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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,734 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,734
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.62%
Wants: 65
Gots: 325 | 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 ranger7:
Photo of ranger7
2.46/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought from Central Market in a Pick 6.
Poured from bottle into a pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Pink grapefruit, small white head, cloudy.

S - Tart raspberry.

T - Raspberry juice.

M - Fizzy like a spritzer with a tart aftertaste.

Summary - To me, this is not a beer. Maybe a raspberry cider or something? It's just got this weird feeling to it, and it's so fizzy. I suppose it isn't a bad drink, but for me, it is a bad beer. I was hoping for a lot more depth than an alcoholic raspberry spritzer.

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.

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.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of brownbeer
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.

Photo of Olebiker
2.03/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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5/5  rDev +53.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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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.

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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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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,734 ratings.