Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,357 | Reviews: 1,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by obywan59:
4.01/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours coppery to reddish copper with a substantial 2 1/2 finger off white head that becomes chunky as it recedes, leaving awesome thick, sticky lacing.
Piney with citrus, especially, overripe citrus, and rich caramel malts.
Citrusy tart, but not totally dry. Just a touch of sweetness. Caramel malts and bitter hops linger on the tongue.
Medium full bodied. Peppery and crisp. Lightly syrupy but drying on the tongue, and a light burn in the throat.
This beer has a lighter ABV than any beer I've had from Stone, but it still packs a flavor punch. A good summer offering, in my opinion, even with it's thicker body.
Serving type: on-tap
06-05-2013 01:41:12 | More by obywan59
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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.