Double Zilla - Ithaca Beer Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jhawth:
3.99/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Poured into a DFH snifter. Pours an unexpectedly deep ruby brown with a beige two-finger head. Decent retention, good lacing.
Aroma: Big sweet (almost candied fruit, caramel?) malt presence blends very nicely with fruity malt notes.
Taste: Sweet malt notes initially, followed up by hop fruitiness and bitterness. Hop presence is muted compared to malt body.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, light carbonation.
Overall: Excellent, really interesting beer. Malt presence is huge, and almost overpowers hops, but somehow manages not to. Very nice, and dangerously drinkable for 11%.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 02:51:20 | More by jhawth
More User Reviews:
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
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 23:59:19 | More by MistahBeah
Double Zilla from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.