Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,357 | Reviews: 1,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flagmantho:
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: nice deep amber color with a very thick foamy head.
Smell: a tiny malt aroma but mostly big, fresh hops ranging from earthy to spicy. Not what I was expecting but quite nice.
Taste: malt has a caramel character and is somewhat sweet, and does not have the toasty quality of which I'm not a fan in amber/red ales. Hops are pretty huge for something not called an IPA, but again they are earthy and spicy and really quite good.
Mouthfeel: medium-to-thin body with a little carbonation; not bad but not really my favorite.
Drinkability: for the style, I quite like this beer. I could definitely quaff a couple of these down the pub sometime, and the relatively low ABV would make this a good sessioner.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2009 04:10:18 | More by flagmantho
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 3,357 ratings.