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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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very good

3,753 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,753
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 355 | 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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour: Into a Duvel glass. 3/4 inch firm, tan head. As another reviewer noted, it dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Firms up again as you swirl the glass between sips.

Color: Deep amber. Not quite red, and not opaque, but darker than I expected. I think the hoppy character, which I remembered well, tricked me into thinking the color was more golden. Which brings me to...

Flavor: Very dry, and very hoppy. This isn't of the (overly) sweet, pine-coney, earthy ilk that permeate the IPA market - these buds have a bite which is more-ish. Which brings me to...

Session character: Levitation clocks in at a modest 4.4% ABV - hurrah! Thanks to Stone - no stranger in the hoppy, high-octane ale movement for producing a beer with this much flavor, while being so friendly to drinking 'by volume'!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the mixer case into my 13th Anny pint glass
Noted 10/24/13

A : Dark amber body with garnet hues and very fine clarity. Half finger of stubborn khaki cream whip on top. A light squiggly trellis of crusty lace adheres to the glass upon drinking.

A: Bright citrus orange peel and bready pale malt nose with a touch of toffee and some danky herbal weed on the trail end. Very fresh on the hops and notably aromatic.

T: Citrus hops with tangerine and light grapefruit. Firmly countered with toasted bready malts. Has a significant amount of dankiness too and finishes out more spicy with layers of pine. Moderate bitterness falling on the higher side and the alcohol is completely nonexistent. Nutty with that toffee likeness and some stone fruit coming through as well. Great flavors and tasting very fresh.

M: Light frothy and airy with a mod-low body. Creamy and soft in texture but with a bready fullness. Touch of peppery bitterness and slight resinous linger.

D: Very drinkable. A great hoppy fix with big bready malt presence and all wrapped in a very light little package. This is one of those beers I often underestimate just how good it is. Great balance and loaded with flavor for a sessions.

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Mid. 2011 Review: 25 cl. drat @ Stone vs. Moeder event: red amber with an off-white head, smells like grapefruit & pine hops, light caramel, taste is moderate but full pine & grapefruit hops, malty, slightly fruity, caramel, medium bitterness, pretty damn good given its abv.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,753 ratings.