Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +19.8%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-29-2010 21:14:52 | More by SimplySinister
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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
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