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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,604 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,604
Reviews: 719
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 59
Gots: 274 | 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 SimplySinister:
Photo of SimplySinister
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Discovered this on tap at Max's in Fells Point, Baltimore. This brew is amber orange in color, cascading into a lighter straw color towards the bottom of the glass. The head of this brew is a very light off-color pinkish white which starts off quite well, though it displays somewhat poor retention. Interestingly enough, it does not give off an overly raspberry scent; this brew tends to balance the raspberry and wheat notes even keel. There are also hints of bread.

The taste is very unique. Strait-away, the presence of raspberries it obvious. It tends to be somewhat sour, or tart, and acidic. There is also a definite wheat bread characteristic to this brew. All in all, things do seem to collaborate together quite well.

The mouth-feel of this Abita is pretty consistent with other brews I've tasted from them. Refreshing, light, crisp, and dry are all adjectives I'd use to describe this offering. The drink-ability is also fairly good if the consumer likes raspberries. If not, I would wonder why one would partake in this brew to begin with.

SimplySinister, Mar 29, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

RoyalT, Jan 22, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Turbo, Nov 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

DavyJones, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

brownbeer, Feb 12, 2010
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

npala86, Aug 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

MostTornBrain, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

tbryan5, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

theParish, Dec 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

KevlarBrewing, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +53.8%

markallmon, Feb 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

lordofthewiens, Sep 22, 2007
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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5/5  rDev +53.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +46.2%

BK2084, Aug 21, 2012
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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,604 ratings.