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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,318 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,318
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 115
Gots: 174 | 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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travolta

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber body with a creamy tan head that leaves behind excellent lacing. Amazing head and lacing!
S: Caramel roasted malt, citrus and floral nose.
T: Flavors of caramel malt & clean dry hoppy lightly bitter finish.
M: Smooth, dry and balanced.
Notes: A session beer that is easily drinkable yet flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 01:26:29 | More by travolta
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2014 00:47:48 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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y0tommyb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-22-2014 21:23:52 | More by y0tommyb
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dave39

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not an Amber Ale drinker, but this is a very good one from Stone.

Very pleasant smell, and easy on the palate. You can session this one, no doubt. This is the quintessential session brew.

Very nice flavor profile, and goes down very easily. Kudos to Stone. I had been down on them lately with their base IPA, and the Go to IPA, but they have redeemed themselves with this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:40:34 | More by dave39
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Dragon17

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-22-2014 16:49:39 | More by Dragon17
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backslide311

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-22-2014 14:55:01 | More by backslide311
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-22-2014 14:37:21 | More by Jasonchair
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Ursch79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-21-2014 02:01:08 | More by Ursch79
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mahoghony brown with a half inch thick tightly knit beige head. Great clarity and Brussels lacing is present. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruit scented hops. The flavor is more tropical fruit hop forward with caramel malt. While there is a long,yet mild hop fade there is more of a caramel malt aftertaste. The body is lighter and yet lightly sticky and moderately carbonated. I think it must be due to the lighter ABV.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 01:36:51 | More by Franziskaner
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aussiebeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-20-2014 21:04:37 | More by aussiebeer
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romulus523

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 14:45:55 | More by romulus523
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Klebe

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 13:16:46 | More by Klebe
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yumyab


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 07:24:46 | More by yumyab
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warpig372

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-19-2014 20:26:04 | More by warpig372
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atlasalain

California

2.33/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The carbonation hurt my tongue. is that possible... I dont know... the carbonation hurt it hurts on the back of the throat. this is a painful beer from the same silly bastard clowns
looks good smells ok. the taste is way too spicy for how light mouthfeel and alchohol is has. stay away from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 20:24:23 | More by atlasalain
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Joe_Mahma

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2014 18:03:45 | More by Joe_Mahma
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2014 04:16:50 | More by tykechandler
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timlyon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2014 03:14:15 | More by timlyon
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2014 01:27:12 | More by cwd
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osupuck19

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2014 19:49:03 | More by osupuck19
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-17-2014 20:03:35 | More by TheBoog013
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seedyone

New York

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014 When comparing my notes over the 2 years between it's become apparent I've taken slightly to hoppier profiles.

05/26/12 On tap. This is one brew that defies my prejudices. I really don't like hops but this 'ale' seems to flirt with the outer limits of those characteristics that I avoid. It's on my "get out of your rut" list.

2010 On tap. The dark color portends the caramel rich flavor, both of which belie the easy going body. Too bad I'm not more taken w/the flavor as this could become a fast friend.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 18:38:37 | More by seedyone
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itsjreal

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-17-2014 17:42:36 | More by itsjreal
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-17-2014 15:23:25 | More by Tayloraphilips
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-17-2014 12:38:13 | More by Necronomad
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,318 ratings.