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RATINGS: 173   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.


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 (538) - 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 (1546) - 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 (5974) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Clear orange with a white whispery head. Grapefruit is prevalent in aftertaste. Got some pucker bitter beer face aftertaste. The mouthfeel is nice and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1986) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange from the can with pillowy off-white head that dissipates to leave little to no lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, earthy, piney, a hint of citrus, with some caramel and pale malt back. Taste follows, malt comes through more, as well as the earthiness, clean bitter finish that is pretty quick to leave. Meh, alright.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Hazy gold, white head, moderately high carbonation, floral nose, medium bitterness with some sweet citrusy hops at the end. 

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
From tap. Pours a hazy straw color. Aroma was more pine then fruity for the hops. Slight sweetness. Taste was caramel malt, bread and hops. A little too much bittering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Beer #4 Asheville trip. Basically, this is a textbook American IPA. Just read the BJCP style guidelines, and there it is. Deep gold orange appearance, well balanced mix of malts and citrus and pine oriented hops. Flavor and aroma match. Pleasant. If it had been a bit more citric than piney, I probably would have rated it higher. Very nicely constructed beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can into a Lager glass. Pour is a light honey with a fine head. Aroma is a nice hop. Taste is a good bitter with light malt. Finish is a warm bitter. A good ipa, I wish it was in a bottle.


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