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RATINGS: 177   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.

   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. 

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3274) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (307) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiMuBai (168) - - DEC 21, 2012
Well balanced, floral aroma, easy finish for an IPA. Asheville’s best IPA by far. Love it, love it, love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draught at Plant. Slight malt build with nice hoppy presence. Caramel to body. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eweber9 (2) - - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
Aroma is fruity, color is golden yellow, taste is mild up front with an astringent finish. I love IPA s but not this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Can poured a hazy gold with lasting off white head. Aromas of floral notes, orange, passion fruit, grapefruit zest and tangerine. Palate was light bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange, pnk grapefruit and light passion fruit with a smooth dry lightly biter lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden color medium white head. Aroma of floral and citrus. Enjoyable sweet flavor up front. Crisp finish, very mild bitter with fruit notes. Overall nice beer a little more bitter finish would be nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5296) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Can sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Morea. Aroma is bitter citrus and light pine. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with tons of caramel malts, slightly unbalanced, with backing flavors of citrus and very light grass.

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