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RATINGS: 1678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Poured an effervescent dark amber with a large semi-creamy off-white head. Very refreshing aroma of hops and molasses, like a good IPA. Taste is light but rather complex and quite agreeable... lemony citrus flavors, a touch of roasted caramel and a dry toffee finish. Very soft, even slippery palate. Light, easy-drinking beer. I wish this and the pale ale were more readily available on the east coast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours copper red with a medium layer of light tan head that settles fairly quickly. Orange peel and floral hops, lightly fruity and a nice background of warm malt. Much more resiny-piney hop character than the aroma would indicate, making it a bit astringent. Just a faint toasty malt in the finish. Nice full mouthfeel for the ABV. A very solid beer. Not really what I think of as an amber, but more interesting than most in the style. The aroma promises more than the tasting delivers, but still a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2005
dark and inviting rich amber color citrusy aroma taste like orange or orange peel or something just hoppy enough to be a stone brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MpPierce (3) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2005 does not count
The bottle art is great on this beer; great way to start. I love the silk screen label. Nice malty flavor with a late, hoppy finish. Nothing outstanding or unusual, just a good, solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
awesome amber ale finally found a hoppy beer by stone that i coould drink alot of and not be confused the next day of where the hell i am or why i tried to steal a truck.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heatwaves (54) - Santa Ana, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
I was expecting something like a pale ale, but I believe Levitation more closely resembles an ESB. Nice red-bronze color and spicy aroma. It is actually quite strong, spicy and hoppy tasting. This surprised me, since so many Stone offerings have intense hop characteristics, I thought this one they’d develop and market a bit differently. Not my favorite Stone beer, but still something you can be proud to offer your friends.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber in color with a thin tan head that lasts. Leaves a little lacing. Fruity and toasted marshmellow aroma. Flavor is earthy, nutty, caramel. Bitter finish from the hops, I don’t expect anything less from Stone. Thin and astringent mouthfeel. Not my favorite style, but this is a good showing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Malty, nutty aroma with a bit of cookie dough sweetness. Nice amber color with a frothy pinky size head. Pretty looking amber. Not asmurderously hopped as many of Stone’s beers. There is some subtetly here that makes me think they really tried hard on this beer. Malt and hop profile are very well balanced and this manages to almost be ont he sweet side just before the hops kick in and balance it out. Damn fine Amber Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pours a thick looking orange/brown body with a small off-white lace. Malty nose with some carmel and a little bread. Flavors are strong carmel malts with a little toffe and a grassy hop kick late in the finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
thick brownish/amber body with a nice creamy head.nutty malt aroma.nice malt backbone and good hop bite.this is pretty damn good for an amber ale.


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