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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,384 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,384
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 120
Gots: 194 | FT: 2
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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daant76

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-15-2012 02:35:40 | More by daant76
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-12-2012 15:54:11 | More by Tpsauer
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2012 01:22:16 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-11-2012 00:54:20 | More by Tyrawlings
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2012 19:49:55 | More by spark3148857
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rwerling06

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-10-2012 05:02:14 | More by rwerling06
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Jdub983

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-10-2012 02:11:33 | More by Jdub983
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NikkoE82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-09-2012 22:09:35 | More by NikkoE82
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jrod412

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2012 11:26:53 | More by jrod412
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mikemoeller112

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-09-2012 03:36:50 | More by mikemoeller112
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2012 02:49:35 | More by ChadT89
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wages

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - 4/5 - Has a nice transparent red hue and almost seems a little golden. Thin head with little retention or lacing.

smell - 4/5 - Clean floral aroma.

taste - 4.5/5 - Kind of like a mild with a lot of earthy hops. Maybe a little grapefruit tartness too.

mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - The carbonation is right on. It lets you taste everything but refreshingly goes down smooth leaving only the earthy grapefruit hops behind to linger.

overall - 5/5 - I feel it is more than the sum of its parts because it's a session beer that tastes like an IPA but looks like a red.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:36:02 | More by wages
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bearisprime

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-08-2012 22:41:39 | More by bearisprime
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Retrocontent

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2012 21:25:00 | More by Retrocontent
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bkaj21

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-08-2012 03:45:16 | More by bkaj21
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ChumleyX

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2012 03:07:40 | More by ChumleyX
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DCon

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $2.99. Poured from the White (almost blue) Stone Labeled Bottle w/ "2007 GABF" Gold Medal winner in Gold ALL across the bottle into my 16oz Grand Teton Au Naturale Pint Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Has a nice American hop beginning and then strong malts come in at the finish. Very light caramel too.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head thats frothy and has great retention. Has a very deep copper/light brown colored body with tons of haze. Leaves thick rings of lace afterwards.

Flavor- Very light and clean from the beginning. Has tons of sweet malts and finishes with light hops. Barely a light bitterness level hangs out.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has sweet finish with nice hops hanging around.

Overall Impression- After enjoying the Tornado Alley, I wanted to compare to one I haven't had from Stone yet. Not much different! Had quite a bit of hop character and smoother finish than Charleville's brew but would definitely hit others from Stone before this one. Will give it a good over-all rating because it hit most of the categories.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:15:00 | More by DCon
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-07-2012 07:06:49 | More by Diomede
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-07-2012 01:37:58 | More by TimoP
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johno1655

New York

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Rattle and Hum. Fairly dark for an amber ale. The head was about 1 finger. I was surprised by two things; the large amount of hops and the low ABV. Also, this beer is very drinkable. Not the best that Stone has to offer but certainly a nice session beer that is not very representative of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 20:39:20 | More by johno1655
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-06-2012 14:42:01 | More by meanmutt
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plfahey

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Reddish amber with great clarity. Tall beige head with good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma-Piney, woody, and slightly spicy/herbal hops lead the charge. A healthy dollop of caramel and hints of toasted malt and biscuits come in right behind. Aside from the hop and malt profile, it's relatively clean and devoid of any yeast character.

Flavor-Caramel malt up front provides just the slightest flash of sweetness before moderate hop bitterness and moderately high hop flavor swoop in. Mild yet sticky pine resin and woody/spicy notes play through the midpalate. The finish lasts for ages with lingering piney hop flavor.

Mouthfeel-Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation and a moderately light body. Feels a little bit thin in the finish.

Decently tasty brew from Stone, but this one really stands out as being a nice, sessionable, low-ABV beer, while still boasting a ton of flavor. Certainly atypical for the brewery, but that's perhaps part of it's popularity. Extremely quaffable and good enough to warrant throwing back a couple from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 07:27:12 | More by plfahey
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-05-2012 23:43:39 | More by stairwell2811bre
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jt6174

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-05-2012 16:39:06 | More by jt6174
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Murrhey

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from a BevMo mystery pack. Poured in a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger off-white head. Well carbonated and the retention is nice for such a small head. Muddy brown color with no clarity.

S- Darker smells, some dark fruits and barley.

T- Bitter and dark flavors. Complex with a very bitter finish.

M- Intensely carbonated, medium body, bitter linger and wet.

O- Starts slow, but gets better near the bottom of the glass. Glad I lucked into this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:06:56 | More by Murrhey
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,384 ratings.