Shiva IPA - Asheville Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
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.
06-11-2013 00:36:39 | More by farrago
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.
05-13-2013 02:11:03 | More by Dave1999
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.
02-19-2013 02:58:04 | More by LXIXME
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.
01-02-2013 04:53:52 | More by BeerDocT
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Picked up a 6 pack of cans after visiting the brew pub. It is a nice beer, but does not have the hoppiness we've come to expect from IPAs. The smell is very inviting and has some sweetness and citrus hops. The mouthfeel is not too heavy and the taste is a little less hoppy than I was expecting. Overall it is a delicious sessionable IPA.
11-08-2012 03:03:57 | More by jonB
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace on the glass.
S - Sweet malt and fruity hops with an emphasis on orange.
T - Thick malt and fruity hops up front. Notes of orange, pineapple, and toffee in the middle. Finishes with orange hops, moderate bitterness and thick malt.
M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - Not a great hop profile, there is a lot of fruit character but is is more orange juice than hops for some reasons. The malt is also too sweet and this leaves the beer feeling flabby and dull.
11-01-2012 03:38:53 | More by nickfl
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
A: two finger head with nice lacing on a slightly hazy golden with a minimal amber hue body.
S: smells exactly like fresh cut/freshly juiced oranges. I get little else from this one.
T: more orange in the flavor with a very musty and earthy hop character. Little provided from the malts.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation with a fairly dry finish.
Overall: fairly simple. not a big fan of how dry this one is. Not sure if this would be one I would want on a regular basis.
11-01-2012 03:38:39 | More by kylehay2004
3.25/5 rDev -10%
Picked up a can to bring home while in Asheville a few weeks back
A - Copper with a slight haze. 2 fingers of head and nice sticky lace left all over the sides of the glass. Looks like a tasty IPA
S - Very malty and grainy. First signs of weakness in this brew, as it does not smell like an IPA
T - A malty IPA, with a slight aftertaste of grapefruit. Lots of grain
M - Well carbonated, nice mouthfeel
O - An interesting IPA, but not one that I will seek out again. Too malty, not enough hop kick
11-01-2012 01:48:32 | More by BeerDawgs
Shiva IPA from Asheville Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.