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.
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.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber. Aroma is mild: hops and caramel. Great flavor, good amount of hoppy bitterness with some rich malt notes and an overall smokey smooth aftertaste. Very flavorful and smooth, great session beer.
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
In bottle with @gmellison poured brown. Smells earthy like rye to me. Very smooth mouth feel and taste lightly like rye but it’s very good
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 it’s medium bodied with nice easy carbonation and mild alcohol...malts give it some a bit of a creamy feel. Overall it’s 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.
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.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a real solid beer, and at 4.4% abv, it makes for a great session beer.
Nice amber color, and good hoppy flavor (although not over-the-top).