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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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very good

3,755 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,755
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 357 | 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

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into duvel snifter
A - dark brown colour, nice two finger head, stays for a bit
S - mostly hops kinda piney
T - tastes of light hops, not a huge amount of taste, but a good beer
M- crisp, clean very drinkable
O - a very drinkable amber ale

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

A 12 ounce bottle of Levitation pours a clear, deep copper color, leaving quick light foam that lingers on the surface, alongside an excellent lacing. It has a hoppy, straw-like scent, and a taste that is punchy but fleeting. It is full of hops offering little to counter, yet it is not obtrusive, nor insistent. A mouthful is fizzy but dissipates quickly. This is pretty much the entry level brew from Stone Brewery, but like most of their other entries, it is an excellent example of style.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was at the store buying some other stuff when I swung through the alcohol aisle and struck up a conversation with the somewhat unfortunate looking attendant who knew very little about brew. However, they did say they had been selling a lot of this beer, so I gave it a whirl.

Appearance - Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a nice dark amber/copper color with a one finger head that quickly dissipated. Decent lacing.

Smell - Great hops scent with hints of resin and even a little toffee or roasted almond. The hops scent is certainly the prime mover though.

Taste - This is a good tasting beer that basically matches the smell. It's bitter up front, with a good hoppy/roasted almond smack in the middle, then back to the bitterness at the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, well balanced, good carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good brew. It's nothing to put on your "wants" list or go way out of your way to try and find, but it is certainly deserving of a pint or two. I would serve it to my guests, for what it's worth, but it didn't blow my hair back.

Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,755 ratings.