cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured an amber color with a frothy head. It had strong hop flavors and scents. Also had a bread flavor in the end. Overall it was a good beer.
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful mahogany brown with a medium white head. Aroma is very hoppy, little nutty, with a bit of citrus. Drinks very light, much hoppier than I expected, but hey this is Stone so maybe I should of known. Slight nut and vanilla flavors in there, but overall kind of hollow. I think it needs a stronger malt presence to balance it out a bit, its kind of watery. I know this is supposed to be a session beer, and don’t get me wrong I would drink this all day long if on tap alongside the crappy domestics, but I think it is lacking just a bit. Overall not bad though.
TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle to an English Pint. A session-able sipper. From the get the hops pop. The aroma has a nice mix of earthiness and grapefruit citrus. There also seems to be a little almond like nuttiness and suede. The taste really has a fruit forward juiciness with the hops giving a well rounded bitterness and mouthfeel. The color of this ale is a classic ruby copper. It poured with a nice deep khaki head that dissipated quickly. How a Cali Ale puts me in mind of an English countryside Pub I have no idea but this does so wonderfully. Sweet meadow and clover also make an appearance. This really is a must try. It just misses the top of the mark for me..but I will return to this one and think it would pair nicely with a variety of foods. The first thing that comes to mind is a lamb salad with fresh greens with balsamic and a rustic bread. Good Good Stuff
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper with a sweet head. The flavor is sweet carmel with a malty after taste.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good beer...flying saucer had their stone kick off party celebrating its arrival in missouri and i tried a few beers brewed by stone.
Heatwaves (54) - Santa Ana, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was expecting something like a pale ale, but I believe Levitation more closely resembles an ESB. Nice red-bronze color and spicy aroma. It is actually quite strong, spicy and hoppy tasting. This surprised me, since so many Stone offerings have intense hop characteristics, I thought this one they’d develop and market a bit differently. Not my favorite Stone beer, but still something you can be proud to offer your friends.
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler fill from Cask at BierKraft 10/1
Stone Leviation Ale Dry Hopped with Amarillo on Cask poured into Verboten Tulip Pint glass.
A- Beautiful hazy copper color. Little head but great carbonation.
S- Huge floral hop aroma escapes from the glass.
T- Extremely flavorful, very hoppy with a hoppy grapefruit finish. Very smooth with little kick.
D- Exceptionally drinkable. Goes down smooth and easy
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber. With a wispy head. Nice malty, bready smell. Some fruit is in there like apples. Carmel malts. Pear and apple cider fruitiness / tanginess. Nice hop bitterness afterwards. Pretty balanced in my opinion. Light to medium body. A little dry.
peterschreurs (49) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured. Deep copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, hint of citrus and hint of caramel/malt. Taste is hoppy, hint of citrus and caramel with a nice ending bitterness.
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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.