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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

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of jackscrow
1.33/5  rDev -62.6%
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...

jackscrow, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of LaChupacabra
2/5  rDev -43.8%

LaChupacabra, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Spider889
2.45/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

Spider889, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Rod_J, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of donovado
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

donovado, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of fullmoonbeer
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

fullmoonbeer, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Omnium
2.66/5  rDev -25.3%
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!

Omnium, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Kegatron, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of nhirsch04
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

nhirsch04, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

CopperMtnPlowboy, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of HirsuteHopslover
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

HirsuteHopslover, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of RockOnKatie
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

RockOnKatie, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

xdefeatsy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Zanico
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Zanico, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -15.7%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Bobby_Gray_84
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Bobby_Gray_84, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of AJNIDEK
3/5  rDev -15.7%

AJNIDEK, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Stinger80OH, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -15.7%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of lochef81
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

lochef81, Feb 21, 2014
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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
81 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.