Elevator Three Frogs IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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:
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(Beer added by: blakesell on 04-27-2008)
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Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of sholland119
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear apricot with a very thin white head that settles into a nice pool.

S-Lots of bready malt, some caramel malt, very light hops.

T-Nice moderate earthy bitterness right up front with caramel malt right along. Good long lingering bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied, crisp carbonation.

O-Pretty decent IPA. A little more dry hopping would be nice.

HV

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 7/24/11

Pale, watery, hazy faded parchment and dull gold. The half inch head stayed for a few minutes. Quite decent rings of drippy lace remain.

Smells ok, but far from tantalizing. Hoppy aromas of the floral, pine and herbal variety. Some tropical type fruit notes sit underneath - peach and mango; the down side is the fruit also smell candied. Old orange peel. Bready malts, too.

Tastes a lot like it smells. Light fruit notes mingle with dry pine and earthy hop flavors. Moderate bitterness lasts throughout. Thankfully it manages to keep out of medicinal territory. Solid base of malts; mostly bread though at times it seems there may a spot of caramel in there.

Medium body with a rolling feel. Average carbonation stays out of the spotlight. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and dusty biscuit. The alcohol is well-hidden.

Overall, Three Frogs is on the average order. The plus side is there aren't a lot of faults but the good aspects of the beer could use some tweaks to be pushed to the next level. It strikes me as a well-crafted and thought out beer, but it isn't quite what I look for in an IPA. I do like it better from the bottle than the times I've had it on tap.

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of Spider889
2.45/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

Photo of goblue3509
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Omnium
2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
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!

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +13.3%
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

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.