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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,361 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,361
Reviews: 706
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 51
Gots: 159 | 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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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +54.3%

02-09-2013 20:59:26 | More by markallmon
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Oktavio

Texas

5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-17-2011 04:45:43 | More by Oktavio
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Razr86

New York

5/5  rDev +54.3%

02-03-2013 09:39:07 | More by Razr86
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leinie13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +54.3%

12-06-2011 00:15:59 | More by leinie13
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err122

Virginia

5/5  rDev +54.3%

06-30-2013 09:20:18 | More by err122
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ALM90

Florida

5/5  rDev +54.3%

08-18-2013 19:25:32 | More by ALM90
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Rdel444

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +54.3%

08-03-2012 14:19:17 | More by Rdel444
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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +54.3%

01-02-2013 23:37:52 | More by jonathaniler
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +54.3%

01-14-2014 01:24:42 | More by Botulizard
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C-DEE

California

5/5  rDev +54.3%

03-05-2014 17:08:47 | More by C-DEE
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mantrinh

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-28-2011 04:35:55 | More by mantrinh
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hokewi

Virginia

5/5  rDev +54.3%

02-07-2012 21:02:18 | More by hokewi
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5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-24-2012 05:19:47 | More by SteeBfranchise
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RLBarron


5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't have much experience with other fruit beers so I have no basis for comparison.

Being a fan of the Abita brand, and looking for something refreshing during our current heatwave, I opted for this raspberry beer. Upon opening the beer I was impressed by the raspberry aroma. It wasn't overpowering, just enough to let you know it was there.

My next impression was the taste. Since I drank the first one on the way home from the beer shop (I know, I know), I didn't get to look at it first. With the temperature hovering at about 107, in a car with poor air conditioning and windows that are stuck about 3 inches down, I found this to be the most refreshing drink of anything I had ever had. I am a fan of wheat beers, and this did not disappoint. The raspberry flavor was perfect, not too much, not look weak. The tartness added to a crisp mouthfeel that made it the perfect summertime beer.

Once I got home, I poured one in a glass, and was immediately taken by the color. The pale yellow tinged with a "purple haze" was truly unique. The head was on the thin side, but no beer is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 14:15:53 | More by RLBarron
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hbrodgers


5/5  rDev +54.3%

07-03-2014 20:36:10 | More by hbrodgers
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icanhasb33r

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +54.3%

03-27-2012 20:35:16 | More by icanhasb33r
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Roxyfire

Illinois

5/5  rDev +54.3%

06-23-2014 13:42:23 | More by Roxyfire
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columbiankramer

Missouri

5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-25-2011 01:51:25 | More by columbiankramer
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tfin07

Mississippi

4.8/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know this seem bias me rating it as high as I did however, this was an excellent beer to me. It had JUST the right ammount of bitternes and flavor. I don't do very strong beers and thats why I liked this one. It was the perfect balance. I have had it both in bottle and on tap. The best part about the bottle is the actual raspberries floating in t.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2013 19:09:27 | More by tfin07
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Bestein

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer looks very interesting. I couldn't wait to try this beer.

The smell gives off a faint scent of Raspberry.

The taste is incredible. It's not too strong of a beer, and starts with a taste of Raspberry. Then the hops balances it nicely finishing with a faint aftertaste of Raspberry that isn't too sugary.

The body of the beer isn't too heavy. If I had to put it somewhere I would say it was leaning more towards a lighter body beer.

Overall I recommend this beer to anyone looking for something different. Most people I have asked say they don't like this beer, but I just tell them they're crazy because I honestly think this is the best beer I've stumbled upon for some time now.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 19:58:39 | More by Bestein
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

08-21-2012 13:59:04 | More by BK2084
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trocketsauced

New York

4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

07-08-2012 20:12:14 | More by trocketsauced
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John_R_Strayer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

05-18-2012 04:14:53 | More by John_R_Strayer
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StoutishDan

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

01-22-2012 03:02:52 | More by StoutishDan
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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,361 ratings.