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Cascazilla - Ithaca Beer Company

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very good

1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 45
Gots: 68 | 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

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2.46/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a nice red color that is perfectly clear and has a ton of carbonation bubbles, pours with a finger of creamy light brown colored head that dissipates rapidly and leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: umm pretty interesting scent here, im picking up fresh meats, ham maybe? and something deep like molasses and deep malts, also a slight alcohol tinge
T: musty taste, begins with malts then moves into an odd musty taste that really just isn't the best, actually left and alcohol tinge in my nose which was odd, kind of tastes like a tree, not woody like other beers but for some reason it is definitely reminding me of a tree in a not so pleasant way
M: medium carbonation, leaves an actually pleasant silky feeling on the mouth, kind of sticky and the alcohol tinge is only slight, brief and in the nose
O: the best parts about this beer were the parts that i put a little else stock in, scent and taste were just off putting and unpleasant, not the best one from ithaca, actually, the worst one ive had from them

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of keithmurray
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - murky dark amber color with fluffy beige head

Smell - citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine

taste - sour, dank citrus, grapefruit, malt sweetness, caramel

mouthfeel - bitter upfront, sour/sweet sensation in the middle, medium carbonation, medium bodied

overall - this may be a different beer fresh, a bit off as it doesn't really conform to style as other entrants into the category. Fits better into the IPA category versus an Amber Ale. decent beer, though.

Price Point - $1.99/12oz single

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Dark amber/brown colour with an average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There isn't much carbonation showing and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for 6 minutes before it dissipated.

Smell - Hops, caramel, malts, grapefruits

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and its has a fairly sugary sweet flavour. I can taste malts, caramel and a lots of hops. There is also quite a bit of a citrus blast with this beer... grapefruits and oranges. It ends with a malty sweet hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - One of the better beers that Ithaca makes for sure. As much as I enjoy their Flower Power I think that this might be the best beer I've had from them. I'm looking forward to drinking the rest of my 6 pack.

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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Very hazy redish color with a creamy khaki colored head. Remarkable head retention. Smell is surprisingly lacking. My nose is literally in the head and I can't smell a thing. At least it's clean and not bad smelling. Flavor is very familiar. Solid bitterness, not scorching or lingering. Body supports hoppiness of the beer, thin-medium w/ light sweetness. Sugar is caramelized - dark flavored. Minimal malt character. Hops are as advertised very "cascadie", with a citrus-grapefruit-must flavor. I enjoy this beer much more on the cooler side. Not surprised by the ABV, it does have an overall booziness. Fortunately, I'm a sucker for Big Hopped Red Ales. I would love to have a freshy from closer to the brewery, this one might be a touch old.

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Cascazilla from Ithaca Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.