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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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4.3
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
On tap at APBC. Pours hazy amber with a medium thick head . Excellent balance of hoppy bitterness with the slight maltiness. Slightly grainy but with a lasting hoppy kick in the finish. This is one of my favorite brews and in my opinion the best brew Asheville Pizza has to offer..

4.1
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Beer #2 at Asheville Brewing. Great cascade aroma with a subtle maltiness. The hop flavor paired with the Munich malt backbone makes this a tasty brew. The residual bitterness lingers a bit after the malt subsides.

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.

3.9
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Attractive hazy orange color with thick foamy head that laced the glass. Delicious floral/citrusy hop aroma. Hop flavor is dominant with a soft malty caramel flavor in the backround. Bitter hop finish with a nice cereal grain aftertaste. Very good.

3.9
SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Draft at the Merrimon St location. Pours a light gold with a white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. Well supported hop bitterness that goes all the way to the finish. Very nice. Better than many IPAs and most Pale Ales. My second glass was the IPA and the Old School was the better of the two by far.

3.9
chinchill (5025) - 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.

3.6
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. This one is now called "Red Light IPA." This is darker in color than the Shiva IPA as it is amber. Also, a bit maltier than the Shiva with much more of a robust bitter finish. Good boiling hop content. Only drawback is a slight grainy flavor. Delicious!

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Mild carbonation.

3.6
Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2013
This poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is slightly bitter with a citrus presence. There is some caramel and dark fruits in the background. Overall a nice session beer.

3.6
woodychevy (874) - - APR 2, 2014
Decent, but not my favorite. Pours a nice deep orange color with a decent head. Taste is pretty full on malts and hops with a decent balance. Think the mouthfeel sort of threw me off on this one. Really full and oily- just seems too big for the style of beer. Or more than I was expecting. Definite IPA flavors with grapefruit and pine and caramel. Decent. Would try again knowing what to expect.


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