Friday, October 5, 2012

Stone Brewing Company Levitation Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Stone Brewing Company Levitation Ale. 

From the Stone Brewing Company website: “It's been said that "Gravity Sucks." Simple enough. Well, we at Stone have identified gravitational forces in the beer world. And we have come to the conclusion that they, well, see above. So we avoid these less-than-desirable gravitational forces. We avoid dumbed-down flavor profiles and the vigorous pursuit of the lowest common denominator. We avoid big dollar marketing mentalities. We avoid additives, cheap adjuncts, stabilizers and chemical preservatives. So in the defiance of gravity we bring you Stone Levitation Ale. This deep amber ale has rich malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol”.
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with a foamy beige head and great lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops with a nice rich malt presence.
Taste: Huge citrus and pine hop flavors balanced nicely with caramel and roasted malts.
Overall: With a mere 4.4% ABV, Stone Brewing Company’s Levitation Ale is surprisingly LARGE on flavor.  It is obvious why this is an award winner! Simply delicious!


Mark Harvey

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