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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub on Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, earth, and grass. Flavor of hops (floral, earth) and caramel malt with mild bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft. Aroma of grapefruit > pineapple > grass. Taste is bitter but not over the top. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Drat. Off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, some bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light bread. Resiny medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a foamy to rocky off whit head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, crisp, medium malt. OK carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Can from Bruisin Ales. Pours light amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is mixed floral and citrus. About med body. Flavor is rather floral with some citrus rind following. The malt backbone is mild caramel. So this is not a NW imitation. Just a good solid beer that finishes nicely hoppy and bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 25, 2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, whispy head
Aroma: light hop aroma
Flavor: lots of low hop flavor, a lot like an esb, slight bitter finish

Date: March 31, 2006
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: opaque dark yellow, frothy cream colored head
Aroma: big sweet citrus hop aroma
Flavor: nice sweet carmel malt flavor, tons of hops to balance, good citrus character, touch of diacytil sweetness that works well, light bitter finish

Date: September 21, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Score: 3.6 to 2.9
Score: iii to ii
the hop aroma and flavor has faded back to the old days, picking up a bit of dyactyl

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
A hazed golden IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth floral hops over orange pulp. In mouth, grainy malt with nice grassy floral hops, light grapefruits, very nice and smooth. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9792) - 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.


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