Pataskala Red X IPA | Stone Brewing

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Pataskala Red X IPAPataskala Red X IPA
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4.07/5
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Pataskala Red X IPAPataskala Red X IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by StoneBrewing on 11-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,233
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
1,090
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
314
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,090 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mrose78
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Mike_Benson
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Hopsohard
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jet812
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SteveO419
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dduquette
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Fitzy01
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yenny
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMc8ride
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Pataskala Red X IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,090 ratings