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Elevator Three Frogs IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blakesell on 04-27-2008)
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jackscrow

Ohio

1.33/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

(Review is from two six-packs bought at two different stores two months apart.)

Can you sue a brewer for false advertising?

Of course not, or many breweries would not be in biz.

This. Is. Not. An. I. P. A.

It is a very malty pale ale, and not a particularly good one at that.

Over-carbonated somewhat.

The aroma is a slightly musty malt smell, very little hops.

Even fewer hops in the taste.

Triple hopped? What hops? Where?

Double dry-hopped? Doubt it. Not evident in any section of the taste.

There are quite a few good Cbus beers. This is NOT one of them.

Steer clear. This beer exists only to waste money of the people who believe the label.

How could anyone who knows IPAs endorse labeling this beer as an IPA? That alone disqualifies the brewer from any more chances from me...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 01:48:43 | More by jackscrow
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LaChupacabra

California

2/5  rDev -44%

02-17-2012 00:00:28 | More by LaChupacabra
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Spider889

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date.

The label is a bit annoying. It discusses being "triple hop brewed" - seriously? It also lays claim to being dry hopped twice, which I find hard to believe given the lack of appreciable hop aroma (even when I had this fresh at the brewery). Ohh, and the label holds other annoyances. It mentions a father and son "beer drinking team" which get me for whatever reason - I want beer brewed by brewers, not beer drinkers. I want quality and skill over hobbyism... But even worse is their claim to be, "now in their second century of brewing." Preceding this the label states they were founded in 1999. So I guess 13 years is as close to 100 as anything, eh?

I'd likely be less harsh on these things should the beer inside have been better, but alas it was not.

Pours very dark for an IPA - a rusted copper color. Short white head, some wisps of lace. Their bottles must be conditioned on yeast and unfiltered as a large amount of sediment rushed into my glass upon pouring. Few commercial examples of IPA's where this is a worry/something to anticipate.

The aroma is greatly lacking in the nuance and hop punch that dry hopping ought to deliver. Faintly floral, a bit of citrus, and some earthy pine. Mostly sweet malt though...

Very malty tasting for an IPA, again the sweet malt character pervades, as does a mild booziness. The mouthfeel is dry and chalky with bitter mineral aftertastes.

Very glad this was just a single, I didn't desire to finish the glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 01:00:15 | More by Spider889
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-20-2014 04:12:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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donovado

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30%

01-26-2013 23:59:57 | More by donovado
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30%

03-02-2014 18:12:46 | More by fullmoonbeer
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Clear deep gold with a finger of foamy off white head, no real lacing.
S - Sweet malt, candied orange, booze.
T - Spicy hop resin, syrupy sweet sugary malt mess with alcohol. Vile.
M - Chewy cloying sweetness.
O - Elevator should have just turned this into a barleywine, because thats pretty much where this beer was headed, but overall this is a gross sweet mess that I want nothing to do with. This one is headed to the drain!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 01:48:22 | More by Omnium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of slightly off-white colored head. This retains with some rich ringing, leaving back a creamy cascade of lace that hangs in foamy swathes down the sides of the glass. The aroma has a LOT of soft fruit flavor to it, which mixes with notes of caramel and bread from the malts to give this strong ripe stickiness in the nose that is undercut by herbal textures and some more assertive flavors of grapefruit and pine. The fruit and malt mostly control this though.

The taste is the same, with a little grapefruit flavor and pine up front that is then met by a wave of tropical fruit, sweet malt, and underlying herbal flavors before finishing a bit more assertively with notes of pith, spice, and resins on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm creamy sharpness that then spreads out in the mouth into more of creamy slickness. Alcohol is pretty well hid for 8%.

