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Pataskala Red X IPA | Stone Brewing

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,642
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
1,091
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,091 |  Reviews: 263
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.59
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2016
Consumed: Feb. 6, 2016
Misc.: Could not read the bottled on date, but this was a February release; Reviewing as an IPA (Beer Advocate is calling this an Amber/Red Ale, but Stone’s website has it as an IPA)

Kind of like the Ballast Point Dorado with Watermelon, basically picked this one up for a chance to review a new beer. Not looking forward to a red IPA. However, reading the back has the hopes up somewhat with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo. Here’s to hope.

Poured an auburn, caramel, clear color with two fingers of grayish, off-white, fizzy head. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average wet spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled Amarillo hops, Mosaic hops, caramel, toffee, orange blossom, peach, apricot, floral hops and faint buttery malts. Reminding me of Master of Disguise only in the fact that this should be much more malty. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was a bit different than the nose. Now getting more of the maltier Rye IPA or Amber IPA that I expected. Getting rye hops, unsweetened iced tea, Cascade hops, Amarillo hops, Mosaic hops, herbal hops, toffee, peach juice, plum and some floral hops. Interesting. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish. (Feel - 4.25)

God this was an interesting beer. Was all over the place in terms of ratings and each could have gone up or down. Would have this again. Liked it. (Overall - 4.00)

3.96 | 89 | B+

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As far as Red IPA's go, I don't think it gets much better than this. Beautiful deep red-mahogany color, sweet and citrus aroma, and a rich malty taste backed by just the right amount of bitterness. As it warmed, the sweetness and bitterness both came through a bit more. This may be my favorite Stone offering...too bad it's not here to stay. Cheers!

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this one into a tulip. It is a beautiful deep ruby/crimson red. Semi transparent. A moderate light tan soapy head sits on top for awhile, then retracts to the sides of the glass and retains a ring all the way to the bottom.

Smells outstanding. There are definitely prominent toasted grains in there that is almost pilsner like they are so distinct. There is also some candied sweetness, citrus, and grassy, and/or piney hops.

The flavors really match up with the aromas. A very nice balance, even though it favors the hops. There is plenty of rich, clean malt flavor as a backdrop that stands out on the back end woth some lingering, lip smacking carmel/toffee. There is a lot of orange, some grapefruit rind, and a touch of peach or apricot before a sprucey pine finish.

Body is smooth and clean like any Stone brew.

I think that this one should maybe be listed as an American IPA considering they put "IPA" on the bottle, but it really works either way. This beer is likely to impact my Nugget Nectar purchases in the future. I love the flavors and the balance. A world class beer for me.

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Photo of BB1313
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/27/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark auburn with nice clarity and a fluffy light tan head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are very nice. Lots of citrus and tropical notes. Caramel malts are there along with some toffee notes. The flavors follow the nose. Lots of grapefruit along with some hints of watermelon. There's a subtle spiciness in the finish. Possibly some rye or black pepper in the mix. Hints of pine. Lots of caramel and toffee. Solid bitterness, but the malts balance the bitterness out. Great hop flavor. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great "Red IPA". Perfect balance of hops and malts. The craftsmanship is impressive. Well done. Recommended.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another solid beer from Stone. Round caramel flavors are cut through like a knife by deep citrus and pine hoppy bitterness. Long chewy finish satisfies. This just might become my go-to beer this spring.

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Photo of tzieser
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 3/6/16

L- Dark red in color (crimson), crystal clear with an off-white colored head. Great color and head retention.

S- Fruity hop aromas. Lots of juicy citrus hop and sweet malted barley aroma (toasted bread)

T- More citrus/tropical fruit hop flavor. Lemon and guava flavors with a bit of pine bitterness. Very nice malt base, adding flavors of biscuit, toasted bread and toffee. Finishes a bit dry. Nice hoppy red.

F- Pleasantly dry.

O- An above average red IPA that is well worth trying.

