Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.

Purple HazePurple Haze
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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #360
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
75
Ranked #27,410
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 19.45%
Reviews:
875
Ratings:
3,592
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 28, 2024
Added:
Oct 19, 2001
Wants:
  131
Gots:
  1,003
Experience the magic of Purple Haze.® Clouds of real raspberries swirl in this tart and tantalizing lager inspired by the good spirits and dark mysteries of New Orleans. Brewed with pilsner and wheat malts along with Vanguard hops, let the scent of berries in the hazy purple brew put a spell on you.
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Rated: 3.3 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Mar 28, 2024
 
Rated: 4.53 by kmcgator from Florida

Mar 10, 2024
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Reviewed by JuliusBonsall from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
So I’m (etch-a-)sketching my next inner thigh tattoo, a bottomless Kathy Bates coiled around one of those Ginsu knives you buy off the TV at 3am when you definitely haven’t been watching scrambled porn on your mom’s Prism cable—been working on it for weeks—when my best mate Gordon Blevins informs me she’s still alive. Unstinkable Molly Brown indeed. Do I go through with it? Seems like a matter that can only be settled by sucking down the Purple Haze I’d decanted into a spent Capri Sun pouch to sneak it into my god-grandniece’s custody hearing. Gordon argues that the antemortem homage is probably my best shot at ever winning the romantic favor of Mama Boucher. He has my attention with a comprehensive social media campaign, an Omaha Steaks homepage takeover, and a 30-second nationwide radio spot. Gordon’s presentation is riveting. Like a recently-dismissed TGI Friday’s dishwasher moonlighting as Don Draper. He gets himself entirely too worked up and vomits all over his laptop, which is ruined, taking with it the meticulous plan he’d only thought to save on the desktop. I shrug, instantly rededicated to a life of idle cranking. Hogwise. Resigned, I sip.

I’m flesh made milk. I’m 7 years old again, again. I smell sound. I’m Filipino and my name’s Cevin (with a hard C). Guess I didn’t rinse the acid out of my Capri carry-all adequately. There’s a hint of actual berries gently lapping at the edges of my perception, which is itself a mirage — thanks again, hallucinogens. Maybe a Vanguard hop slipping a finger somewhere untoward? The mouthfeel is math and the smell is Roanoke, Virginia.

Quick update on my way to get the old stomach pumped (turns out it was actually bleach residue in my Capri) — my god-grandniece decided to get her own place, seeing as she’s 37 and all. She deserves it.
Jan 25, 2024
 
Rated: 3.75 by drstalker from Illinois

Nov 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.35 by Evinyme from Colorado

Oct 02, 2023
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Rated by blitzkreg from Missouri

2.34/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Did not taste any of the raspberry. Tastes like cheap beer. Good that I didn't buy a whole pack.
Sep 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.35 by dd53grif from Michigan

Sep 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Aug 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Has a subtle sweet and tart raspberry flavor and one of the most delightful smelling aromas I’ve ever experienced. I first had this beer back in 2005, and it smells and tastes exactly like it did back then, absolutely delicious. While the taste is great, Purple Haze’s downfall comes in its low abv and high ticket price, so it’s a special occasion only beer. I also haven’t seen it in bottles in my area in a long time, at 13 dollars for a 6pk, there really should be a bottle option available.

Style: Fruit Beer | Tap/Can/Bottle: Can | Abv: 4.2% | Rating: 5
Aug 24, 2023
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Rated by JiveTurkeyJim from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
It was okay. Raspberry taste is a little too strong. I honestly expected more. I don't know why.
Aug 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.55 by funku2 from Colorado

Jul 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.48 by scottyshades from Florida

Jul 02, 2023
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Rated by calvin_os from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Super solid, I'm a fan of these fruited beers. Not too sweet.
Jun 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.58 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Jun 18, 2023
 
Rated: 3.28 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jun 18, 2023
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Love their TurboDog. Picked up a couple of sixers of this on sale for $6.29 at ABC. Lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get faint malt wafts. Pours to a deep orange with a creamy off-white head that stands well. Taste is a nice raspberry pop up front then transitions into a malty middle then the bitterness builds in the end and leaves a clingy bitter aftertaste. Not sweet but more tart and bitter at the same time. A good fruity beer for those who still want some nice bitter hopping. I like the fact that it is not sweet and doesn't finish sweet.
Jun 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by BTexpress from Georgia

Jun 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Jun 03, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 ounce well chilt bottle, straight up.
Smells like berries, but not in a lambic way. Boones Farm -ish.
Taste is a bit tart. The pilsner and wheat malts along with Vanguard hops give balance. Aftertaste is sweetly floral.,. nothing memorable here.,0
Thin, medium carb.
Overall, next time I got my gold & purple beads on, I’ll grab one of these little fruity lagers.,.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
DATE: April 14, 2023... OCCASION: watching A Sort of Homecoming with Shan and a beer I hadn't had in a long time.. GLASSWARE: Sam Adams custom lager... a hazy, dirty yellow body streams tiny bubbles upward into an off-white ring... the opening scents are metallic hops, raspberry, blueberry, Smarties chalk, and a strange, funky/yeasty annoyance that nonetheless gives it a unique, memorable aroma... slick, oily, watery--yet refreshingly so... some low-end effervescence at the throat... the strawberry and blueberry are punchy, bright and sweetly interwoven with its bready malts.... at 4% and change, crushable and embracing in its friendship... tough to argue with its effect, it might not be one worthy of an up-close profile, but it will win in the right context or gathering... a nice accompaniment for a warm spring night like this...
Apr 15, 2023