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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 draught. Pours a very cloudy orange hue with a tall white head. The nose is mildly citrusy with strong hints of peach and grapefruit. Shiva is an IPA on the malty side of the style with suggestions of honey, slight lemon zest, grapefruit. Sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam This pours with a long lasting foamy head over a copper body. Slightly hazy. Fruity malt aroma. Well balanced flavor lots of hops with a good malt backbone. Not bad, sweet overall with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
(Knoxville Brewers’ Jam). Pours cloudy honey orange with dense off-white head. The aroma is butter and wood. Orangey hops compose most of the flavor, along with fruity sweetness and light maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
On tap at Charlotte Oktoberfest ’05. This is not a bad beer, but to me it felt more like an APA than an IPA. Hops were there in the aroma, but when I tasted it they came through somewhat understated. I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Draught at 11th Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga. Pours golden hay with a small frothy off-white head. Floral hop fruity malt aroma. Rind and pine resinous citrus hop and very acidic flavor diminishes the sweet malt character that is behind it all. Medium and light bodeid clean refreshing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Got a chance to talk to the brewer of this one (Doug Rieley) for a short time. This was the stand out for me (as far as IPA’s went at the Southern Brewers festival). Draft sample. Poured a very nice looking pale orange with a moderately sized frothy head. Really great looking brew. The aroma was spicy with citrus hops and a bit of a sweet malt aroma. Flavor had spicy hops with orange peal bitter finish. Crisp, but it lacked some of the backbone I expected from the aroma. Overall, a very nice and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., Asheville NC. Golden color, a little light for my IPA tastes. Mild citrus hops on the nose. Mild citrusy hop flavor without much malt underneath. Light body. Crisp and refreshing, which along with the citrusy notes and lack of sweet malts left me wishing this was a Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 $3 pint at the APC. Had the characteristic citrusy hops of most of the IPAs I’ve tried. Nothing really sticks out in my mind on this one. Pretty average IPA I reckon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. This place is awesome! Watch a movie, eat pizza, and drink craft beer all at the same time! Shiva pours a rich gold color with nice lacing. Has a bready aroma, but not too much of a hop aroma for the style. Taste however is a very pronounced cascade hop. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
I dont like IPAs. And this is one i didnt reall care for. Pours a pale golden color with a slight white head. ITs a bit to bitter for my tastes.

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