Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #417
Ranked #29,951
3.29 | pDev: 19.45%
Jun 18, 2022
Oct 19, 2001
Purple HazePurple Haze
Notes: 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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Ratings by Rhetion:
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3.81/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 30, 2022
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2.79 by Beer_Goblin from New York on May 29, 2022
4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 23, 2022
3.78 by Beecham from California on May 17, 2022
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2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JonnyCastle from Massachusetts

Cool name, interesting aftertaste but a little disappointing for me. I wanted to taste more of the berries.

Apr 20, 2022
3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Feb 21, 2022
3.88 by Hazey92 from New York on Jan 30, 2022
3.44 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2022
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3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by CodyBasden from Texas

L: hazy light amber with a twinge of grapefruit color good head great cap low on the carb streams and slow
S: low fruit raspberry
T: goes in like a cracker finishes like a raspberry
F: thin and low carbonation finishes wet
O: good tasting fruit beer great look just a little thin

Dec 31, 2021
3.27 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 21, 2021
3.43 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2021
3.21 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2021
3.4 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 16, 2021
3.74 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Sep 27, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

this brew isn't incredibly special but it is very recognizable once you've had it. the dark stone fruit tang tinge is barely there, with the malt being the primary taste factor here, but it is a pleasant addition. it could be amped up in the fruit area to really step into something more notable, but as a simple session'r, it ain't half bad, and sure beats any of the bland swill from mega-corps, and they've managed to stay privately owned all this time, so it's nice to support such spunk.
if you want a much more effectively executed fruit-themed brew from them, try the Strawberry Lager if you can find it.

Sep 22, 2021
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2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by KT3418 from Colorado

This a watery mess with some subtle artificial raspberry. I'll try it again for more experiences but I really wasn't prepared for it to be this bad to me honestly.

Aug 29, 2021
2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 24, 2021
3.41 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
3 by GRhoads from Ohio on Jul 20, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

A light lager with raspberry flavor throughout. Overall a good starter beer for the craft beer enthusiast who like fruity beers.

Jul 11, 2021
3.06 by aasher from Indiana on Jun 20, 2021
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2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Hazy light orange with a two-finger cream head.
S - Wheat-backed floral notes. Berry, but unsure what sort.
T - Whole wheat, grass, and a touch of petunia. Extremely light raspberry note towards the finish. Not bitter at all.
F - Extremely carbonated. Light, crisp, clean. Very refreshing.
O - I've had this beer before on multiple occasions, and I'm happy to review it for the first time [officially]! It's a refreshing brew for certain, with a vague berry aroma and a wheat-filled aroma. Unfortunately, the raspberry flavor doesn't exactly come out as advertised. In a beer where they make it the main attraction, that's not really a great thing. Will buy again on the basis of its refreshing nature for the price, but it's not something to go out of your way to purchase.

May 25, 2021
3.5 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 23, 2021
3.5 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
3.3 by QuintusHorace from California on May 02, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Antnego from North Carolina

This is a great beer and completely underrated on BA. There is a fruity, berry essence that permeates a sweet, malty backbone, with a slight finish of resiny hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Awesome on the nose and palate. The head and appearance are a little underwhelming, but with a beer that smells and tastes so great, who really cares?

Apr 30, 2021
2.02 by jeschaefer from Texas on Apr 18, 2021
4 by TommyG22 from Wisconsin on Apr 17, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

For the same ABV as Bud Light, very nice. I love these for weeknights or times when I want something sessionable.

Apr 17, 2021
3 by PopeGrundle from Texas on Apr 03, 2021
4.47 by ZombiePlus from California on Mar 26, 2021
3.68 by jacobk1997 from Georgia on Mar 20, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at The Local Harris Teeter in Briar creek raleigh nc.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Orange colored with a nice foamy White head that lasted throughout the beer.
Smells lightly bready sweet, raspberry.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall very good for the style and I would definitely order again.

Mar 18, 2021
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3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

This one came in a can. Upon opening, a smell of unfrosted raspberry pop-tarts preceded a red-orange-amber nearly opaque liquid with a large but quickly-dissipating head. It was fairly smooth to drink, a slightly bitter raspberry note that faded to slight bitter astringency that grew a little boring by the end of the can. I might try this in a bottle, but it was somewhat underwhelming.

Feb 19, 2021
3.76 by Danzifer from Ohio on Feb 06, 2021
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2.31/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by Bierwolf from Missouri

Look: Medium amber, 2 fingers of off white creamy foam that reduces quickly, cloudy with some carbonation.
Smell: Some fruit, a little yeasty.
Taste: Straw, grass very little raspberry flavor.
Feel: Semi dry, crisp and carbonated.
Over all; Actually refreshing and crisp. They missed the mark with the raspberry flavor though.

Feb 03, 2021
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