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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
I think the one I had at the WBF was aged in an oak barrel, which may have made it better. Whatever it was, excellent IPA.


3.2
rollinsr (818) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - NOV 22, 2017
Pours amber with a finger of off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity malt with faint citrus zest. Flavor is refreshing but not without a little bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
chinchill (5318) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2017
22 oz. bomber served in a snifter (from 2012 notes). A: Amber/orange body with some visible carbonation. Very nice and fluffy yellow-tinged, off-white head that reduces to a patchy but lasting film and leaves lacy lacing on the glass. S: Citrus fruit, vague herbs and grasses over a light toasted bread. A mild bit of alcohol appeared after warming, as does a bit of dank/metaliic tint. T: The hops produce a juicy citrus mix with lemon, orange and grapefruit notes, plus hints of pine. Subtle but good malt backbone tempers the bitterness, although it finishes with a mild hop bitterness. M: Medium bodied; slightly sticky; low (probably too low) carbonation; smooth. The finish is slightly dry. O: An excellent, full flavored PA. As an American IPA, it’s a bit under-hopped. Still, Shiva has a tasty, well-balanced mix of citrus hops and medium-to-light roast malt that should satisfy folks who aren’t hellbent on a strong hop hit.

3.5
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2017
A tasty IPA from Asheville Brewing. On draft at Farmburger. Poured a medium golden with a frothy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
GreenRoom1 (3) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
Tasted in Asheville. Good stuff! Easy on the palette. --------&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Bacchus66 (951) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2017
12oz can. Hazy yellow-orange, lingering white head. Piney aroma, followed by malty, sweet flavors quickly giving way to more grapefruity hops. Sticky, bittersweet finish.

2.9
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Really not where you’d want to be for an ipa these days. Aroma is faint. Taste is sort of a strange bitterness... I like the art work!

3.4
ACHops (1643) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2016
On tap @ 12 Bones. Pours hazy dark golden amber with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet nutty earthy fresh caramel malt, light crisp hops. Taste is clean fresh malt, hops are fresh and lightly punchy. Not bad, but way more malt forward than typical for an IPA.

2.9
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Lots of citrus peel and some pepper. Pours orange with ok head. Bitter finish. Tap at Papas and Beer. Tempers the salsa spice a little.

3.1
Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - JUN 12, 2016
12oz can thanks to TAR
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, floral and pine. Flavor of grapefruit, grassy and pine
Decent

3.3
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
12oz can from ck1, thanks bro! Sweet malts, fruit. Light pine. Some sour stone fruit involved. Solid with a touch of basement. 13


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