Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

Levitation AleLevitation Ale
3,889 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark reddish copper with a light tan finger width head. The head dies down within a few minutes, leaving behind a thin, sticky lace.

Smell - Classic Red ale aroma: grains and fruity malts, a dry, slightly citrus hop.

Taste - Light Caramel, a bit of red apple, a dry, citrus bitter hop. There's also a slight metallic tinge that's not entirely unpleasant, and hints of oak.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium malt body, with solid carbonation. Goes down smooth and creamy.

Overall - A fairly good red ale offering from Stone. Reminds me a bit of Red Tail Ale, though not quite as sweet or astringent, and better rounded. The low 4.4% is a bit surprising considering the brewery, known for aggressive, high ABV beers. This is a nice change-up that finds it's way for a strike.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,889 ratings
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