Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a solid tan head. Smell is malty. Taste is a little spicy and slightly bitter to finish. Very solid beer.
joejames (177) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber/red. Two finger off white head with lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, pine. Taste is moderately sweet with citrus/pine bitterness. Body is medium which is strange for it’s ABV, moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy. Finishes resin West Coast hop bitterness, notes of pine, dark malts, and dark fruit. Good session ale.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THis is a very tasty beer, one of my favorite Stone ales. I only wish the alcohol content was a bit higher. Great citrusy flavor, full of hops...
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma and a deep red-brown appearance. Hoppy taste and a slow bitter finish. Wonderful beer.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from tap into a tumbler. Pours a brownish red-orange with a one finger off-white head. Maintains excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt and a massive hop note. The flavor was of malt, citrus, and a very subtle hop. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew. The aroma was very nice for hop-heads, and the flavor was very nice for all other beer drinkers out there. It went down really smoothly. Kudos to Stone for this one...
MayumiH (175) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tap East. Amber with a thick white head. Moderately malty and hoppy. Pretty smooth. Clean citrusy finish. Good starter beer.
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).
uvajed (174) - 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 don’t know if I’ll 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.
Wolfenkopf (172) - 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. It’s a beer you can drink before work/church/performing a bris/etc and not feel bad about it.