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Shiva IPA - Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Shiva IPAShiva IPA

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very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 23
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Kromes
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A light gold with a chill haze to it. Thin white head.

S: A big citrus hop aroma with some toasted malt and a slight herbal hop aroma in the background.

T: The toasted malt really provides a nice base for the beer. The citrus fruit flavors and citrus hop blend really well together. A little citrus peel bitterness in the finish.

M: Light and drinkable with less than average carbonation levels. Slight bitterness in the finish.

O: This is a very drinkable and refreshing IPA. Tailored more to the citrus side but with a nice toasted malt to add depth.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Photo of DCon
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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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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.

Photo of mikereaser
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
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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3.53/5  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

Shiva IPA from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.