Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,912 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 85
Gots: 552 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001

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
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Ratings: 2,912 | Reviews: 795
Photo of kmchamb2001
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite craft beer on the market!!

Photo of beerrat
4.64/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice taste of with a hint of raspberries.

Photo of nydon
4.41/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Raspberry flavor i could pick up on. My girlfriend could not. I think the beer is great for what it is. Good raspberry flavored wheat beer

Photo of Ohiolager
2.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is straightforward with malts, not much else here.

The taste is upfront with the malts. Very light with the raspberries at the finish.

Mouth feel is light, chewy and pleasant.

Overall not a bad brew, i would take it over anything adjunct anyday. However not my typical brew. Low ABV and IBU's, along with a very light almost diet raspberry taste. Glad i tried it but doubt i will purchase again.

Photo of Bam09009
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great fruity undertones but not overpowering.

Photo of JimmyCaprese
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit too berry and the aroma not so pleasant, but was enjoyable overall

Photo of Abitacamz
3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like the haze better mixed with other abita beers

Photo of relement
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cool label and the color of the beer in a clear glass it neat, but nothing special about the beer's taste. No raspberry flavor at all.

Photo of David19457
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was a bit underwhelmed by this beer

Photo of Paulieblaze
3.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a little different but a very good beer, give it a try.

Photo of Philb89
4.21/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good if you enjoy raspberry.

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.75/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice color, decent head, really nice fruity flavor. Strong fruity wheat flavors

Photo of unimatrix1
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good with a nice raspberry flavor.

Photo of SlapPalsPodcast
1.2/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This was just truly horrid.

Photo of Ike_Potter
3.95/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice fruitiness with the raspberry purée added after fermentation; wheaty finish with a nice hazy color

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Damn good.

Photo of Bezy901
4.5/5  rDev +38%

This was the first Abita beer I've had and it's still my first love. Sweet, refreshing, and just an all-around tasty brew. It's great out of the bottle but outstanding on tap!

Photo of Carlson
3.75/5  rDev +15%

A nice, clean beer with a hint of raspberry. Good for relaxing on your summer deck.

Photo of LadyCraft
3.75/5  rDev +15%

The bottle and label makes this beer look like some kind of daunting stout but don't be fooled! It pours into a pale honey colored and you can definitely taste the raspberry flavor (little artificial tasting but I enjoyed it).

Photo of Fuzzgun91
3/5  rDev -8%

One of the few beers I can say is too light for me. I like the idea of it, but it sorta just tastes like sugar free Juicy Juice with a hint of beer. Very refreshing though.

Photo of TylerHatfield09
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Good beer

Photo of doktorhops
2.85/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

... All in my brain, lately things they don't seem the same, actin' funny but I don't know why, excuse me while I drink this beer... doesn’t have the same ring as the Hendrix lyrics but I couldn’t help myself humming the song over and over whilst pouring this brew. This was no doubt the intention of Abita when they named their Raspberry Lager - to get The Hendrix Experience stuck in your head. Not a bad intention at all IMO.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Pokal.

A: First off - it’s hardly close to a purple haze, more of an orange/brown haze in the body with a thin white lace on top. 3/10 for that misleading name.

S: Raspberries, fresh picked and plenty of ‘em. There is a background hint of grain too but the raspberries have the aroma locked down tight. I for one like a fruit beer that’s big, fresh and fruity, so well done Abita! 8/10.

T: Crisp, refreshing raspberries mingle with a Lagery cut grass and grain base. The raspberry note is great - clean, fresh, tart and moreish, but the Lager flavours distract a bit and leave me disappointed that they are there ruining this fine fruit beer. Finish is dry from the raspberries. 5/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a fine crisp carbonation. 8/10.

D: Hmmm, I’m thinking this would have tasted so much better if it was a Weizen with raspberries... Lager flavours have a tendency to ruin everything with grain bases that meddle with any added fruits, but you can’t have a fruit-flavoured Pale Ale because the hops would overpower the fruit, so Weizen is the best style for mixing fruit in my opinion. Would I buy Purple Haze again? No, sorry Abita. 4/10.

Food match: This beer would pair well with sushi or sashimi.

Photo of EstebanH
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Calm, smooth, and enjoyable. If this beer were a woman, I would "kiss dating goodbye" and court her for marriage.

Photo of Alissa2579
5/5  rDev +53.4%

Purple haze is one of my favorite beers. Real fruit flavor and not artificial

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.72/5  rDev +14.1%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014
Misc.: Best by Jan. 1, 2015

Poured a grapefruit juice, straw hazy color with one finger of gray lacing. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass in bubbling streams. Poor lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.38)

Smelled grape, dark raspberry, blueberry, black cherry, slight blackberry, wheat grass and grape Sweet Tarts. (Smell - 3.38)

Tasted much better than the smell. Got dark raspberry, blueberry, Smucker’s raspberry jam, black cherry, purple grape, honey wheat, Sweet Tarts and blackberries. (Taste - 3.88)

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, fruity, refreshing finish. (Feel - 3.75)

For the style this was decent. I’m a sucker for fruity beers. I don’t know where this ranks with the others, but it was OK. I’d have it again. (Overall - 3.75)

3.72 | 84 | B

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.