Cascazilla - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.41/5 rDev -11%
Served in a tulip glass.. NO DATE ON THE BOTTLE Although there was a January through December list on the lable.. no month was marked..
A- The best feature of this beer is the way it looks in a glass.. beautiful dark amber color with a finger of head that is not anticipating as fast as other beers.. with some noticeable lacing along the glass
S- Sweet Carmel with a hit of citrus hop aroma.. the smell is delightful even though its very faint for a 7% Red Ipa..
T- Lots of carmel sweetness up front and fiinishes with a grapefruit hop taste in the back end.. not very impressive
M- not overly carbonated but when cold it does go down alittle harsh.. as it warm up the better the beer gets
O- I had this beer last summer and really didnt stand out to me.. its not a bad beer by any means but there are alot better red ipas out there.. i recommend it to people who like malty ipas..
05-01-2014 00:45:35 | More by Br0wnsfn31
3.83/5 rDev 0%
Best before April. Picked up bottle from friends who had come to visit from NY. I see this beer around a lot, and I have had it before, so this is like coming back to HopDevil and giving a review. (Which I still need to do.)
Poured into a pint glass, Cascazilla displays an impressive three fingers worth of thick tan/peach colored foam on top of a hazy crimson colored beer. The head pops away and leaves a solid coating of lace on the side of the glass. Can you tell this beer is well-hopped??
Immediate whiff of citrus peel! It's very prominent, and is layered on top of butterscotch and baked bread, with maybe a hint of bubblegum and naval oranges. It has been dry-hopped with Cascade (duh) and Amarillo, and this makes the aroma that much more aromatic.
Cascazilla crosses the tongue with bitter oranges up front, sticky resinous hops, and a good balance of toasted bread in the finish. The finish is also accented by notes of orange peel and a lingering minty quality in the aftertaste.
Medium body, decent carbonation that lends a softer mouthfeel, and a serious bitter finish that coats your tooth enamel.
A very good beer, that is a solid example of the style, with an intense hop profile that steals the show, and enough malt to counter-balance the intense bitterness. Not terribly "drinkable" per se, since the alcohol is pretty high here, but it is good for a round or two. It would pair well with some carrot cake for sure!
03-28-2014 17:17:37 | More by MusicaleMike
Cascazilla from Ithaca Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.