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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Pours dark red with a good head. Aroma is faint hops and some good sweet malt. Flavor is hops and a bit of sweet malt, honey like malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrettdeming (17) - Apalachin, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
From bottle. I’m at Ithaca College, so I love to support local business. This is excellent! Nice rich red color with thin but resilient head. Aroma of sharp citrus. Flavor of fruit and trees. LOTS of hops, good bitterness, great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2006
On cask at Delaneys. Pours out an opaque copper with a frothy head and low carbonation. Smells of oranges and lemons with some grassey notes. Tastes lightly orangey with nice pine hops. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Nice and clear ruby red pour with about a half inch of white foam. Aroma is loaded with hops. Lots and lots of hops with a slight sweet hint thrown in at the end. The taste begins with a mouthful of hops and a nice sweet balance. The middle is very hoppy and floral with a smooth and hoppy finish. The aftertaste doesn’t stick around as long as I thought it would. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kylelackner (13) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
Had this on tap at the brewery. The pine hops are nearly overwhelming, disguising any other flavors that may be present. It tastes to me like they tried to hop this a little too much and never found the correct balance. However, it tends to run at a reasonable price, and is something i’d gladly drink hanging out in a bar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
Got this in a bottle from the brewery. good mix of sweet and bitter in this beer. tecture is a little light for an IPA. Definatly going to get this one again. Very drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle... Clear, copper ale with orange highlights. Small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is of pure, fresh, cascade hops. Nothing intricate or complex, but what’s not to like? Tons of grapefruit and light pine. The flavor is medium bitter and a touch salty. Nice, but a little thin. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Clear amber, thin creamy off white head. Nose of soft grapefruit and florals with touches of earth and caramel. Nice cascade hop flavors without any sharp bitterness. Seems pretty well balanced with the citrus, roasted earth, and caramel blending nicely. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry, bitter finish. A good session IPA...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2006
On tap at Coles. Pours a clear copper with a reddish tint. Nice medium white head with sticky lacing that hung around for a few. Great fresh floral with some grapefruit scents. Crisp pine/grapefruit flavor. Sweet background. Solid , well balanced hoppy IPA throughout, but as blankboy said with a name like this it was missing some "big hops." Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Cask @ Brazen Head. Copper in color with a small white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Fresh citrus hops. Flavor is malty and hoppy. Caramel notes. Medium bodied. Finish is sweet with a nice hop bitterness. Lots of hops in this beer. Hops are perfectly balanced with malt. Enjoyable. Nice session beer.


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