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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,444 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,444
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 123
Gots: 223 | 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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-15-2012 14:40:37 | More by oldp0rt
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01001111

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

A: Deep, reddish amber.

S: Floral, piney hops with a bit of bread. More like an IPA on the nose.

T: Initially dominated by the hops, though not overpowering, with a wash of caramel and wheat bread.

M: Crisp, thin, and zesty.

O: Hoppier than a typical amber ale but a well balanced deviation.

03-15-2012 02:42:39 | More by 01001111
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IPA4LIFE

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-14-2012 02:55:52 | More by IPA4LIFE
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-12-2012 20:24:11 | More by UltimateLivewire
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jorgemir

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-11-2012 05:13:48 | More by jorgemir
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TheSixthRing

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance - Pours a dark reddish copper with a light tan finger width head. The head dies down within a few minutes, leaving behind a thin, sticky lace.

Smell - Classic Red ale aroma: grains and fruity malts, a dry, slightly citrus hop.

Taste - Light Caramel, a bit of red apple, a dry, citrus bitter hop. There's also a slight metallic tinge that's not entirely unpleasant, and hints of oak.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium malt body, with solid carbonation. Goes down smooth and creamy.

Overall - A fairly good red ale offering from Stone. Reminds me a bit of Red Tail Ale, though not quite as sweet or astringent, and better rounded. The low 4.4% is a bit surprising considering the brewery, known for aggressive, high ABV beers. This is a nice change-up that finds it's way for a strike.

03-11-2012 04:36:14 | More by TheSixthRing
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2012 01:49:03 | More by halo913
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Swuntly

California

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

A - Pours a clear copper color with 1 finger of clumpy tan head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Smelled this as soon as I opened it! Spicy, piney hops with a slight malt presence.

T - More malt forward than in the nose, with a moderate hop presence up front. More bitter than flavorful. Once it hits about mid palate it's all about the hop bitterness and it rides that wave right until the end where it finishes with a nice malt/hop balance.

M - Medium carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, while still being nice and crisp.

O - One of my favorite session beers. For the 4.4% ABV, it's very hoppy and delicious.

03-10-2012 01:11:03 | More by Swuntly
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kjb32812

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2012 01:19:16 | More by kjb32812
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2012 02:29:56 | More by AJD1201
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2012 16:28:13 | More by rondufresne
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bhayle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2012 03:09:59 | More by bhayle
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2012 01:07:52 | More by javiernano
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hangar9


4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2012 00:44:30 | More by hangar9
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GarretD

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

03-05-2012 04:01:58 | More by GarretD
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flpiii

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-05-2012 00:32:46 | More by flpiii
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leokbelo

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a deep amber into a pint glass. 1 inch foamy head that dissipates into a 1/2 inch lacing.
Very piney on the nose, citrusy, lots of hops for an Amber Ale, but hey, this is Stone Brewing we're talking about!
Hops right on the tongue, with a hint of malt sweetness in the back end.
An amber ale that reminds you of a hoppy pale ale. At 4.4%, very drinkable and tasty.

03-03-2012 20:21:00 | More by leokbelo
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-03-2012 01:40:10 | More by elevatedgreens
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-02-2012 17:18:37 | More by seanh99
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-02-2012 17:14:27 | More by zekeman17
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TimMack

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-02-2012 05:42:32 | More by TimMack
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-02-2012 02:57:05 | More by rydev24
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-02-2012 02:36:09 | More by keanlacrosse
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friedpotatoes

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-02-2012 02:16:27 | More by friedpotatoes
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doho95fu

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-01-2012 20:26:28 | More by doho95fu
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,444 ratings.