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RATINGS: 1679   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2004
The mildest and most ordinary of Stones beers. Saying that, it really shows the high quality of Stones products! Pours a tall fluffy off-white head on a amber colored body. Sweet roasted malt dominates the aroma with hop and toffee tones. Flavor is mild malty with a fine roasted tone and bitter hops. The sweetness hides behind the bitterness but there is a good balance between the two. Little thin on the palate but nice and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1292) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2004
The Levitation pours a copper-red with a creamy light tan head that goes to a thin film and collar.

Its aroma is a nice mix of spicy, piney hops and sweet caramel malts and some subtle notes of fruitiness.

The flavor is bready, sweet caramel malts initially, a little fruitiness and then a nice bitter piney hop finish. It is medium bodied and pretty smooth. It has a watery finish though that washes out a lot of the flavor.

Overall, I was let down a bit. I like how the sweet and hoppiness blended. But it seemed a little off. It’s very close to being an excellent brew, but not quite there.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
12oz bottle - Ruby/amber color and makes a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet with citrus hoppiness and lightly roasted. Taste starts out with a hoppy spice and finishes with a roasted malt character. Nicely balanced. Thin and smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Bottle. Very malty. This has hops all over it. Bitter and aroma hops. It has a good overall flavor, but the finish is just a little bitter. This is nice, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get ahold of it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2004
pours a nice brown with a light head. aroma is malty with a bit of a flower aroma. taste is at first sweet toffee and caramel . finish is a great balancing hop flavor. a very good beer to drink with lunch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Reddish burgundy. The head is light, frothy, mostly diminishing and leaves sheets of lacing all down the glass. Quite fragrant. Butter toffee, caramel, mango and floral notes. Well balanced flavor. It is refreshing for a low alcohol beer to have such a nice hop character. Light roasted malts, butter, caramel and floral and grassy hop notes. The finish is clean and leaves an excellent sweetness on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Just forget its Stone and you will be ok. A good beer considering the usually boring style. A dark brown appearance. This had a hop bite and a large amount of malt as well. A toned down Stone beer ok for a session ale. I didn’t mind it at all.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Looks exactly like tea with its dark brown/ruby red. Bubbly head that laces the glass and lingers at the bottom after finishing. Definitly has the Stone signature of hops, but toned down compared to their others. Flavorful and has alow alcohol content making it a good beer after work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
I wasn’t too impressed with this brew. It had a light hoppy aroma, a little sweet also, with a creamy head. Taste was bitter sweet, and wasn’t too bad, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
With a name like this, I’d expected a lighter-than-air quality, a wheat beer or a kolsch. But I must have forgotten that I was deaing with stone, who will dash any expectation. Pours a dark, rustic brown, more a light crimson around the foot and sides. Head is thick, fluffy, creamy. Aroma: sweet and malty at the fore,deep, spicy, rich, a little vinous, with a good batch of hops. Taste is the very peg of a red ale, or an Irish, done right. Greets the tongue mildly, though loaded with flavor. Lacks thee extremeness of the big Stone brews, and is quite accessible, not so scary at all. Medium body, nice, malty, toasty finish, very pleasant and tasty overall. If this were available in this market, Levitation would have a regular spot reserved in my fridge.


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