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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,306 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,306
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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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

3.5/5  rDev +8%

07-03-2013 21:53:11 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/5/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with big strength of raspberries that smell very authentic. Taste of raspberry, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of raspberry, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of raspberry, bready malt, and hop notes; with a decent amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit beer. Good balance of fruit, malt, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. I definitely enjoyed this as a nice session-able brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:04:29 | More by superspak
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RDMAC

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

07-02-2013 21:11:10 | More by RDMAC
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jburd19

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%

07-02-2013 01:23:10 | More by jburd19
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-01-2013 23:59:45 | More by Jacob007
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2013 22:27:40 | More by RMelyon
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +23.5%

06-30-2013 12:44:05 | More by drbenderdo
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err122

Virginia

5/5  rDev +54.3%

06-30-2013 09:20:18 | More by err122
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Strega007

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-30-2013 06:29:00 | More by Strega007
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-30-2013 01:17:41 | More by NYR_Rob
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NappyB

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-29-2013 21:17:40 | More by NappyB
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DJScoJo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-29-2013 18:01:55 | More by DJScoJo
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Shlongadongdong

New York

2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

06-29-2013 05:11:54 | More by Shlongadongdong
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Smurf2055

Washington

1.74/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

White fluffy two fingers head. Clear yellow with a bit of a darker tint.

Smell is a bit off-putting, it’s got a lager smell but a bit wacky. Don’t know how to describe it.

Taste is like a spoiled lager. Slightly tart, watery.

It’s just a disappointment. Yuck.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 18:03:53 | More by Smurf2055
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

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JamLand

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-26-2013 23:04:51 | More by JamLand
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pascilla

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-26-2013 05:03:04 | More by pascilla
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2013 17:57:51 | More by petermethot
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2013 03:51:25 | More by Sweffin
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SMKilp

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-24-2013 13:26:01 | More by SMKilp
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tesla92

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-24-2013 05:50:00 | More by tesla92
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Geuzedad

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

06-23-2013 18:40:53 | More by Geuzedad
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2013 17:43:10 | More by Rojada1988
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justforrazors

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-23-2013 12:56:07 | More by justforrazors
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Kempski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2013 08:50:22 | More by Kempski
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.