Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
Picked this up in Boulder, CO. Not available here in Wichita.
Appearance: This beer poured copper-colored with deep amber around the edges. The beige head rose up to two fingers and settled slowly. It became dense and a little rocky as it sank back into the beer, leaving tiny traces of itself behind. As I drank, thick rings of lace were left stuck on the side of the glass. Great looking beer.
Smell: A slightly sweet, biscuit like maltiness was strong. This blended well with citrusy hops. A little bit of vanilla lay almost hidden underneath. Weak on the nose overall, but nice and balanced smelling.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a nice, mouthfilling malty feeling. Smooth upfront, picking up some tingle in the back of the mouth.
Taste: A very nice biscuity and crackery maltiness rose up big. There was not a lot of sweetness to it, which is usually my biggest complaint of this style. It was dry, a little husky, and delicious. Some butteriness came through, but it was light and just enough to compliment. I can rarely say that about beers that I detect diacetyl in. Some balancing hops rose up on the finish, adding a light bitterness with hints of citrus. They took on more of an herbal quality later in the aftertaste.
This is a great beer overall; an excellent beer for the style. Very well balanced and not too sweet. With the low alcohol, it would make a great session beer. It's great to try a mellower, but still well-crafted, Stone beer.
10-16-2005 23:47:10 | More by Quaffer
4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
Served out of the 12 oz. bottle. The color was amber, with a good head retention. The smell was very hoppy. The taste was hops, with citrus notes inside. The mouthfeel was very smooth. Drinkability-wise, this is the ultimate session beer!
Thanks to aaronh for the sample of this one. It's a shame that this beer couldn't normally survive the trip to the East Coast since this the best low ABV beer I've had! I wondered if I would ever give a 5 for drinkability, but this certainly earned it!!
07-17-2003 01:20:42 | More by beergeek279
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,464 ratings.