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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Looking forward to this one. Levitation pours a dark copper tinged with ruby red. Light tan head starts out strong but fades fast, ending up with about a half to 3/4th of a finger worth of head. Im using a tulip pint glass for this one. The aroma is strong with this one. Huge notes of pine hit the nose first, with more citrus and floral hop character in the background. Along with the hops there is a nice caramel malt undertone to this whole thing. Likewise, piney hops hit the mouth first, splitting the tongue and washing to the sides of the mouth. The first couple sips are all hops, and like the aroma. Its earthy pine, followed by tropical fruit and some light floral characteristics. This has that nice West-Coast style dank hop character that so many other great beers have. Unlike its other West-Coast brethren, however, what it doesnt have is a lot of alcohol the ABV on this is only 4.4%. More on that later. As the palate acclimates the malt profile really begins to shine through. The easy comparison is caramel, but for me this is more like toffee. Still theres no question that hops are the star of this beer, and hops are what will bring you back to this beer again and again. Lingering moderate bitterness is present after you take a drink, though at no point is it unbearable or uncomfortable. The lightly creamy mouth feel is somewhat thin, though not watery or inappropriate. Carbonation is light to medium. The beer finishes crisp and dry, though theres a nice level of malt sweetness that comes out the more that you drink it. Honestly, everything about this, from the aroma, to the taste, to the mouth feel, screams big beer. Its truly amazing that Stone packed this much flavor into this type of package. Most of the time session beers can come across as bland, watery, and without much in the way of flavor. With Levitation, Stone has turned that assumption on its ear, creating a full-flavored Pale Ale / IPA / Red Ale beer that doesnt have that huge ABV punch. Over the years the boys in Escondido have produced a number of extraordinary beers that Ive enjoyed, but quite honestly Levitation may be the best of the bunch.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (864) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Punaisenruskea kirkas olut paksulla, httisell ja pitsi jttvll vaahdolla. Kaunis olut. Tuoksu humalaa ja hedelm. Maku hieman greippinen, mutta varsinkin jlkimaultaan enemmnkin greippisen katkera. Ulkonk tss oluessa toimii ja maitokauppavahvuiseksi tietysti hieno tekele, mutta omaan makuuni turhan greippinen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2375) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
darker amber colour, moderate sized yellowish head; aroma of toast, resins, floral and biscuity notes, some roasted nuts, too. taste is the same- mild roasted toasty and malty; easily drinkable good amber ale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1266) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
0.355l bottle. Clear amber body, lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, reisins and citruses. Taste of caramel, toast, citruses and even some roasted malts. Light medium bodied. Easy to drink. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (884) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Thanks Lagzibacsi! Light brown. Very sweet flaky malty aroma. Sweet syrup on the nose. Long sweet malts and mild bitterness. Really sessionable. Balanced nice a bit sweet for me, but a good 12 pack beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste au Mondial de la Bire 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : ambre fonce. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Houblon rsineux, citrique, lgrement floral et fruit (agrumes, abricots), caramel sucr.
Got : Entre de bouche : Moyenne amertume de houblon floral, moyennement citrique, fruite (agrumes, notes dabricots) et aux notes herbeuse, prsente toute la gorge. Un support malt de caramel sucr aux notes rties est galement prsent des notes de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyen. Texture : lgrement crmeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue et un peu sche, moyennement amre de houblon rsineux, lgrement herbeux et citrique aux notes florales et terreuses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2991) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark copper color. Thin to medium beige head. Medium bitterness. Soft sweetness coming from the malt. Aroma is malty, hops, resin. Well done.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Don2711 (419) - - JAN 18, 2016
Citrus aroma and flavour. Nice brown appearance and quite bitter on palate. Overall strength poor and lasting taste quite chemical unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (2053) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a brown colour. Taste and aroma is initially hoppy followed by some nice malt. Well balanced

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3337) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Translucent light brown with small off-white head. Aroma is big herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is herbal hops with some caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2941) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Backlogged rating. Bottle from Old Town. Deep amber with a small off-white head. Lots of citrus and pine in the nose with some biscuity malts. Well-balanced with sweet malt and bitter hops. Not bad.


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