Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerorRIP:
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bottle to a clear pint glass: yields a nice fluffy off-white head that reduces to a layer of foam. the head actually lasts long than i thought it might. the body is a nice amber color that is quite clear. there is some lacing sticking around.
this is a stone beer, so as you can imagine there's a dominant hop aroma. pungent, piney, and citrusy is the best way to describe it, but it's not super powerful like others in the stone line-up. there's a bit of malt in there but the hops take the front row.
mmm. mini-bastard? i've heard that used for this one, but i'm not going to say that's so. the hops aren't as powerful in this one. there's plenty of hop flavor hitting you when you sip it, a touch of maltiness, and then the bitterness hits you. but it's controlled. very nice.
the body is medium-light. the carbonation is somewhat prickly to keep the beer moving along and too help accentuate the hop flavor and bitterness.
easy to drink this one. another session beer i could have more than one of quite easily.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2009 01:23:05 | More by beerorRIP
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3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 07-06-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Gift from a friend
Semi-clear dark amber beer has a big cream-colored head. Lacing is great with good head retention too.
Smells have caramel malts and hop aromas of citrus and pine.
The taste features a piney hop bitterness. There's a backbone of malts too, but this beer is all about the hop notes.
The finish is dry and has bitterness of hop resins. Mouthfeel is fairly think for just a 4.4% brew.
Overall a tasty hoppy red ale.
Thanks Kirk for this one!
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:25:39 | More by sommersb
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,318 ratings.