Levitation Ale | Stone Brewing

very good
3,888 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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Photo of FLima
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish color with beige two finger thick head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Its aroma made me levitate, a festival of tropical citric fruits with bold notes of grapefruits, tangerines, passion fruit and caramels.
Nice refreshing and hoppy flavor of American Amber ale yeast, citrus hops with grapefruits, lemon and tangerine notes, pine, tea bags, roasted malts, caramels and spices. Hints of peaches, grass and smoke. It seems bitter than its 45 IBUs. It is amazing that this is close to maturity and still feels fresh and with hop power. Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Light and smooth body enough to be a session beer, perfect carbonation.
This one of the best light beers I had, the perfect session beer. A session Bastard. Don’t look for depth here and you will love this.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of santomark
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Poured a dark amber color with a 2 finger off white, almost oatmeal colored head. 2 finger head, Nice retention and lacing.

S - This smells like a big beer, but I am aware it is not. Very crisp, malty, yeast almost is bread like. A sweetness at the end, both citrusy and darker fruits.

T - Definitely roasted malts up front, this bitterness is given off from the malts. Very subtle with what it does to the palate. Yeast notes such as biscuit is in there for a crispness. Other than this. Not too much happening.

M - Very light, silky, clean finish, drinkable.

O - This is a very light and drinkable beer. Given what Stone does with beers, like beefing them up, this is quite a light beer. Not much to say, if you're looking for a nice introduction to the craft beer world from one of the finest Craft Brewers in the world, this is a great start. Can't go wrong. I will have again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DougT
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Clear reddish copper color with a 1 finger light tan foamy head. As it dissipates it clings to the glass and leaves some lace.

Smells hoppy, but not excessively. Not much else in the nose. Somewhat one dimensional.

Some grain bitterness, some hop bitterness, dry, a little watery. Mostly just hop flavors, not much else going on.

First impression is medium body, but as the carbonation fades things get a little thin. The sparkle from the bubbles lingers which helps a lot.

I'm not thrilled. It's just OK. I don' think I'll get any more. I find the watery lightness is not completely compensated by the sparkle. There's a bit too much grain bitterness for my taste. A larger proportion of a lighter carmel grain would help remove some of the grain bitterness, boost the alcohol and add some body.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of whynot44
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with a modest white head that retreats to just a a light skin that persists and does leave some decent lacing.
The aroma is pine needles, grapefruit, grass and a light malt background.
The taste is the same. Hops up front - pine, citrus, herbs, grass followed by a light sweet caramel malt. Finishes dry with a pine resin flavor lingering on.
Light bodied, very drinkable.
Overall, a nice amber ale for the hop heads, refreshing and enjoyable.

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