LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
COmpared to Ruination, this is a "nice" beer? Orange/bronze pour with an IMMENSE foamy head. Herbal, pine/rein, definite grapefruit/citrus taste, but not so much in the aroma. Light mouthfeel, a little dry on the finish. Drinkable and enoyable, but for the money I would treat myself to the big bad brother...
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A copper colour beer with a generous head when poured, though dissipates rather quickly. Has aroma of hops and sweet caramels. Flavour also has caramels along with roasted malts and has a nice bitter finish. A very nice ambe...so far Stone Brewing has not disappointed me!
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Good session IPA with mid- to strong-bitterness. Very dry finish. Mild perfumy aroma with some herbal. Medium white head, that disappears except for a ring around the glass. Beautiful amber color, very inviting.
stabzmcgee (72) - Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus, floral hop aroma. Appearance is nice. Dark brown mahogany color with quickly dissipating white head. Taste is that of citrus hops and toffee malts. Palate is fizzy, light bodied. Overall a decent beer, could use 2-3 more % alcohol.
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is like the entry level beer for those not yet ready for the true intensity of the other Stone brews. Thats not to say its not a good beer however. It is quite an enjoyable beer that is malty and moderately hoppy that goes down easy.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of the Levitation in terms of it being a Stone brew. Of course, as one of my top 5 breweries, I hold Stone to a very high level of expectation. Nevertheless, this is a good beer, reddish-brown with a slightly light, off-white head. Aromas of malt and some citrussy hoppiness. Surprisingly sweet for such a low alcohol brew. The high IBU/malt ratio gives the impression of a quite hoppy beer, which it is, though not relative to other Stone brews.
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Initial burst of malty, floral and hoppy aroma that became more subtle after a few seconds and included hints of caramel and vanilla. Clear, amber/brown color with frothy tan head that dissipated into a minimal head fairly quickly. Malty, roasted flavors with some floral hop character and slight caramel. With each sip, there was a powerful spike of bitterness that only lasted a second and settled into a pretty well balanced flavor. Medium carbonation. Medium-bodied.
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
in 12 oz glass. 1 finger lite brown/tan head. Fairly dark brown with red/orange highlights. Mild smell of Hops and roasted malts with sweet notes (molasses come to mind). Tastes of Hops up front and darker roasted sweet smooth malt presense, a bit of citrus and a bit watery. On the palate itís medium bodied with nice easy carbonation and mild alcohol...malts give it some a bit of a creamy feel. Overall itís a nice medium hopped brew with very mildly sweet malt notes providing a decent smoothness. Carbonation seems just right. Nice mild hops at the finish. A good brew, but not a GOOD brew.
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: tap pour into snifter. Color is ruby, fluffy one finger whitish head. Taste is pretty bland but quite drinkable. Not the usual hop bomb from Stone, but much more subtle. Floral, grapefruit both come through. Body is fairly light.
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 12 oz. bottle.
Pours a deep reddish-orange with great clarity. A small tan head starts out well, then disappears almost completely, save for a ragged ring of bubbles around the edge. Lots of citrusy and piney hops on the nose. Chinook? A bit of sweet, caramelly malt adds a sharp undercurrent. The flavor starts out firmly bitter, with a lot of citrus (grapefruit rind) and pine, before the malts show up and add a bit of balance. Some fruitiness. High Lovibond crystal malt caramel sweetness is resigned to play second fiddle to the hops. A bit thin and light-bodied, with a slighty weak carbonation level which helps by adding a tiny hint of a syrupy mouthfeel. Ends with a touch of dryness, which adds to drinkability. Highly quaffable at 4.4%abv, this would make a good session brew if I could get it here in Missouri.