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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,549 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,549
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 124
Gots: 255 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 09-27-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint.

Aroma: Dry pine resin, a touch of citrus, brown sugar, and cereal grains. Aroma is well-balanced between hops and malt.

Appearance: 2-3 finger pillow of off-white foam hangs around for a bit, and leaves residual signs of a well-crafted beer on the inside of the glass. Body is a deep brown with a slight chill haze.

Flavor: Both cereal grain maltiness and dry, tannic hop bitterness come through as a 1-2 punch. Both qualities, though, are probably only around a 7 on a scale of 1-10, so this one is relatively reserved for Stone. The hop profile midway through is very reminiscent of iced tea leaves. Finish is clean and dry with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body. Hop tannins are a little bit drying, as mentioned above, but I don't see this as a huge issue.

Overall: I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I consider it a rare, yet appreciated, "sessionable" offering from Stone. I enjoyed it with pork chops and stuffing, and the beer complemented the meal extremely well. Not A+ material, but still a good, solid, enjoyable beer!

mdvatab, Oct 19, 2011
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a vibrant orange red to copper color with a thin off white head.
S: a nice floral-malt balance aroma, but perhaps a tad muted.
T: starts with the sweet malts and hints of toffee. This blends perfectly with a citrusy grapefruit tang. Finishes slighty bitter, but not overpowering.
M: Very smooth and a tad creamy. A nice crisp bite with a finish that mirrors. Pleasant hoppy hang.
O: a very good straight ahead beer. The balance is perfect. And, at an incredibly low ABV, a perfect session beer.

Infamous7100, Aug 18, 2012
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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,549 ratings.