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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

3,517 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,517
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 123
Gots: 245 | 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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I had the pleasure of review this brew sitting at the bar at Stone July 22nd, 2008. I am just now getting to entering the review from my copious notes taken at that time.

The color of the liquid was a dark amber. There was no head left on top of the beer by the bartender. I would say this is a bit unfortunate, particularly at Stone.

Initially in the nose, there is citrusy and piney hops with a caramel backbone. The citrus hops begin to unfold as deeper whiffs are taken. The grapefruit is what becomes more pronounced with each successive breath. I did not expect as much hop presence here with this beer.

The taste brings much of the same as the nose. Initial grapefruit and other citrus hops backed up very nicely by a firm caramel malt backbone. I also did not expect this much malt in the taste either given the small malt bill necessary to ensure the low ABV.
The mouthfeel is a little thin, almost watery. I guess this is the one place where the limited malts come through. The carbonation is high and creates quite a refreshing beverage.

The drinkability of this one is very high. I could easily down several and come back for more. This would make a great party beer, you know, a quarter or a half depending on the size of the gathering. Beer advocates will love it and will also make a great gateway for others.

Thanks for Reading

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Clear dark amber, leans toward brown. Head is okay, but the lacing and retention are fantastic.

Hops are prevalent, floral and citric, with an earth/grass flavor as well. Smells somewhat dry, with a toasted, lightly caramelized malt profile.

Crystal malt and a lovely hop presence characterize the flavor, herbal hop leaf is piney in the sense of deciduous needles as well as a lighter wood flavor. The malts lend a good backing, with a diacetyl presence that nicely backs up the sweetness.

The hops come screaming through til late in the game, finish is bitter but smooth, and dry. Body has good thickness, even chewy, with a slickness from the alpha oil hops. Damn good American Red that brings enough hops to keep it lively.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,517 ratings.