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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: 358 | 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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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red amber colored with a tight off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: fruity hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange

T: slight bitterness up front quickly fades to a caramel malt, toasty bread

M: on the thinner side with high carbonation

O: a refreshing red ale, low abv but high in flavor

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Garbage, hot trash, red lobster dumpster, garlic, onion, just garbage.

Photo of meehandennis
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kmos27
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Nordbier
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark copper color with some reddish hues. Provides a nice thick head with ample lacing throughout.

S: There are a lot of hops in the scent. That is the most predominant scent. Mostly pine hop scents.

T: Lots of pine hops in this amber ale. There is a slight malt back bone, mostly bread and caramel.

M: A nice medium body beer with a nice chewy finish.

D: Easy to drink this amber ale...low abv and big hop taste make this easy to session for me. I know hops can range from small amounts to large amounts for amber ales and this one had a ton of hops and not so much malt.

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Blaze5445
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of andrewinski1
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of delta490
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- a clear deep amber. The foamy-ish white head has amazing retention aided by the steady contribution of carbonation.

S- big pine hops dominates with some very subtle grapefruit notes

T- pine hops is the order of the day. It dominates throughout and overpowers pretty much everything else. It's good, but it's just one note.

M-a faint tickle of carbonation in an otherwise smooth and thinner ale

O-it's a good but not great amber. I'd like more depth.

Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MiScusi
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an opaque reddish-brown. Expected something a little clearer, maybe this was dry hopped? Head isn't that big and fades very quickly. The smell is pretty pungent for an amber ale, with resiny hops. Duh, this is Stone. It's a pretty good hopped up amber ale... hops still dominate the added maltiness. Carbonation and body are medium. Tasty and easy to drink for sure.

Photo of stewart124
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber to burgundy color with a thick and somewhat sticky tan head. This leaves a nice lace along the sides of the glass.

The smell that I first picked up was cascade hops. There is a certain spice and fragrance that this brings to mind and it's like sniffing a bag of cascade pellets.

The taste is smooth and crisp. It's almost chewy and biscuity. This seems to have a complex malt background and the hops add a great touch. The mouthfeel is big and finishes very dry. Lots of citrus and pine bite the tongue.

Leaves a very nice aftertaste and it's just so chewy. It's nice to see another beer from Stone that doesn't blow you out of the water.

Photo of billshmeinke
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint.

Finger and a half off white rocky head sits atop a dark amber body. Retains a cap of foam all the way through leaving lots of lacing behind.

Smells of toasty caramel malts, and a faint hop bitterness.

Tastes brings out the same toasty caramel malts that are quickly swept away by bitter, resinous and slightly citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel is light and well balanced. Appropriate carbonation that exudes a slight creaminess.

An easy drinker that is perfect for a session.

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle marked with a fresh by date. Another nicely painted gargoyle logo, may be the hardest one to see..

Pours a brickish dark orange color, tan head with some stick. Smells of glorious, piny hops. Taste hits with a pile of grapefruity, citrusy hops and ends with even more. Finishes smooth and a bit sweet, kind of dry, but not as much as I'd expect. I'm missing some malt in this beer, though. This is an impressive stab at a lower alcohol amber ale, for sure, but it tastes like a low body ale that's disguised by a ton of hopping and dry-hopping. A quality brew, but I'd rather reach for something else if I'm in need of a lighter beer. It's just too "thin."

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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