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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


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 (1896) - 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 (3025) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (915) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
Tap. Straw with decent head ad decent lacing. Not much aroma, maybe light grapefruit. Flaor is light as well, dry with a light bitterness. Clean, slick, light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
22 oz. Pours a dark orange with a smaller off white head and decent retention that left some lacing throughout. Aroma was of spicy, earthy hops, little piney. Taste was pine forward and spicy hops with some citrus with maximized bitterness. Pretty standard IPA, but without the date on the bottle I would guess that this was slightly past its prime due to the large bitterness with some of the taste falling off. Also a bit to piney for my tastes, but drinkable nontheless.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Spent the weekend backpacking the Art Loeb Trail. Couldn’t leave Brevard without picking up some local North Carolina stuff. Unfortunately and inexplicably all the local beer stores appeared to be closed on Sundays. Enjoyed this beer upon my return while strolling through Grant Park. Poured a hazy amber with good head and lacing. Pleasant aroma, but the flavor notes were to0 grassy/grainy and too bitter to be something I would seek out. Bomber - Ingles Supermarket - Brevard, NC

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gottlieb71 (1) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
Wow. Have you ever heard of the saying "if something is too good to be true, it probably is"? THIS is the exception

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pretty good IPA here. I bought a sixer for the road as I was not a resident and it is still decent in cans.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2001) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Clear golden amber with a forever 3/4" head and thick sheets of lace. Full malty taste is immediately countered by light-medium pine hops. The hops win out at the finish, leaving a long bitter residue. Very drinkable, not filling, especially good with light fare. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Can. Pours a clear deep gold with a light tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a combination of pine and light citrus and an earthy grain backing. Flavor has earhy grains and pine with a good amount of earthiness.


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