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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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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -12%

Had this brew with dinner tonite. It came to me in a pint glass and was a hazy orange color. The surprise was the beer was cold! I thougth cask brews were normally room or cellar temp. The head was bright white and soft and fluffy. Great retention! Always about a cm throughout my drink.
The aroma is one dimensional with piney hops dominating.
First sip reveals a smooth soft carbonation as cask brews should be. Flavor is faint sweet caramel up front but is overtaken by sour citrus hops from middle to finish. This beer is smooth and easy to drink but could use a little more development on the flavor.

02-15-2004 04:04:22 | More by sulldaddy
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dpfeffer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-17-2014 22:39:08 | More by dpfeffer
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

02-23-2013 20:08:12 | More by DrewBest
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asabreed

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: A copper / amber color, and though admittedly it was filled pretty much to the top, there wasn't a lot of lacing or retention from the foam doing much.

Smell: A solid but not overwhelming sense of hops, good malty dark fruits, and grainy husks and earthiness.

Taste: The hops aren't overly bitter and work really well with the fruitiness of the malt. They both go well with the earthy and fresh graininess and husk flavors from the earthiness. Finish goes from bitter to sweeter and keeps changing throughout, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, which was slightly surprising, with good carbonation overall.

Drinkability: A solid and fresh take on the Cascade style. Had we stayed longer, I could've had at least two more pretty easily.

08-01-2010 21:01:24 | More by asabreed
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

On tap at the brewpub. Aggressively carbonated yet light mouthfeel, minimum head with lace. Citrus taste is significant. This is perhaps the most drinkable of all their beers.All I can describe is an average American style IPA. Average for the style.

07-15-2007 22:11:57 | More by Sammy
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Tried this one at ABC. When brought forth, it had a good glow appearance that was distorted from it's murky composition. It had a nice, thick aroma, well developed hop odor. It's taste was heavy with citrus, but its carbonation was very crisp. Overall, one of ABC's classic IPAs.

11-06-2007 03:58:06 | More by fitzy84
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-25-2014 00:16:48 | More by kjfinnerty
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-13-2014 17:47:24 | More by 80x2HopHead
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-11-2013 21:51:02 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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erosier

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

L: Pours a nice amber color with a tall and thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malts, and nice sweet/bitter cascade hops. It's a bit citrisy and a bit piney.
T: Taste is very good for this IPA. The bittersweet citrisy piney hops go really well with the malty base.
M: Very crisp, refreshing, delicious.
D: Very drinkable IPA, liked this one alot.

10-29-2008 23:18:19 | More by erosier
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jasonjlewis

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

I think that growlers get a little bit oxidized and lose head and retention. Retention is good though, and the lacing stays for a long time.

Pours a 1 finger head in my 32 oz. mug. Murky brown in color. Smell of pale and caramel malts with cascade hops. I believe I smell crystal malts as the dominant malt. Well balanced nose that is a little faint (probably from the trip.

There is some dry pale malt that comes out on the palate first, balanced by a slight caramel malting. It finishes with a one dimensional cascade hop bitterness. I think this brew could use another hop addition for the malting behind it or that It could use a lighter bodied malt backbone to accentuate the citrusy that comes from cascade hops.

Mouthfeel has a decent cling to the palate, but lacks a crisp and full body. Perhaps this was cask conditioned at one point.

Not a bad beer, needs a lighter maltiness or another hop to compliment the cascade. But that is a small flaw, not a big one.

This beer gets better as it warms, but my criticisms of it remain the same.

11-27-2007 06:48:58 | More by jasonjlewis
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JG-90

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2013 22:58:09 | More by JG-90
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Enjoyed on cask at the brewpub. Presented in a pint glass.

Frothy, thick 3/4" head, over a clear dark gold/amber brew. Aroma of pale malts and surprising little hops. Taste has a strong base of pale malts, and is quickly overcome by the flood of Cascade hops that must have been hiding from the nose. Goes down smooth like most of their casks. Mouthfeel and drinkability were excellent. Another ABC cask that I could and would drink this all day if I "had" to.

<edit> - 8 months later, without referencing this review, rated this brew within 0.1 of this review. Apparently this is still as great as it was. Check it out!

02-13-2005 02:11:24 | More by ppoitras
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twelvsies

Maine

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

The ABC is a pretty nice place. This was the only beer I got to sample during my most recent visit, and I was glad to see it as a cask selection. Served cold. A nice light orange amber color with an inch of puffy off-white head on the top. Smell is a bit subdued, but I can pick up on some bitter hops. Taste is a tad watery for and IPA, but that also might be due to the cask conditioning. Tastes hoppy, yeah, but not as much as I was expecting. Kind of tastes more like an English ESB to me, which is fine. It's definately got a bitter dirty bite to the end of it, which is nice. Mouthfeel is of course very smooth and creamy from the hand pump. Mmmmm. Pretty drinkabe decent beer. I'll have to have it on tap sometime to compare the difference.

12-17-2004 22:22:30 | More by twelvsies
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-08-2012 01:24:39 | More by IPAchris
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

08-26-2012 01:51:29 | More by jlindros
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-02-2013 02:01:12 | More by Remdog
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2014 15:49:47 | More by Ropowers3
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2014 04:49:22 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

"Light amber in color, medium body with a hoppy aroma and finish."

Modest head, but it leaves a coating of lace. Neutral amber color and cloudy.

Fresh hop cone aroma--spicy.

Solid malt start; gives way to a hop bitterness that lasts through the aftertaste. Below average in terms of richness, but it's not that distracting. Of the flight, this was my favorite offering.

09-26-2010 18:59:40 | More by smcolw
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currysage1

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

Defintely not an IPA fan but this one struck me as something I would order again. Definately not an intense IPA as far as the hops go, but I like a balanced beer personally. Love the fact that they choose not to filter this product, allows other flavors to work off each other.

Pours a hazy murky amber color with a nice crowning of off white head, good lacing on the way down as well as head retention.

Smell is first off of grains not of hops but those come in very quickly. They are subtle, with nice spicy tones mixed with general fruitiness. Gives way to more malted grains.

Taste is wonderful lots of play between the ingredients, hops mingle nicely with malt. Fruits such as lemons and grapefruit mixed with peppercorns and dark brown bread.

Feel is good as well nice consistency, not overly carbonated.

06-06-2008 12:48:15 | More by currysage1
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-08-2014 12:59:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-29-2013 00:18:59 | More by JMAC45
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

poured a dark orange with murky body. rather flat... probably a mechanical issue.

this beer is unimpressive in the aroma, some hops detectable but not much else, and very light at that.

light body with a real fresh bitterness. very drinkable, especially when washing down a good meal. unfortunately, a little less substance than i usually seek out in my ipa's. not all that people make it out to be.. a disappointment.

03-21-2005 15:46:01 | More by goodbyeohio
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%

Growler purchased at the brewpub. I assume this was the Cascade IPA, it simply had 'IPA' written on the cap.

Pours into a pint a darkish amber with an off-white head that retains as a decent cap, leaving a few spots of lace.

Smell/taste/mouthfeel - Pretty average in all aspects. Light on the hops, mostly herbal/earthy and a bit of grapefruit. Some sweet caramel and bready malts, comes off kinda as a light red ale. Not bad but pretty unexciting. Mouthfeel comes off as a bit limp, could use more carbonation.

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.

08-15-2012 17:30:29 | More by Chico1985
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Cascade I.P.A. from Amherst Brewing Co.
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