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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2400) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Large tan head with good retention and lace. Clear, amber color. Nose of malt, caramel, really faint citrus? fairly bland. Body is almost medium and fairly lifeless, little oily, little grainy. Mildly sweet malts, caramel, little nut and light fruit, worty.Fairly dry finish with little balancing bitterness. Big ole, MEH. Thanks to Maria for a couple bottles of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (376) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish with medium foamy head. Mild hop aroma. There are some hints of citrus hop flavor and a solid malt backbone. Not too bitter. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a lot of hoppy notes.. A good bit of astringency. The taste is dry, bitter, and very hoppy. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (426) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Pours cloudy, amber with ruby highlights. An off white head of creamy foam that fell slowly and left a cap with some fine , sticky lace. Nose is toasted malt, fat, sweet and nutty. There is the faintest whisper of chocolate. Light yeast. Hops are earthy with orange, grapefruit and dark fruits behind that. Light sweet pine and a little dank and oak as it warms. Taste is mellow and malt forward with toasty caramel, bread and grain. Toffee sweetness. Hops are oily and bitter with some light sweet pine, citrus and floral. Body is a little on the heavy side with a little butter and prickly carbonation. Finishes dry with a short lived bitter on the back palate and another whisper from the chocolate as the malt steals the show again to bring it to bittersweet. It’s not boozy but it is rich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacksonw140 (2) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
Very enjoyable, strong hops with lots of flavor and smoothness. Nice amber color but not a strong aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Perfect malt profile with a thick caramel chewiness. Big and hoppy and slightly sweet. Really good red ale/IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours red with a white head. Very tasty ale similar in flavor to an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (82) - - MAR 31, 2013
Nice classic cascade aroma. Very much citrus. Ruby red in color with light body average size white foamy head. Very drinkable beer makes you want another one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (360) - - MAR 5, 2013
On tap. Extremely bitter. Good but the aftertaste is a little strong. With a better finish would be better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steel (4) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Have had from both tap and bottle in Ithaca, NY. Rating is based on tap, although bottle was not much worse. Great red ale.

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