Trooper (8) - La Quinta, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer for an early start. Not to strong in abv but full flavors unlike most pale ales or low abv brews. Good solid hop presenc . A little on the bitter side and kinda dry but again a great early day brew.
Vinnygny (7) - Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stone brewery has consistently putting out great beers. Arrogant Bastard and Ruination are among my all time favorites. Levitation Ale is right up there with them. Deep copper with a nice white head. Beautiful lacing. Absolutely delicious
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rmyurick (7) - USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle-drink by 5/4/14. Nice deep copper color with a huge head. Crystal clear. Aroma of fruity hops--tangerines, apricots. Medium mouthfeel, slightly sweet, very balanced. Touch of fruity hops on the tongue as well. Nice bitterness, but not overdone. Hops hang around for a long finish.
GuanoBoy (7) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly amber, with a slightly ruddy brown hue. Light caramel, toffe nose, with peachy alcohol and some resiny pine. Taste smooth bitter, resinous, with sweet (peachy) fruitiness and sweet breadiness and faint roasty, chocolate. Palate is creamy and thin with a dry finish, slightly sticking mild bitterness and a faint tropical, fruit roll-up. Very drinkable, but finish is slightly thin and lacking.
FSUHusker (7) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this out of a bottle. Pours a dark brown with little foam that disipates quickly. I like it, not as hoppy a beer as I would like. Nice caramel flavor. I do reconmend it.
Nick_J_A (7) - East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2011 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had a six pack. Great across the board. I will look for this and buy another six pack if my store gets it.
Awolhops (6) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A decent beer. Great aroma and color but far heavier on the hops then you would want from this type of beer.
IPA_Joe (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was mildly disappointed by this one. Not bad, but not much flavor either. Just an average ale, weak alcohol content. Would not buy again.
kagent777 (6) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle purchased on a trip to South Lake Tahoe, poured into a tulip pint.
Appearance: A nice looking amber, with a billowy head that settled slowly leaving nice lacing. I see some "floaties".
Aroma: I would expect this from Stone beer, the smell is pine needle hoppy. I can also pick up some caramel overtones.
Taste: This would be called an IPA from any other brewer. Since I like IPAs, this is right up my alley. There is a light sweetness from the malt, which is balanced by the equaling bitter from the hops.
Mouthfeel: This a pretty light beer. The appearance will deceive you, make you think you are in for a super malty amber ale. But, this one is balanced toward the hop profile enough to even it out. The carbonation is lively with a longish bittering finish.
Since I am a hophead, I would seek this out again. Alas, I am in Utah and they do not distribute here. I really like Stone, they brew good, if very hoppy, beer.
massajohn15 (6) - Farmington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy for sure. Bitter but a good bitter, one that is enjoyable and keeps your attention while drinking. I would recommend this to some one who wants to start exploring the hopier beers.