Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZoomanCru:
3.4/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
App: Deep copper/orange with some reddish hues. Pours slightly hazy with good carbonation and a one and a half finger head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving significant lacing a thin head.
Smell: Deep amber malt nose with some lingering hops bitterness in the background. Over all, not a super strong bouquet, but the aromas are well balanced and clean. Notes of caramel and pine.
Taste: Slight toasted malt in the fore and after taste. True taste is all hops, and a little more bitter than I was expecting from the nose. Predominantly piney with some subtle fruity acidity. Very well balanced but not remarkable. Lingering astringency that could be a result of my palate, but it's a little bit off putting. Tiniest amount of diacetyl as the beer is allowed to warm.
Mouth: Dry and evenly carbonated, this beer is easily drinkable. Could maybe use a little more body to make up for the acidity of the hops. It's only 4.4% ABV too.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 19:54:42 | More by ZoomanCru
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
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%.
S: I wasn't expecting this much of a hop profile, honestly. Some wonderful floral hop aromas mixed with some bready malts. Nothing wild here, but definitely impressive for a session ale.
T: Follows the nose quite closely. Lots of floral hops with just an ever so slight touch of grapefruit. Roasted malts underneath don't provide much sweetness, but add almost a smokiness to the brew.
M: A medium-light body is strange, given the fact that this is a Stone brew, but I guess I should be taking the style into consideration. At only 4.4% ABV, this is a very acceptable brew that offers some silky textures and refined carbonation that allows for superb drinkability. Would serve excellently outdoors in the summer.
O: Stone offers a lovely take on this style, substantially beefing up the hop presence in this style to really add their signature touch on it. While I wouldn't reach for this all the time, it serves as an absolutely perfect beer for BBQs, game night, or just any night when you're looking for great hop flavors in a beer that doesn't weigh you down too much.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 02:38:09 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,362 ratings.