Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.65/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this one tap a few nights ago thanks to Stone making a trip by Pazzo's pizza Pub and took some notes.
A. Somewhat dark with a huge and THICK head. The pitcher we got took a good hour to drink as we kind of bought in bulk (everyone had a pitcher) because of how busy they were. After the hour there was still a reasonable head on the pitcher. Simply amazing.
S. Sweet malt and a nice hoppy presence.
T. Do NOT drink this beer cold. As it warms the flavors greatly improve. You can pick up on a nice bit of dry hopping. It reminds me a bit of a rogue red ale that's been dry hopped. The malt has a slight bastard taste to it, but I'm told they aren't even remotely similar in how or what's in them. There is not another beer with this amount of flavor let alone hops at 4.4% ABV.
M. It feels a bit thicker than I guess I expected. It's got a good bit of carbonation and it's very smooth. Perhaps the only place they could do much to improve this beer.
D. It goes down easy as it should. In my mind this would be my go to beer for any social gathering if I could get it in kentucky. It's just amazing.
I've always been a huge fan of stone beer and I've desperately wanted to try this as they don't send it to kentucky or anywhere out east. After trying this I must say this beer NEEDS to make it out here. It may not be their best beer, but it is the craft drinkers light beer, only without that terrible stigma that the macros have created. Now just don't tell Greg I said it. He already chewed me out for it twice :)
Serving type: on-tap
09-27-2008 02:34:16 | More by bobhits
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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.
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