Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours semi-clear amber with little head. Smell has the bite of hops and substance of citrus, some combination of grapefruit. Simple malty flavor is overshadowed by the swift onset of citrus and hops. Finishes light and more pronounced hop and citrus display. The taste almost seemed to be seperated, with the small malt following the flow of liquid and the citrus hops flavor rising around the core (maybe levitating....). Light body, thin texture, and ample carbonation. Overall, a good ale.
apotekhin (49) - ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber with good head retention. Refreshing malty aroma with some fresh sweetness. Taste simple and to the point. Caramel and toast with nice hop flavor. Perfectly tuned beer.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice dark amber color with much fizzyness. Good head that doesn’t recede quickly. The taste is a balance of malt and hops, but the aftertaste is extremelly hoppy; no wonder its called Levitation ale.
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey with very fleeting tan head. Some hoppy aroma. Opens completely bland and with a thin watery body. Not much happens with flavors and in the end there is a rather unrewarding and not particularly interesting strong bitter aftertaste. Stone Brewing can do much much better.
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The quality of the hop flavor in this is the best I’ve tasted. Unless you don’t like hop flavor at all you should like this. I tried it side by side with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which normally is at the upper limit of my desired hoppiness, but Levitation Ale was much hoppier and tasted better overall.
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours an opaque amber. Short lasting one finger light cappiccino head. Smell is grass and pine and a small whiff of dark malts. Taste is a balance of piney hops and once again, a bit of dark malt in the backbone. I can taste a bit of bitter citrus as well. Good carbonation. Feels surprisingly thick for a lower alcohol beer. Very good
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight diversion for Stone. Pours nice decent head, scattered lace all the way down. Smells of caramel, pine and grain. Taste is of malt and laced with citrus. Light bodied with a nice pinch of hops at the finish. The hop profile appears a bit different with this Stone outing. A fresh beginning from Stone tailspins towards the end. All the right stuff and absolutely no direction or cohesiveness. Finishes dry, but left me yearning
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FIRST TRIAL: Pours a nice ruddy reddish brown with a tightly packed creamy head; aroma is grassy hops and lightly toasted malt; the bitter/grassy hop finish nicely cleanses the palate and balances out the touch of sweet malt in the flavor. Overall this was a dynamite second beer and helped clean off the remnants of the supersticky creme brulee stout that was left on my palate from the previous beer. I was pleasantly surprised by this, and am now even more pleased that Stone has made it to Wisconsin.
JonR (40) - - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy at first but then easing back, head clings nicely along glass, would make an excellent beer with food or by itself, not overpowering on any one thing. A well made solid beer
slsenior (39) - - MAY 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid Ale. As good, if not maybe a hair better, than Stone IPA. It has a very complex flavor for an ale.