Thursday, March 3, 2016

Stone Pataskala Red X IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20Chad9976 (1554) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2016
AROMA: Fruity aroma of orange citrus, some strawberry and melon rind. General, clean, bright floral scent as well. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Gorgeous crimson red hue; very clear. Large eggshell froth; good retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Strong hop flavor and bitterness to match. Interesting mix of citrus, berries and flowers. Malt strong enough to offer balance and minor sweetness. Slightly fruity aftertaste. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/full body. More crisp than creamy, though the texture is smooth. Dry bitterness, but not arid and astringent. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Didn’t invent the style, but definitely one of the best examples of it. Excels in every facet. 8/10

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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