From Ithaca – The name CascaZilla 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!
Ithaca Beer Co. – Ithaca Cascazilla – 12 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. 7.0% abv. From Online trade.
Appearance: Pours a deep ruby with a thin white film a top.
Aroma: Pine and grapefruit oils.
Taste: Burnt sugar, resinous pine, dark chocolate, earthy dirty hops. Finishes with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with modest carbonation.
Overall: Pretty delicious, beautiful malt body with a great dosage of hop bitterness.