Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A 12oz bottle with a BB of Jan 2012, so it's a little out of date. Acquired recently from a webshop. As always, I love the silk screen labelling.
Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A deep, hazy coppery-amber colour with low carbonation and plentiful fine sediment. Forms a small off-white head of foam that lasts for a minute or so before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of spicy aromatic hops and sweet caramel malt. Notes of pine resin, candy sugar and yeast.
Tastes of sweet malt with an aromatic hop character and a bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, candy sugar, caramel and dry yeast. A hint of staleness in the background? Considerable hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but feels somewhat flat. A spicy quality. Exceptional astringency for such a relatively light beer. Aftertaste of malt and very bitter hops.
Not bad - pretty tasty with stacks of hops (as expected). Mouthfeel would have benefited from higher carbonation. A good blend of malt and aromatic hops, though the bitterness is perhaps over the top. Decent but not as good as other Stone offerings - try it once.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 23:07:50 | More by jazzyjeff13
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