Eh. This just put too much emphasis on fruit and malt here and not nearly enough on any kind of crisp hop flavors that would have taken this up to the next level. I don’t believe I even got a 1/3 of the way through the glass before I became bored with it. Not a very good example of the style at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 14:10:19 | More by Kegatron
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked up recently in Columbus, OH (was told that it had come in relatively recently considering the proximity of the brewery to the store)

The beer pours a dull copper color with a thin, creamy off-white head that laces. The nose is...absent. Possibly a subtle citrus, but I cant say for sure. The taste is equally unrewarding and underwhelming. There is are heavily muted hops upfront followed by a stifled sweetness. I suspect Zeelandy hops comprise most of the hop profile (with their onion and cheesy weirdness), but I really can't taste much to verify. The beer becomes slightly more appealing as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, effervescent with a hint of sweetness and twinge of lemon rind bitterness in the finish. This is really an unimpressive beer that I wouldn't even call a pale ale let alone an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 01:44:14 | More by ThePorterSorter
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks like juice (unfiltered apple). It smells like juice. And oddly, it kind of tastes like it too. Malty sweetness with barely any hop influence noticable. Smooth feel and easy to drink, but this is no ipa. It's a pretty lame beer. Nice shiny label, but meh. Nothing worth spending time on.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:24:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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nhirsch04

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-05-2013 02:00:30 | More by nhirsch04
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CopperMtnPlowboy

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

12-02-2012 03:22:21 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
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HirsuteHopslover

California

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-17-2014 01:02:55 | More by HirsuteHopslover
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RockOnKatie

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-28-2012 01:40:07 | More by RockOnKatie
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

12-18-2011 01:08:16 | More by xdefeatsy
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Zanico

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

08-04-2013 10:42:33 | More by Zanico
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Bobby_Gray_84

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

09-15-2013 03:02:53 | More by Bobby_Gray_84
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AJNIDEK


3/5  rDev -16%

06-26-2014 23:04:49 | More by AJNIDEK
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

11-23-2011 23:38:08 | More by jenray
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

11-20-2013 02:11:30 | More by Stinger80OH
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

07-18-2013 04:55:12 | More by duff247
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lochef81

Michigan

3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another whim buy during my Ohio buying trip. The pour is cloudy and a dreary orange color with a thick white head. The aroma is off putting with a lot of booze and stale hops. There is no indication of the age of this bottle but I'm guessing its older. The taste follows being almost spoiled tasting and very stale. This is just not a good beer. Will try again if I can find what I believe to be a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 05:37:24 | More by lochef81
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appears copper hued with a slight haze, forms white cloudy textured head. Leaves behind speckled lacing. Aroma citric dank earthy hops plus caramelized malts, those malts carry over into the flavor. Very malt heavy IPA, citric earthy dank hops are a bit muddled in the experience! Pelletized hops make this a bit cloying with the hops and malts battling a really poorly executed IPA I will not have another. Overall not impressed with any Elevator offerings!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 15:15:04 | More by WVbeergeek
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a one finger head that gives way to some nice lacing down the glass. The nose has a nice two row malt backbone with piney and earthy hops faintly present. The hop present isn't big and bold like some other ipa's. The taste is the same, it has great balance between the malt and the pine and earthy hops, however, it is missing that nice hop bitterness that you get with other ipa's. The taste seemed more subdued than I was expecting. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and slightly creamy. The drinkability is good, its an easy drink for an ipa. Overall it is a very drinkable beer but for hop heads its going to disappoint, more balanced than big and bold.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2010 22:03:31 | More by goblue3509
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Hazy amber golden color with an inch's topping of frothy off-white head. Thick, webbed lacing left behind.

S: Very citrusy; lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Hints of pine come out, there's a light woodiness, and a faint, grainy cracker/biscuit malt note in there.

T: Balanced; pretty sweet and malty, with a hint of alcohol. The citrus flavors from the nose come through here too, although the finish has more pine flavor.

M: Thin-bodied with lively carbonation adding most of the body. Slightly sticky, with a dry finish.

O: It's an alright beer, and goes down pretty easily for its ABV, but there's not a lot that stands out to me. I'd consider giving it a second chance though, especially if I see it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:32:12 | More by AwYeh
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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
81 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.