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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

3,680 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,680
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 134
Gots: 309 | 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 Chrisdslap
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Chrisdslap, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of gustogasmic
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful red amber, pretty transparent. Lots of coppery bone lacing.

Smells of grains with very light hop sting. Like a good red.

The taste is hoppier that the nose lets on. A refreshing swigger. It seems halfway between a PA and a red. I am happily confused.

Overall: Fantasizing about sessioning this and Founder's All Day side-by-side.

gustogasmic, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of barrelofbastard
4/5  rDev +3.6%

barrelofbastard, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of MrBoz21
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured sparkling copper with white cap- very bright and moderately. Carbed

Aroma: caramel, biscuit and floral.

Taste: nice bitter backbone. Biscuit, sweet waffle and piney. There's a fruit that I can't quite place .... Mango?

Mouth is moderate with good malt presence.

Overall: very balanced and tasty - has a nice hop profile and is very robust for a session beer

MrBoz21, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of CAD22
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CAD22, May 23, 2014
Photo of beersabound
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this one at the brewery and it is fresh. It has great clarity, a tight tan head and a rich copper/amber hue. The aroma is well balanced, nutty & buttery with mellow hops. Definitely not the same hops as the Stone IPA or Arrogant Bastard. The mouthfeel is smooth from the diacetyl and has a little CO2 bite that detracts from the flavor. This beer does have great lacing, though.The flavor is balanced like the aroma and it finishes slightly nutty in the front and dry in the back. The aftertaste is where I can really enjoy the hops without the diacetyl. This is a good beer with an aftertaste that will keep you thirsty for more. It is a little filling though with the diacetyl and slight overcarbonation. I'd get it again.

beersabound, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of wangbruins
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice dark reddish brown with a slight head that broke quickly and had decent lacing

S- Very hoppy with cherries, pine, and a slight smokiness

T- Cherries, apples, and a light, very light, roasted nut flavor

M- A little tingly bite with every sip and a slight aftertaste that continues down the throat

D- As usual, Stone comes through with a great beer. Buy many and drink them all at once.

wangbruins, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of Bajasith
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought me a six pack at a local liqour store in El Cajon, CA.

Poured directly into a glass to get a view of a nice one finger head and burnt amber color.

Aroma right away jumped at me, hops and malt stand out which in it's own have a unique aroma. Reminds me of beings in the forest after a rain storm. Earthy smell.

Taste and mouthfeel alone is what an un-udulterated beer should tate like... Bitter yet smooth going down the palate

I would really enjoy this beer after a long day at work in 115 degree desert weather to kill my thirst.

Bajasith, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of iDrinknewglarus
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber-red and slightly hazy. Pours a khaki head that sticks around for a while and laces great.

S: Smells quite hoppy with citrus and pine. Smells really fresh and with a sweet note throughout representing the malts.

T: Tastes like a hopped up american red. It's actually very reminiscent of Lakefront's Fixed Gear, and it is, naturally, lighter in body and taste than that. Mainly showcases the hops, and it is not too bitter. Malt is just barely in the taste.

M: Light. Medium-low carbonation. Just a bit watery, but in a refreshing kind of way. This was to be expected given the ABV.

In conclusion, this beer, at 4.4%, would make an excellent session beer. It is easy to drink, but flavorful, and you can finish a six pack without toppling over. Totally respectable, but I wish the price was lower.

iDrinknewglarus, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of biscuitroller
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

biscuitroller, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

illestkilla, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hpeli, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PhawkYu, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Mtn, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bdk1417, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

LaurenGuy, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Geno78, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ABVerageJoe, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hainesly, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

E1D0L0N, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

voodoo, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jereb33, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Marina
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%

Marina, Sunday at 02:12 AM
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,680 ratings.