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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled on draught at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden to orange color, with a soapy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fragrant with good piney and citus hops, with some sweet malty aroma as well. The palate is slick and a touch buttery, with flavors of pale and caramel, malt, and a touch of toffee. This beer finishes with more good sweet and caramel malt flavors, then ends with some nice piney and citrus hop bitteness, that slightly lingers. All and all a good example of AIPA. Nice hop aromas, good malt flavor, and good hop bitterness. I enjoyed this one, and think I would like this one on draught at the brewpub with a nice slice of pizza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pour: golden with orange hues. Head: thin, fizzy, white. Aroma: hoppy and citric. Flavor: also hoppy and citric. Palate: smooth. Finish: clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Sampled at the Brewpub. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small orange hue.Hop assault on the nose and the buds.Finish was bitter

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5743) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4671) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4567) - 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.

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