RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Straw gold pour with a thin white head. Light grassy citrus hop aroma. Spicy bitter hop taste with a nice malt presence. Could be more floral, but still tasty.

thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
On tap at Bonnaroo. Poured a copper orange. Aroma was light but hoppy. Flavor was surprisingly smooth for an IPA. Not too bitter. Good balance.

beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This Scottish Ale pours a medium amber color from the tap at the brewpub. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is mild malts with some breadiness. A light bodied Scottish Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet, touch of smoke. The hops are earthy. It a really light bodied Scottish ale, but I guess it was brewed that way. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
pours a pleasent golden colour, with a fluffy and bitter head. the taste does indeed start off with a touch of sweetness and ends crisp with a lemon like hop taste.

durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Draft at the Raleigh WBF. Golden-orange pour. Fresh hops, and a pleasant hoppy skunkiness and nice citrus notes. Very fresh. Tasty!

craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
on tap at Asheville Pizza on 3/22. Nice IPA... went very well with the excellent pizza. Citrusy, hoppy and crisp.... clean golden color... I enjoyed it.

37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
On draft at the brewpub. Golden with amber hues and a nice big white head. Citrus and pine aromas. A nice malty backbone in the flavor to balance the hops. Pretty good brewpub IPA.

BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Tap - Having had this beer several times over the years, is can go either way. This brewery does not make consistent beer. Pours into an deep orange color with a small frothy head. Piney hop aromas, with a pretty well balanced malt backbone, just not a very strong one, which is fine because the ops are not at present overwhelming. Finishes really thin, and does not leave me wanting more.

mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2007
tap. small creamy white head into cloudy orange body. good lacing. aromas of moderate hops (citrus and pine) and caramel. flavor islightly bitter througout. only issue here is that a bit thin on the palate, but overall enjoyable.

TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled on draught at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden to orange color, with a soapy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fragrant with good piney and citus hops, with some sweet malty aroma as well. The palate is slick and a touch buttery, with flavors of pale and caramel, malt, and a touch of toffee. This beer finishes with more good sweet and caramel malt flavors, then ends with some nice piney and citrus hop bitteness, that slightly lingers. All and all a good example of AIPA. Nice hop aromas, good malt flavor, and good hop bitterness. I enjoyed this one, and think I would like this one on draught at the brewpub with a nice slice of pizza.

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