Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of beerguy04
3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The big reason I enjoyed this fruit beer, was instead of being to obnoxiously sweet, it had a more bitter and tart taste to it. Making it a great alternative to shandys that I feel are too sweet sometimes.

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Photo of singletary
3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a Cooper color with a purple hue with a light head that goes to a decent lacing. The smell is a tart raspberry and the taste is of raspberry but not too strong are artificial. The mouthful is a lite tart feel. Overall a nice and different drink to enjoy.

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Photo of f0rty0ztafreed0m
4.13/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wrigfen
2.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ramcmaho1
5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tiernan
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sleeb
3.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
2.15/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a light reddish blonde with a raspberry aroma. Very light bodied beer with raspberry flavor. Light wheat on the finish with more light fruit. Not a whole lot special going on with this one.

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Photo of JustinAbs
2.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Leoherrmann9
2.76/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of AvRock76
4.27/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sreyn2
5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth

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

At Murdock's in Galveston catching pokemon.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.78/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Best By" date 1-8-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, copper color with one-finger, white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass and medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, caramel, raspberry.

TASTE: initially sweet bread and then tart raspberry, very little hop profile to be found.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, the raspberry is subtle and not overdone, I enjoy beer made with fruit and this is a good one, I would have this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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