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RATINGS: 1703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2003
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
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).


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