I’ll go ahead and tell you, because I know you’re sitting there trying to figure it out and sounding it in your head (I was, too): according to the Stone website, it’s pronounced “Pa-TASK-a-la” and it’s an intense color of crimson, according to the packaging. I’ve not opened one yet so I don’t know for sure. Spencer said it was good. Stone is known for its IPA primarily so this is probably a solid showing. Yes, I’m over the hops but we have Jon Lowder and Paul Jones (aka The Beer Dads, along with me) and I know Jon is an IPA fan. Caitlin always scoffs when I make her drink something dark and since we had dark last week, all these factors led to an IPA. It states that the dark crimson comes from a specialty malt, one that balances out the hoppiness. So, here’s hoping it’s awesome!
Stone, as I said, is known for its IPAs more than probably anything else. Popular styles from them include the Ruination Double IPA (8.5%), Delicious IPA (7.7%), Cali-Belgique IPA (6.9%) and the Arrogant Bastard Guardian Barleywine (11%!!). And, as much as I’m hopped out, I like their beer. It’s good stuff. This comes in at 7.3% ABV.
BeerAdvocate has it at 92 (Outstanding) and no Bros Score. Untappd has it at 3.9 caps out of 5. Have you tried this beer before? If you have or have not, run down to City Beverage and pick up a sixer of it today, then tune in late tonight or tomorrow and see how Caitlin, Tamara, Bruce, Jon, Paul and I rate it. And enjoy it!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“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…” – Pataskala page on Stone Brewing’s website.