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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,465 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,465
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.37%
Wants: 51
Gots: 201 | 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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bpop23

Georgia

3/5  rDev -7.4%

03-08-2012 18:54:53 | More by bpop23
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-08-2012 04:59:37 | More by SocalKicks
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mikerems

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-07-2012 06:25:59 | More by mikerems
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

03-05-2012 20:59:46 | More by twbeecher
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mhagler


3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-05-2012 16:30:59 | More by mhagler
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CBPAS

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-04-2012 23:38:15 | More by CBPAS
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

03-04-2012 23:36:34 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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buddydubbs


4/5  rDev +23.5%

03-04-2012 20:41:38 | More by buddydubbs
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vencad

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -7.4%

03-04-2012 02:31:37 | More by vencad
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours golden with a white head. The beer is slightly cloudy due to the raspberry pulp. The smell of raspberry comes through in the aroma as well as the wheat. The raspberry flavor is not too sweet. There are flavors of wheat. The hops aren't very pronounced. This is a light bodied beer that is crisp and well carbonated. It's a refreshingly good beer.

03-03-2012 01:11:43 | More by acevenom
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -5.9%

A: Not purple & not even really hazy – just a ghost hint. Peachy golden with just a hint of amber hue. Nearly clear & quite bright. A few large bubble rise to the small white head that settles fast and does not really leave any lacing.

S: Hint of raspberry / berry on a rather blah wheat beer base. Yup, smell is that of a “meah” fruit wheat beer, but that is about it.

T: Bready wheat, crackery malts, low C sweetness, and a hint of toasty grain. Raspberry is less than expected – watery jam & a hint of acid / tasrtness. Background, faint herbal hops. Abrupt finish. Simple & minimal.

M: Light to medium-light for body. Carbonation is over-balanced due to being so light. Crisp & brisk – it is more biting than refreshing. Hint of tartness, but maybe it is just carbonic bite showing through the thin almost watery feel. Okay enough for a quencher type brew.

D: Easy to drink, but then there is not much there. Everything is rather minimal & insipid. Sort of a yawn. I remember it being better on tap down south – more fruity raspberry and more wheat character. Maybe it needs to be fresh? Are they changing it for stability in the mixed packs?

03-02-2012 00:37:24 | More by SickGnar
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mitchbeer


4/5  rDev +23.5%

02-29-2012 23:41:04 | More by mitchbeer
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-29-2012 15:33:28 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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demgoth

New York

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-29-2012 09:00:56 | More by demgoth
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2012 16:49:01 | More by bluesplit63
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -11.1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly disappears. Average lacing.

S: A very faint aroma of raspberries and not much else.

T: Tasted of raspberries up front and a big, obnoxious shot of malt in the finish. This is really a one-dimensional flavor that's very thin, watery and pretty uninteresting.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Purple Haze just simply doesn't cut it in the flavor department. It's not all that focused.

02-27-2012 13:50:05 | More by avalon07
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-27-2012 13:24:01 | More by Danobold
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dexterk1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-26-2012 23:00:10 | More by dexterk1
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albertjr21

New York

3.63/5  rDev +12%

Served in a pint glass, brew pours a pale golden color with a light mist of semi-filtered "haze". Nose is bright and crisp with the promise of a refreshing fruit taste. Raspberry fruit flavor shines through nicely in a zesty sweet and tart feel. Carbonation really quenches the palate up to a lightly sticky earthy raspberry finish. Something I'd love to try pairing with a goat cheese salad and/or grilled gulf shrimp.

02-26-2012 19:54:19 | More by albertjr21
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wembly13

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-26-2012 13:42:41 | More by wembly13
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-25-2012 21:13:23 | More by ltdantheman
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

02-25-2012 05:13:00 | More by WaydeRafnel
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Jendy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-25-2012 04:36:32 | More by Jendy
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bcchimp

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-24-2012 21:07:15 | More by bcchimp
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corrrance

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-22-2012 07:00:29 | More by corrrance
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,465 ratings.