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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,325 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,325
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 116
Gots: 177 | 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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Atyoungberg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-03-2012 23:13:16 | More by Atyoungberg
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Stone's Public House in Ashland. Served in a standard pint glass. Light orange colored body. Barely had any head, but with moderate lacing though. Smell had hints of pine and citrus. Taste was refreshingly good. Nice level of hops for an amber. Enough hops to notice, but not overly hopped like some West Coast beers. Mouthfeel was smooth, with a balanced dose of malt to give it some body. I guess the one thing that surprised me was the low abv. Seeing this now as I review it, I would have never guessed Stone made this beer so low. Didn't taste like a session beer. A new beer for me when I am looking for a flavorful yet low abv choice of beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 04:41:05 | More by morebeergood
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-03-2012 01:19:16 | More by amrozga
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iBeer16

New York

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter.

A: pours a very dark ruby red. Pours with a little over a 2 finger head that is of a cream color and when dissipates leaves very nice lacing all over the glass.

S: strong piney hoppy scent, very surprising for such a low abv. Also has nice roasted malt scent. smell is very enticing and makes me look forward to drink.

T: Again, taste mimics scent, had to recheck abv multiple times, very hoppy for such a low abv. But very well balanced with roasted caramel malts. Starts off extremely hoppy, becomes sweet due to malts, finishes slightly bitter.

M: low carbonation, almost creamy consistency. Has a good body for style. Hoppiness brings a bit of excitement to the palate.

Overall, wasn't sure how this would be. Wow was I blown away. Low abv- yes but great flavor both piney hop and rich caramel malts. Stone comes through again! Great brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 04:26:23 | More by iBeer16
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-01-2012 22:39:43 | More by Massbmx
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-01-2012 20:41:47 | More by CwrwAmByth
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-01-2012 19:49:12 | More by HopsHopenstein
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2011 22:08:38 | More by buckyp
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-31-2011 17:40:19 | More by hawkmage
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2011 07:50:48 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer. Its worthy to be in my fridge.

Bottle poured into mug, two and a half finger head.

S: Hops, malt, bready yeasts, and peppers

T: Hop bitterness was pronounced throughout the beer. At first I thought this was an IPA, but then I was corrected after reading the bottle more closely. Vanilla, piney notes, and barley provided a strong intermediate feel. The finish was back to the bitterness mentioned earlier.

M: Fulfilling and well-balanced

Overall this is worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 07:50:04 | More by BierStein711
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Rckmo10

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-31-2011 04:39:33 | More by Rckmo10
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mikeczech

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-31-2011 02:01:58 | More by mikeczech
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2011 00:52:44 | More by christopheraknox
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SargeC

Japan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-30-2011 09:05:45 | More by SargeC
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent copper color with a 1.5 finger head of decent creaminess. Retention and lacing are both very good.

S - Resinous pine, citrus, caramel, and and toasted malt. Smells very fresh and surprisingly appealing.

T - Extremely well balanced. Caramel and pale malt sweetly balance the grassy, earthy, pine character of the hops. It's even got some yeasty qualities that round the beer out nicely. It's delicate, and I'm having it.

M - Light to medium bodied, carbonated well, and smooth on the finish. Suits the flavors nicely, but not necessarily tailored to them.

D - Well built, well balanced, and it's the best Stone brew I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 04:01:27 | More by blakelive784
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.2%

12-29-2011 03:50:38 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-28-2011 19:45:54 | More by Element1290
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FriarTuckInLuck

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-28-2011 11:40:53 | More by FriarTuckInLuck
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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-28-2011 03:14:19 | More by Shilt
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Chopman50

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-28-2011 01:03:09 | More by Chopman50
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Giggy

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured a dark amber/orange color with a small off white head. The aroma had a light hop nose with a decent amount of caramel. Taste was mild, had some bitterness with some caramel and roast tones alongside a dry finish. Overall this one is good and has a nice amount of flavor and character in it. Definitely would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 21:51:25 | More by Giggy
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2011 04:07:14 | More by verdict603
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ALifeWellWasted

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2011 02:06:38 | More by ALifeWellWasted
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jlenik

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-26-2011 23:35:41 | More by jlenik
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,325 ratings.