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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (2138) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On Tap at the Asheville Yacht Club, Asheville Shiva IPA is a deeper copper colored brew with a nice head of medium off white bubbles. Nose is green grass and grapefruit. Taste is more citrus with hints of mown grass, and a nice dry hoppy finish. Decent carbonation. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michcam8 (552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured from a can. Dark orange in color. Slightly hazy, with plenty of carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma of wheat and faint grassy/citrusy hops. Taste is lightly malted, sweet, mild hops, and big time bitterness that lingers. Seems a bit off balance. No detection of alcohol. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (1483) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Dark golden in color. floral aromas and citrus. Citrus flavors with floral and some herbs. Moderately bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18923) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at the brewpub on Coxe, Asheville, 17/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malt, bitter orange, straw, hint of caramel. Taste comprises orange pith, light grapefruit, caramel malt, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness. Middle of the road IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (3075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours orange with a thin tan head very malty with a hoppy bitter finish. Smells very malty and dry. Had this one at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Copper color with an off white head. Floral and tropical fruit aroma. Moderate bitterness. Slight caramel malt note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ the brewpub. Slightly hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma is somewhat subdued. Caramelized orange peel and singed grass . Pretty strong sweet flavor. Caramel candy, sugar. Growing bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving great, full sheets of lace. Very nice grapefruit hop, very zesty, assertive, and graepfruity. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Lightly slick. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, mild alcohol warmth. Works well with the hops. A very nice assertive, potent, IPA. Awesome aroma, but a touch sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3590) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow/orange pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Plenty of floral and grapefruit hop notes here. Good body, balance, and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6232) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Location: Can at Early Girl, 1/2/15, even the breakfast places in Asheville all have craft beer!

Aroma: The nose is grapefruit, earthy, and floral hop notes, with some bready malts.
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear orange color, with a beige head, and medium lace.
Flavor: The flavor is similar to the nose component-wise, light sweetness, and medium bitter.
Palate: It has a medium body, average carbonation, and a fairly long, dry finish.
Overall Impression: If there is one thing you have to appreciate about Asheville its how every place you go has local craft beer. I doubt theres a restaurant/bar/gas station anywhere in this town that only has BMC. Anyway, Im glad they have craft here, but this isnt my favorite local IPA. Still, you could do a lot worse, and I love canned craft, so cudos for that.

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