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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   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.

bth122 (1702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown color. Jam packed with nice floral and citrus hop. Toasted malt and caramel balance. Medium body. Creamy texture. Bitter finish. Good stuff.

Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Aug 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a clear reddish gold with a medium sized head of foam that settled down to about a 1" layer and stayed the course that way. The smell is a very nice caramel malt, similiar to what I get from a JW Lees Harvest or Thomas Hardy Ale, with similar results... leaves me going ahh. The taste has that caramel flavour noted in the nose but there's definitely some biscuit and roasty goodness there as well and then the hops, in a pronounced grapefruit form, jump out at me but the finish returns to a fruity sweetness.... so there's a lot going on here in this Red Ale and I find that it's all working *extremely* well. Bottom line: This is a *superb* Red Ale! I recommend it!!! Thanks to Nutbrown for including this wonderful nectar in our trade!!

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 19, 2017
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was, obviously a rugged malty dark red to embittered brown color with a thick finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head that roamed around the glass. Rich semi-thick foamy lace presented itself nicely around the glass. The aroma started with fresh bitter piney hop oils. Floral and herbal and earthy hops flow into a rugged malty arrangement. Definitely has that "green" hoppy bitterness about it, with leaves, somewhat dry. The flavor dryly keeps the hops over top of the malts, full and fueling a dry malty rich aftertaste. Quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Good level carbonation. Fulfilling dryness hits my tongue. Overall, pretty good amber ale with a bit more hops than expected.

NordicV (2542) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad öl med ett kompakt smutsvitt skum. Doft och smak av citrus och karamell samt lättare örttoner. Balanserad beska.

trapped (3782) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle. Murky reddish brown with small frothy beige head, hoppy aroma, medium bitter caramel taste, thin body, long bitter finish. Interesting mix of hops and caramel.

stephenswjr (6) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
Not much aroma. Great red color. Easy drinking. Overall a nice red beer with a good finish.

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kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Growler from brewery. Fruity hop aroma. Slightly fruity, malty, barely bitter finish. A little floral.

chris0r (24) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Clear dark amber color. Nice bitter aroma with some caramel. Medium Body with more malt than hops. Not bad

joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours cloudy deep amber, 1+ finger dense khaki head, some lacing but awesome retention. Aroma of caramel and wildflower fields. Taste is somewhat sweet but has a nice earthy bitterness that balances. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bitter. Tasting notes of herbs, caramel, toffee, plum and roast. A nice amber ale.

airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large beige head, the beer is a hazy and dark amber color, settles into a dense head Aroma: faint biscuit, alcohol, faint grain, almost whisky Taste: very balanced sweet and bitter taste, malt sweetness is slightly smoky and spicy, the bitterness is mild, some alcohol is evident Palate: soft carbonation, full mouthfeel, syrup aftertaste Overall: not a bad beer, more malt than hops, the alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing, smokey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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