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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We conceived this beer to entice the sinner and saint in each of us, following one simple rule: you can never have too much of a good thing. So we took mountains of Crystal, Wheat, and Munich malts and paired them with huge handfuls of Cascade and Tradition hops for an irresistibly wicked beer thatís at once temptingly sweet and scandalously bitter, with a full body and deep red color. Go on, treat yourself a little and ask for the happy ending.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarleyandVine (28) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Beer #2 at Asheville Brewing. Great cascade aroma with a subtle maltiness. The hop flavor paired with the Munich malt backbone makes this a tasty brew. The residual bitterness lingers a bit after the malt subsides.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (258) - - APR 2, 2014
Decent, but not my favorite. Pours a nice deep orange color with a decent head. Taste is pretty full on malts and hops with a decent balance. Think the mouthfeel sort of threw me off on this one. Really full and oily- just seems too big for the style of beer. Or more than I was expecting. Definite IPA flavors with grapefruit and pine and caramel. Decent. Would try again knowing what to expect.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2013
This poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is slightly bitter with a citrus presence. There is some caramel and dark fruits in the background. Overall a nice session beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Beer #5 Asheville trip. Billed by the brewpub as an IPA, which I think fitted nicely. Again, pretty textbook. Deeper orange than Shiva. A touch more caramel accent, and again, grapefruit and pine. Liked it a tad more than Shiva.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft. Pours dark golden thin lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and floral. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, medium bitter hop finish. Nice balance and good pale ale overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Draft at the Merrimon St location. Pours a light gold with a white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. Well supported hop bitterness that goes all the way to the finish. Very nice. Better than many IPAs and most Pale Ales. My second glass was the IPA and the Old School was the better of the two by far.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 29, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Orange with a white foamy head. Floral, citrus aroma. Citrus, caramel, grassiness.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Soft but tempting aroma with an amber orange pour and a surprisingly hoppy taste and almost warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice orangey color with a white head. Itís aroma is sweeter than I feel an ipa should be, but itís not bad. The bitter hoppiness isnít quite there, but itís drinkable and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft. Pours amber orange with a white head. Citric hoppy aroma with a hint of pine and sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, a hint of marijuana, and sweet malts. Not bad.


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