Stone Pataskala Red X IPA

Stone Pataskala Red X IPA

A Massively Dry-Hopped Deep Crimson IPA

India Pale Ale
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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, and the Pataskala name stuck. The crimson hue is courtesy of a special German malt variety by BESTMALZ® called Red X. Appearances, however, only tell so much. Heavily dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo hops, the beer is incredibly citrus-forward, rounded out with notes of biscuit and toffee from the malt bill. The result is evocative of red IPAs yet different. And as luck — or perhaps skill is more the appropriate word, to give our brewing team their due — would have it, it’s quite wonderful. We think you’ll find this unusual red IPA to be quite deliciously satisfying, no matter how you choose to pronounce it.

A redder shade of IPA

Release Date
February 13, 2017
Package Types
Seasonal 12oz bottles in six-packs and draft
Flavor Profile
Hoppy, citrusy, herbal, balanced
When to Enjoy
Drink fresh
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Tasting Notes

A beautiful beer! It pours deep amber with ruby red highlights and a tan head.
A blend of dank, herbal and citrus hop aromas dominate, followed by a nice low-level toasted malt character.
The hops come across very citrusy, followed by a bit of dankness and stone fruit, then the malt flavors provide a nice balance and layers of complexity.
Dry and moderately bitter.
I learned about Red X malt through a homebrewer friend, who happened to share one of his brews with me and also mentioned a local brewery in my hometown that was using it to brew a red ale. Intrigued by the balanced flavor and the deep red color after tasting his beers, I sent Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham a recipe for a red IPA. He brewed a great beer, and after tasting it, we decided it was the perfect candidate to replace Stone Delicious IPA in our seasonal lineup (Stone Delicious IPA is now available year-round). Red X is an interesting malt. It looks like pale malt, but produces brilliant red color in beer and balanced flavor, not cloying or too sweet. The flavor is mild, not intense like other red malts, but unique and adds a great component to a hoppy beer.

Pairing Notes

Chips and salsa, chicken wings, grilled cheese crostini, pigs in blankets
Soups and Salads
Pho, tomato bisque, antipasti salad, caesar salad
BLT, hamburgers, pad thai, Kansas City barbecue, margherita pizza, miso ramen
Lamb Chopper, Port Salut, Idiazabal, Roth Grand Cru
Apple pie, raisin oatmeal cookies, churros, spice cake
Joya de Nicaragua, Macanudo, Illusione Epernay Le Taureanu
February 1, 2016
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Stone Pataskala Red X IPA