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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

3,354 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,354
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 117
Gots: 186 | FT: 2
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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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-31-2012 16:45:24 | More by tdmccarthy
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mgeraci

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was great! Easily one of my top 5 for flavor and drinkability. This is definitely going to be a regular in my arsenal from now on. I love the excellent quality of this beer compared to beers with a comparable ABV. I suggest this to anyone wanting to broaden out to bolder more adventurous beers because it is a tame stroll into the depths of Stone beers which I have found all to be good to date in my experiences.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:06:00 | More by mgeraci
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

We pour a deep copper colored brew. It holds a one finger tall mocha colored head. This recedes quickly, leaving spotted lacing and big islands of bubbles. There is thick haze, but no sediment. Carbonation appears light, and the bubbles rise slowly in this semi-syrupy brew. The nose explodes with massive hops. These are citric, resiny, and fruity. There is a tart sourness and sweetness of additional citric fruits and melon. There are lactics and muddy malts with a slight toast. There are minerals and a faint grapey wine quality on the far back. The taste begins with bitterness of grain and yeast. Hops also start immediately, and these are intense with souring citrus. The middle continues with wet grain and more hops, but they are now earthy and piney. The finish is with medicinal phenols that are bittering and plastic. Further bitterness seeps in from the yeast, with a spice of booze to round things out. The aftertaste is of darker grain, coiny bitterness and metallics, barley toast, muddy water, and booze. The body has a lighter feel and is, at times, watery. The carbonation is lighter as well. Each sip offers little froth or smack. The mouth is left wet and partially coated, but mostly dried. The abv is lower end and the beer drinks decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. The hoppiness was excellent, with fruit and sweetness, to make is nicely inviting. We must have fallen off the trail somewhere between the nose and the mouth. The flavors were flat throughout, and the heavy bitterness made the taste seem detached from what was set up for by the aroma. Additionally, there was a flattish feel to the palate, leaving not only the taste buds board, but the mouth bored as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 17:45:55 | More by TheBrewo
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-30-2012 06:29:10 | More by slimntubbs
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Samp

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2012 05:29:24 | More by Samp
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Swim424

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into houfbrau mug

A-very dark amber

S-smells like a sweet malt with a little hops

T-taste fairly light. Sweet caramely malt upfront finishing with a slight hop bite.

MF-pretty light for the style. a bit creamy. nice after taste.

O-pretty nice to sip on for a bit. not to strong.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 03:30:26 | More by Swim424
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cmsimeur

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-29-2012 04:30:42 | More by cmsimeur
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-28-2012 06:10:04 | More by lilnicky068
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-27-2012 18:51:49 | More by PhineasGage
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likeemdark

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-27-2012 12:34:41 | More by likeemdark
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Hellvis

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-27-2012 04:41:27 | More by Hellvis
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dandmc24

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-26-2012 11:16:02 | More by dandmc24
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jh1982

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-26-2012 05:17:08 | More by jh1982
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DMc8ride

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-25-2012 20:12:19 | More by DMc8ride
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-25-2012 18:18:40 | More by rogueleonardi
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strykn42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-25-2012 04:29:22 | More by strykn42
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jarebobear

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-25-2012 04:05:43 | More by jarebobear
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-25-2012 01:26:26 | More by dsuedbeck
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Clowerweb

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured aggressively from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. No visible dates on the bottle.

A: I'd call it more brown than red, but it does have some amber red/orange highlights around the bottom. 1 finger of off-white head has respectable retention and lacing. Lots of sediment visible in this, so I assume it's unfiltered. Hopefully this doesn't cause regrets in the morning.

S: Hops, piney hops. Not too strong or too weak on the nose, doesn't have much depth though and doesn't cause much of a pique in curiosity, smells pretty straightforward.

T: It pretty much tastes like an IPA or APA. Hoppy and piney. Stays consistent throughout the experience, so it finishes the same way it starts. I detect a hint of malts in there to try to counter the hops, but it's not very prevalent. Again, not much depth or character to this one. Maybe a step above average.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a bit watery, not a lot of gravity to this one at all. I half expected it to be a little more full bodied given the large amount of sediment throughout this beer, but it didn't deliver. A peg above average at best.

O: I have really liked almost all of the Stone products I have tried. I think Stone is a fine craft brewery, but this one lacked a lot of character and depth that I've come to expect from Stone brews. I wouldn't say that I'm disappointed in this beer, but it definitely missed the mark and failed to impress. There just isn't anything about this beer that separates it from others of similar styles.

This is not a bad beer, but it's one of the only Stone beers I've tried that I can safely say I will not be likely to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:04:59 | More by Clowerweb
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-24-2012 20:51:28 | More by danielp215
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McBadger

California

1/5  rDev -74.2%

01-23-2012 03:10:39 | More by McBadger
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-22-2012 23:24:23 | More by djaeon
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-22-2012 17:11:05 | More by zenwatts
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zaptone

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-22-2012 16:00:19 | More by zaptone
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-21-2012 22:23:40 | More by poppyjohn
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,354 ratings.