Elevator Three Frogs IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a nice hazy, golden orange color with a very thick white head that has some great staying power and leaves some attractive lacing.
Smell isn't quite as strong as I hoped. There are some piney notes and a slight amount of citrus. I also get some caramel malts; very well balanced here. The taste is balanced as well, with the addition of some earthiness. Not overly hopped, but again notes of pine and citrus. The caramel comes through and as it warms there is a slight alcohol flavor, but you have to search for it.
The mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy. The carbonation isn't over done. Medium-bodied and it just goes down nicely. Overall, a decent IPA. I've definitely had better, but it's a good local option that I was happy to see in bottles.
06-25-2011 22:42:32 | More by zimm421
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into a nonic.
*Note- bottle states this is 7.6% ABV, as opposed to the currently listed 8.00%
A- Light golden/copper and clear. ~2 fingers of white head, which fades slowly to a thin cap. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.
S- Piny and citrus hops dominate...a bit of a floral note. Light caramel sweetness follows.
T- A fairly pronounce pine hop bitterness, perhaps a bit of citrus. Caramel malt sweetness gives a bit of balance.
M- Moderate carbonation and a medium feel.
O- Good. Pleasant tasting, enjoyable IPA. Easy to toss a few back and get happy at it's ABV.
Future outlook: A good-not-great IPA. Don't know if I'll get it again anytime soon, but always glad to have another decent local beer lurking out there.
08-12-2011 03:20:40 | More by DoctorDog
3.88/5 rDev +9%
Thanks to smithm1970 for this extra.
No bottled on or best by date. Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a half finger frothy off-white head. Thin patches and collar remained after the head dissipated. A little bit of lacing clings to the glass.
S - Piney and citric on the nose. Cedar, grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. the aroma is a bit mute for an IPA. I get a whiff of booziness as well.
T - Honey sweetness homes through in front. Grapefruit and malt carry the middle, giving way to piney and slightly grassy hops in the finish. The bitterness lingers well.
M - Very smooth with light carbonation and medium body that finishes with slight dryness. Some alcohol warmth with the 7.6% ABV.
O/D This is a hefty IPA that could almost be a double. The hop character is well balanced with citrus, pine and floral elements. Overall there is a bit more sweetness than I like in an IPA, but the malt and hops balance well under the sweetness. I will drink this again if I get the chance.
07-25-2011 02:41:07 | More by LaCoursiere
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. I picked this up on a trip to Columbus a while back, which is the only place I've seen Elevator for sale. This particular IPA is "triple hopped". Now, I assume they don't mean triple hopped in the same sense that Miller Lite is triple hopped!
Pours a pumpkin-amber color, with a three-finger head that reduces with loads of sticky lacing.
Smells fruity, resinous, buttery and yeasty. Hints of citrus, pine and malt are present.
Starts sweet and slightly malty, with a fresh orange-citrus taste. Slightly spicy and bitter, with hints of dandelion greens, hemlock and grass. Has a moderately hoppy finish.
Medium bodied, the bitterness of the hops leaves a bit of a pucker in the mouth. There's also a dry, tacky feeling left on the back of the tongue.
Like many IPA's, this is best fresh. I had this a few months ago, and frankly found it sweeter and hoppier then. Still, even with a couple of months age on it, it is still a decent IPA. Certainly this is the best Elevator beer I've had thus far, and given its small local audience, it is the one I'd recommend if you happen upon their bar in downtown Columbus.
11-18-2011 01:59:02 | More by TheHoppiest
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
Served from the bottle into a nonic glass
A- Super hazy golden orange color with frothy head that left no lace
S- Sweet/tart grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Big hoppy aroma with nice malt characteristics
T- Sweet grapefruit, peach, caramel, and some piney notes. Definitely pretty balanced for an IPA but assertive bitterness on the finish
M- Very aggressively highly carbonated, dancing on my tongue carbonation, effervescent, finishes very dry. Not quick syrupy but a heavier body than your typical IPA which I think is from the higher ABV.
O- A good IPA with a bigger malt presence than many other IPAs.
01-30-2012 02:29:13 | More by Hoptometrist
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
Pouring to an orange/golden color, this Ohio- brewed IPA is a fragrant one, with a perfume/citrus and floral nose that certainly commands your attention. The white head of foam is quite handsome at first, but it does settle into a thin coating in due time. The beer has an active level of carbonation that helps add to its refreshment.
This beer’s taste is just as attention- getting as its nose. The flavors present include citrus and other fruit like pineapple, toasted malt, some pine, a little bit of alcohol, and some peppery hops. Some bready malts attempt to keep the hops in check but, try as they may, the taste keeps going back to the flavor of citrus and other fruit from the hop contributions.
I agree with others who claim that the flavors become more pronounced if the beer is allowed to warm just a tad. Around 50 degrees, it was still cool enough to offer refreshment and the flavors were more pronounced than when taken straight from the refrigerator at 40 degrees.
This isn’t a huge IPA like many others. It is actually medium to thin in body and even its triple hopping is not enough to push its hoppiness into another galaxy, like some IPA are prone to do. I like that the brewer’s didn’t overdo the hops, but I also acknowledge that this beer is certainly worthy of the IPA label. It’s a good one, and one of the better IPA I have tried in a while.
09-05-2013 03:46:10 | More by BryanCarey
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Well hazed dark orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Sweet and citrusy. Orange and lemon really stand out. Bready yeast with caramel notes. Mildly floral. Focus is really the citrusy hops.
3.75 T: Tastes like the nose. Citrusy orange and lemon. Bready yeastiness. Decent neutral malt backbone with hints of caramel.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.
3.75 D: Wasn't expecting much as I've never even heard of the brewery, but this turned out to be a pretty good beer.
09-12-2013 03:51:15 | More by DavoleBomb
Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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