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Cascade I.P.A. - Amherst Brewing Co.

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Cascade I.P.A.Cascade I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amherst Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-07-2003)
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sharing this growler with a buddy, szwaya, who brought it back from western mass on his recent trip out there. Much appreciated!

A: Pours a hazy dark amber almost copper color with a thin white head. Dissipates pretty fast leaving a thin rim around the edge of the glass. Spiderweb lacing on the glass.
S: Big cascade hop presence touting big juicy grapefruit notes. Nice caramel malt background rounds out the profile. Juicy hop profile that's like sticking your nose into a bag of recently opened hops.
T/M: Grassy, spicy, and citrus fruit hop profile is lick smackingly wonderful. Leafy presence also invades the senses. Spicy hop profile lasts into the finish and coats the taste buds in the aftertaste. Toasted grain flavor in the aftertaste also. Biscuit malt profile finds it's way to the surface as it's going down the gullet. Floral hop presence also detected, but very subtle. Nice mouthfeel with a solid medium body.
D: A very solid IPA from western Mass. Glad I got the chance to try this offering. Spicy hops tend to horde the mouthfeel, but it's not a bad thing.

Serving type: growler

03-03-2007 20:49:43 | More by bjohnson
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't legitimately taste cascade hops in this brew. it hurts things because of its namesake, and im not being critical (i am, but not unnecessarily so). light copper brassy color, inch of white head, ive seen this before. nose of English hops of all things, why is that the case, maybe too much cara malt balance, but its still a hoppy brew, inexplicable. medium body, great carbonation, this beer works, although as a stylistic misfit. its drinkable yet its heavy duty, its hoppy, yet is has a perfect malt balance, its delicate but its not at all. i like it for these reasons, although i think its a bit safe, which i never like from a brewer. safe is bullshit, and this is safe, even though it tastes good.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Brew pub.

Long engine pour yields upside down water fall with fluffy huge head big bubbles , murky amber reddish tan like color, nice lacing.

Nose dcnt hops with cascade light grassy and bit spicy with hint of fruit almost citrusy but not quite, hint of malty sweetness, a nice spicy grassy hop mostly in the background though.

Taste brings a nice cascade flavor, a bit of citrus with light spicy and grassy hops, lighter but decent biterness, light sweet fln uffy malts with a hint of caramel. Finish is drier with little sticky malt, nice ramping btterness and more spicy light citrus hops. Clean profile overall.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb for cask, nice soft cask like feel.

Overall not bad, very basic recipe that let the hops shine through well. Nice and clean tasty, and decent cask.

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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A - Poured into a standard pint glass a slightly murky golden copper hue with a big dense creamy two finger white blanket that left nice side lacing and retention.

S - Aromas are rather faint for cascade hops, some light malt light citrus and faint earthy grass notes.

T - Taste is good representation of cascade hops, light bitter finish light citrus and subtle spiciness very clean.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty on par for a cask beer. Smooth and creamy.

O - Overall I felt this was a solid beer from ABC, glad I got to try it on cask. Super drinkable.

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Very so-so, I was hoping for a growler fill from the tap, this was pre-filled and sitting in the fridge for what seems like too long.

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Cascade I.P.A. from Amherst Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.