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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,305 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,305
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 47
Gots: 130 | 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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Iowacraft

Iowa

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-17-2012 01:51:26 | More by Iowacraft
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SoullessHell

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

02-16-2012 21:57:09 | More by SoullessHell
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josefnewsong

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-16-2012 18:52:31 | More by josefnewsong
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I can't get a good feel on color because it's in a semi-tinted Purple Haze pint glass. Looks burnt amber on top, purple at the bottom. PS: I have to drink three of these to win the glass (at the Circle Inn in Crafton, PA).

Smells like wheat grain and raspberry-scented perfume. Tinny and flowery. Far from incredible. Weak and unassuming.

Grainy and grassy. Weird raspberry ester pulling through. Not candied, not entirely fake, just muted tones of watery raspberry with some crispness, some metallic off-flavors, and implied freshness. Extremely one-note. Wheaty tang, some grassy hop, not much of anything else. I hate that my girlfriend likes this brew.

Mouthfeel is watery, but clean. Slightly over-carbonated. Not much for consistency.

This is not that bearable. I'm on my second, and struggling. I WILL win this glass, but at a price. Somebody pour me a Yuengling, please.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 04:17:46 | More by thecheapies
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review taken from notes.

A - Pours a hazy golden hue with a one finger head that fades super fast to leave very light spotty lacing.

S - Smell is average wheat aromas with some light malts and some very light fruit/raspberry esters.

T - Taste is more of the same. Nice wheat notes with some super light fruit/raspeberry onthe finish. Very, very light.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin/watery side. Just average.

O - Overall, this is an average beer. I used to drink alot of this back when I bowled in the pregaming sessions. You can do worse, but you can also do quite better.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:13:40 | More by rudzud
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Jfowler05

Maryland

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-15-2012 17:48:37 | More by Jfowler05
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sansho

California

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-14-2012 20:09:52 | More by sansho
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden hue with a one-finger white head that quickly dissipates. Spotty lacing is left on the glass as I drink.

Smell: barely anything. A tiny bit of hops, wheat, and a strange kind of medicinal smell. Watery as hell smelling.

Taste: Light wheat flavor, followed by a very light hop and raspberry flavor. When I say light, I mean light, This beer barely has any flavor! It's very grassy and watery.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and highly carbonated, easy as hell to drink

Overall: I really don't understand the name of this beer; the raspberries are barely discernible. If you want an extremely light flavored fruit beer, this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 22:54:06 | More by CowsCanBark
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-10-2012 15:17:37 | More by tfsimpkins
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To me this beer is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to try a different tasting beer for a change. The name of this beer says it all. The look of it is a faint yellow with decent head, the taste is that of faint grape mixed with other fruit. And the smell is fruity.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 15:01:07 | More by JohnBeerRun
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beermaned

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2012 14:51:50 | More by beermaned
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sparrowed

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-10-2012 02:13:33 | More by sparrowed
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Ommy

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Purple Haze pours a pretty clear light golden color with a decent head. The head dissipates quite quickly though.

On the nose I get some interesting scents. A deep raspberry note comes through rather stronger than I thought it would, which gives it a great "wild" feel. I can imagine being out in the woods with a bucket full of mushed raspberries. Unfortunately, I don't sense much else going on.

The raspberries definitely take the front on the taste, but it is complimented by an amazing malty sweetness on the end. Wow, I love that finish!

Overall I would say that this beer is a nice, light, and refreshing beer that is good for a 6-pack night drinking with friends.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 01:20:10 | More by Ommy
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-09-2012 17:13:00 | More by rusty3335
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-09-2012 01:16:26 | More by daverdave
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Sagehawk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

02-08-2012 23:23:27 | More by Sagehawk
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mccann51

New York

4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light, very drinkable but flavorful beer. Nose is raspberries with some biscuity malt. Very clean lager taste, w the raspberries offering a not-at-all overpowering tartness; faint bit of spiciness from the hops. The beer is a little sweet, balanced mostly by the raspberry tartness. For what it is - a relatively light American lager - I can't think of many other beers I'd prefer to drink when that's what I'm looking for. It's real raspberries, not some nasty flavoring, and it's executed extremely well. If it weren't for the price, I'd buy this a lot more often as a solid session beer

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 05:22:06 | More by mccann51
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Jibecity223

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-08-2012 05:09:07 | More by Jibecity223
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hokewi

Virginia

5/5  rDev +54.3%

02-07-2012 21:02:18 | More by hokewi
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turdadactyl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

02-07-2012 16:47:52 | More by turdadactyl
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maryd837

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-07-2012 07:22:12 | More by maryd837
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nickbarry

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-07-2012 04:22:55 | More by nickbarry
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up while on vacation in NOLA!!

A- Pours a very hazy gold with noticeable pink-ish tones....there is raspberry pulp floating around as well. The head is nice and white, but it isn't very thick. It does, however, retain quite nicely. I can't tell much about the carbonation as it is too cloudy but it has very sticky lacing that clumps well onto the side of the glass.

S- The aroma is fresh raspberry dominant, and not in an overwhelming fashion. There are underlying aromas of tart wheat malt, grain and yeast. The finish is fruity and natural smelling.

T- The flavors I don't feel are as strong as the aromas, but this is a very good thing! There is nice flavorful malt right up front with mild sweet berry fruit...not really tart at all. The finish is slightly biscuit like with some creamy yeasty tones....

M- A very refreshing beer that is quite well balanced overall. There is plenty of carbonation bursting on the palate, but the bubbles are generally small, allowing all the flavors to be noticed well. The body leans towards medium, as it's not real watery but it's so thirst quenching that you don't want to consider that it's thick(er). Reminds me of a nice fruit pastry that hasn't been overrun with sugar.

O- A perfect summer beer but at the same time, I could probably enjoy this on a regular basis. Would love to see this in my area, as it's well balanced, the alcohol is hidden very good, and there is a freshness about it that puts it in it's own class amongst fruit beers...nothing artificial tasting about this one. Great job to Abita!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:50:06 | More by ChrisCage
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PintPal

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-04-2012 22:09:19 | More by PintPal
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djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2012 14:52:08 | More by djtomain
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,305 ratings.