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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 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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADesenberg (499) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice orangey color with a white head. It’s aroma is sweeter than I feel an ipa should be, but it’s not bad. The bitter hoppiness isn’t quite there, but it’s drinkable and refreshing.

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

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Hey! Wow! I tried this beer a few months ago, but I was too lazy to get the information in order to add it to the RareBeer database (Thanks Walter!) This was one of the first beers I drank after turning 21 this year. And being from Asheville, the APC is a primary source of booze for many college students such as myself. This is a great beer. Honestly, I think I like it better than the Shiva, although the Shiva is a classic APC beer... What more can I say? Next time you’re at the Asheville Pizza Company, try the Shiva first, but then try the Red Light if it’s available. This is a great ale. Banzai!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., Asheville NC. Medium golden color. Slight hops and sweet malts on the nose. Medium body with mild bitter hop flavor and even keeled maltiness. Crisp finish. The commercial description is pretty well right-on. I lean toward the highly hopped and alcohol-sweet IPAs, which this is not; but it’s a fine brew in its own right.

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.

3.4
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
On tap at APBC. Pours hazy amber with a medium thick head . Excellent balance of hoppy bitterness with the slight maltiness. Slightly grainy but with a lasting hoppy kick in the finish. This is one of my favorite brews and in my opinion the best brew Asheville Pizza has to offer..

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.


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