Let’s get this out of the way up front. Stone Brewing is my beer spirit animal. There, it’s out there & we can move on. I recently took delivery of a few rather nice recent Stone Brewing beers, one of which was a few bottles of their recent Pataskala Red X IPA, which I’ve been dying to try as I’ve really wanted to try a heftily hopped Red IPA with this malt, as I’ve heard so many good things about it. And make no mistake, this is a Stone Beer where yes, the hopping is off the chain but it most definitely is all about that malt.