Stone Levitation Ale

Stone Levitation Ale

Rated 3.575 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

4.4% Alcohol by Volume

45 International Bittering Units

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It's been said that "Gravity Sucks." Simple enough. Well, we at Stone have identified gravitational forces in the beer world. And we have come to the conclusion that they, well, see above. So we avoid these less-than-desirable gravitational forces. We avoid dumbed-down flavor profiles and the vigorous pursuit of the lowest common denominator. We avoid big dollar marketing mentalities. We avoid additives, cheap adjuncts, stabilizers and chemical preservatives. So in the defiance of gravity we bring you Stone Levitation Ale. This deep amber ale has rich malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol. First Release Date: September 2002 Hop Variety: Columbus, Simcoe, Crystal & Amarillo Stats: ALC/VOL 4.4%, 45 IBUs

ID: 10253 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank2179
Overall Percentile95.4
Style Rank22 of 1244
Style Percentile98.2
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.613
Weighted Score3.575
Standard Deviation0.409

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  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops. More balanced flavor--plenty of citrus hop notes but offset just nicely by a strong malt presence. Highly drinkable with so much packed into such a "light" (low ABV) beer.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours slightly hazy amber with an eggshell colored two-finger thick head. The head dissipates slowly. Some nice lace is left behind. The aroma of piney hops is strong. There are also citrus and malt aromas as well. It's a very earthy smell. The big hop flavors hit up front to perfectly support the mild malt flavors. The citrus and sweetness are subdued, but present. It's incredibly well balanced. There is a slight bitter aftertaste. The body to this beer is on the light side. The carbonation is not strong, but this beer is still very easy to drink. Overall, this is another solid offering from Stone, it's a sessionable hop forward ale.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a bronze color. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is more malty than the smell, hops are also apparent, well balanced. Overall an easy drinking and quality beer.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The king of amber ales. A beautiful hazed copper coloiured pour with a thin tan head. Holy wowzaa....tons of citrusy hops in the aroma. There's also some spice and caramel malt for good measure. The flavour is a nice balance between the caramel malts and the citrusy hops. Definitely the king of amber ales

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Decent hop nose with a nice appearance, brilliantly clear with an amber/brown color. Definitely a malty beer with some hops back, light mouthfeel and easy to drink. Nothing remarkable on this one but I think that is what they were going for, this is beer flavored beer.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 9

    Unique beer and yet forgettable I think. An amber that is malt specific, yet not sweet, very thin without being too watery. Wait, maybe it is reidclously flavoured water and that is why it drops down the hatch so quick. Not terribly carbonated. Flavours of fuzzy peaches, maybe a bit of red bull aroma, but predominately, not much. Its gone, and Ive forgetten anything else I wanted to say. I think that is a conceptual picture of the beer on its own.

  • FLASHPRO 1172 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark red brown color without a whole lot of fluffy head. Citrus hop aroma and flavor with plenty of malt to back it up. A bitter, dry finish. Very clean beer. Not very strong so you can actually drink more than a bottle of this Stone beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    When trying a Stone Brewery beer, how could you expect anything less than a good, well-crafted beer? This one is a mahogany colored beer with a medium sized creamy textured light tan colored head. Disappears all too quickly but the big ringlet and light soapy film left behind is impressive. A bright pine and citrus hop presence in the nose. That same hop tasting, citrus over pine is sharp but never oppressive. Light, cisp drink with lots of carbonation makes this another Stone beer never to pass up.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    June 2009 - Beer pours with a fluffy head and a beautiful amber/copper color. The aroma was prominant hoppage, but the flavor was a fairly balanced amber ale, full of caramel with some citrusy hops that may have been a little hoppier than a typical amber, but not as much as I expected from this one. A fairly good session beer, even though there are equally enjoyable options at a lesser price tag.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours dark red brown, low to no head but good lacing. Aroma is faint and earthy. Mouthfeel chewy and hoppy, but also watery all the same. All in all flavor is smoked hops with a sweet malt backing. It's OK, but seems a bit out of balance to me or else I'm just having a bad day.

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