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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,318 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,318
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 115
Gots: 174 | 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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Quaffer

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Boulder, CO. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: This beer poured copper-colored with deep amber around the edges. The beige head rose up to two fingers and settled slowly. It became dense and a little rocky as it sank back into the beer, leaving tiny traces of itself behind. As I drank, thick rings of lace were left stuck on the side of the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell: A slightly sweet, biscuit like maltiness was strong. This blended well with citrusy hops. A little bit of vanilla lay almost hidden underneath. Weak on the nose overall, but nice and balanced smelling.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a nice, mouthfilling malty feeling. Smooth upfront, picking up some tingle in the back of the mouth.

Taste: A very nice biscuity and crackery maltiness rose up big. There was not a lot of sweetness to it, which is usually my biggest complaint of this style. It was dry, a little husky, and delicious. Some butteriness came through, but it was light and just enough to compliment. I can rarely say that about beers that I detect diacetyl in. Some balancing hops rose up on the finish, adding a light bitterness with hints of citrus. They took on more of an herbal quality later in the aftertaste.

This is a great beer overall; an excellent beer for the style. Very well balanced and not too sweet. With the low alcohol, it would make a great session beer. It's great to try a mellower, but still well-crafted, Stone beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2005 23:47:10 | More by Quaffer
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Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
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Purchased: Gift from a friend

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,318 ratings.