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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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81
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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev +12.7%

jgunther71, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a nice cap of off-white foam.
Aroma-Citrussy hop notes
Taste-Spicy, toasted malt, citrus/floral hops. A bit unbalanced and rough around the edges, but pretty tasty, and with the body and flavor to stand up to any spicy dish.

hosehead83, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Spider889
2.45/5  rDev -31%
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 goblue3509
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

goblue3509, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -15.5%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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

ckollias, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Omnium
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
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 scott2269
4/5  rDev +12.7%

scott2269, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kbrown, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Danielr26, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Nunya, May 25, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

elkinbrown, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Kubrickx, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

vrbulldog22, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev +12.7%

cosmonick, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Hoptometrist, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of hustlesworth
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

hustlesworth, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ZachKelly, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of projectflam86
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

projectflam86, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Agentveba, May 26, 2014
Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
81 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.