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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.


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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
I think the one I had at the WBF was aged in an oak barrel, which may have made it better. Whatever it was, excellent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a hazy orange with a creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, caramel and just overall great fruity hop notes. Flavor of mango, other tropical fruits, orange, light caramel, light grapefruit. Really nice IPA that really highlights the yeast and hops.

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. 

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.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiMuBai (174) - - DEC 21, 2012
Well balanced, floral aroma, easy finish for an IPA. Asheville’s best IPA by far. Love it, love it, love it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pretty mellowed down and balanced IPA. Straight from the cold spring mountain water. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Cloudy orange with big, foamy white head / Light nose of hops and citrus / Light body, dry hops predominate with enough malt balance, and with good, bitter finish / Delicate, fresh flavors of dry hops, toast, orange, and grapefruit / A little more fruit and this is an outstanding beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bomber pours clear deep gold with off white head. The aroma is spicy, earthy and nearly tart citrus hops with a faint sense of malt roast in the background. The taste is nice and refreshing going from spicy hops and bitter citrus to a touch of malt and graininess by about midway. I get a sense of earthy hops from front to back too. Into the finish the bitter citrus and spicy hops take over completely and fade away deep into the after taste. Nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3316) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Strong, hoppy aroma has an overtone of somewhat sweet grapefruit and a touch of orange. It pours an attractive amber with a nice white head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor has a strong grapefruit overtone that is more sour than sweet. Core of the flavor is hoppy with some malt and a floral hint. Though the sour and bitter flavors are strong and the sweetness is subtle, they complement each other nicely. Grapefruit finish has hoppy, malty and floral notes. Firm texture has quite a bit of fizz and leaves a fairly persistent tingle on the tongue and lips. And you gotta see the kewl art on the bottle!


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