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Shiva IPA - Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Shiva IPAShiva IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-22-2005)
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Photo of brentk56
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

brentk56, Oct 08, 2006
Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

mikesgroove, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of zeff80
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

zeff80, May 18, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nickfl, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my NC beer pick ups. review based on notes, tasted in early July:

Pours honey colored with 3 fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Perfumy hops & lemons

T: Lemons, grapefruit & grassy hops, slight pear & apricot fruittyness up front. Grapefruit & dryness dominate as this warms, along with pear fruittyness. Finishes crisp with leafy hops, & some honey malt

MF: Medium bodied, semi-chewy, okay balance

Drinks alright, just a bit one dimensional; too much grapefruit to really make me happy

russpowell, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Georgiabeer, Jun 27, 2007
Photo of thagr81us
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap at the brewpub into an Asheville Brewing Company shaker. Poured hazy yellow orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt and pine hops. The flavor was of malt and pine hops that showed up in a nice crisp followthrough. It had a medium feel on tha palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was not a bad IPA. It was very simple in nature which could have been its downfall though. It just needed more complexity to it to be memorable. But overall this a nice refreshing IPA.

thagr81us, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Cyberkedi, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Pencible
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Pencible, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

thatoneguymike, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

GCBrewingCo, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

williamjbauer, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Gatordaddy, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lovely85, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

hollywood_15063, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of mpayne5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mpayne5, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +5.5%

OldTime, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mychalg9, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

TrickkyGangsta, May 05, 2013
Photo of DCon
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 FL OZ can of this from the Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC for $3 (special) and enjoying it in Salt Lake City, UT before bar hopping. Poured from the awesome black background w/ tie die & a goddess in the middle into a 12oz Clear cup. No freshness date to be found.

Aroma- Starts with medium hops and some citrus. Very light overall and really have to search for even these only two attributes.

Appearance- Pours a 4 finger head that lasts for a crazy amount of time (great retention). Has a copper colored body that is easy going and clear. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Strong fruits, especially grapefruit, hit the mouth firstly and then sweet malts come into the picture. Finishes with a light bitterness level.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has an average citrus/fruity hop finish.

Overall Impression- Above average for an IPA but not my favorite from Asheville. Its tough to compare breweries in a town that has so many awesome ones! I would recommend trying if you have a chance but wouldn't shout this one from a rooftop or anything.

DCon, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -20.8%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
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Shiva IPA from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.