Cascade I.P.A. | Amherst Brewing

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Cascade I.P.A.Cascade I.P.A.

Brewed by:
Amherst Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 01-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this brew with dinner tonite. It came to me in a pint glass and was a hazy orange color. The surprise was the beer was cold! I thougth cask brews were normally room or cellar temp. The head was bright white and soft and fluffy. Great retention! Always about a cm throughout my drink.
The aroma is one dimensional with piney hops dominating.
First sip reveals a smooth soft carbonation as cask brews should be. Flavor is faint sweet caramel up front but is overtaken by sour citrus hops from middle to finish. This beer is smooth and easy to drink but could use a little more development on the flavor.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dpfeffer
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of DrewBest
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of asabreed
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: A copper / amber color, and though admittedly it was filled pretty much to the top, there wasn't a lot of lacing or retention from the foam doing much.

Smell: A solid but not overwhelming sense of hops, good malty dark fruits, and grainy husks and earthiness.

Taste: The hops aren't overly bitter and work really well with the fruitiness of the malt. They both go well with the earthy and fresh graininess and husk flavors from the earthiness. Finish goes from bitter to sweeter and keeps changing throughout, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, which was slightly surprising, with good carbonation overall.

Drinkability: A solid and fresh take on the Cascade style. Had we stayed longer, I could've had at least two more pretty easily.

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Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Aggressively carbonated yet light mouthfeel, minimum head with lace. Citrus taste is significant. This is perhaps the most drinkable of all their beers.All I can describe is an average American style IPA. Average for the style.

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of fitzy84
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this one at ABC. When brought forth, it had a good glow appearance that was distorted from it's murky composition. It had a nice, thick aroma, well developed hop odor. It's taste was heavy with citrus, but its carbonation was very crisp. Overall, one of ABC's classic IPAs.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of erosier
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice amber color with a tall and thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malts, and nice sweet/bitter cascade hops. It's a bit citrisy and a bit piney.
T: Taste is very good for this IPA. The bittersweet citrisy piney hops go really well with the malty base.
M: Very crisp, refreshing, delicious.
D: Very drinkable IPA, liked this one alot.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think that growlers get a little bit oxidized and lose head and retention. Retention is good though, and the lacing stays for a long time.

Pours a 1 finger head in my 32 oz. mug. Murky brown in color. Smell of pale and caramel malts with cascade hops. I believe I smell crystal malts as the dominant malt. Well balanced nose that is a little faint (probably from the trip.

There is some dry pale malt that comes out on the palate first, balanced by a slight caramel malting. It finishes with a one dimensional cascade hop bitterness. I think this brew could use another hop addition for the malting behind it or that It could use a lighter bodied malt backbone to accentuate the citrusy that comes from cascade hops.

Mouthfeel has a decent cling to the palate, but lacks a crisp and full body. Perhaps this was cask conditioned at one point.

Not a bad beer, needs a lighter maltiness or another hop to compliment the cascade. But that is a small flaw, not a big one.

This beer gets better as it warms, but my criticisms of it remain the same.

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Photo of JG-90
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ppoitras
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on cask at the brewpub. Presented in a pint glass.

Frothy, thick 3/4" head, over a clear dark gold/amber brew. Aroma of pale malts and surprising little hops. Taste has a strong base of pale malts, and is quickly overcome by the flood of Cascade hops that must have been hiding from the nose. Goes down smooth like most of their casks. Mouthfeel and drinkability were excellent. Another ABC cask that I could and would drink this all day if I "had" to.

<edit> - 8 months later, without referencing this review, rated this brew within 0.1 of this review. Apparently this is still as great as it was. Check it out!

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Photo of twelvsies
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The ABC is a pretty nice place. This was the only beer I got to sample during my most recent visit, and I was glad to see it as a cask selection. Served cold. A nice light orange amber color with an inch of puffy off-white head on the top. Smell is a bit subdued, but I can pick up on some bitter hops. Taste is a tad watery for and IPA, but that also might be due to the cask conditioning. Tastes hoppy, yeah, but not as much as I was expecting. Kind of tastes more like an English ESB to me, which is fine. It's definately got a bitter dirty bite to the end of it, which is nice. Mouthfeel is of course very smooth and creamy from the hand pump. Mmmmm. Pretty drinkabe decent beer. I'll have to have it on tap sometime to compare the difference.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Brew pub.

Long engine pour yields upside down water fall with fluffy huge head big bubbles , murky amber reddish tan like color, nice lacing.

Nose dcnt hops with cascade light grassy and bit spicy with hint of fruit almost citrusy but not quite, hint of malty sweetness, a nice spicy grassy hop mostly in the background though.

Taste brings a nice cascade flavor, a bit of citrus with light spicy and grassy hops, lighter but decent biterness, light sweet fln uffy malts with a hint of caramel. Finish is drier with little sticky malt, nice ramping btterness and more spicy light citrus hops. Clean profile overall.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb for cask, nice soft cask like feel.

Overall not bad, very basic recipe that let the hops shine through well. Nice and clean tasty, and decent cask.

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Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ropowers3
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jrand2621
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of smcolw
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"Light amber in color, medium body with a hoppy aroma and finish."

Modest head, but it leaves a coating of lace. Neutral amber color and cloudy.

Fresh hop cone aroma--spicy.

Solid malt start; gives way to a hop bitterness that lasts through the aftertaste. Below average in terms of richness, but it's not that distracting. Of the flight, this was my favorite offering.

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Photo of currysage1
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Defintely not an IPA fan but this one struck me as something I would order again. Definately not an intense IPA as far as the hops go, but I like a balanced beer personally. Love the fact that they choose not to filter this product, allows other flavors to work off each other.

Pours a hazy murky amber color with a nice crowning of off white head, good lacing on the way down as well as head retention.

Smell is first off of grains not of hops but those come in very quickly. They are subtle, with nice spicy tones mixed with general fruitiness. Gives way to more malted grains.

Taste is wonderful lots of play between the ingredients, hops mingle nicely with malt. Fruits such as lemons and grapefruit mixed with peppercorns and dark brown bread.

Feel is good as well nice consistency, not overly carbonated.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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