Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Levitation Ale. Goddamn itís good. This became one of my bad day beers because it seems to get me in a better mood. It has an amazing appearance, one of the best Iíve seen. It pours out a deep orange, almost copper color with a very impressive beige head that has really great retention. It even has lacing to make most beer jealous. This is how a perfect beer would look like, movies take note, use this in your films. Aroma isnít too spectacular, like there isnít anything too surprising about it. It has a malt aroma with a hoppy nose to it. Not too shocking or out of the box. The flavor is subtle, but one that I enjoyed very much. itís primarily hoppy with a slight sweetness to it, maybe apricot? Iím not too sure, itís hard to place but it works well with the dry bitterness. This is a great beer that everyone should try at least once and one that everyone should see to believe.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brownish copper with white head. Hops jump to the front but quickly give way to a nice maltiness. The hops linger in the aftertaste. Tastes like it should have more alcohol in it than it does. Has gone over very well at the family reunion.
TH28 (76) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is clear deep amber with creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is hop forward, more pine and herbal. Taste is roasted, toasty malt and gives way to a clean hop bite. The malt character is especially light, lacking the deeper body and viscosity more common with the style. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is a well balance bitterness that leaves a dry feeling on the tongue. An easy drinking, sessionable amber with great aroma, but seems to be lacking richness in malt character
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell is quite sweet with very little hop character coming through. Just a hair of caramel coming through on the nose. The taste is extremely bitter for an amber ale, and probably closer to a pale ale if anything. Citrusy hops, cardboard and butterscotch dominate the palate. Long, lingering bitter finish. Not too impressed overall.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.