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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 that’s 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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4157) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Light amber color. White head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor is a bit of toffee. Nice bitterness, a touch of honey, toasted malt.
27 Oct 09

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Near opaque dark orange with some light tan head. Not balanced at all. Sweet caramel malt and then just a single hop bitterness. But I don’t really care for this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Attractive hazy orange color with thick foamy head that laced the glass. Delicious floral/citrusy hop aroma. Hop flavor is dominant with a soft malty caramel flavor in the backround. Bitter hop finish with a nice cereal grain aftertaste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. This one is now called "Red Light IPA." This is darker in color than the Shiva IPA as it is amber. Also, a bit maltier than the Shiva with much more of a robust bitter finish. Good boiling hop content. Only drawback is a slight grainy flavor. Delicious!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours slightly orange from tap. If I took in an enormous snort I could smell a hop. The taste is bland although there’s some bitterness on the finish. I’d prefer a bit more balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3274) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a decent ivory head. Aroma is not strong, but has malty and fruit opponents. Malty flavor is a bit fruity. Texture has typical fizz and thickness. Fair to middling but worthy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at Merrimon. Gold color with an off white head. Scent is citrus, bread and caramel. Taste is bready/citrus. One of the better beers here imho.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
This isn’t an IPA, but then the brewer does’t call it one. It should probably be listsed as American pale ale like it’t described in the description. Slighty toasted bread malt is balanced by a nice bitterness, but the aroma is a bit weak.


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