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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,619 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,619
Reviews: 719
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 60
Gots: 279 | 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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4/5  rDev +23.1%

dhbiker0889, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a cloudy clear pink like water, piss, and strawberry juice. It definitely has a slight purple haze. There is little to no head, but a ring around the glass that is soap white. The beer is quite hazy and clear amber, which is a strange color for beer. The beer smells like sour bread with some nice wheat wafting and a salty stale bread smell as it settles and it almost reminds me of buttered toast. The beer tastes heavy with wheat malt, with an oh-so-subtle hint of raspberries. Overall it seems to give a taste of flavored water with a lot of wheat. The aftertaste brings the tart fruit a little more forward, but still it remains quite mellow. The mouthfeel begins a little uncomfortable with carbonation, but settles out into a thick and oddly creamy feel, and is really quite drinkable and watery. This beer just can’t decide what it is. I don’t get enough malt and not enough fruity flavors for me. It sits uncomfortably in the middle and thus doesn’t seem to really claim a category and leaves me at a loss to label it. This is a meh beer.

Maxwell, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Cjalbers, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

pheelingIt, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +46.2%

BK2084, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

ejw127, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

RWLawman, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

bradleypatter, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

JayKay412, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Justin, Aug 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

MYJELLOMISFIT, Aug 15, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -46.2%

johnyb, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

BobsledTM, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dmorgan310, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Rss13, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

4Socialanxiety, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Piotr_Rasputin, Aug 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

MattSharpless, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JamesH327, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice orangish straw color with a bubbly white head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of sweet berries, but with some balance with the grain. Has a bit of a tart taste, but it is very good and balanced with the rest of the beer. This light bodied beer is a bit over carbonated, but still goes down real smooth. Overall, an above average beer.

cyclonece09, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 2,619 ratings.