Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.05/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Players Sports Bar
San Marcos, CA
Hazy light pink with a very small light pink head that leaves lots of stick down the glass.
The aroma is of wheat and mild raspberry. Nothing special, but nothing off-putting.
The flavor is similar to the aroma. A low level of bitterness, wheat and simple grain, and mild raspberry. I think they hit what they were striving for, they just weren't shooting very high.
Thin to medium bodied with high carbonation.
An average, fruity, wheat beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2012 04:24:07 | More by ehammond1
3.5/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: hazy light gold with some pink hues. Good white head. Decent carbonation.
S: Definite rasberries. Not overly strong but a good presence. Wheat, malts, and other grains. Interesting smell combination with the fruit and grans.
T: The berries can be tasted up front with some malts. Despite the fruit it isn't very tart and only lightly sweet. Finishes with biscuits.
M: Good carbonation. Light to medium refreshing mouthfeel.
O: Interesting combination of smells and tastes. Good summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2012 03:19:58 | More by mpcrump
2.93/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
On tap at Carolina Ale House in Durham. I thought Id give it another try after the horrendous bottle a whole ago. Pour is slightly darker than usual. Smell has raspberries everywhere. Thats all I get. One-sided, but not the worst thing ever.
Initially, the taste was amazing. Sweet raspberries are upfront, but then they fade to the dirty flavors that Ive come to hate with American Wheat Pale Ales. Its almost like BL, Bud Heavy, and MGD. It does so well, then it loses it when those awful flavors come through. Wish they didnt have it, because it would be in the realm of Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, good in context.
Serving type: on-tap
03-23-2012 21:21:57 | More by VncentLIFE
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,349 ratings.