Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L: Deep red with an off-white head, very good lacing. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from my nucleated glass, aiding the retention.
A: Grassy citrus, pine, and a touch of spice from the hops, very rounded malt backbone with some burnt caramel sweetness. Neutral yeast character.
T/M: Big bitterness upfront for a beer of such light strength, moves into a nice showcasing of west-coast fruity/pine hops with a grassy edge. Malt is somewhat aggressive, attributing burnt sugar notes and a subtle base malt. Not very sweet considering the amount of crystal used, has a slightly acid dry finish, in a good way.
Overall, a delicious session ale. I can think of very few beers less than 5%abv that can stand up to the intensity of flavor, and balance of this beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 00:05:06 | More by Siriusfisherman
4.04/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener glass.
A - Very sharp looking beer. A quite dark golden amber with lot's of carbonation visible. Plenty of bubles coming up for the duration of the pour. Very thick white head, which stuck around for a while, morphed into some cool shapes, and left a good amount of residuals.
S - Like a light IPA. Hops, but not too powerful. Smelled nice, just not a ton going on. Maybe a hint of grapefruit, too.
T - Interesting. As was the case with the aroma, tasted more like a light IPA than an Amber/Red Ale. Didn't notice much malt, but some general frutiness was present. Hops flavor intensified in the aftertaste. Very pleasant.
F - One of the beers strongest features. Very light and crisp feeling with a strong aftertaste. No bloating or heavy feeling. A good beer to drink on the golf course or in any instance when you're going to have more than a couple.
O - Not my favorite Stone brew, but it's still a very good beer. A perfect beer for anyone who likes the taste of hops, but doesn't enjoy the bitterness and explosion of a ton of hops. I do enjoy beers like that, but there are times when I want a lighter, more crisp tasting hoppy beer, and this beer does the trick. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 20:12:34 | More by stella77artois
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.