Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
74
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3,273 Ratings
Purple HazePurple Haze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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

Added by kbub6f on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,273
Reviews:
802
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
849
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,273 |  Reviews: 802
Photo of chrishiker1409
3.96/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I expected this to be purple, instead it pours a reddish orange color. Ah well.

Smell is fruity and fresh, a bit of raspberry. Very summery.

Taste is of a fruited lager, not very deep, but very refreshing. Fresh rapsberries and a bit of lime.

The liquid is thin, with prickly carbonation, easy to chug.

I bought this mainly to tick Louisiana, but I enjoyed this for what it is, a refreshing summer beer!

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Orange/Amber color with a sweet slightly fruit aroma. The taste is more subtle than the smell,not too sweet at all nor over powerful fruit taste. It tastes well balanced,not my favorite yet still an enjoyable beer thats a bit unusual

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.71/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A: hazy; a goldish burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thick collar; light lacing;

S: slightly artificial raspberry;

T: artificial raspberry; a tannic dryness from the middle through the finish; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: too artificial;

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Photo of jgido759
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lunchbox1015
2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy golden look. Tart fruity smell. Crisp fruity taste. I would enjoy this more if i liked fruity beers.

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Photo of S-Taylor
2.63/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kathleenturin22
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.74/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MinerBob
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good beer a hazy golden color with a small head. A nice wheat beer smell and a berry flavor. The carbonation is about average it goes down smooth with no aftertaste. Would recommend and the label is pretty cool.

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Photo of Micha1319earthandsoap
3.04/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Abita's Purple Haze is yellow to gold in color. I didn't really enjoy the smell of this beer, but I think they did great work on the beer's balance between tart and sweet. The bottle label is really cool. The beer seems to be missing that wow factor that the name and artwork suggests is inside. Overall, a very drinkable beer!

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Photo of Timtac
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamuelD3
3.47/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbaz
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JavierG
4.13/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sublime89
2.66/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frykid
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the tap into a pint glass...

L: nice coloration, golden with slight purple hue to it.

T: fruit flavors were clearly there, but not over powering and not too sweet. It was quite good.

Overall, I would get this one again

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,273 ratings.
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