Levitation Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.34/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful transparent amber color with a fluffy tan colored heading. Very alive looking and a full of lacing after every sip.
Heavy caramel malts with a grassy and medicinal hop profile to match. Little bit more of a sour dough malt is dominant in the finish.
Both malts and hops are dead even in this pairing. A blast of that malty base really pulls through at first with an earthy,wood character but the bitter and grassy hops kind of take over for the finish.
Light-medium bodied with excellent balance, great carbonatin and a slight diacetyl slickness in the finish.
Very hard to believe this is 4.4% ABV. Very tasty and filling. This a perfect session beer for any time of year.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2013 20:14:14 | More by TheFightfan1
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A- Deep amber color with a tan head that has nice retention and lacing
S- Caramel malt base, some citrus hops, but a little less than what I normally get from Stone.
T- Solid flavor depth for 4.4 abv. Orange peel, apricot, and pine work together nicely with the caramel malt base. Some toasted nuts also come through. Good balance. Bitter finish.
M- Certainly a dry finish here. Light to mid body, while maintaining fairly creamy. Super drinkable.
O- A well done hoppy amber. Low abv makes this one of the more favorable sessions I've had. Not quite as bold as most from the Stone line, but a solid beer nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
05-06-2013 02:16:32 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Looks a deep copper-red. Great lacing. Head gushed up at about two fingers... beige in color. Looks great.
Awesome earthy hop nose. Loads of spruce, minerality, grapefruit pith, and dried apricot. Rugged toast that doesn't sideline with any booze, due to the low ABV. Stays true to the nose, no extra maltiness to get in the way.
Gruff earthy hops and crisp orange and toast notes. Roasty, actually, with bitter pith and flavorful pine woodiness. So smooth and wonderful in the mouth. Chewy with a presence of dextrins, but light enough to never coat and always deliver with that spiky carb and gentle hop oiliness on the tongue. American hop heaven for a lighter early evening opener. Magically drinkable. Exceptional stuff, certainly deserving of all the accolades.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2013 02:27:18 | More by thecheapies
Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,367 ratings.