koleminer20 (343) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is a thing of beauty. It's a clear lovely bet clot with an off white, decently thick head that fades down to a film, leaving awesome lacing. The aroma is a little lacking. It's got a hot of caramel and some good malty tones. There is also a good bit of hoppiness, which I wasn't going planning on noticing. The flavors are slightly equally somewhat disappointing. There is a sweet hoppiness that dominates the front end, and then a soft maltiness takes over on the back end. The mouth feel is thin, watery, but the flavors hang surprisingly well, and a good aftertaste at that
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eRock_2013 (141) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A straightforward, if a bit underwhelming, craft amber ale. Aroma and taste uniform throughout: light roasty and caramel sweet malt mixed with fairly bitter hops. I donít recall catching the citrus flavor advertised on the label. Medium-bodied. Finish sticks around a little too long. Not awe-inspiring, but I would take this over other most other amber ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
beertholomeus (483) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with an odd white head. Malt, caramel, biscuit, toffee, hop and citrus aroma. Malt, biscuit, caramel, hop, citrus, toffee and spruce flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Slight bitter taste with a citrus, malt and caramel finish.
mililani (18) - - JAN 12, 2014
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Levitation Ale is everything that is wrong with beers nowadays. Instead of more aromatic hops, they over power the bejezus out of the beer with bittering hops. It tastes like Iím drinking something with aspirin or alka seltzer. In fact, even a day later, I still have the nasty lingering chemical like after taste.
I just donít understand the hype with Stone. Iíve never like any of their beers except maybe the Ruination IPA. Arrogant Bastard is also pretty decent.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very earthy in aroma along with the dry pine/hops as expected. The flavor is malty and very earthy, along with a hop punch balanced by a mild sweetness.
John25 (124) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour: amber, copper with decent lacing. A: citrus hops and roasty barley. T: rich citrusy hoppy overtones and classic stone bitterness/sharpness. P: resiny hops, sticky, awesome. Overall a really great ale, complex but sessionable. Stone never disappoints.
Beese (939) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cambridge Blue, Cambridge on 23 November 2013. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and lavender. Flavours was pine needles, light spice and straw. The hops had dulled a little on the palate and there were butterscotch hints, but also with Christmas cake and dry grain.
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with foamy off white head. Malty aroma with nice element of hops. Nice hoppy bitterness to this, though not overly flavourful. Fabulous for an amber ale.
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose overwhelmed by the same strong hops that dominate every Stone release. At this point it's pretty boring.
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sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured clear medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of zesty sweet tropical fruit. Medium body, seems to be from a higher ABV, flavour of bitter sweetness, grapefruit, pine, grass. Bitter sweet end.