Stone Brewing Introduces Jindia Pale Ale, Pataskala Red X IPA Returns

jindiapa_editedStone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) has announced plans to blitz spring with two Seasonal IPA releases in 2017, Stone Jindia Pale Ale and Stone Pataskala Red X IPA.

First up, we have the arrival of Stone Jindia Pale Ale as the newest Stone Imperial Seasonal.  This offering is a Double India Pale Ale that has been “instilled with ginger, juniper berries, lemon peel and lime peel” to mimic the notes you would find in an expertly blended gin.  With a hop bill consisting of Magnum, Cascade and Centennial hops, this special release comes together to display “the hop-forward component of a great IPA and also the complexity of aroma and flavors derived from gin botanicals.”  Stone Jindia Pale Ale is available now on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles.  This seasonal release can be found at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s U.S. distribution footprint.

“Our co-founder, Greg Koch, came up with the idea of an IPA with gin botanicals after we had done the Stone & Sierra Nevada NxS IPA, which had a portion of the beer aged in gin barrels,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager. “Along with hops, we added ginger, juniper berries, lemon peel and lime peel to create a truly unique beer.”

Patasklala_12oz_Print.pngTo bring even more hoppy goodness to spring, Stone Pataskala Red X IPA has returned once again as a Stone Seasonal release.  First brewed in September 2015 as a fundraising beer to support music and arts education programs in the hometown – Pataskala, Ohio – of Stone Brewing Co. co-founder Greg Koch, the popularity of Stone Pataskala Red X IPA only grew when it was given a much wider release in 2016.   Back for its third release, this Red India Pale Ale stays true to its unique recipe by featuring Red X malt, a special German malt variety that “is typically reserved for German amber lagers, Irish red ales and other mildly-hopped beers.”  Although mild is not a descriptor that can be used for the copious amounts of Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops employed in this beer, the “cereal notes and biscuit undertones from the Red X malt” provide an interesting and distinctive balancing character to the herbal, citrus, stone fruit and pine notes sourced from those hops.  Stone Pataskala Red X IPA is also available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at restaurants and bars where beers from Stone Brewing Co. are normally found.

“We loved this beer and knew we had to bring it back this year,” said Moynier. “It’s a challenging beer to brew on the big scale with the amount of hops and Red X malt that we use. But I think when you taste it you will know it’s worth the effort! It has a beautiful balance of hops and malt and definitely makes you want to have more than one pint!”

If you have been looking to shake things up when it comes to your selection of IPAs, Stone Jindia Pale Ale and Stone Pataskala Red X IPA are both available now to do just that.  These Seasonal brews will be gone before you know it, so just keep them in mind the next time you hit your local craft beer retailer or bar.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Jindia Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.

Release – Spring Seasonal, launching February 2017
Style – American Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.7%
IBUs – 70
Hops – Magnum, Cascade & Centennial
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
U.S. Distribution – AL, FL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI & Puerto Rico
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Vital Information for Stone Pataskala Red X IPA from Stone Brewing Co.

Release – Spring Seasonal, released February 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 75
Featured Malt – Red X from Germany-based BESTMALZ
Hops – Amarillo, Cascade & Mosaic 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
U.S. Distribution – AL, FL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI and Puerto Rico
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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