Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

Levitation AleLevitation Ale
BA SCORE
3.86/5
3,889 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,204
Ratings:
3,889
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
483
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,889 |  Reviews: 1,204
Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BierStein711
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer. Its worthy to be in my fridge.

Bottle poured into mug, two and a half finger head.

S: Hops, malt, bready yeasts, and peppers

T: Hop bitterness was pronounced throughout the beer. At first I thought this was an IPA, but then I was corrected after reading the bottle more closely. Vanilla, piney notes, and barley provided a strong intermediate feel. The finish was back to the bitterness mentioned earlier.

M: Fulfilling and well-balanced

Overall this is worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of blakelive784
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent copper color with a 1.5 finger head of decent creaminess. Retention and lacing are both very good.

S - Resinous pine, citrus, caramel, and and toasted malt. Smells very fresh and surprisingly appealing.

T - Extremely well balanced. Caramel and pale malt sweetly balance the grassy, earthy, pine character of the hops. It's even got some yeasty qualities that round the beer out nicely. It's delicate, and I'm having it.

M - Light to medium bodied, carbonated well, and smooth on the finish. Suits the flavors nicely, but not necessarily tailored to them.

D - Well built, well balanced, and it's the best Stone brew I've had.

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Giggy
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured a dark amber/orange color with a small off white head. The aroma had a light hop nose with a decent amount of caramel. Taste was mild, had some bitterness with some caramel and roast tones alongside a dry finish. Overall this one is good and has a nice amount of flavor and character in it. Definitely would drink again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jbonapar
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber with an amazing full head. What a smell. Strong hoppy smell. Sweet almost. Taste is a medium to light body but with a sUbtle creaminess. Super bitter. Slightly tart. Very dry finish. Like a Brady flavor with subtle caramel.

Great brew for a lighter beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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