FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard pour results in a cloudy brown color, with a respectable white head. Aroma is light but pleasant. Flavor is well balanced, with caramel on the front, and floral/citrus on the end. Palate is thin but present. Dry finish. Overall a VERY good sesson beer, that improves with a bit of temperature (45 or higher).
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is sweet and light with mild hoppiness. It has a light almond head, calming quickly. The brew is medium brown with enticing floatations. This has a crisp, clean flavor, a bit on the sweet side. Considering the appearance and aroma, I expected much more to the taste, but was dissappointed in its lack of dynamics. On the palate it is as carbonized as soda. The bitterness lingers but does not take away from your enjoyment. I liked this, but wished there was more to it.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber. Aroma is bready malts and a hint of citrus hops. Little bit of pine. Taste is upfront bready malts and a nice hop profile. Finishes clean and citrusy, slightly piney with a nice malt backbone. Itís a beer you can drink before work/church/performing a bris/etc and not feel bad about it.
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark amber color with a surprisingly small, light head that left a small amount of lacing on glass. Nose of piney, roasty hops, with no one overpowering note. Taste is fantastic - predominantly the hops, but not overdone, with a good, nutty malt balance. A bit of bitterness lingers, but this brew is not so devoid of sweetness that this is a problem. Considering that Stone Brewing tends to go a little over the top (or sometimes way over the top), this was really a nice surprise, as Levitation is not crazy in any way except that it is crazy good. I donít know if Iíll ever find what I consider to be a "perfect" ale, but this is pretty damned tasty, and a good one to judge others by. The only questions it leaves me with are why has it been so long since I last sampled it, and why have I not reviewed it until now? An absolute must try.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really good, tasted similar to an IPA which is good in my book. I would try this again, canít believe the abv is 4, tasted much boozier
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, itís the worst of Stoneís offerings, but thats not a bad thing overall. A great drinkable beer indeed. If there was a Top 10 list of beers under 5% ABV this one would be on top for sure.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer all around. A nice heavy head with a body to compliment. Not a strong a aroma, but rather faint. It falls a little short. Great flavor.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a really deep amber color, topped with an active head that fades fairly quickly. Not a lot of lace. Flat, faintly metallic aroma is not incredibly inviting. Very dry, hoppy flavor for an amber, and not much of a finish. There are some things to like here, but this turns out to be one of Stoneís weakest offerings.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Nice amber color and head. Citrus hop in the aroma and taste, with a maltier backbone than I expected, but I was told this was an APA rather than an Amber. Lightest beer Iíve had from Stone, but yet another winner.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark copper with a tall but light beige head. A nice floral aroma with a nice hoppy finish.