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:
161
Gots:
484
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of seanwhite
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Appearance is a brown, but see through. The head is a light tan, similar to the color of sand on a beach. Head was medium sized, somewhat rocky. The head holds rather well and clings to the side.
S: Earthly, pine scented with a slight caramel scent. Not too strong, but pleasant. Slight hop smell as well on another smell.

T: Slight caramel aftertaste with a small to moderate amount of hops in there. Slight citrus flavor, grapefruit or lemon perhaps.

Medium bodied beer with a decent amount of carbonation. Decently drinkable beer, goes down easy.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a perfect pint, it has a dark amber color body with a nice brown color head that lays down quickly to a nice lace. The smell is of floral hops with some pine hints. The taste is nice of hops with that give off some pine notes. Has a little sweet taste. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth and overall a very drinkable beer.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber-red and slightly hazy. Pours a khaki head that sticks around for a while and laces great.

S: Smells quite hoppy with citrus and pine. Smells really fresh and with a sweet note throughout representing the malts.

T: Tastes like a hopped up american red. It's actually very reminiscent of Lakefront's Fixed Gear, and it is, naturally, lighter in body and taste than that. Mainly showcases the hops, and it is not too bitter. Malt is just barely in the taste.

M: Light. Medium-low carbonation. Just a bit watery, but in a refreshing kind of way. This was to be expected given the ABV.

In conclusion, this beer, at 4.4%, would make an excellent session beer. It is easy to drink, but flavorful, and you can finish a six pack without toppling over. Totally respectable, but I wish the price was lower.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

12oz bottle poured into a Stone pairing glass.

A - On the dark side of amber, a slight head that is an off white in color and dissipates quickly leaves a slight lacing.

S - There is a floral smell with a hint of hops and a pine needle smell. there is some sugar flavor to go with this beer.

T - It starts off with a sweet taste that quickly becomes pine like maybe a hint of citrus and a toasted coffee taste that does not have much of an after taste.

M - there is a medium bodied feel to this beer with average amount of carbonation that leads into the malty creamy taste that i enjoy so much.

D/O - I would drink this beer again it is a relatively hoppy beer that is not without its faults but is a quality beer that i enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

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