Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

very good
3,888 Ratings
Levitation AleLevitation Ale

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of soju6
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich amber color with a good head that fades slowly to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus wityh a bit of pine and some malt sweetness.

T: Nice bit of citrus up front with a trace of pine and a bit of malt sweetness. There is a nice bitterness throughout and a dry finish.

F: medium body, crisp and quite creamy. Interesting balance.

O: Good beer that is very enjoyable. Worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of gtermi
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This has a clear brown body with a thin white head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.

S: There is a nice amount of malt and a slight amount of hop spice.

T: A lot like the smell, it has a strong amount of sweet malt and this also has a nice spicy style hop flavor that lingers around for a while with the malt.

M: There is a good amount of carbonation on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat. It does go down somewhat easy.

O: This is a solid beer and has a nice flavor. All around, I enjoy it.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of threeviews
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Best Before Date: 9-20-12) into a Magic Hat 9 Shaker Glass (with etched bottom to encourage carbonation).

A- Pours a crystal clear amber color with about a 1-1/2 finger, mild khaki head with good retention.

S- Caramel malt, some pine resin and (just a hint) of tropical fruit/citrus...the aforementioned is so faint it is almost undetectable until the brew warms.

T- Without question, this is a hoppy ESB...or better yet, a hoppy English Mild. It is certainly not bad, but completely not what I was expecting. As a session ale from Stone, this is a nice take on the style.

M- Good carbonation and a drying bitterness makes up for the session-ability of this beer. Hop heads will be able to get their fix on both ends...hops and quantity.

O- A good offering, but at the price-point ($10+ 6-Pack) for a 4.4% ABV beer, that seems a little excessive. If the price was paired down to $6-8 a 6'er, than I'd be singing (and slinging) its praises for a wonderful year-round, session beer.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber colored body with a sticky tan head. Good lacing and good head retention.

S- Noticable hop aroma in the front with hints of caramel malt in the back.

T- Hops come through up front with a smooth malty finish. Nice mix of hop and malt.

M- Very smooth and creamy with a little bit of crisp aftertaste.

O- Very impressive for a low abv session beer. Would definitely try again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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