Stone Levitation Ale
Brewed by: Stone Brewing
Beer Classification and Specs
- Style: Amber / Red Ale
- Variation: American
- ABV: 4.4%
- IBU: 45
Notes: Effective February 2015, this beer will no longer be in production.
Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients
This deep amber brew has a rich maltiness, big hoppy character, citrus overtones, and an impressively modest alcohol content for a beer with so much flavor packed into it.
Hops: Magnum, Crystal, Simcoe, Amarillo
More Stone Levitation Ale Images
Artwork: Stone’s signature gargoyle as usual, only this time he’s floating in the clouds. Get it?
Color: Caramel, cherry wood.
Aroma: Spiced fruit (maybe plum?) over malty notes.
Arrived in: 12 oz. bottle
Served in: Tall pilsner
Stone Levitation Ale had a whipped up head after pouring, which minimized itself into a small frothy ring. Once you you start to enjoy this delicious amber, thick, lazy lacing begins to work its way down the glass.
Stone Levitation Ale is a well crafted brew most successful in its mouthfeel and finish. When you first drink Stone Levitation Ale, the maltiness comes across heavier, like you would find in a hearty red ale.
But its body is surprisingly medium textured, considering the malt backbone presence and pillowy mouthfeel, when you give it a swirl. I guess that’s why they settled on the name Levitation – cause it gets lighter at the end, as if it’s floating away in your mouth.
The flavor begins with caramel, but as effervescent bubbles appear, so do the citrusy hops creating a tangy, yet tart finish.
Final Score: 3.5/5
Stone Levitation Ale features the malty backbone of a thicker bodied amber/red, that lifts (“levitates”) into a lighter, zesty, refreshing ale. Levitation works well as a tasty, sessionable summer ale, or a lighter fall/autumn offering.