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The Ithaca CaskaZilla Red Ale & Ithaca Ground Break Saison

ithaca brewing cascazilla 300x253 The Ithaca CaskaZilla Red Ale & Ithaca Ground Break SaisonBy Matt Goldstein

The Ithaca CaskaZilla Red Ale

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.  Made with 2-Row, Crystal, and Black malts, Cascade, Chinook and Crystal hops, then dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo hops, the Ithaca Caskazilla has 50 IBU’s and 7.0% ABV. 

Ithaca Caskazilla Tasting Notes:  WOW!  Deep thick Brown in color, thick and cloudy with sediment, a scent of fruit, scent of yeast, and sour taste.  The Caskazilla flavor is heavy in hops, sour, dry and slightly bitter.  With notes of fruit with a sweet taste, the dry crisp yeast and hops with slight malt give it a great balance.  This is a great ale! 

ithaca ground break 276x300 The Ithaca CaskaZilla Red Ale & Ithaca Ground Break SaisonThe Ithaca Ground Break American Style Saison

An Americanized hoppy Saison, the Ground Break is brewed with generous amounts of Amarillo, Crystal and Glacier hops and flaked rye.  It’s fermented with a blend of Belgian and American yeasts.   

Ithaca Ground Break Tasting Notes:  The color is a brownish gold, slightly cloudy, with flavor full of the classic Belgian style yeast.  Sweet with a thick mouth feel and slightly crisp, and a nice sour taste for a saison, the scent of fruit and Yeasty light malt finish is just a touch dry.  An excellent and unique styled saison. 

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