Shiva IPA - Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +31.6%
In my opinion a very unique IPA. A very pungent citrusy smell mixed in with grapefruit aromas. On the first sip you taste the hops right away tingling the tip of your tongue and giving way to that very nice tongue puckering citrus mixing in with the grapefruit tongue puckering bitterness all really well. Somewhere in between all that you get the cake like malt.
At first in comparison to a lot of the similar tasting high rated IPA's I had my thoughts about this beer but then I opened up to it a lot more since I have a 12 pack from the brewery and can really say its like Ashville's Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA. Easily rivaling that beer in my opinion. I was able to acquire this beer from family that vacationed there. Hopefully some more beer from Asheville including this brewery comes to NJ soon..
09-10-2012 02:15:56 | More by thebrood1987
4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
I was really suprised at this beer. What a hoppy brew!! The growler was filled yesterday and today there was still a good sized head. The color is a nice amber. The smell is citrusy. The taste is outstanding. For an IPA, this one is one of the best I have had. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a nice lasting hop bitterness. I could drink these all night. This beer may be NC's best kept secret.
05-10-2006 00:05:38 | More by Enola
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a decent head that leaves some dainty lacing around the glass
Smell: Citrusy hop aroma
Taste: Grapefruit pith up front with a nice bitter finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: A very nice and refreshing IPA that balances citrus fruit and hoppy bitterness
10-08-2006 20:45:33 | More by brentk56
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
The beer arrived on the table a slightly hazy pale golden amber with a white frothy head which laced the glass.
The aroma was fruity with a citrusy and floral hop presence and a light caramel impression. The citrusy aromatic was grapefruit.
The flavor was fruity with a very nice citrusy bittering and a slightly earthy presence. The caramel maltiness worked well to balance the flavor and round out the beer.
The finish was dry with a lasting citrusy bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium and well done. A very nice beer!
Pint at Asheville Pizza and Brewing on Merrimon in Asheville. I remember in the past that the beers from here would be substandard. This does not seem to be the case anymore. Good Times!
08-02-2005 18:42:07 | More by GCBrewingCo
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
Orange amber pour with a dense, lasting white head that laces beautifully.
Aroma is full of citrus, fruit, caramel, crusty bread, and a touch of pine.
Flavor is brimming with citrussy hop notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon peel balanced by clean caramel malt flavors. Very juicey and bold. Reminds me a bit of Avery IPA, one of my favorites.
Body a bit above medium with a slick, juicey mouthfeel. A delicious IPA!
10-02-2005 22:47:17 | More by AlexJ
4.38/5 rDev +15.3%
This IPA was a pale golden colour, a little murky with a light carbonation and tiny crown.
Glass cling and ring with a nice island lace.
Aroma was primarily a light citrus and yeast.
The taste was exellent, well balanced to the hops, unusual to find an IPA this well balanced.
Minor after taste.
The mouthfeel is that of a medium body with energy, the carbonation at work.
I could consume this beveridge on a daily basis if it was available to me....exellent.
06-11-2008 22:34:44 | More by Shiloh
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
Quite a refreshing IPA, but one with some nice hop qualities as well. I had this one super fresh, which I think is key for an ipa. Pours golden with some light orange highlights with an ok head and some decent lacing. The smell is fruity cherry and some lightly citrusy hops. I get the yeast esters in the smell more than the hops. The flavor is delicious bitter citrusy hops witth more of those yummy fruity esters. Very refreshing and somewhat light bodied but enough to hold up the hops. An excellent summertime ipa.
06-27-2007 17:35:39 | More by Georgiabeer
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
Comes a copper color with a very nice 2 finger lasting creamy head.
Smell is of citrus fruits. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime.
Taste: This beer is a hop bomb. Not much balance here as the hops dominate in the best of ways. Again the citrus flavors are dominate, with a nice bready finish. I had the beer yesterday and I can still taste the hops.
Feels very nice in the mouth. The hops attack your palate.
I could drink these over and over.
A very nice beer from Asheville Brewing. This place is worth a visit for this beer alone.
02-26-2006 14:41:28 | More by wcudwight
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
Strong, hoppy aroma has an overtone of somewhat sweet grapefruit and a touch of orange. It pours an attractive amber with a nice white head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor has a strong grapefruit overtone that is more sour than sweet. Core of the flavor is hoppy with some malt and a floral hint. Though the sour and bitter flavors are strong and the sweetness is subtle, they complement each other nicely. Grapefruit finish has hoppy, malty and floral notes. Firm texture has quite a bit of fizz and leaves a fairly persistent tingle on the tongue and lips. And you gotta see the kewl art on the bottle!
01-27-2012 03:29:22 | More by Cyberkedi
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
1-liter swingtop courtesy of AKSmokedPorter.
The pour is gorgeous. Somewhat hazy golden-(just-a-hint-of)-amber in color with an uber-thick and creamy white head that not only hung around forever, but damn near completely covered the entire glass with thick lace. Aromas are riddled with grapefruit...a lovely inidicator of things to come. Flavor is strongly dominated by citrusy and a dash of earthy-grassy hop bitterness. There's only token sweetness from the miniscule malt support here, but for a hophead like me, that's just fine. Finishes with a long-lasting, burp-inducing, gritty bitterness (not sweet...more of the grassy hoppy flavor) that reminds you of what's going on. Drinkable? The 1-liter was gone in about 90 mintues. Not a palate-shattering beer but certainly a fix for the hophead. I'd love to try this again.
Cheers to AKSP for providing me with a chance to try this bad boy.
02-24-2005 12:36:06 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Shiva IPA from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.