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Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,627 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 128
Gots: 281 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

nloyless, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

A: Two fingers of nice head. The beer is clear, rich orange. Nice lacing.

S: Hoppy, no surprise.

T/M: So hoppy and citrusy that this tastes like a session IPA or a pale ale. Raw American hops and not much else.

O: It's not bad. But it's predicatable, and therefore boring.

AgentMunky, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rwshelton2, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of BasilBock
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am really impressed by the Stone Brewery on this one. They made a nice hoppy beer with an explosive mouth feel. Only having one so far, I wont review in much detail until I can get a second one.

Although only aesthetic, the bottle design and texture is very nice. I think the artistic style matches well with the taste of its contents but it still caught me off guard on my first sip. The Name of the beer fits perfectly. The beer most certainly shows an "apparent defiance of gravity" with its texture featuring a bubbling brew with carries fizz all the way through your drink - even out of the bottle. There is a spice to this drink with pairs great with the hops. I enjoyed in a bottle and will certainly take the time to clean a glass for the next drink. The carbonation is possibly too strong, but sometimes a great product will break the standard rules.

Im going to buy a case next time and I will try to update. One interesting note is the modest ABV. The beer tastes strong and powerful but with a listed ABV of 4.4% it is a step back from the 6-10+% brews that fill the rest of my fridge. A strong beer would fit this drink well, but the Levitation Ale sits right. Its the perfect mid-afternoon drink.

BasilBock, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
A - deep amber/copper with a creamy, ivory head; nice head retention & lace
S - fresh piny, grapefruity hop, bready, caramel, brown sugar
T - fresh & dank piny hops, pungent grapefruit, toasted grain, caramel; packed with flavor especially for the lower ABV
M - thinner body, mod carbonation, finishes dry and bitter
O - Great flavor profile here, obviously sessionable; I always love going back to this one!

barnzy78, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Jmick28, Aug 28, 2013
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.