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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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very good

3,804 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,804
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 145
Gots: 401 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 3,804 | Reviews: 1,210
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark bronze color, but the head looks weak... almost watery... Is this a sign that Stone has finally gone wrong, by producing a <5%ABV beer?? The smell, though, puts things to rights. Big American hops, but solid malt underneath. Very balanced taste. Hoppy, maybe this is to most amber/red ales what SNPA is to your standard pale ales. Personally, I tend to like beers that focus more on the malt side of the equation, but this is very nicely done. Solid mouthfeel, but light enough to give good drinkability.

Photo of stonequarrywest
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with an off white head into a pint glass.

Sweet hoppy smell with caramel malts

Taste sweet and malty as well....nothing special

Overly hoppy for an Amber..which i did enjoy more than I thought I would.

A little to sweet to knock back many...

Photo of Beefeater57
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark-reddish brown/amber color. A slightly darker version of the Stone Pale Ale. Creme-colored sudsy head.

S: I get a sugary smell from this. It has a little alcohol smell to it, but I really sense sugar.

T: The taste is rather mild. The malt sweetness is slight, and the hops didn't hit me right away. Definitely got the hops with the aftertaste sitting a while. Slight citrus - grapefruit in the taste. A little bit nutty in the finish. Difficult to grade the taste on this one, since it doesn't have as much bold, in-your-face flavors as other Stone beers.

M: Borderline-thin, slightly dry. Carbonation levels are fine.

O: Stone doesn't make a bad beer. However, this one is definitely on the mild side of Stone brews. Still a great beer though. Very easy to drink, and with the reasonable alcohol content, easy to pound back a few.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you to the Texas Legislature and the TABC. Were it not for you and you inane laws requiring brewers to get separate licenses for beers (<5.0% ABV, per TABC) and Ales (5 and up), I might have frequent access to this delicious brew and THAT WOULD BE DANGEROUS!!!...jerkoffs.

A: Crisp and clear dark resinous amber color with an off-white head and sticky lacing.

S: Disappointingly weak. Hops and floral notes seem like they want to come through, but are just too restrained.

T: The flavor, however, is not as restrained as the aroma. The citrus and piney hops come through loud and clear here. Nice earthy balance to the beer by way of the darker malts and an almost tart note is back there as well. Buttered toast is the flavor I would tie to the malt here. All in all, an excellent combination.

M: Slick and chewy.

D: Sessionable beer from Stone? Not in Texas, but be thankful those of you who live in states unencumbered by such idiotic legislation.

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

Poured into a snifter, left 1/4 to 1/2" tan head and good lacing. Brown with red highlights. Smell is very hoppy and grainy. Taste is mild hop with a bit of a wet blueberry thing to it. Very good! Aftertaste is good and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and very wet. Drinkability is awesome.

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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber-brown in color with a toffee colored head.

S - Has a nice caramel malt aroma with some piney and grapefruity hop aromas.

T - Slight malt flavor that is immediantly over powered by an intense hop spicyness.

M - Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

O - A pretty good amber ale, but I think it is a little too hopped for the style.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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