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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,362 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,362
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 117
Gots: 188 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 09-27-2002)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the Town and Country liquor store in Fullerton, on to the beer:

It pours dark red into a chalice. The head that froms sits on top of the beer the whoe way through. The smell is crisp and sweet, with caramel, hoppy, and vanilla flavors rising from it. In the taste, it's bready, mostly with a hoppy taste goes from start to finish. A hint of sugar cookies sneaks into play towards the end. Not much of an aftertaste. This beer goes down nice, easy, and creamy. This beer's a little deeper in flavor than what I expected from a 4.4 ABV beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 08:01:33 | More by DoubleJ
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A: Pours a pristine deep amber hue, nearly mahogany, I'd say, with an amber-tinged white head that quickly fades to a creamy cap and retains like a champion. A few wisps of lace remain, but nothing overly impressive... not that I was expecting much from a beer of 4.4%.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,362 ratings.