beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle this brew pours a deep mahogany with a fizzy ivory head. This brew rocks a citrus hop aroma harder than Ramstein rocks the world, very clean and crisp hops. Taste is powerfully bitter, you almost never get the malt taste although you can get an impression that its there. Bitter hoppy the whole way through. A lighter palate with a sustaining bitterness that lingers behind. A bit more malt might balance this brew out a bit, but then again it wouldn’t be cascazilla.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is citrus but with a sweet, earthy scent that is a bit different than most IPAs, in my experience. I think the brewery intended this to be a super hoppy red ale, not a true to style IPA or Irish Red. Medium feel, with a nice amount of carbonation. Flavor is like an IPA with a malty and smooth red ale backbone, which is a nice combination.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 A nice red ale from Ithaca. Special thanks to Eddy and the old toad crew for the buzz. Nice thick red color with a building citiric aroma. Carmelized malt flavors with a hoppy twang bite. A nice brew but I may like the Flower power more.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a deep red color, tan head. Aroma of light malt, cascade hops (hence the name). Full flavor nice malt backbone, lots of hops, great balance. Medium bodied, long bitter finish. Very good.