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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,681 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,681
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 62
Gots: 304 | 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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Ratings: 2,681 | Reviews: 722 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

bspain5, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Hilltop1215, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

grubefresh, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

kew, Jun 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

cdwil, Jun 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

weezarc, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of jar2574
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very little head on this one. Clear, highly carbonated beer. Very little lacing. Mildly fruity smell, mildly malty as well. Taste is also pretty mild, more malts than hops. The mouthfeel is sort of boring, a carbonated, light, macro brew feel.

You get the raspberry flavor but it's not that strong. Much less fruity than most fruit beers. It's an inoffensive, pleasant tasting, slightly fruity beer that is fine for a hot summer day.

jar2574, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

JHarris1717, Jun 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

bootsdomino, May 31, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

lansdowne24, May 31, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amberish color wiith a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sour, berries. Taste is tart, lots of berries, a bit of grains and malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

tone77, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -61.5%

TheResidentialOP, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BeerMeBrah, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

gbrill, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

aflies, May 29, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I CAN't believe that I am only the second person to review this from a CAN! Memorial Day 2012 rolls on!

The head was still a pinkish-white, but retention was much lower in this case. Color was a deeper reddish-amber, but not as hazy as from a bottle. Nose was still filled with raspberry, but not as cloying as from a bottle. Mouthfeel was about the same - slightly on the thin side. The taste was not as prevalent as from a bottle, more muted. Finish also lacked some of the oomph that the bottle imparted. Bottom line: if somewhere that both are available, go for bottle or draft, but if hiking, camping, going to the beach, reach for the CANned version. That, or if they begin putting fresh puree in CANs, then it will render the point moot.

woodychandler, May 28, 2012
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,681 ratings.