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RATINGS: 508   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 16, 2006
12 oz bottle. Amber pourwith an off white head. Resiny pine nose, some grapefruit. Nice balance of hops and malts in the flavor, can it be bittersweet? Yes, it can! Bitter, sweet malt and pink grapefruit flavors dominate, with a light caramel in the background. More citrus in the finish, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2712) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle, from Julio’s. Great nose, sweet. Pine & citrus, orangy, toffee. Clean reddish orange, Small head, faded to a ring, Ok lacing. Bittersweet flavor, like aroma but grapefruit kicks in strong to dominate. Medium body, creamy sticky mouthfeel, bitter finish. Went down quick

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2415) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Sample at Julio’s beer festival: amber body. Grapefruity and other fruit noted hops in aroma. Some caramel. Solid example but I think it could have been more assertive and/or bigger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle from Thaichile. Pours a clear medium to deep amber color with a modest white head that fades quickly and leaves slight lacing behind. Pleasing hop aroma, plenty of pine and citrus, some caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Full caramel sweetness is balanced and taken over by a piney hop flavor and moderate IBU’s. Fairly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with beastiefan2k - Thanks Eugene! - Pours copper with a short offwhite head. Aromas of grapefruit and grassy hops. Flavor is caramel, a touch of vanilla, grapefruit, and floral notes. Body was medium with a quite dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Hoppy bite in the nose, ripe with grapefruit,pine and grass, with undertones of vanilla. Pours deep bourbon brown with little head. Taste is slightly sour hoppyness, with little malt balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 medium white head, dark, reddish amber body. aromas of grapefruit, lychee/litchi, pine, vanilla, and something floral.. more artificial floral maybe. citrusy, slightly sweet, and a bit spicy (like arugula). flavor is a bit one-dimensional, and the body is pretty thin, but quite drinkable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Very nice red amber beer with a white head. Smell is very sweet and caramel malt is pronounced. Sourish at first with the floral caramel malt finish. Very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours amber red with nice off white head. Sweet caramel and floral hop aroma. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Nicely balanced flavor of citrusy hops and sweet malt that finishes bitter, spicy, and slightly resinous. Pretty one dimensional, but that did not bother me. A tasty session that you can drink and not overanalyze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 (8/2/06, draft) Clear copper body with biege head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel. Medium-full body, medium stickiness. (8/4/7/4/15)

(4/24/06, 12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel. Medium body with some resin, stickiness. (7/4/7/4/14)

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