Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,888 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:
3,888
Reviews:
1,204
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
483
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,888 |  Reviews: 1,204
Photo of BuschLeagueOC
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of rfdracing
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great looking pour. Subtle aromas with outstanding hop flavors and a hint of hops on the back end.

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Photo of berkeleymaw
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mardukk
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark toffee color with some lacing and a quickly dissapating head.

Smells of piney leafy hops.

A significant amount of hop bitterness. Very piney tasting with little to no malt taste. Tastes like ruination light, kind of off putting but not bad.

The taste is almost too much for it to be infinitely drinkable, it's still quite drinkable though.

Not my cup o tea. Light beer feel with super strong hop flavors.

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Photo of timlyon
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of billzee
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of OscarO67
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mrelizabeth
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of zchops
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of javi10653
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tdatt43
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of MilesRaymond
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of davidtarantino
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mjgrady
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of wceaton
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mwayne
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of kaelahann
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mercysbane
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Golferallen54
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Andrewcc57
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of fsimcox
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent, but deep amber color. Big fluffy white foamy head that stays firm for some time. Very nice lacing.

Strong hop smell, some hints of pine and citrus. A crisp refreshing scent.

Taste is hops! Some malt hints in the background, and a mildly bitter hop aftertaste. The hops linger.

Mouthfeel is a hint of creaminess upfront, some carbonation, and a dry finish.

A bold beer for such a low abv. Very drinkable if you enjoy hops. My introduction to Stone, and well worth $9.99 a sixer!

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Photo of Smextongo
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of atomicskier1889
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of E_Cox
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of sarahspat
2.77/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber with a respectably dark mocha head, which is huge but without substance (thin and short-lived). A thin layer remains...very little lacing.

Smells powerful and hoppy. Mostly pine and citrus, with some apricot in the background.

The taste changes dramatically as it warms. At first it's all pine resin, which was a bit of a let down for me. Don't get me wrong, pine is great, but the taste just did not live up to the tantalizing smell at all. Also, it's VERY bitter...bordering on astringent. Unpleasant. As it warms it turns appley. Initially, it came as just a hint... a whisper of apple cider/hard apple cider. This quality continued to grow in power and mutate until all that remained was rotten apples mixed with a bad homebrew hard apple cider. Unfortunately, the bitter/astringent edge never left. Amateur Hour from top to bottom.

All in all, it's not terrible, but I will not be buying it again.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,888 ratings.
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