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RATINGS: 187   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, 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.


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving great, full sheets of lace. Very nice grapefruit hop, very zesty, assertive, and graepfruity. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Lightly slick. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, mild alcohol warmth. Works well with the hops. A very nice assertive, potent, IPA. Awesome aroma, but a touch sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow/orange pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Plenty of floral and grapefruit hop notes here. Good body, balance, and mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Location: Can at Early Girl, 1/2/15, even the breakfast places in Asheville all have craft beer!

Aroma: The nose is grapefruit, earthy, and floral hop notes, with some bready malts.
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear orange color, with a beige head, and medium lace.
Flavor: The flavor is similar to the nose component-wise, light sweetness, and medium bitter.
Palate: It has a medium body, average carbonation, and a fairly long, dry finish.
Overall Impression: If there is one thing you have to appreciate about Asheville itís how every place you go has local craft beer. I doubt thereís a restaurant/bar/gas station anywhere in this town that only has BMC. Anyway, Iím glad they have craft here, but this isnít my favorite local IPA. Still, you could do a lot worse, and I love canned craft, so cudos for that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJ_Pain (162) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Average IPA. 3rd IPA I've had from Asheville. For all the hype I've heard about it I'm coming away a little underwhelmed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Poured from 12oz can at Edison. Orange cloudy color with frothy sticky white head. Fruity sweet candy citrus taste. Bitter after taste. All around delicious ipa especially for the lower ABV. Great work on this beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2742) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a bubbly off white head. Smells like sweet orange candy, grapefruit, and citrus hops. Tastes like nutty malt, grapefruit, orange, and dry pine hops. Smells like sweet orange candy, caramel, and grapefruit hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3981) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, orange peel, faint tropical fruits, and citrus and floral hops. Flavor is a great balance of toasted malts, citrus hops, light caramel sweetness, and some grassiness; dry finish with some bitterness lingering. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (808) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Hazy copper with white head. Smell is hoppy pine and grapefruit. Taste is citrus zest, pine, grass and flowers. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (459) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
can in Asheville. very tasty IPA - refreshing and easy to drink. A drink all night IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Can at the corner kitchen in Asheville. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aromas of tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is slightly bitter with a bit of a malty caramel aftertaste. Pretty decent though.


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