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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, weíve 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (581) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pretty mellowed down and balanced IPA. Straight from the cold spring mountain water. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
12-oz. can (shared by jpdurden24). Deep straw color with a uniform, one-finger, white head. Light piney aroma with some grapefruit and caramel, and a surprising slight milk tone. More malty than I expected on the first sip with heavy bread dough tones and a boatload of caramel. The dry, pinenut bitterness kicks in late but doesnít last long. The can isnít old (dated Oct. 3, 2013) so that canít be the reason for the light hoppiness. Odd sharp and sweet finish that is quite abrupt. Overall, itís OK but wonít stand out in a crowded field; it drinks more like a pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1968) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
S: Mild Floral, Mildly Earthy T: Resin, Grainy M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, an average IPA with some nice bitter character but doesnt push the envelope, average.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oginme (42) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
can: Pours a clear light amber with large white head. Aroma is distinct flowery, grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweet, light caramel blending quickly into strong grapefruit and smooth hop spiciness. Mouthfeel is light, mostly doe to high carbonation. While strongly bitter, it is smooth and not harsh making it enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (443) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Asheville Pizza. Clear orange pour with a white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, pine and resin. A typical IPA. Nothing special. Citrus and pine hops up front, followed by resin hops and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Just enough malts to balance out the dryness of the resin and pine hops. Has a nice bittersweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours golden with a thinner eggshell head that leaves some decent lacing. Nose involves grassy, pine, and earthy hop notes with light malt. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Lighter bodied, a bit grainy, with a fairly bitter finish. Pretty drinkable, if not incredibly exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft, dark orange color with white head.malty aroma and mild hops. served a bit to cold really had to let it warm some to get more flavors out of it. hoppy flavor with medium malt. middle of the road ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Fruity and bready notes in the nose. Amber with a hint of orange and a foamy cream head. Bitter with fruit notes and good balance. Medium bodied and smooth in the mouth with a grapefruit bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12oz can. Pours a bright gold-orange color with a thin head of soapy white cream. Aroma is sharp, resiny, bitter hops. The hop bite strikes quickly and fiercely. The malts are certain pushed to the background as the hops jump all over my palate. Not my style - if a beer is going to be so completely hop-centric, I prefer it to be floral or grapfruity rather than bitter and piney.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
12 oz can. Pours clear burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine hops and toasted malts. Sweet caramel malt flavor wit bitter pine hops. Medium body with average carbonation.


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