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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

3,753 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,753
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 355 | 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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Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, unable to determine the date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a full, murky brown with amber highlights. Half finger head that moves to a thin lace quickly.

S - Toasted grains, dark fruit, plums, cola.

T - Very subdued, but to be fair, that may be due to the previous beverages ingested. Cola, hints of vanilla and grains. Touch of smoke and bitterness on the finish.

M - Carbonation low, slightly thin and watery mouthfeel.

O - A good amber, have had this before and thought it was solid. A good low ABV beer that could only be improved with a touch more heft and substance.

Photo of Southside830
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great choice for a sessionable Ale. Has great flavor for such a low ABV.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenC
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfdracing
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great looking pour. Subtle aromas with outstanding hop flavors and a hint of hops on the back end.

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boku56
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschantz
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sampled from bottle. Rich brown with a whisper of head. Cloudy with sediment floaties. Nose is very vegetal, celery smell rushes from the glass. Behind the celery, malt and hazelnut are apparent. Taste is that of rich malty brown bread with a brown sugar sweetness. All in all solid but not at all special.

Photo of JackFlash
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of noproduction
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hbchrisg
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S2kookies
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark amber color. VERY Hoppy, with the pine and grapefruit flavors being very prominent. Not one of the better ones by Stone I've had but that's because of the style of this brew.

Photo of car2052
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep amber/ garnet color with a 3/4 in. off-white head. Clear body.
S: Piney, with strong notes of grapefruit and peach. Hint of caramel.
T: Hops up front, with tastes of grapefruit coming through. The body of malt provides a solid middle of the taste, and lighten the feel that the hops provide. The malts are gently roasted. Pretty dry overall with a slight aftertaste of bitter hop oil flavor.
M: Pretty light for what appears on the outside as a darker beer. Dry overall. Sessionable.
O: Not bad. Most of Stone's beers are aggressively hopped, and This is less of an amber ale than it is a Red IPA, albeit sessionable. I think the low alcohol content makes the beer taste watery and makes the hops stand out a little more than they should.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of retry4z
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,753 ratings.