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RATINGS: 521   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 haven’t done so yet, treat yourself to Ithaca Beer’s new monstrously hoppy Red Ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle. Piney, hemp-like cascade hopped aroma with a mild peat-like sweetness. Nice transparent amber/copper color with a disappointing fizzy, quickly dissipating off-white head. Hoppy pineiness to start with mild bittering in the middle. Nice roasted malts present to balance the hoppiness. A bit dry to finish. Mild bitterness to finish. I think this is very well done. Wish the head was nicer, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
On draught at Buffalo Brewpub with goldenspunky: Somewhat clear deep amber body with a small eggshell head. The aroma is fresh pine/citrus/leafy hops that are as fresh as any good IPA out there. Taste is pine/citrus/grassy hops without being sticky or resiny, sweet caramel/toffee malt that hides in the background, then the bitter pine hops come through again in the finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Solid, very hoppy, IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2508) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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 that’s very non-offensive.

3.8
   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. i’m ranting bye

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1996) - 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.

3.8
   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!!

3.5
   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. Don’t get me wrong, I love hops as much as the next guy, but they have to be balanced with a strong malt backbone.

3.4
   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 you’ve ever smelled hop pellets, that’s 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.


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