Shiva IPA - Asheville Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
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
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This IPA has wonderful grapefruit esters and the IBU'S are not too over powering
I encourage this beer with pizza. It is especially nice on hit summer days and night.
I couldn't get over the nice foam rings that came after each swallow. Nice beer. Totally a great example of an American India Pale.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2013 01:37:38 | More by Tink_Lawing
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice clear yellow straw color, 1 finger of sudsy head, minimal lacing.
S - Caramel malt, some dried fruit, a little overly ripe fruit mix, some dank hop resin
T - Really bready and caramel type malt opens up with some tropical fruit in the background, then big sticky hop resin.
M - Bitter, and slightly chewy, sticks to your palate.
O - Ok IPA, nothing outstanding.
Serving type: can
11-05-2013 00:09:05 | More by Omnium
3.81/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Some friends, who shall both remain nameless and who know how much I like it in the CAN brought me a buncha North Carolina CANs to try on their last visit. The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues on its merry way!
From the CAN: "The destroyer, the creator, the benefactor. Shiva is all these things. A crisp, citrusy India Pale Ale with a light color, Shiva will destroy your perceptions of an I.P.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. One taste, and your palette [sic] will be lifted to higher planes of consciousness."
Ooh, naughty Shiva! She was another squirter, letting loose on my fingers during the Crack! I do not mind a good squirt, but a heads up might be nice. It was a brimful craft CAN, so I went with an inverted Glug to see of what Shiva was made. Hearty stuff, apparently, as I got a little overflow before creating three dense fingers of tawny head with excellent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and lo and behold, my gold-obsessed drinking partners, Croesus, Mammon and King Midas all showed up, fighting for a taste. Nose was both citrusy with grapefruit, but I also got a tropical whiff, like coconut. Wild, man! Shiva danced across my tongue, a willing participant in my little tete-a-tete, with a smooth taste and flavor that many AIPAs seem to be lacking. It may have been "a simple malt bill", but it was just right as far as I was concerned. My tongue has been taking a hops beating lately and for Shiva to come by and not destroy me was a welcome event. Finish was only semi-dry, so the hops were not as intense as advertised, but it was still a fine beer. I hope to win the Shiva Bowl this year.
Serving type: can
10-31-2013 00:59:23 | More by woodychandler
3.79/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale in color with a bigg frothy 2 finger white head that has great retention. There is also some nice lacing all over the glass.
Smell has big notes of citrus, primarily grapefruit and grapefruit rind along with some light cgrainy and straw like malt.
Hops are forward and have a very herbal flavor along with a heafty amount of bitterness that is not overdone. Some more citrus rind come in at the end of this beer and has a lasting bitter oily taste. I like what's going on however the flavor are a little on the light side.
Mouthfeel is good, light crisp, bitter and slightly dry finish. A little thin.
Overall this was a pretty good ipa. Nothing mind blowing but I think it does deserve a better rating then it has
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 02:37:13 | More by Fcolle2
Shiva IPA from Asheville Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.