Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,363 | Reviews: 1,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by spitInTheOcean:
4.28/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
deep gold/amber color. slight haze. tan/ golden brown head. nice head retention. good lacing.
huge hop aroma. im guessing it was dry hopped given the hazy appearance and big bouquet. notes of citrus, pine. no malt aroma.
bitter. and bitter throughout. flavors of cirtus (lemon and lime) and pine. no malt flavor. no malt sweetness.
light body. soft and smooth.
the flavor is a tad unbalanced towards the hop flavor and bitterness. i know its stone and this is what they try to do, but im still not going to give them a perfect score for it...
its the coolest session ale ive ever had.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 03:42:35 | More by spitInTheOcean
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 3,363 ratings.