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RATINGS: 516   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 havenít done so yet, treat yourself to Ithaca Beerís new monstrously hoppy Red Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Reddish copper, thin tan head. Big floral hop aroma, with just a touch of caramel. Clean, crisp woody hops dominate, with a vague malt profile. Peppery finish. Tasty, easy drinking stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Pours a clear amber, small white head. Smells of toast and hops. This is a sweet IPA, and the hops are very nicely blended in with the toasted bread flavor. It has just enough feel to it - itís not heavy and itís easy to quaff, yet itís not watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Flour City Brewfest í06í. This was the best IPA of the night. Amber in color. Some sweetness to the body and the hops do not overwhelm. Iím still not an IPA fan though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Via secret santa Summer 2006. The beer pours to a nice glowing red body with a thin white head. The aroma is earthy with grapefruit and caramel malts. The flavor is earthy and grapefruit hops and caramel malts. Sweet. Definitely a hoppy "red". Toasty on the finish. The palate is medium-light bodied and lightly resiny. The beer is warming on the throat. Pretty good, but not a whole lot here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Rudolph via Secret Santa. Outstanding aroma of fresh cascade hops. Loaded with citrus and just a hint of caramel. Pours a transparent amber with a moderate off-white head with an orange tint that lasts about a minute. Flavor starts rather sweet and has lots of caramel throughout. Moderate sweet citrus up front but only light citrus hops in the finish. With all the hops in the aroma, I really expected much more hops in the flavor. Tastey, but could use more hops for balance. Comes across more like an APA than an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Dark amber brown body, small beige head. Resiny hopy aroma. Moderate bitter hop resins over sweeter caramel malt. Average palate. Quite pleasant but a bit mild for something with such a big name!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Nice reddish-brown color, head is so-so. Has a really great piney hop aroma. Also has a very fruity citrusy taste. Gotta love those Cascade hops! Has a nice bitterness. Really good, refreshing on a hot summer night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep reddish-amber with a small white head. Definately a lot of resiny Cascade hops in the aroma, and not much else - but thatís OK, ícause the hops smell so damn good. Flavour is hoppy as well, but develops more balance as it warms, with some nice caramelly malt coming through in the finish to compliment the pine and citrus notes. Quite a nice IPA - verging on an APA, really. Thanks, Harry!

   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 (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle, from Julioís. 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

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