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Photo of dar482
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep reddish copper/crimson.

The aroma offers grapefruit, covered with biscuity malts, a depth of malt complexity between caramel/biscuity/sweetness, some herbaceous tea, pine, with hints of toastiness.

The flavor follows with an underlying earthy and spicy bitterness, onto a pop of restrained caramel sweetness with depth in biscuity and toffee malts. Grapefruit peel takes over, a bit of overripe nectarine, onto a stiff piney and earthy stone bitterness that lingers.

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Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is very red, I'd call it cherry red and a lovely color I can see will be popular. The foam is not much, but it stirs up a little with each agitating sip. Interesting nose of something fruity and grainy, I seem to be missing the hops.

Flavor starts with some musty malt but quickly devolves into just bitterness. I wonder what happened to the lovely hops they describe. This is the classic Stone concoction— "this one's a little too drinkable, so add more bittering hops."

Starts out intriguing and finishes nasty bitter. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine on Adams Ave.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.76/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

**
06/05/2016
Bottle to Goblet.
LOOK: Deep reddish brown color, transparent; small white head.
AROMA: Slight hops, light.
TASTE: hoppy, pine, mosaic like hops. Burnt aftertaste...but not malty. Burnt hops? Kind of liked it at first, but halfway through I got very tired of it.
Feel: Above avg carbonation. Easy drinking.

Not bad, but got more disappointed with this throughout.
**

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Photo of ivehadthatbrew
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look (4.25): A beautiful red ruby amber hue with a quarter inch white laced head. Clear, not much carbonation.

Smell (3.5): A weaker aroma then I expected. Or maybe I have worse allergies then I thought right now... it's earthy, dank, smells of piney weed. Some biscuity and toasty notes in the background maybe.

Taste (4): Citrusy grapefruit and oranges with some piney flavors during the first part. Then you're hit with more biscuity earthy notes. The malts really drive this guy home and keeps the bitterness in check.

Mouthfeel (3.75): More on the crisp side. A little rough, but I kind of liked that. Medium to full bodied and the bitterness and malts kind of linger on the palate.

Overall (4): Solid red IPA. I prefer the taste in this over Taster Pastry by 21st Amendment (although, the aroma in this beats any red ale I've ever had) and I like how it's a bit more balanced then Dawn Of The Red by Ninkasi.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sherwinbrian
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KEG_in_DC
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of haines710
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at grocery near Wilmington, Delaware. Poured a nice dark Amber into a pint glass. Thin head and not much lacing. Love the smell and taste. Reminds me of Lagunitas Brown Shugga but not quite as strong. This red is very easy to drink. I loved it. Will definitely get more. Slightly malty and fruity with a nice aftertaste. I am impressed. Glad to have had a chance to try this.

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Photo of beerbart
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

4-12

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Burnerdale
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | 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 JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Beer Wars goblet...Deep amber brew with an okay khaki head with no lacing.. good grapefruit zest and interesting bigger malt profile.. nice citrus/tropical fruity hoppiness but the malts are very much outside the traditional Stone wheelhouse, and I appreciate it.. biscuity with some dry toasty notes.. Very interesting and back into a realm that I can get behind. Too many super hoppy beers out there that all taste the same, this is a nice change of pace.

All 4's

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Photo of Act25
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrogant Bastard is one of my favorite beers, Red Tail was my first craft, so this is a treat.

A) The body is a dark coppery red mahogany, with a dense, one finger, off-white head that fades slowly and leaves thick lace sheets on the glass.

S: The aroma offers floral hops, citrus, stone fruits, mahogany fresh cut, and sweet, caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus, then transitions to cedar, wood, and a floral hop bitterness. The malt character is hearty and balances. It purrs into a a sweet, sticky finale.

M: Crisp, sticky, and smooth, medium body and carbonation.

O: Arrogant Bastard Junior?

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Photo of JVStabile64
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Adams
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luckydog91
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pataskala Red X IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,091 ratings