Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,444 ratings.