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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The destroyer, the creator, the benefactor. Shiva is all these things. We set out to create an IPA that anyone can enjoy, and we think we succeeded. As the flagship beer in our lineup, we’ve yet to encounter a soul who believes contrary. A crisp, citrusy Indian Pale Ale with a light color, Shiva will destroy all your preconceptions of an IPA. A transcendentally simple malt bill accents a generous helping of Columbus hops, lending an intense floral aroma with hints of grapefruit and a pleasant bittering quality. Your palette will be lifted to higher planes of consciousness with a bittersweet finish.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sampled at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Hazy amber body with a white head. Sweet caramela nd diacetyl aroma. Heavy diacetyl flavor with a light citrus bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at APBC. Slightly hazy orangish-yellow with a soapy white head. Vaguely sweet hop aroma with some floral notes, although not very strong. Light palate. Taste pretty bland for an IPA - little hop character to start, some astringency on the back end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2007
On tap at APBC. A hazed ornag pour with a foamy, clinging lasting head and lace. A sweet malty aroma kinda like your stored grapefruit rinds in your malt bin. A flavor that is semi sweet and bitter at the same time the bitter out lasts the sweet by a mile. I had an almost apple fruitiness from it as well. Just a tad foamy for me not thin but not full bodied either. Solid all rond beer I really like the lasting bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Cloudy copper with a nice lasting head and lace. Aroma of nutty malt. Flavor is toasted nut, followed by a sour fruit twang and a peppery, bitter-herby hop finish. Creamy smooth and light-medium bodied with some tingle from the peppery hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 25, 2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, whispy head
Aroma: light hop aroma
Flavor: lots of low hop flavor, a lot like an esb, slight bitter finish

Date: March 31, 2006
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: opaque dark yellow, frothy cream colored head
Aroma: big sweet citrus hop aroma
Flavor: nice sweet carmel malt flavor, tons of hops to balance, good citrus character, touch of diacytil sweetness that works well, light bitter finish

Date: September 21, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Score: 3.6 to 2.9
Score: iii to ii
the hop aroma and flavor has faded back to the old days, picking up a bit of dyactyl

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3983) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Had at the Greensboro Summertime Brews Festival. Pretty good appearance. Nice aroma. Sweet and fruity. Good flavor. Nice all around. Not super standoutish. But still very good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2007
poured into pint, very armotic this one, pours a cloudy pale yellow, with fizzy head, taste is hops, little much on the bitterness but good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a foamy to rocky off whit head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, crisp, medium malt. OK carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Draft at APBC. Cloudy orange pour with a white head that has some yellow tint to it. Citrus hops dominate the aroma, leading other scents of sweet malt, pine needles, grapefruit, peach and apricot. Flavor is unbalanced and overly acidic, proving a difficult quaff. Palate is rough and unrefined. Despite all this, it is a tasty IPA, but I wonder how much of my favoritism here can be attributed to the fresh keg and the awesome vibe at the brewpub. just a little too much bite on this for me. I would like to retry this in the future.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark golden color with thin white head. Citrusy grapefruit hop nose and flavor. Dry with a bitter hop finish. Not as good as the Red Light IPA.


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