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CascaZilla - Ithaca Beer Company

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86
very good

1,147 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 44
Gots: 74 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: shippos on 07-14-2004

The name CascaZilla (Cas-kuh-zil-uh) is a play on both the name of a gorge in Ithaca called Cascadilla and the monster amounts of Cascade Hops we use to make the beer. The predominant flavor and aroma of this beer comes from fresh American hops. CascaZilla gets its distinctive red color from a healthy portion of caramel malt, which also lends to the beer, a hearty body and sweetness. It is a hoppy red ale!
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an enormous hoppy red beer that ive been way too sick on one too many times in life, but every time i go back to it i cant help being impressed with it. its a frothy feeling beer, only a touch sweet from the red grain, and super hoppy like a west coast ipa. its got a real cascade hop profile, and is both oily and bitter at the same time. the beer has a sticky feel with its big body and all these hops, but it finishes rather dry for what it is. if you arent a totally gung-ho hop head, this beer probably isnt for you. its a total hop overdose, and even a couple of these will have you feeling silly. this was way ahead of its time i think, and is only now starting to get recognition for being the beast that it is. not ithacas best, but certainly one of me more distinctive india pale ales on the market.

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CascaZilla from Ithaca Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.