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RATINGS: 176   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.


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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (345) - - JUN 23, 2014
From a can. Liked it more than I expected to. Pours medium orange with a decent white head. Definite flowers, grapefruit, pine on the palate- sort of tastes like a dialed back version of Columbus hops. Not tons of dankness or resin. Finishes a bit bitter- hit of astringent in there- but overall pretty drinkable IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Can brought back from NC. Pours a cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is really weak hops, almost malty. Taste is also missing hop bitterness. Not even close to an IPA. Though maybe an old can?? But no, only 8 days old. Just not that good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 On tap at Orange Peel in Asheville. Pours an orangish color with white head. Piney and resiny hop forward IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2622) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pint at Coxe ave location. Ok aroma. Sweet. Citrus, grapefruit’, grainy. Clean brownish Orange Color on head no real lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. It’s ok. Not wowing me. But it’s fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
can, sweet IPA, big malty backbone. mild citrusy bitterness, sweet grapefruit juice. OK

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours medium orange with a touch of noticeable haze. Nose is flowery and citrus. Flavor is sweet candy, some citrus, some light astringent flavors and some spicy hop flavors. Bitterness is punchy and lingers. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3740) - - MAR 10, 2014
Clear. Sweet candied pineapple and floral aroma. Bready caramel notes with some residual sweetness. Lingering bitterness. Floral and candy-like hop flavors. A bit over carbed I think. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pine resin, pineapple rind, agave nectar in the nose. Syrupy / filmy texture. High bitterness, high sweetness, low apparent acidity. Pretty plain pine and fruit IPA with a lengthy syrup quality in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mojoman (157) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Can; nice brew. The hop profile on this one gives a more robust flavor than many ipa's. Less fruit..more of a bread taste. Not a bad thing. Good brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Tap at brewery, okay ipa, not my favorite but fresh and hoppy and decent overall


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