Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

very good
3,886 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.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,886 |  Reviews: 1,202
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Swuntly
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear copper color with 1 finger of clumpy tan head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Smelled this as soon as I opened it! Spicy, piney hops with a slight malt presence.

T - More malt forward than in the nose, with a moderate hop presence up front. More bitter than flavorful. Once it hits about mid palate it's all about the hop bitterness and it rides that wave right until the end where it finishes with a nice malt/hop balance.

M - Medium carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, while still being nice and crisp.

O - One of my favorite session beers. For the 4.4% ABV, it's very hoppy and delicious.

 617 characters

Photo of kjb32812
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of AJD1201
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of rondufresne
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bhayle
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of hangar9
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of GarretD
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of flpiii
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of leokbelo
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber into a pint glass. 1 inch foamy head that dissipates into a 1/2 inch lacing.
Very piney on the nose, citrusy, lots of hops for an Amber Ale, but hey, this is Stone Brewing we're talking about!
Hops right on the tongue, with a hint of malt sweetness in the back end.
An amber ale that reminds you of a hoppy pale ale. At 4.4%, very drinkable and tasty.

 370 characters

Photo of elevatedgreens
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of seanh99
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of keanlacrosse
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of friedpotatoes
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of doho95fu
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of JimmyTango
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of alwaysplayin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of gustogasmic
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful red amber, pretty transparent. Lots of coppery bone lacing.

Smells of grains with very light hop sting. Like a good red.

The taste is hoppier that the nose lets on. A refreshing swigger. It seems halfway between a PA and a red. I am happily confused.

Overall: Fantasizing about sessioning this and Founder's All Day side-by-side.

 343 characters

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.