RATINGS: 204   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, weve 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14206) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pour: golden with orange hues. Head: thin, fizzy, white. Aroma: hoppy and citric. Flavor: also hoppy and citric. Palate: smooth. Finish: clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Sampled at the Brewpub. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small orange hue.Hop assault on the nose and the buds.Finish was bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sampled at the Capitol City Carnival 2007. Hazy amber body with a white head. Sweet caramela nd diacetyl aroma. Heavy diacetyl flavor with a light citrus bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at APBC. Slightly hazy orangish-yellow with a soapy white head. Vaguely sweet hop aroma with some floral notes, although not very strong. Light palate. Taste pretty bland for an IPA - little hop character to start, some astringency on the back end.

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