Stone Brewing Co. is introducing Stone Pataskala Red X IPA, a limited-release red IPA brewed with newly available Red X malt from Germany-based Bestmalz. Rarely used in hoppy beers, the special German malt variety typically is reserved for German amber lagers, Irish red ales and other mildly hopped beers and is known for creating a deep crimson hue, the company says. At 7.3 percent alcohol by volume, the craft beer features Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops, which provide it with an upfront fruity and piney aroma that transcends into stone fruit flavor and a lingering bitterness, it adds. Packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, the red IPA is available in national and international markets where Stone Brewing beers are sold. Stone Pataskala Red X IPA also is available on draft.

Stone Pataskala Red X IPA
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif.
Distribution: International