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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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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: blakesell on 04-27-2008

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Ratings: 201 | Reviews: 45
Photo of neenerzig
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
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

Photo of beerdedrinken
4.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer from the Buckeye state!

Photo of KidDoc
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This poured a pale golden straw color with a little haze. Decent head with not much retention and no lacing. The aroma was understated but promising. The taste felt light and unbalanced in my mouth with a thin carbonated body and not-very-well-hidden alcohol. A drinkable and not un enjoyable beer but not something I would buy regularly.

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.61/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma weak malt
Head average (4 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing poor – few small islands of small bubbles
Body light orange, hazy
Flavor malty, slightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 2.5, Flavor 2.5, Palate 2.75, Overall 2.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

definitely better than its ratings, this is the first beer i have had from these guys. its almost a double ipa in its alcohol content and its showing of it. my bottle says 7.6% abv, rather than the 8% abv listed here. a little warm in the nose and a little sting in the finish to go with the west coast style hopping, honey oily hop character, and fizzy carbonation, a real interesting combination all up. i really dig the hop nose and flavor of this, its intense, almost spicy, wild hops almost, not quite peppery, but more zesty than grassy european hops, and absolutely more oily. sessionability is limited by alcohol content only, as the flavor is almost delicate for how big this is, and the mouthfeel is pretty easy down with its apparent lightness due to high carbonation. light fruity notes to finish and no decipherable yeast contribution to flavor. nice beer overall, a good introduction to this brewery, which looks like it does some pretty neat beers. thanks to a new buddy for sharing this one from his travels.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So this is a DIPA right? I ask since the ABV is over 7.5%. Paid $1.99 for the single.

A - Somewhat hazy bright amber brown with a hefty 1/2 inch of head. Not too much sediment so I assume it's fairly new.
S - Mild booze with a touch of resinous pine. Kind of skunky with little sweet balancing malts.
T - Resinous hops, balancing sugary malts not too gram cracker like. ABV is a bit concealed. Not bad but not great.
M - Medium bodied. Alcohol is noticeable with little burn.

Overall it's an OK IPA. Far from great. Not getting it again though.

Photo of Omnium
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
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 RblWthACoz
2.72/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of lochef81
3.01/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of raznug
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a slightly hazy pale orange color and is topper with 1” of white head.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is a blend of pine and grass hops with tasty malt base. There maybe a bit too much malt for my liking but a good IPA none the less.
Taste: The taste has more hops that the aroma but not sure if I would call it an IPA more of a pale ale to me.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is easy to drink yet good flavor.

Photo of patpbr
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of hosehead83
3.61/5  rDev +2%
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 BryanCarey
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appears copper hued with a slight haze, forms white cloudy textured head. Leaves behind speckled lacing. Aroma citric dank earthy hops plus caramelized malts, those malts carry over into the flavor. Very malt heavy IPA, citric earthy dank hops are a bit muddled in the experience! Pelletized hops make this a bit cloying with the hops and malts battling a really poorly executed IPA I will not have another. Overall not impressed with any Elevator offerings!

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +13%
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 ThePorterSorter
2.69/5  rDev -24%
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.

Photo of AwYeh
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Hazy amber golden color with an inch's topping of frothy off-white head. Thick, webbed lacing left behind.

S: Very citrusy; lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Hints of pine come out, there's a light woodiness, and a faint, grainy cracker/biscuit malt note in there.

T: Balanced; pretty sweet and malty, with a hint of alcohol. The citrus flavors from the nose come through here too, although the finish has more pine flavor.

M: Thin-bodied with lively carbonation adding most of the body. Slightly sticky, with a dry finish.

O: It's an alright beer, and goes down pretty easily for its ABV, but there's not a lot that stands out to me. I'd consider giving it a second chance though, especially if I see it on tap.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from last weekend; my second taste of Elevator.

It looks good, a cloudy (unfiltered?) yellow-orange that's just a couple shades lighter than amber with a nicely sized and shaped head sticking around on top for a good while before a thick and compact foam drops good legging and some patching well down the glass.
There's both citrus and pine in the aroma with some pith to it. There's also a lightly herbal quality. Malts add a little sweetness to it but mostly breads. It's pretty well-attenuated but not fully nuanced or balanced.
The same goes for the flavor; something about the pith, the leafiness going a little too herbal, and the malt being a little too involved make it pretty good but a little short of great.
The body is medium, and the beer feels good with a consistent crispness, a smooth flow and a moderate carbonation.

Photo of AlfaMale
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of Landshark67
4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
2.69/5  rDev -24%
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.

Photo of Doughbodyboy
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
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...

Photo of jackscrow
1.36/5  rDev -61.6%
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...

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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
81 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.