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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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Reviews: 44
Hads: 212
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: blakesell on 04-27-2008

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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 212
Photo of projectflam86
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Label reads 7.6% Alc by Vol.

A- Pours a hazy orange gold color with a thick white foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Citrus hops and some light caramel malt in the back. The nose is nice and hoppy with an herbal quality.

T- Bitterness is very apparent initially with a fairly sweet finish. A little one dimensional as the flavor doesn't seem to show as many sides as the nose did. Not as much citrus and pine as the nose suggested. The alcohol is noticeable throughout.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- A decent brew that borders the DIPA territory in terms of alcohol and bitterness. But it was lacking a bit more depth in the flavor profile. (684 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Hazy orange amber with golden highlights. Nice off white head but not too wrinkly or hoppy looking. awesome retention and ample lacing.

S- big citrus aroma, mainly orange, grapefruit, pineapple and very floral. Hints of pine and like peel with a toasty sweet malt background. Becomes more savory as it warms.

T- nicely balanced flavor. Hops are earthy and almost tomato on the palate with plenty of citrus and pine bitterness. There's just enough malt sweetness to hold everything down. All manner of softened tropical fruits with a pinch of cinnamon malt spice and peppery at the end. Lingering leafy and grapefruit hop flavor in the finish.

MF- juicy slick feel with welcomed zesty carbonation. Bitterness is felt all over the palate and throat.

D- another good ipa coming out of my state. It's crazy how many breweries are popping up here lately. (860 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (646 characters)

Photo of patpbr
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a hazy orange with a full head.
S - Citrus, pineapple and pine.
T - Much like the nose and grapefruit. Nice carmel backbone.
M - Medium body and carbonation with a finish on the dry side.
O - I would try it again, Its missing a little balance. (257 characters)

Photo of BryanCarey
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (1,384 characters)

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,163 characters)

Photo of LaCoursiere
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,043 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (610 characters)

Photo of zimm421
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (818 characters)

Photo of DoctorDog
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (753 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at my cousin’s wedding in Athens Ohio

A: Pours an orange hue with a white head that slowly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Super hoppy and bitter aroma.

T: Amazing hoppy flavor with each sip being more bitter than the last.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Awesome IPA – had about 5 or 6 of these (340 characters)

Photo of mdvatab
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from cosmonick as an extra. (Cheers!)
Poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint.

Aroma: Fairly simple, but enticing aroma. Hops go from piney to pineapple. Malt is sweet like honey.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange body. Nice three-fingered bright white, billowy head settles to a thick, rocky collar of foam. Clumpy lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Flavor: Sweet mandarin orange initially, then pineapple, then honey. Also noticing some apple and even cherry. A very fruity profile for an IPA. An enjoyable, substantial bitterness is there at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation and medium body. Hops are only slightly drying.

Overall: Some might not appreciate fruity sweetness in an IPA, and, generally, I'm the same if it's syrupy/cloying. In this case, though, Elevator does a good job working all of the hop and malt flavors together. I thoroughly enjoyed this one! (899 characters)

Photo of AlfaMale
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice honey colored pour with little head. Some residual foam tracing. Initial hoppy bitterness resolved quickly to a smooth, almost Pale Ale calm. Certainly not an over hopped rendition so common in American IPAs.

I keep trying to put my finger on the aroma and I can only equate it to fresh cut lumber. Flavor of lemon orange come to mind. Ignore the previous review the this is not a true IPA, it most certainly is. Youngn's sometimes forget IPAs did not originate in this country and that hoppier is not necessarily better.

If you're in Columbus, give it a go. (565 characters)

Photo of neenerzig
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at Flip Side in Chagrin Falls recently. Served to me in a snifter, this beer draws a clear, medium amber color with a white, foamy head that's about 1-2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first served. Eventually settles to a thin white ring lining the inside of the glass along with good lacing. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness along some peninsula and citrusy hops. Flavors of biscuity caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to a nice piney, earthy, slightly citrusy hop bitterness with a nice spice note too. Good balance of flavors. Has a crisp, smooth, slightly prickly medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbination. Easy to drink in a good way.

Eric (686 characters)

Photo of JayQue
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good beer from Ohio. Pours a hazy dull dark gold color with a big white head. Good head retention and good lacing. Fine looking IPA.

Strong aroma: Piney hops with some floral aroma as well. Nice

Taste is good as well. Piney hops with some citrus and floral hops as well. Caramel malts take a back seat, but they balance things out some. A nice bitter beer, but not a total hop bomb.

Mouthfeel is crisp. Nice bitterness. Maybe a bit thin but still good. No hint of the 8% abv,

This is a good solid IPA. A bit strong for swilling in mass quantities, but you won't know this from the taste. (599 characters)

Photo of wingman14
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange with a frothy white head that fades fast. The smell is very citrusy up front, orange and grapefruit. The flavor follows the smell, more citrus than hops, but nice and flavorful. The taste isn't sweet, and has a small bitter finish that lingers for awhile. A nice chewy mouthfeel, medium body, very smooth. Overall a flavorful beer, different take on an IPA, but definitely a good beer that can be a nice change for a hophead. (446 characters)

Photo of Doughbodyboy
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a foggy apricot with a very thick head that laces very well throughout. it has slightly citrus smell with a noticable malt hint. the taste follows a similar path. the citrus notes are more prominent in the taste but are still followed by some maltiness. the hop finish has a solid bite to it. i wouldn't guess this one is 7.6 abv. the mouthfeel is carbonated and leaves it slightly sticky. overall this is a sweeter than most IPAs but it is just what i like. i dont think there are too many better values than this one. this is one of my go to brews. and this is an IPA... (588 characters)

Photo of blakesell
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a wine style tasting glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a golden amber with a ring of carbonation around the sides of the glass. Lacing clings lightly and sticks to the sides leaving a slight spiderweb on the glass.

Smell- Hops and malt smell to be quite balanced! Piney and rustic. Tree frogs may be a fitting name. Malts are a good balance of two-row and Maris Otter.

Taste- Fruity, spicey and pine. Malt is balanced and creamy. My IPA freak friends may hat me for this, but I like balance. Pine dominates but rides along with the malt very well. Superb.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, piney, balanced, well carbonated, and medium bodied. Just like it should be.

Drinkability- Just to test I had to take the rest of the glass to the dome. Smooth and refreshing all the way down. A very nice IPA from Elevator. (834 characters)

Photo of Landshark67
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer at the brewery and was very surprised. This is a very well balanced APA. A boatload of hops on the nose and excellent malt backbone. Bitterness is very smooth.

Head disapated quickly but left heavy lacing on the glass. Hop aroma is strong. Definitely dry hopped to accentuate the nose.

Color is a light amber. Medium body/mouthfeel. A little on the sweet side vs others but when matched to the hops it's excellent.

Kind of a Pliny but without the dank hop character. (486 characters)

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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.