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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,755 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,755
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 357 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 09-27-2002

No notes at this time.
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brackh
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Good beer. Smells grassy and earthy. Tastes great. Can't put my finger on the flavor. Bitter but not too much.


Wife's Review: "I like it. It is simple and refreshing."

Photo of Marina
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Dubber55
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 05-03-11
Consumed 3/7/11

Poured into my Founders snifter. Caramel/orange/red color with some orange highlights. 1 finger of white head.

Smells like hops and pine. There is also a grassy/herbal type aroma with some grapefruit as well.

I taste herbal tea and pine. Citrus rind as well. Seems to have a similar hop profile to arrogant bastard and its other iterations.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Seems to be a bit sticky as well. The finish is kind of watery but I guess that is to be expected from a 4.4% abv libation.

Drinkability is ok. The abv isnt high so I could drink a bunch of these. However, this beer isnt really all that complex to make me want to come back and keep drinking it. Im not loving the watery finish either. Within the style, this is a pretty good representation.

Photo of DUBinMIA
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a plain pub pint glass. Clear brownish amber color. 1/4 in with good retention and good carbonation.

smelled of citrus floral hops and a hint of malt and some spice

taste was hoppy at first but quickly mellows with malt and finishes strong and crisp like. slight dry after taste.

medium to full body

overall a nice beer but nothing overly exciting would definitely have it again...

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of JohnWaynes44
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet with a one finger off white head.
Frothy lumps dissipated quickly
Deep red color
Very intense aroma of sweet malts/raisins/bread
This is a surprising taste from a gargoyle clad stone
Sweet malts out ahead of the hops that blend in nicely at end
Oily and sticky in the mouth and nice balance with carbonation
Stone changed it up for this one and made it very drinkable
Subdued but still significant
A home run in my book
My first but not my last

Photo of Cakanator
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle #3 of the night. Second time in as many days I've had one, just keeps getting better. This beer has got to be the hoppiest 4.4% I've ever had! It's on the nose and palate and goes down so easy as it should. The hops make you believe you should be getting messed up, but the finish is light and refreshing. If stone weren't so expensive, this would be my everyday summer beer. Exceptional!

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has been a go to beer for me. A drinkin' beer, not in terms of quantity rather I don't need to give all my attention to enjoy it.

Appearance-
Rich brown, with a yellow head that disappears quickly

Smell-
The expected hop hit known with Stone, but a rich caramel malt as well

Taste-
The bitter hops really shine through, but the malt balance is a lot stronger than most Stone beers.

Mouthfeel-
Clean and carbonated

Overall-
Great for an afterwork and unwind beer.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,755 ratings.