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RATINGS: 519   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Dark orange-brown color with a tan head with beautiful lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops. Palate is liquidy - has plenty of malt, then slowly comes the cascade hops. Not too many hops, great great beer. Slips between categories.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear refractive amber with a smallish white head. Aroma is wonderful - lush fresh evergreen and citrus hops, fruity and floral, some mild malt too - smells like a balsam Christmas tree. Taste is even more piney - very sharp resiny hops, a hint of sweetish roast malt, finishes sharply bitter, almost like pine needles. Mouthfeel very astringent, light body - very nice, hops are sharper and less balanced than the west coast type, but perfect seasonal IPA for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Starts off with an apple pine scent. The beer has a dark body for an IPA. Pine comes through very strongly initially in taste which ends with aprocot. A nice and enjoyable IPA thatís very non-offensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
tasty little beer. i like the color combined with the aroma - i brewed a better beer with santiam hops. this is well done though. i imagine they hurried this beer along. some microbreweries just love pumping out beer. ie custom brewcrafters. does not taste like 6.5% which is nice. sneeks up on you. iím ranting bye

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Deep amber color with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is of thick heavy hops, but not quite as resiny as I would expect. There is a sweet malt backbone hiding in there. Pretty nice flavor and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottled. Poured dark red, has a light brown head, that dissappeared pretty fast. Aroma is hops. Taste is pretty hoppy & floral, as advertised. Finishes a little on the dry side, too. I enjoyed it!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aussie12 (14) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Nothing like what I expected. I was thinking Stones ruination or at the very least, Hopzilla. In the end I got an American Amber with no malt and lots of grapefruit. Donít get me wrong, I love hops as much as the next guy, but they have to be balanced with a strong malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
From the tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY, this is a strong smelling and tasting beer. If youíve ever smelled hop pellets, thatís what this beer smelled like. Very strong aroma. Almost like you had a bag of hop pellets (probably Cascade hops, if the name means anything) and poured water into it, then drank it. If you like your beer hopped up, this is a great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2005
poured a clear red color with a brown tint and medium off white head. Aroma of over ripe fruit, caramel, sugar cookie, and citrus hops. Flavor is a little light. Hop and caramel mix together with a mild bitterness on the finish. Some acidity present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Clear amber color with a tight head. Sweet malts and floral hops are the aroma. Taste is spicy hops blended well with sweet grains to make it well balanced. Really quaffable.

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