CascaZilla | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by shippos on 07-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,768
Reviews:
590
Ratings:
1,243
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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48
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Photo of Jkelly315
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RancidAggro
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgraybill
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wilson_Looker
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of agreenman19
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - murky muddy brown.

S - sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, but not too overpowering.

T - subdued flavor. Caramel sweetness with a lingering hop bitterness. Chocolate orange. Some pine, candied fruits.

F - medium mouthfeel with an underlying silkiness.

O - deep rich flavorful amber. Packs a little more punch than the usual stuff but still nothing to write home about.

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Photo of FrankShirley
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tharley
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nick35712
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.16.15 draft @ bear and bull roadhouse Syracuse, NY

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Photo of trekbiker3000
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czarkazm
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like it was bottled 8/10/2015. Pours a clear, dark orange/amber color with an average sized off white head. I left a good deal of sediment with the remaining 1/3 of the bottle. The aroma is of toasted caramel, candied orange, spicy pine and earthy hops, bread dough, cedar. Medium bodied mouth feel, nice balance, much more enjoyable than I expected at nearly 3 months out. Good sweet toasty caramel backbone, with citrus zest, grapefruit bitterness, pine resin, and dried apricots on the flavor.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnsley
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/4....pours deep crimson brown with white foam, some stickiness. Toffee nose, faint. Roasty toasted caramel toffee bready amber ale taste with a subtle bitter that balances out the sweet. Quite good.

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CascaZilla from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,243 ratings