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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,826 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,826
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.55%
Wants: 73
Gots: 449 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001

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
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Ratings: 2,826 | Reviews: 770
Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pale pink lemonade color that is just slightly cloudy with a perky little white head; no lacing

Smell: Faint whiff on raspberry on the nose; a bit of solvent that is really off-putting

Taste: Bland, light wheat base which is an offset to the raspberry flavor; not sweet at all and finishes somewhat tart

Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy

Drinkability: Except for the nose, I actually like this beer; I wouldn't drink it regularly but it is very refreshing on a hot day

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bali_hi
4.47/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of purple haze drank.

Photo of brighteyes868
4.71/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice mouth feel, nice raspberry flavor. Easy drink.

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.2/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer. Very creative and refreshing, but still tastes like a beer and not a girly substitute.

Photo of buckslayer50
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great light beer for out on the boat, just easy to drink

Photo of oberon
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of RoyalT
2.89/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of brownbeer
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of Olebiker
2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of npala86
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of MostTornBrain
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of theParish
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of KevlarBrewing
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +53.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of jonny1138
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,826 ratings.