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:
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For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a relatively clear red color with a thin off white head sitting on top. There is great head retention and a bit of frothy lacing.

The aroma is definitely appealing. Citrusy hops hit me up front. It's a seemingly obligatory scent for a West Coast beer. There's a touch of sappy pine as well. Unfortunately for me, I'm unable to find anything beyond the hop, so any subtlety in the aroma is lost on me.

The taste is fine. Again, citrusy hops are a dominant theme that is accompanied by a mild to moderate bitterness. There is a somewhat herbal tea quality here as well, which gives an earthy vibe. Again, I'm not finding much in the malt profile which can be a bit of a bummer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied but seemingly watery. There is a decent level of carbonation which provides a gentle tingle.

Overall it's an ok beer. I've never been huge on the style, but the citrusy hops make it more interesting for me. It's certainly sessionable with the low ABV, and the IBU's are certainly easily managed in this beer. Anyway, it leaves me wanting a little bit more.

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