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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

3,679 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,679
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 134
Gots: 309 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

HEADYdb, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

mwayne, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a nice deep amber color with a large white head. The head faded rather fast to give a light to medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma had many good characteristics for a beer at only 4.4 % abv. It had a great bready and hoppy aroma with a light spiciness and a nice caramel sweetness which balance out the hop nicely. The hop was rather complex in smell with notes of earth, citrus and pine all present.

Taste – The taste started out on the breadier side with some of the caramel detected in the nose. The hop flavors quickly come to the tongue however and mellow some of the sweetness. First a more citrus hop flavor comes on the scene shortly followed by the pine and more earthy hop flavors. In the end a somewhat pinely and spicy hop flavor mixed with a smooth bread flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was better than I would have originally anticipated for an only 4.4 % brew. It had a nice slightly more creamy feel with a higher level of carbonation. Overall quite good for the style.

Overall – While only at 4.4 % this beer has some really wonderful characteristics. It has a nice look, smell, mouthfeel and taste that are all much more characteristic of a beer of a much higher abv. Very well done.

Darkmagus82, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

MattDbach, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

trancesk8er, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

beerrooster, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BTFU, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colour with orange tinges throughout and a bubbly white head on top that stays for roughly a minute.

Nice pine hops on the nose, lighter than those of an IPA though. There is some mild citrus and a nice amount of malts coupled with a little spice and mild caramel too.

A good malt base with some caramel, hops and spice thrown on top of it. I also detected a little pine and citrus but not a lot together with some very light grapefruit and a touch of bitter at the end.

Smooth and quite bitter for the style thanks to the pine hops and citrus. The carbonation was slightly above medium and overall the beer had excellent balance, going down great.

This one was a very nice beer and seemed a lot stronger than the 4.4% abv mentioned on the label. I enjoyed it but I think it would prove a little to strong in the bitterness department for me to make it a regular session beer despite the relatively low abv.

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flyingpig, Jun 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

1p5v, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

ArchitectBrewCo, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

SamIam, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a reddish-brown color with a mega 3-finger head and lots of rings of lacing.

S-a toffee nose with just a hint of citrus. Is that a sweet and spicy cinnamon as well?

T-it's malty, toffee, but not overly so because there's enough citrus hop flavor for balance.

M-light for its look. There is plenty of carbonation. The flavors last between sips.

O-another winner from Stone, a drinkable [yet hearty @ 4.4%] American Amber Ale.

NiceTaps, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

standardcherry, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Gww1864, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Kaydogg, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

im4beer, Jun 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mike178, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GringoKid, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bigbeerfan, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bjackerman, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

baconman91, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brock146, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,679 ratings.