Pataskala Red X IPA
Stone Brewing

Pataskala Red X IPAPataskala Red X IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #5
Ranked #7,874
4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Aug 03, 2021
Nov 17, 2015
Pataskala Red X IPAPataskala Red X IPA
Notes: Pat-ASK-ala? Pata-SKALA? Pa-TASK-a-la? While those in the know favor the third pronunciation, no matter how you say it, this is a unique red IPA. The beer was first brewed in September 2015 to support music and arts education programs in Pataskala, Ohio, where Stone co-founder Greg Koch grew up. People there loved it, so we added the beer to our seasonal lineup. The deep crimson hue is courtesy of a fairly new special German malt variety by BESTMALZ called Red X. Dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo hops, this beer is incredibly citrus-forward, rounded out with biscuit and toffee notes. We think you’ll find this red IPA to be quite deliciously satisfying, no matter how you choose to pronounce it.
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3.01 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
4.02 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 11, 2021
4.22 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 29, 2020
4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 08, 2019
4.19 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 11, 2019
3.75 by mpenske from California on Apr 29, 2019
3.94 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2019
4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
3.75 by Mrose78 from Arizona on Sep 27, 2018
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3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by corby112 from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep ruby/copper color with dark mahogany edges and a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention, lingering for the duration with large rings and streaks of soapy lacing left in its path.

Floral, slightly earthy aroma with delicate resins and grassy soil countered by a sweet malt backbone. Surprisingly tame coming from stone. Hints of caramel, toffee and vinous dark fruits. Sadly not much going on here. Pretty bland and hops are minimal.

Thankfully more complex and interesting than the nose suggests with a pretty nice hop profile. Dank, earthy and bitter countered by juicy, tart citrus sweetness and a touch of summit/onion flavor. Grass and dank, piney bitterness followed by ruby red grapefruit, orange peel and tart pink lemonade. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toffee, light bread and vinous dark fruit sweetness. Well bakanced and easy to drink. Interesting hybrid of wcipa and red ale styles. Solid beer.

Sep 22, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by Mike_Benson from Iowa

rich, red/orange color, fairly aromatic and tastes as good as it looks and smells, one of my favorite, if not favorite from Stone, particularly after having a "normal" IPA or two. This mixes up the rotation pretty well.

Jun 07, 2018
4 by Hopsohard from California on May 28, 2018
4.02 by glass_house from Ohio on Apr 05, 2018
3.99 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Jan 27, 2018
4 by jet812 from Indiana on Jan 13, 2018
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
4.32 by SteveO419 from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2017
4.06 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 16, 2017
4.33 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 10, 2017
3.73 by Dduquette from Maryland on Nov 27, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FLima from Brazil

Orange copper color with a thick beige head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of caramel and slightly toasted malts, oranges, mint, mango, house yeast, grapes and red berries.
Flavor with notes of pine, toasted malts, peppery spices, orange peel, American yeast, stone fruit towards mango, flowers, raspberries, grapefruit, caramels, melons and plums. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It doesn’t fell its full 75 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.3% is well hidden.
Well executed flavorful Red IPA with great fruity complexity. Bold, but not harsh.

Nov 17, 2017
4.19 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Nov 10, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by garymuchow from Minnesota

For me the issue with this red ale is hop excess. Not too bitter but hop flavors moving to the unpleasant. The malt base is quite good and I like that. There are aspects of the hops that are good but the grassiness turns to too much.
Good looking and feels good too. Tan head that laces. Good color. Carbonated well and heavy enough to have a pleasant feel.

Nov 05, 2017
4.04 by Jeromedepot from New York on Oct 22, 2017
4.51 by Yenny from California on Oct 14, 2017
3.71 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Oct 13, 2017
4.08 by DMc8ride from California on Oct 13, 2017
4 by wertschy from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2017
3.8 by tubeyes from Texas on Sep 17, 2017
4.14 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BEER88 from Washington

Too malty and unbalanced for an IPA for my taste buds!

Sep 05, 2017
3.77 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio on Aug 27, 2017
3.5 by NeverSettle from Texas on Aug 23, 2017
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Aug 23, 2017
3.91 by chasmandocharles from Pennsylvania on Aug 22, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Hopdini from California

I'm not a big fan of red ales, but some heavy dry-hopping nicely rounds out the flavor profile of this beer.

Aug 17, 2017
4 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 11, 2017
Pataskala Red X IPA from Stone Brewing
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