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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We conceived this beer to entice the sinner and saint in each of us, following one simple rule: you can never have too much of a good thing. So we took mountains of Crystal, Wheat, and Munich malts and paired them with huge handfuls of Cascade and Tradition hops for an irresistibly wicked beer that’s at once temptingly sweet and scandalously bitter, with a full body and deep red color. Go on, treat yourself a little and ask for the happy ending.

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2.8
Cybercat (6147) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a decent ivory head. Aroma is not strong, but has malty and fruit opponents. Malty flavor is a bit fruity. Texture has typical fizz and thickness. Fair to middling but worthy.

2.9
DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours slightly orange from tap. If I took in an enormous snort I could smell a hop. The taste is bland although there’s some bitterness on the finish. I’d prefer a bit more balance.

2.8
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This APA pours a light gold color from the tap at the brewpub. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is slightly bready some malt and hops. A medium to light bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are slightly citrusy. More of a mild English Pale Ale. Nice finish, but nowhere bitter enough for an APA, let alone an IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.9
chinchill (5318) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Served on tap at brewery in 2011 (from notes). A - Clear light amber with a generous off-white head; visible coarse carbonation. Head has good retention. T - I can see why a previous reviewer mistook this for an IPA: It’s fairy hoppy for a PA, with enough malt to emerge in the background. This brew reminded me of Sierra Nevada PA in appearance and taste. It is crisp and dry, with a lasting and earthy hop finish. S: rather subtle and earthy. More aroma from the hops than from malts. O - outstanding APA. Working from memory, I think it is probably on par (or better) with Sierra Nevada, and slightly more flavorful. 4.5 as a APA.

3.2
ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy, reddish-copper body with a decent off-white head. Smell: A middling caramel maltiness to the aroma, but it has a decent aromatic bite of floral, piney hops. Taste: Caramel malt flavor with reserved sweetness upfront soon gives way to a lasting floral, piney hop character and a sensible level of bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: An upright IPA.

2.9
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a slightly hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma was of malts and some citrus hops. The taste was of malts, some toast and a bitter citrus finish.

3.3
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Light amber color. White head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor is a bit of toffee. Nice bitterness, a touch of honey, toasted malt.
27 Oct 09

2.9
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Near opaque dark orange with some light tan head. Not balanced at all. Sweet caramel malt and then just a single hop bitterness. But I don’t really care for this style.

4
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Beer #5 Asheville trip. Billed by the brewpub as an IPA, which I think fitted nicely. Again, pretty textbook. Deeper orange than Shiva. A touch more caramel accent, and again, grapefruit and pine. Liked it a tad more than Shiva.

3.3
aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
This isn’t an IPA, but then the brewer does’t call it one. It should probably be listsed as American pale ale like it’t described in the description. Slighty toasted bread malt is balanced by a nice bitterness, but the aroma is a bit weak.


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