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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Levitation AleLevitation Ale

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very good

3,782 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 385 | 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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured a dark amber/orange color with a small off white head. The aroma had a light hop nose with a decent amount of caramel. Taste was mild, had some bitterness with some caramel and roast tones alongside a dry finish. Overall this one is good and has a nice amount of flavor and character in it. Definitely would drink again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber with an amazing full head. What a smell. Strong hoppy smell. Sweet almost. Taste is a medium to light body but with a sUbtle creaminess. Super bitter. Slightly tart. Very dry finish. Like a Brady flavor with subtle caramel.

Great brew for a lighter beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a reddish amber color with a lightly laced head. Very surprised with the low carbonation on this one, yet in spite of this, it retains a syrupy, thick look.

Again, Stone manages to present a beer that is instantly recognizable as theirs. While there is much lower alcohol here, the hops instantly scream citrus groves and spiced herbs. It's not as strong as Stone usually holds it (it often resembles pale ales), but their special "levitation beer" contains a fruitiness and sweetness that is wholly wonderful. In a sense, really unlike other Stone brews, as the aroma relies a lot more on maltiness here.

Nevertheless, it still starts with a bitterness that is loaded with spiciness and zestiness - yet ends with a fruitiness that is excellent. Cherries, grapefruit, honey, brown sugar all make their mark here. Contains a carbonated feel and creaminess to make it interesting in the long run. Very drinkable, with a bitterness that truly feels like it lasts for hours. It's really like mixing an IPA and an amber ale to get curious results.

Would go as far as calling this one of Stone's most balanced beers, though definitely not as ridiculous or fascinating as others they have released. The fact that it is sessionable makes its consumption all the merrier.

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From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/21/11
*From notes

A: Amber cider in color. A good pour yields a pretty impressive 2.5 finger head with solid retention and lacing.

S: For such a mild beer, this thing packs a pretty big nose. Lots of that SoCal, juicy hop profile.

T: A bit thin on flavor, but taking into consideration the intensely low ABV, I really can't complain. It's slightly watery up front, just weak. As it hits the mid, there's a decent hop kick to it that rides thru to the finish. This just take a while to get started.

M: Again, for a session beer it's nice, but for an overall beer it's barely middle of the road, as it's just not packin' a lot of body.

O: I really dig Stone's Levitation. As a closet session fanatic, this is one of the better session brews on the market. I have and will continue to drink this tasty little Amber, and recommend checking it out for yourself.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,782 ratings.