Shiva IPA - Asheville Brewing Company
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Reviews by n00tz:
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a cloudy orange with light carbonation and a fairly thin white head.
S - Nicely bitter with a grassy yet slightly citrus hops. Slight malty sweetness hides below the bitterness.
T - Bitter citrusy hops with a surprisingly butterscotch sweetness that rears up and finishes off the presentation. Aftertaste is all hops - gotta be cascade.
M - Medium bodied and refreshing carbonation - under carbonated by most standards, perfect for me. Burps sweet, which is unexpected due to the aftertaste.
D - Fantastically balanced IPA, still has the hops kick but provides an uncommonly sweet character. I'm looking forward to other Asheville Brews.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2009 01:20:11 | More by n00tz
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3.74/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, bright, copper-orange coloring with a thin, low profile, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of tangerine, orange peel, subtle caramel highlights, and a biscuit backbone. Flavors are richly sweet forward, with a caramel backbone supporting a heavy tangerine and citrus component. Floral highlights throughout, with some grassy and woody notes, too. A bit on the rustic side, with a smooth, slightly dry body. The aftertaste is more of the citrus notes, with bits of grass and spice. The finish is slightly bitter, subtly dry, and with a grassy, citrus linger. Tasty and refreshing.
Serving type: can
04-03-2014 03:01:30 | More by GarthDanielson
3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served in a can at Edison Craft Beer & Kitchen in Asheville, NC
A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some apricot highlights. The beer has a finger thick sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a small thin patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/orange hops over the top of lighter aromas of caramel malts.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is quickly overtaken by the slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/orange hops which contribute a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness are present in the finish.
O: Pairs really nicely with food - in my case with an asian inspired chicken and sweet potato waffles. Nice hop aromas and flavors without too much corresponding bitterness. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. One that I will grab again.
Serving type: can
12-06-2013 12:50:48 | More by dbrauneis
Shiva IPA from Asheville Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.