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Double Zilla - Ithaca Beer Company

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Twice the experience of Cascazilla, we brewed Double Zilla with too many malts to list and an excess of American hops. Russet color, aggressively hoppy aroma & flavor, rich body, and fiery finish.

(Beer added by: MisSigsFan on 10-17-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

11-05-2013 16:39:23 | More by guido19
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Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours darker than I thought it would. Almost a muddy brown. Ruby around the edges. Thick tan head with mild retention. Thick sediment throughout. Murky and no visible carbonation.

Aroma is big and fruity. Apples and pears followed by grapefruit. Huge caramel and toffee follow. This is a realy sweet-smelling beer...almost barleywine-like. I smell a good amount of booze as well which isn't surprising considering this Ba.d Larry is 11%. I like the nose on this one.

Taste follows suit except much more caramel-forward. In fact, this starts out like drinking straight caramel. Toffee in the background. The aforementioned. fruits pop up here and there but, for the most part, this is a sweet and boozy beer. Undeniable amber malt presence with a juicy finish.

Feels thick and kinda flat on the tongue. Goes down smooth with just a hint of alcohol. Typical of imperial ambers or English barleywines.

Overall pretty darn tasty. ABV is pretty well hidden. Considering the fact that this was in their Box of Hops I was expecting a more hop-forward brew. Actually not much in the hop department. Not quite as good as say Lagunitas' Imperial Red or Oskar Blues' G'Knight but still pretty tasty. If it were available in a 6 pack I would buy it...if only every now and then

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02-27-2014 23:59:19 | More by MistahBeah
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3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is murky amber, opaque, cloudy, tan head that presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring and froth with some good lacing.

Aroma is caramel, quickly overtaken by a stronger booziness, some toffee, then big hops, grapefruit, pine linger on the finish.

Taste is booze forward, some heat from that flavor, but the caramel flavors overtake quickly, get to the edge of cloying then hops take over and the bitterness compenstates. the flavor is somewhat muddled, booze, caramel, hops, but they are distinguishable. Hops seem to be grapefruit forward then piney on the finish and lingering flavor. The amount of booziness does not indicate 11%, but hard to get by without it at this level - it is not deterrent or off flavor.

Mouthfeel is somewhere between a dipa and a barleywine, flavors seem to fresh for barleywine but the lingering near cloying sweetness is similar.

Overall, a good brew, pushing the limits on some exteremes but flavorful and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 23:51:34 | More by mvanaskie13
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Double Zilla from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.