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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,470 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 710
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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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%

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.

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%

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

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%

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!

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
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Thullin187

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-04-2012 10:14:54 | More by Thullin187
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-04-2012 04:47:24 | More by cjtwigger
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-02-2012 23:08:33 | More by nrs207
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rsant

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-02-2012 18:32:46 | More by rsant
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-02-2012 12:46:15 | More by HollandTunnels
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KevlarBrewing

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-02-2012 03:20:49 | More by KevlarBrewing
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andrewj17

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-02-2012 00:47:47 | More by andrewj17
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nolanstout

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

02-01-2012 08:11:17 | More by nolanstout
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electtodefer

New York

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-01-2012 02:05:36 | More by electtodefer
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GennyCreamAle

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-30-2012 23:50:53 | More by GennyCreamAle
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.