Double Zilla | Ithaca Beer Company

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Double ZillaDouble Zilla

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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Twice the experience of Cascazilla, we brewed Double Zilla with too many malts to list and an excess of American hops. Russet color, aggressively hoppy aroma & flavor, rich body, and fiery finish.

Added by MisSigsFan on 10-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice terra-cotta hue, short tan head, minimal cling. Intense, unusual, but altogether pleasant persimmon aroma. The beer's taste is difficult to categorize--maybe that of an Earl Gray tea, heavy on the bergamot, with a grapeskin and orange peel finish. Rich texture. This one might never find its niche, but I like it a lot. Here's to Ithaca for pushing the envelope.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to JayORear for sharing this one.

Best before 1/2014.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal and adhesive bandage flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the bandage flavor I am getting is a bit odd.

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red with chestnut brown hues and a bit murky. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly reduced to a thin, wispy cap. Huge sweet malty aroma with floral and ripe citrus hop notes. Not sure if it's the combination of malt and pungent hops but there are definite smoky notes in the aroma as well. Medium bodied with even, tangy carbonation through the middle. Intense caramel malt and pungent hop flavors struggle to find balance. The result is intense, slightly smoky, undiscernible flavors that made this a little difficult to enjoy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a well rinsed Turbinator.
A: deeeppp ruby red, almost stout dank. thin tan head with 2 mm disk that persists. minimal lacing. Bricky patches on head persist. Little active carbonation, very still. No suspended solids visible through haze and opaqueness/darkness.

S: Bitter citrus. Grapefruit. Bitter under-ripe mango. Some malts, like caramel. Very faint bready yeast.

T: Strong bittering agents. Malt is sweet and reminds me of toffee. Bitter agents subside,then flood back as less bitter citrus and more of a mango. Buttery/diacetyl at swallow/finish barrier.

M: Smooth, buttery, toffee with medium body. Bitter/buttery outbreath with bitter orange, then some malt sweetness. Hot & boozy, some rich bitter tropical butter at ultimate outbreath. When warm, gets very pronounced.

O: Tasty. not complex for complexity sake, but interesting enough to have more. buttery notes are different for a DIPA of this bitter/strength.

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3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours brown with a one finger light tan head. Lacing is nice, but this is dark dark dark.

S- very dank aroma. Tobacco seeps through as well. Not very appealing for an IPA IMO

T- not much bitterness. Lots of sweetness. Mild hoppiness - tastes more like a malty barleywine

M- medium bodied, but the alcohol is well-hidden

O- not the type of beer I'm into at all, too much of the "red" not not enough of the "IPA"

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Double Zilla from Ithaca Beer Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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