jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Rather hop filled for a regular ale. Enjoyable and clean. Subtle spice, but mostly bitter and dry. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Dark bright amber color. Nose is big and citrusy with a light sweetish malt, almost vanilla aspect. The body is quite bitter and piney with a light fruitiness and not enough malt to balance things out sufficiently. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours dark amber with a medium sized tan head. A nice looking beer. Mine was too cold because of this damn refrigerator in this hotel. Hoppy aroma. Medium hoppy flavor with pretty heavy carbonation. Finish is somewhat lacking and dry. There seems to be something missing in this one. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
Clear ruby dark amber. Long-lasting 1/2 -cm beige head. Very light nose. Citrus, almondy. Hoppy from the beginning although not agressive. Dry woody and earthy flavors. Sharp bitterness with pencil shavings and leafy edges. Thin-medium body, moderately high carbonation. Mineralic aftertaste, ironoxide like. Alright low gravity ale with a hop oriented flavor balance. I would prefer it with a more defined malt crunch, more biscuity and firm, but it serves its purpose. 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.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
As far as I am concerned If cascade hops are ever used again it will be to soon. They are overrated and metallic with poor resin flavors. So many better hop varieties out. Anyway ill get off my soapbox. Caramel and crytal malt with some bicuits and tea nose. Nice bitterness mild metallic resin and good soft mouthfeel. Copper penny finish with some mild tea notes. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Wow, I didnít expect this at all. Nice amber pour with a thick head. Fresh, bready aroma with hints of carmel and yeast. Malty flavors with more carmel. Herbal finish. Thereís something here that I donít really like, but itís hard to tell what. It may be the slightly edgy finish. lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. Nice dark amber color with much fizzyness. Good head that doesnít recede quickly. The taste is a balance of malt and hops, but the aftertaste is extremelly hoppy; no wonder its called Levitation ale. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Amber body with minimal head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts. Medium bodied with a drier hoppy finish. Much lighter than most of the other Stone beers. rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours nice cooper-orange (amber) color but with thin white head that dwindles to nearly nothing. Aroma is weak with no distinct tones, mild sweet, very light hop. Taste is fair medium hops but again with no other distinct flavors. The light-body leaves the palate with a short hops burst, but as would be expected from something that has had little nose, no distint flavors and light body thereís not much else. Itís drinkable but I guess I was expecting more. No complexity at all.