2005 02:01:50 | More by RoyalT
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

11-07-2012 13:56:27 | More by Turbo
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-21-2012 14:37:01 | More by DavyJones
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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-03-2012 02:30:43 | More by Zakk
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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%

On-tap at Patton Alley Pub, which just got Hopslam on-tap, good for them.

Looks a little purple and definately hazy, like grapefruit juice, maybe.

Strong, fragrant raspberry nose, maybe some wheat and yeast, not much else.

Tastes pretty much the same, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.

02-12-2010 00:11:01 | More by brownbeer
Photo of Olebiker


2.03/5  rDev -37.3%

This is, to me, one of those "Why bother?" beers that might be fine with a meal, but just lacks any character by itself. The mouth feel was very thin and watery and left me searching for something to wrap my tastebuds around.

It poured a bit cloudy with a thin head that all but disappeared quickly. The berry flavor was not overpowering and the brew was not overly hopped as is the fashion of so many small brewers.

There are much better wheat beers out there.

03-16-2007 13:09:09 | More by Olebiker
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-08-2014 16:39:34 | More by npala86
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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

06-29-2014 20:12:28 | More by MostTornBrain
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-11-2012 23:42:57 | More by tohe9384
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

01-27-2013 01:43:40 | More by tbryan5
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

12-07-2012 08:18:44 | More by theParish
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-02-2012 03:20:49 | More by KevlarBrewing
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5/5  rDev +54.3%

02-09-2013 20:59:26 | More by markallmon
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-22-2014 02:07:14 | More by jonny1138
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2012 18:00:55 | More by danthehopslamman
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

07-06-2014 05:02:00 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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2.78/5  rDev -14.2%

I don't like fruit beers; my wife does. We're visiting our daughter in Houston and my wife made me buy this for her. She thought it was great. It was a hazy orange color with a medium head. The label says the raspberry puree gives it a slightly purple tint. Yeah, right. Very sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet, cloying taste. My wife can drink the rest of the 6 pack.

09-22-2007 14:17:04 | More by lordofthewiens
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

05-19-2013 22:33:01 | More by BeerDreadz
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5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-17-2011 04:45:43 | More by Oktavio
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

01-06-2014 00:55:09 | More by Brauntasaurus
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

09-09-2012 04:29:43 | More by heddar33
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4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

08-21-2012 13:59:04 | More by BK2084
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2.05/5  rDev -36.7%

Very pale yellow brown color, after the pour you see alot of big bubbled carbination. the head went into nothingness. You do not see alot of carbination while it is sitting in the glass. I catch mainly a citrus smell and flavor, but nothing really presents itself as overpowering. Heavy water taste with alot of carbination hitting your tongue, slight champagne memory-but maybe one that was hit with seltzer? Very light taste and feel, good for warm days or warm bars, beer gardens. Smooth but nothing that jumps at you with a main flavor, the raspberry seems like an afterthought, which is not a bad thing, but the beer itself does not have anything to compete.

04-13-2004 00:36:03 | More by shapudding
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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.