Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,886 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 09-27-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,886
Reviews:
1,202
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
484
For Trade:
3
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of brystmar
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

True to the style, this pours an amber/red body with minimal white head. Smells of hops and malt, leaning on the sweeter, maltier side. Toasty malts and minimally intrusive hops comprise the flavor profile. Bready. A kiss of hoppy bitterness at the end before a clean, dry finish. Body is slightly more viscous than expected, which is great.

There's nothing particularly captivating about the anything here. If you want a session beer that's an amber ale, you could choose far worse brews -- in both the craft and macro worlds -- than Levitation. You can also do much better.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Fascinating layering of colors in this brew. Almost looks like a black and tan with a much darker juxtaposition of the top vs the bottom half of the pint. Very unique and intriguing.

S- Pretty much all malt and hops here. Balanced very well with maybe some refreshing melon and earthy undertones.

M- Frankly the mouth did not sit right with me and it proceeded to ruin the beer. the viscosity rushes towards the back of the throat and clings to your palate coating it to a good degree. This would be fine if the beer were a stout or even a porter, but in the case the ale contradicts itself as the feel masks a number of the flavors that the beer presumably has to offer.

T-Much like the nose there is a balance of darker caramel like malts with a smooth rush of hops to accompany it, but due to the mouth my palate was not really able to pick out many of the flavors that may be included.

O-One of my least favorite Stone's...that says a lot about the brewery, but not too much about the beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby amber, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Caramel, grass, pine, malt, good deal of hops and balance in the nose.

T-Starts with caramel and other malts. Grass, citrus hops flavors take over and ends with mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, almost watery but not quite though.

O-Was expecting more from Stone, with Red Ales such as Nugget Nectar and Red Rye PA from Founders there are better examples out there.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,886 ratings.
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