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Shiva IPA - Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Shiva IPAShiva IPA

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very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-22-2005

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 24
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly cloudy dark yellow. Citrus lemon and floral aroma. Hop profile is not my favorite but is lemon citrus up front with a bit of green apple and the finish is a stinging pine that is a tad off. Need less bittering agents here and some more malt to cut it a bit or even a little bit more sweetness. As it is it is a tad sweet with a tinge of caramel malt mid palate but this needs to be amped up a bit.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle on 11/21/09

A - pours a hazy copper color with a bit of soapy foam

S - slight hint of citrus hops, not much else

T - lemon & orange citrus with a slight malt backbone, finishing with a nice citrus hop bite

M - good carbonation, smooth mouthfeel

D - good flavor, average IPA that is easy to drink but not necessarily one to come back to again and again

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3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a bubbly, clear, golden orange color with a nice head of tan, bubble foam.

S - It smelled like plastic. There were slight caramel notes and hints of citrus.

T - It tasted a like a weak IPA. It had some nice caramel flavor with a faint grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a somewhat dry finish. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - It tasted okay. The aroma left a lot to be desired.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured clear light gold with thin and bubbly white head.
S: It smelled like bitter resin and grapefruit zest, with some sour lager yeast and a bit of sweet honey.
T: It tasted like stale bready yeast and very bitter resin, with a little copper and citrus and honey. It had a very bitter and somewhat clean aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was not a very good IPA...maybe my can was old? It was very bitter but not flavorful otherwise, so it wasn't that easy to drink. I don't see any redeeming quality to this beer, honestly. Not recommended.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bele Chere today, saw it for the first time and figured I would give it a shot. Poured a nice amber with a smallish off white head that faded rather quickly, left behind a small amount of lace, but nothing to write home about. Smell was lighter then I would have liked. Hoppy for sure, with citrus notes and a bitter aroma, just not that overly strong. Needed to be more pronounced. The taste was a tad bit watered down for me. I would have liked to see more punch. It was basically a hoppy pale ale, not really much more. Some nice notes of pine and some caramel in the finish, but just too light. Decent feel, but again nothing really grand. This was a bit of a forgettable IPA for me. Just seemed to be a bit too light for my tastes. It was quite drinkable and is better then a macro anyday, however just needs a bit more work to be good.

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On tap in a shaker pint at the brewpub. The presence of wheat in Shiva is evident right away, lending a haziness to the gold body. Modest bright white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing at the top of the glass.

Nose is a pleasant, somewhat mild blend of baking bread, citrus and floral hops. Nice level of bitterness, though, and it seems to be enhanced by the bite of the wheat. Some juicy citrus midswallow, but in the end it's a long finish of toasty grains and wheat. Shiva could perhaps could just as easily be classified as a hoppy American wheat. Regardless, it's tasty and worth a try.

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Shiva IPA from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.