Ithaca Beer Co. “Cascazilla” Red Ale(?)

      Hope you all had a great St. Patrick’s Day this past week! Being Irish myself I wanted to have a pint of something different this year rather than a typical Dry Irish Stout, or traditional Irish Red Ale. I was looking for something along those lines but more unique and interesting. I have had my share of stouts as of late so a Red Ale seemed to be what I was leaning toward. I was in the loose bottle section of one of my local brew stores and found a Red that seemed to be pretty interesting according to it’s label description. So I picked up a 12oz bottle and decided that this would be my St. Paddy’s Day brew!
       Ithaca Beer Company’sCascazilla” Red Ale pours a cloudy red amber with a two finger thick off-white head. The aroma is incredibly fragrant, giving delightful fruity smells of citrus hops, malt, and a hint of bread dough. Upfront fresh caramel and malt dominate the taste but as the beer opens up citrus hops, pine, and spice flavors balance out this brew. The mouthfeel starts out light, but develops to medium with full carbonation. The finish is bitter and dry with a sweet lingering aftertaste. The 7% ABV seems to be just right for this brew, not too over the top but adds just enough character. Despite the fact that Ithaca labels this as a Red Ale, my palate identified this as a solid IPA, but I did say I was looking for something unique and interesting! I would definitely have this beer again. Here’s to Good Beers!
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