Friday, December 14, 2012

Stone Levitation Ale ....

Tonight's beer is a Levitation Ale from Stone Brewing Company.  4.4% ABV is listed on the twelve ounce bottle.  The Stone web site shows 45 IBUs.

This beer poured with a medium to thick, beige colored head.  Beer color is amber or a lighter copper, and there is a good amount of various sized sediment floating in the glass.  The aroma has citrus and pine, as well as some caramel sweetness.  The taste is very hop-centric.  A lot of grapefruit and pine.  Almost astringently bitter - not overwhelmingly to me, but some would probably think so.  Almost a little spice/pepper to it.  Dry finish.  Leaves the mouth dry and with some bitterness.  Good carbonation, but the mouth feel still seems a little thin.  Overall, an interesting beer that is not extremely 'strong', but still heavy on the hops and bitter.

Stone Brewing Company
Escondido, California

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