CascaZilla - Ithaca Beer Company

CascaZilla

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Overall: 8.04/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 7.00%

IBU: 50

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 6.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Amber
  • Pours clear with a beautiful inch of off-white, pudgy foam. Retention is quite good with the foam becoming liked whipped cream. Lacing is sticky, thick, and lasting.

    Aroma isn't all that strong with a sweet, caramel, almost toffee malt being in the lead. There is a citrus hop presence but very minor.

    Flavor is some nice malt that is rather fulling. Almost like a bread or doughy malt. Interesting. Hops come in the finish, not strong, but the bitterness in the end sneaks up on you and hits you hard for a second or two.

    Bigger in the mouth than expected as I would say it is really a full bodied beer. Carbonation is a minor player here.

    The alcohol is well hidden. The beer would make a good spring or fall beer with the bigger body on it. Still drinkable and a fun beer. When I saw that black patent malt was used, I thought the beer might be interesting, it was. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 21:36:15
  • Tasted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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  • 2-Row, Crystal, Black
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  • Cascade, Chinook, Crystal, Amarillo