Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.3/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4
A: Solid amber color with ruby highlights. A one inch off white head sits on top and laces the glass very nicely. Love the bottle though. One of the things I love about Stone is the complexity they put into the appearance on their bottles. It's great stuff.
S: Pine hops dominate the scent. Citrus and floral hops are also present. Sweet malt is present on the back end of the scent.
T: A very hoppy taste. Pine and bitterness dominate the front of the taste but give away to a more fruity and smooth finish. In my opinion there is a bit of a coffee malt present which helps to contrast the hop presence a bit.
M: Light bodied, almost on the verge of it being water-like. Based on appearance I thought this beer would be a bit heavier on the taste, and this part of the beer left me disappointed. I think I would have liked it much more if it had more of a full character to it. The carbonation is fairly good though.
D: It's a very drinkable beer. Low ABV and a pretty good taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 22:26:56 | More by epicness
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3.88/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This ale pours a gorgeous deep reddish copper color with a thick white head that lasts well into the beer. It does finally give way to a nice film and spiderweb lacing. The aroma is more subtle than I've come to expect from Stone but delicious none the less. There is a lot of sweet malts on the nose with an underlying hoppy bitterness, mostly citrus and pine. The flavor is quite sweet at first with lots of malt and caramel notes this is followed by a bit of a bitter hop bite that resolves to a nicely balanced finish. The ale sips quite light and easy, almost too much so. I'd honestly like a little more coating and lasting flavor with this one. This is a nice amber/red ale but nowhere near the best of the offerings out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 23:21:50 | More by lochef81
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,036 ratings.