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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The name CascaZilla is a play on both the name of our local Cascadilla Gorge and the monster amounts of Cascade hops in this beer. This red ale gets its distinctive color from a healthy portion of caramel malt, which also lends some body and sweetness to the beer. The predominant flavor and aromoa of this beer, however, is brought to you by the fresh American hops. If you haven’t done so yet, treat yourself to Ithaca Beer’s new monstrously hoppy Red Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badwhale (410) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle to a English pub glass. Pours a cloudy amber color with a yellow head that dissipates quickly. Not too much on the nose, just maybe some malt notes. Easy mouthfeel with a lot of hop character. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Brownish in color with ruby hilights. Average size foam head with good carbonation. Toffee malt aroma with a fresh herbal hop bouquet. Tastes of caramel and toffee malts, sweet. Hop flavor is fresh citrus and herbs, but is understated. I was expecting more of a hop bite that was suggested according to the website. Medium bodied beer that is balanced nicely. A dry finish with a smooth clean aftertaste. There’s some sediment in the bottle. Personally I think it could be hopped up alittle bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (977) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a deep darker amber with red hues ( and a creamy head. Aromas of rich caramel, floral/citrus hops. Flavors of floral/citrus apricot/slight peach upfront with a light caramel backbone. Medium sweet lightly dry and somewhat complex. If the ingredients were double it would be excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1861) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle, thanks to BoostIPA. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Aroma is thick caramel, highlighted by marshmallow. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish, lots of thick, earthy caramel. I’m guessing this one has a bit of age on it, since there’s no real discernible hop presence aside from the bitterness. Medium full body, thick texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (697) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Muddy, reddish chocolate brown. Full, off white head. Persistent lacing. Orange sherbet, caramel, light toasted malts on the nose. Taste is malt forward. Dry and bittersweet throughout. Earthy hops on finish. A bit sticky on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a murky orange brown with ample cream head. Aroma is dominantly sweet malt but with a mango like hope note punching through. Taste is somewhat biscuity malt with a fine counter of lemony hops. Finish is nicely bitter and lingering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2214) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Awesome! Pours slightly cloudy amber with limited head covering and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity and grassy. Notes of fruit, flowers, light English breakfast tea and lots of grapefruit bitterness. Taste is medium/light sweet and medium bitter. Somewhat creamy body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1009) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Great tasting and good looking ale. Looks good and doesn’t remind you of your typical amber ale. Hints the high rating probably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1679) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
On tap at Blind Tiger NYC. Good deep red colour, thin foam. A good red, solid crisp crunchy malts and a bitterness from a pretty huge dose of hops. Slight citrusy feel. Perilously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Keg at Five Horses. Pours clear red, thin white lasting head, thick lacing. Serious cascade aroma, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Caramel sweetness and tropical fruit bitterness. Lovely carbonation, medium body, lingering fruit aftertaste. Robust and solid beer.

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