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Shiva IPA - Asheville Brewing Company

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Shiva IPAShiva IPA

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189 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBierBand on 06-19-2007)
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Photo of Mojo
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%

12 ounce can -> Dogfish Head glass

A - Hazy medium gold with an initial enormous head great retention, and lots of lacing.

S - floral, pine, and orange peel.

T - kind of the usual taste profile of an IPA but a little less hop forward than a lot of IPAs.

M - Decent carbonation with a rye type aftertaste

O - decent enough, but sort of on the mild side.

Mojo, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3/5  rDev -16.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of orion320
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

orion320, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of JReites
3.01/5  rDev -16.6%

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Received as a trade extra.

Look: Hazy yellow-orange, good head retention.

Smell: Not picking up too much smell on this one. Mild floral hops and orange ring.

Taste: Light hit of citrus flavored hops. Not too much flavor picked up. Very smooth drinking flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, and easy-drinking.

Overall: Seems to be a very light IPA. Not too much aroma or flavor picked up with this one. Definitely happy to have tried this as it is a light, easy-drinking IPA. With that said, I would stick with my Jai Alai when going for an IPA.

Serving type: Can

JReites, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Ljoreilly
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ljoreilly, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Light hazy golden, impressive meringue-like head

SMELL: Fresh oranges, rinds, floral

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, smack of citric hops, grapefruit, tangerines, floral, grassy, herbal, leafy, bready, hay, dry, aspirin-like edge

What we have here is an American IPA that delivers its hop-centric payload to the palate somewhat aggressively while retaining drinkability. The citric aromas and flavors are the highlight, along with its dry backbone. It’s a much lighter IPA—in color, body and malt flavor—which should switch things up for many hopheads.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev +10.8%

DarthGuitarHero, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

carrollmel7, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

BigGingDrinker, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
3.5/5  rDev -3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%

Pours a clean white head of two fingers, mixes in enough larger bubbles that it craters and dissolves off fairly swiftly, very airy, the lacing is wispy but does circle around most of the glass. Fairly deep golden to amber colored liquid, very slight gauziness to it, few beads but what bubbles are there remain big and slow to move. Lots of pine in the nose, more grassy than floral, dry pith character to the white grapefruit, orange citrus, salt, pretzel dough, a touch of quinine or iron flecks too, hint of apricot or pear fruit but really there’s few scents which suggest sweetness or sugariness but it does have a muscular freshness to it. Medium-bodied, dry yet that carbonation gives it a decently creamy texture. Dry enough still that the pine gets reined in, more thrust in that sour white citrus. Keeps that metallic edge, more unprocessed, raw grains than dough or bread. Black tea or tar accents. Here there is a tiny bit of mocha or cocoa as a malty calling card. The apricot, peach, apple fruit lacks heft. Not overly smooth nor fluid, have to assume this is the intention so it’s a matter of whether you like this style of drier IPA or not. Not finding it especially refreshing.

farrago, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of 67couple
4/5  rDev +10.8%

67couple, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Slatetank, May 30, 2013
Photo of travishardy929
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

travishardy929, May 26, 2013
Photo of bcostner1
3.5/5  rDev -3%

bcostner1, May 26, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%

Pours a transparent slightly cloudy amber with a small white head.

The smell is citrus hops, oranges and slightly sweet.

The taste is bitter, slightly watery, there's slight citrus and piney flavour.

The mouthfeel is very light with medium carbonation.

Overall a very average ipa, doubt I'll get it again. The flavours aren't quite where I'd hope for a citrus hop flavoured ipa.

Dave1999, May 13, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

zeledonia, May 06, 2013
Photo of Hobo
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hobo, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

Big off white head just sorts sits above a clear bronze highlighted colored golden beer.

A citrus and piney hops aroma is quite light with a added light soapiness and even lighter malts.

A lighter taste of citrus and piney hops with some light malts and even a very light yeast in the taste of the IPA.

A dry aftertaste with some bitterness and hops tastes remaining on this medium bodied beer.

Pretty good west coast hops taste considering this is an east coast beer, although it pales in comparison to a lot of west coast IPA's but it's nice to know the west coast IPA style's influence extends and continues to gain notice and popularity within the beer world.

LXIXME, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

UNCCTDawg, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

brauseboof, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -3%

BigTrubble, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -3%

jak, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of dan027
4/5  rDev +10.8%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of BeerDocT
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%

Poured into ye old chilled tulip.

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a very attractive, translucent amber. Nice, 1/4" head quickly faded into swirls of foam on top. Lots of CO2 bubbles popping up all over the place.

Smell 4.0: Nice bouquet on this beer. A deep maltiness and some very restrained hop aromas. Subdued, however.

-Taste 4.5: Front is slightly sweet and is otherwise unremarkable. Middle is very nice and balanced: big malt flavors and citrusy hops along with a pronounced and nuanced alkaline hop bite. Finish is in the middle of the palate and features more alkaline hop goodness and a refreshing hit of caramel malts. Aftertaste is dry and is all alkaline hoppiness. These flavors are restrained and well-balanced, unlike some IPAs.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Good creaminess to this beer; accentuates the enjoyment of the beer.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent IPA. This would be a wonderful session beer, but is also sophisticated enough to be an excellent accompaniment to exotic and domestic foods alike. The hoppiness of this brew is in the middle of the palate and is balanced and very well crafted. Highly recommended.

BeerDocT, Jan 02, 2013
Shiva IPA from Asheville Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.