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Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
3,890 Ratings
Levitation AleLevitation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 09-27-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,205
Ratings:
3,890
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
484
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,890 |  Reviews: 1,205
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ounce again the people at Stone hit it out of the park with this amazing Ale, it has nice heavy malt aroma, a coopery amber taste that sits on the tongue and an aftertaste that is a bit bitter but in a good way.

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Photo of Murph106157
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy amber/red colored body. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about a minute leaving some light ringy lacing stringing itself around the glass. The smell had a fairly big dried out citrus rolling all around in a slight peppery spice. The taste copied the smell and added a quick dry peppery spiced aftertaste leading to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. I’d say it was appropriately styled. Overall, I’d say it was a good Amber/Red.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 backlog. 12 oz bottle. This is an amber? It tastes like no other amber I’ve ever had. That’s a compliment. When I first heard that Stone created an amber ale, I couldn’t believe it. It didn’t seem like something this hop-obsessed brewery would do. Then I tasted it. It has Stone written all over it. Most ambers are too malty for my taste. This beer is balanced nicely with plenty of hops. Smells of sweet malt, a little musty. Pours brownish amber, small head, good lacing. Tastes of raisins. The label says it all: there’s more character in this 4.4% alcohol beer than any other beer I can think of in this range. Well done, Stone.

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Photo of ElEversoris
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

After all those years of ridicule for fizzy yellow light beers, this is basically Stone's foray into the very territory they marketed themselves against or raged against the machine if you will. Pours in between a dark gold and light copper color, 3/4" white head. Aroma was the least hoppy Stone beer ever.

Taste was better, even though light, it manages to be flavorful. Its a very drinkable beer with pale honey malt and some c hops. Still actually comes in with some red vienna like sweetness malt wise. Its not a bad thing to have around for a guest.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried in a stone 12-pack. A very underrated beer in my opinion. A nice light counterpoint to Stone's typically uncompromisingly hoppy offerings, and one that takes a lighter tack without compromising on the nuance of its flavor profile.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blair09
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cichowski
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nrod
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterRigger
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,890 ratings
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