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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 127
Gots: 276 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HarleyCorps, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

frank91, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

psykad, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a ruby copper color with a 1 finger head that fades slowly. Decent lacing left in glass.
Smell is a wonderful hop baguette with a bit of toasted malt and hint of chocolate/caramel. Smooth hop flavor up front with a nice balance of malt, nothing too sweet, bready flavor comes through in the end, slight caramel/chocolate flavor in the finish.

Another solid offering from Stone. One of my favorite amber ales.

rugerj, Apr 13, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mcloud2, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dog-ear, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

BrianSherry, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bunta, Feb 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

MilesRaymond, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of jsp2
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown amber and transparent with a thick white head of foam. Aroma of citrus hops, apricots, and flowers. Tart and bitter approach followed by a balanced barely sweetness with a hoppy and bitter finish. Quite dry and well balanced. Feel is light and watery, very quenching and quaffable.

This one packs a lot of flavor yet somehow is very light and drinkable. Well done.

jsp2, Apr 23, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

fain12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of wages
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - 4/5 - Has a nice transparent red hue and almost seems a little golden. Thin head with little retention or lacing.

smell - 4/5 - Clean floral aroma.

taste - 4.5/5 - Kind of like a mild with a lot of earthy hops. Maybe a little grapefruit tartness too.

mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - The carbonation is right on. It lets you taste everything but refreshingly goes down smooth leaving only the earthy grapefruit hops behind to linger.

overall - 5/5 - I feel it is more than the sum of its parts because it's a session beer that tastes like an IPA but looks like a red.

wages, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

cmsimeur, Jan 29, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium to deep amber with a frothy 1" off white head.

Smell: Floral and citrus hops, almost as if ti were fresh hopped.

Taste: Very hoppy with barely a hint of malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Despite the big hop aroma and flavor, it is mild on the finish.

Overall: Good solid beer but a little to one sided for me.

cyrock1, Mar 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

mrsp1107, Jul 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DJB2231, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

moistnugget, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

swanson45, Nov 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

HippieHops, Jan 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Tidesox28, Apr 03, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber with a big tight head that backed down to a half finger think saucer that just sat there on top of the brew nlacing as the volume in my pint goes down.

Clean "C" hops in the nose up front, slight roasted malt with dark bread toast smells that get stronger

Malts come through in places quite nicely with this brew. However the first wave is a hop bitterness that is crisp an bit citrusy at first but transitions to earthy and grassy notes later. The middle speaks of toasted and caramal malts ever briefly prior to transitioning a lingering finish of more hops and a latent malt sweetness.

Slightly watery mouthfeel with good solid carbonation. Overall a very attractive and drinkable Amber.

gwood, Jun 08, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kegmans, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CoreyW, Aug 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

TheDarkestYouveGot, Oct 24, 2012
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.