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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
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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hosehead83

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 19:29:11 | More by hosehead83
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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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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-07-2013 22:21:40 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

03-02-2014 19:42:27 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 19:57:23 | More by ckollias
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

04-04-2014 20:04:54 | More by jgunther71
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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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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-04-2013 03:00:09 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-01-2013 22:34:01 | More by Danielr26
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

12-02-2012 04:39:58 | More by scott2269
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kbrown

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2013 02:28:27 | More by kbrown
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12%

12-18-2011 02:22:07 | More by cosmonick
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hustlesworth

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 05:00:54 | More by hustlesworth
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2014 23:59:15 | More by Nunya
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-24-2013 03:23:52 | More by elkinbrown
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:29:13 | More by Hoptometrist
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-30-2013 19:49:28 | More by M1A2
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projectflam86

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 22:34:56 | More by projectflam86
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 01:59:02 | More by TheHoppiest
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-26-2014 20:43:33 | More by Agentveba
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2013 18:08:20 | More by tastymug
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-28-2013 01:10:03 | More by sixerofelixir
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-01-2013 15:25:56 | More by speedvagen
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-06-2014 16:22:37 | More by ZachKelly
Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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