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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

3,802 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,802
Reviews: 1,209
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 145
Gots: 400 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 09-27-2002

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Ratings: 3,802 | Reviews: 1,209
Photo of Jacurdy60
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a beautiful amber brown color with a towering cream colored head that retains well and leaves a fair mount of sporadic lacing.

S-Hops overwhelm the nose leaving very little nuance. I'm picking up on slightly toasted notes at the end of the nose.

T-Hops at the front of the palate. They are overwhelming as well but the finish leaves a little fruit and a toasty flavor as well. More balanced than the nose

MF-Creamy, medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes crisp but not too carbonated.

O-I enjoy the beer, but it isn't a great representation of the style. Too hoppy and not nuanced enough, IMO.

Photo of Tupperwolf
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my nonic glass. It pours a proper deep, very clear amber with a thick, rising, fluffy, pouty off-white head that sits there for ages and only recedes to a thin but complete covering of the beer after a lot of sips. Lacing is phenominal, lots of sticky head bubbles clinging to the glass that mark the beer's progress. An extremely well-presented ale.

Smell a little bland; a little sweet oaty malt smell.

Taste is a little hoppier than a lot of ales, but it's a Stone brew, and they do hops well. The front half of the tongue is tingled with caramel flavors that are quickly overcome with the acidity of the hops on the way down; The bitterness hangs around a lot longer than I'd like, which brings the taste numbers down.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, a lot of sparse, tight bubbles come together to fizz across the palate, leaving sticky, chewy reminders of the hops for a long time. Nothing to write home about.

Drinkability gets a lower score because of the aftertaste; It kind of becomes a chore just to finish one of these, much less to reach for another.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,802 ratings.