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RATINGS: 514   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours a murky amber color, small off white head. Aroma of feint apples, hops, and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, lots of, you guessed it, cascade hops. Very pleasent to drink. Thanks to JahNoth for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia í05, draught. Itís a dark amber with sticky and tall head that made me think amber rather than IPA and I considered it as such off the bat. Sweet aromas and huge dose of pine. Tropical and a good malt punch (grainy sweetness) on nose, too. Flavor is way over hopped with no malt presence to balance the sharp and oily pine/orange rind/pineapple. Kind of thin bodied. I think it could use some work but itís bold enough to be on its way to something very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Discofish (152) - USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle - Crimson in color, sharp nose and strong hop presence. Overall if you like IPA, this is a good one with an slightly unusual color. Probably the best iíve had from Ithaca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2005
On tap at Richmondís in Rochester, New York. This IPA poured red, actually (advertised as a red ale). The aroma was strong cascade hops, very cirtusy. The taste had a strong hop kick. Considering the color, I was trying to find the malt backbone but was having difficulty. This beer was decent and the hoppiness was nice in the bar environment, but it was unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Orange-red body, small tan head, PNW hop nose. Hops are rather subdued in the flavor; creamy malt body, fairly sweet; finishes with medium bitterness and a hint of mintiness.

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