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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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3.6
Shag (3061) - 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.

3.6
ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Hazy red golden with white head. Smell is light grain and sweet malty with hoppy pine and floral. Taste is caramel malty with hoppy pine, grapefruit and floral. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.5
Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Red, as the name implies. But not particularly light, so I suppose that portion of the name is a bit of a misnomer. Also kinda cloudy, which isn’t even addressed in name. If you want, you could call it "Red Cloud IPA" and be much more accurate. Anyway, smells kind of peppery and citrusy, with a hint of cedar. Stoney, piney hops dominate the flavor, with just a hint of cereal maltiness as well as a touch of caramel. Very tasty brew.

3.5
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Tap @ brewpub - This is much more aggreeable than the Shiva. Deeper in color with a stronger maltiness and what seems to be a more complimentary hop profile. Has more upfront fruitiness, but has a bitter bite in the finish. Decent, but needs food.

3.5
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
on tap at Asheville Pizza on 3/22. Nice standard IPA that doesn’t offer anything special or spectacular, but does it’s job well... a clean, slightly hoppy and refreshing beer that goes great with the wonderful pizza this place puts out...

3.5
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at Merrimon. Gold color with an off white head. Scent is citrus, bread and caramel. Taste is bready/citrus. One of the better beers here imho.

3.5
anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub on Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.5
beerme31 (707) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft. Pours dark golden thin lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and floral. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, medium bitter hop finish. Nice balance and good pale ale overall.

3.4
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Hazy orange with a foamy, white head. Decent retention and great lacing. Aroma: Slight pine notes, a little biscuit. Fairly straight forward. Taste: Light biscuit notes from the malt side, Herbal, grass, and pine notes from the hops. Nice back bitterness. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light, dry mouthfeel. Overall: This one seemed to have some alt characteristics to me. Still, a pretty decent brew. Rebuy: If I happen to stop by the brewery I wouldn’t mind having another one of these.


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