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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

3,627 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 128
Gots: 281 | 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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Photo of turnstile
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Incredible. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a huge tan fluffy head. The micro-bubbles dissipate very slowly and form a sticky lacing in large patches all the way down the glass.

Smell: Citrus hops, some humble spicing and sweet malts. A dominant aroma of lemons and a slight note of tart cherries.

Taste: While the hops clearly dominate, there's tons of complex flavor notes that struggle to come through. Citrus hops up front with fresh lemon zest. The hops eventually give way to a decent malt backbone. It has a decent construction but there's a little bit of an imbalance here. Hints of melon become more present as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a smooth and creamy body.

Drinkability: I think this is a pretty sessionable hoppy brew. With a relatively low ABV it's one you could drink more than one of.

turnstile, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of jgurley
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty golden brown in my tasting snifter. Little bit of head, little bit of lacing, but not a lot. Smell is great. Good piney floral hops but not a really strong nose. Taste is exceptional. Really great flavor for such a light and highly drinkable beer. I want this to warm a bit so I can get more subtle flavors, but it goes down so good!! Very thirst quenching an drinkable. Nice hot weather choice. I could drink a 6 right now.

jgurley, Jun 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

a_sh0pping_cart, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

goodonya, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Selderkin
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Selderkin, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of beerrooster
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

beerrooster, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of kpoole25
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer, and good flavor-to-abv ratio, they did a good job on this. 12 oz bottle to glass. Darker than I expected, a bit like a dark ice tea. Smell is a little bit of hop and malt. Taste is a bit dry, quite a bit of carbonation, but otherwise has a typical west coast pale ale flavor profile. Not sure what the calories are but would be interesting to compare to, say, Sam Adams light.

kpoole25, Feb 08, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

IpaRay, May 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

HairyToeKnuckles, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

alecvdpoel, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

tleifj, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of sunny289
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sunny289, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Onelove, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

belm001, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rdmendoza, May 23, 2014
Photo of buffettfan
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Looks impressive, a nice, dark amber almost ruby color. Smells mostly of hops, with some fruity citrus notes. Taste was very good, much like the aroma, mostly hops with some orangy citrus flavor. Nice bitter finish. I like to have a 6 pack of this in the fridge most of the time. One of my everyday beers. I like it a lot.

buffettfan, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of josssmith
3/5  rDev -22.3%

josssmith, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of FatSean
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice for only 4.4% alcohol!

Poured a dark brownish red color into a 12oz shaker piny. About 1/4" head which clung to the glass fairly well.

Smells of Stone malts :)

Hops and malts come torgether quite nicely on first sipping. The hops hang on longer than the malts.

The body was a bit thin but this expected given the alcohol content.

Decent mouth feel, OK carbonation.

Fairly drinkable. I found the aftertaste could build up after two or three.

I paid $12 for a six pack of this. I probably wouldn't buy it again.

FatSean, Oct 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MemphisKev, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

lokiikol, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

ycortez, May 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

KhangGarrett, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Golferallen54, Jul 02, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -15%

Kingrat831, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of MortarPestle
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a rich head that had nice retention and good lacing.
Aroma: A good nose of citrus and pine, with malt breadiness.
Taste: The hops is up front in this brew; grapefruit and rind, with juniper. The malt comes through with flavors of bread crust and toast.
Texture: Crisp and creamy with a dry finish.
Drinkalbility: Nicely balanced hops and malt, very drinkable. A good session brew.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

MortarPestle, Jun 17, 2012
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.