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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Hazy red body, off-white creamy thick head. Interesting aroma... fruity hops that almost have a bright, fruity brett character. Maybe it isn’t brett, but it is a fleshy, tomato-like thing that maybe I’ve noticed in a bretty beer. Fizzy body, fleshy fruit hops. Some toasty malt. It isn’t too bad, but just not in my alley. The flavor is kind of old tasting, but I’m not sure it was there to begin with. That and the fizziness makes it awkward.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a dark amber. Has a citrus hop and caramel aroma. Has a smooth taste of fruit malts, citrus hops, caramel, and pine. A balanced aftertaste of sweet malts and bitter hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Solid but boring. Mild bitter, one note hops, full mouth feel, mild pine, not a ton of citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
echudy (60) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Malty scent, not much hops. Nice dark color. Flavor of strong malt, again not much hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1190) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottled sample courtesy of coworker. Perfect amount of hops and malt. Really enjoyed this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Dark cloudy red pour with white head. Malty and Carmel taste. Cake and fruity aroma. Grape and a little bitter. Interesting. Pleasant

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
smboselli (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
A solid brow ale from Ithaca. I like how it wasn't just a sweet weak beer but had some bit to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (646) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..amber pour w/fluffy white head..aroma of resin,pine,florals,caramel..tastes like it smells with decent malt backbone..not bad

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1969) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark honey amber pour with a large off-white head that left a lot of sticky sugary lace. Fair amount of dark blonde caramel malt flavors pretty well balanced with a ton of Cascade hops. The earthy/autumn forest hop notes match well with the complex raw sugary caramel. Hints of rich amber fruit. Peppery spice. ABV feels higher than 7%. Not bad at all.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A hazy reddish amber pour with a tight cream head; citrusy pine aroma; the taste starts the same but then develops a peculiar creamy caramel sweetness that doesn’t appeal to me at all. This is definitely a miss from my point of view.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shonobiwan (218) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a deep darker amber with red hues ( and a creamy head. Aromas of rich caramel, floral/citrus hops. Flavors of floral/citrus apricot/slight peach upfront with a light caramel backbone. Medium sweet lightly dry and somewhat complex. If the ingredients were double it would be excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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