Cascazilla - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by DrewV:
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Garnet-colored liquid with a foamy off-white 1-finger head.
S: A nice mix of carmel malts, piney hops, and a small amount of citrus.
T: Typical red ale with a bit more malt base. I detect some roastiness that blends nicely.
M: Finely carbonated, but has a thin consistency. Not bad for the style, though.
O: I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this is a decent beer all around. Not something I would regularly stock in my fridge, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered. A solid B-B+.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 18:26:38 | More by DrewV
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BB April. Poured into a tulip glass, big thunderous head on this, tan and lightly copper. Beer itself is a dark rudy brown, very hazy, with some visible carbonation. Good head retention and lacing.
S - strong citrus aromas, ruby grapefruit, caramel syrup, rose florals, oranges, lots of lovely hoppy aromas, with some mouthwatering malty notes as well. Florals play a nice part and elevate the caramel malts, very inviting with a lot of aspects going on.
T - grapefruit juice, orange, cherries, toasted caramel, raisin bread, starts mild and unassuming before the plethora of hoppy citrus and caramel malts wash over the palate. Biscuit malts, and a decent rolling bitterness with citrus rind, and smooth carbonation (a bit astringent). Does a great job of melding the caramel sweetness and complexity with a solid hoppy profile, exactly what I would expect for this style and this one near hits it out of the park. I think with some different hops included this could be even better.
M - balanced, with a moderate full body, lots of caramel and bready malt with a moderate carbonation to carry through, finish is dry with a solid hop bitterness. Sessionable with a solid punch to it. No hint of alcohol astringency.
Well worth trying, really nice mix of flavours, all balanced really well, complexity opens up really well. Just a well put together beer that offers a very good example of what a Red IPA can be all about. Very nice, would have again. Cascade hops work really well here, citrus and florals come through strongly.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:25:18 | More by mick303
3.61/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The beer comes in a dark murky copper color.
The beer has a good bready malt and caramel sweetness. The hops are of red grapefruit, some piney hops, herbal qualities.
Well balanced, but slightly pushed back on the hops as in not being extremely hoppy. However, still a good beer with hoppy flavors and a nice malty body.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2014 04:40:11 | More by dar482
Cascazilla from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.