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
Ratings:
1,227
Reviews:
585
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,227 |  Reviews: 585
Photo of entenduintransit
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nick35712
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czarkazm
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnsley
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of BeerBeast
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ews3
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brundell88
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 day old bottle at Lower Depths. Would really like to try this fresher as it had a very mute nose. Still really good flavor and mouthfeel.

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Photo of mkh012
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Ithaca Beer Company. This was definitely my favorite of the beers I tried- the rest were enjoyable but nothing special.

This beer pours a nice deep red. Nothing overwhelming on the nose- just some caramel malts and of course the hops. I've never been a huge fan of red ales, but this was one of the better ones I've had. The hops were balanced perfectly by the malts. Very smooth and easy finish. The flavor profile was a bit one note I suppose, but I really enjoyed it regardless. I would definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of Stanley23
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOSean
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 5EKF
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A really good red ale which I usually don't particularly like. However, this one has been heavily hopped and is quite tasty. One of my favorites at the brewery.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckeg15
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CascaZilla from Ithaca Beer Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,227 ratings.
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