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Elevator Mogabi - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 04-15-2010)
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Geno78

Ohio

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-14-2011 07:44:37 | More by Geno78
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass on 6/28/10

Golden amber in color with a semblance of haziness. One & a half fingers of foam thins to a skim, leaving a bit of lace. Thin retention & ok lace throughout.

The nose is straightforward. Wheat notes abound, as do swaths of toastiness. Mild grass undertones. Amarillo hops push it to the next level with a juicy shot of grapefruit. Nice citrus spice.

Similarly, the taste no frills, though it doesn't want for good flavor. The wheat & Amarillo hops make for a formidable combination, in my opinion. Lightly toasted with a spicy citrus accompaniment; grapefruit & a hint of lemon zest.

The feel is where Mogabi goes above & beyond; namely the carbonation, which isn't at all overstated. In fact, carbonation is quite modest & is very well-suited to the light body of the beer. Toasted residuals linger with a touch of citrus zest.

I'm very impressed with Mogabi. It's clean, refreshing & all the more impressive that it's done so simply. This is easily the best beer I've had from Elevator. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 03:05:09 | More by Ryan011235
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: ~20 oz. draft into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy, light golden. ~2 fingers of white head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin cap.

S- Solid citrus/grapefruit hops. Wheat/yeast character and spicy notes.

T- Big hit of citrus/grapefruit flavor. Solid hop bitterness. Wheat flavor noticeable on the finish. Moderate, honey sweetness balances the hops nicely.

M- Crisp with moderately high carbonation. Creamy, with a medium feel.

D- Quite good. Probably a fairly low ABV, quite refreshing, easy drinker for a heavy session on a hot summer day. I happily consumed multiple servings of this over the course of a few hours.

Future outlook: Really good. This beer made me think instantly of "Three Floyds Gumballhead" ...it's the first thing that came to mind while I was drinking it...which I also enjoyed. I'll be happy to have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2010 03:29:00 | More by DoctorDog
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to csmiley for the chance to try this.

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a finger of white head. Rention is a little poor despite the slowly rising bubbles of carbonation that try to support. Some legs of lace cling to the glass. Swirling the glass agitates some bubbles out of solution to form another thin layering of white head that receeds quickly.

Very pleasant aroma of sweet wheaty grains upfront that quickly fades and is hidden beneath the hop character. The hops come through smelling of super lemony citrus that has some suggestions that are a bit grassy. As the brew warms, more of the previously indicated grainy wheat smell pokes back through.

The taste of this brew has a mild grainy flavor of wheat and other indications of light cereal grains. The hops have a pleasant taste of lemony citrus that is mildly bitter. Beyond the flavor of lemon is some herbal and grassy notes.

This is a light bodied brew with a deceptive level of carbonation. While it sits in the glass it seems to be lightly carbonated but once it hits your mouth it is a bit fizzy and prickly on the tongue. Very enjoyable example of the style, easily drinkable. I would have no problems enjoying several of these during the summer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:34:31 | More by stakem
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tdog2983

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-15-2013 21:48:20 | More by tdog2983
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-03-2013 02:31:21 | More by Wsherry1
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rlshep

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sour lemony smell. Lots of citrus a little bit of spice.

Appearance: Pale gold color. Dumped some sediment from bottom of bottle into beer, which made it slightly hazy. Otherwise, it would have been clear. Lots of bubbles. Thick, chunky white head, lots of caked on lacing.

Flavor: Grainy, toasty ,bready flavors. Lemony tartness. Bitterness is medium-high. Light herbal character.

Mouthfeel: Dry Medium low mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable.

Overall: This isn't your standard American Wheat this has quite a bit of flavor. Very refreshing. I could see myself quaffing quite a few of these on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 22:54:27 | More by rlshep
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a one finger head which gives way to a skim head and leaves a little lacing present. The aroma is of wheat and yeast as the backbone, there are hints of citrus, grapefruit, and some grain present. The taste is nice, there is a spiciness over the wheat backbone with a little toastiness. There is a nice citrus and grapefruit tate in the middle as well as a nice big hit of honey sweetness that is unexpected. The mouthfeel is low carbonation to moderate and is slightly creamy. The drinkaiblity is very nice, I really like the way the flavors danced in the middle, there was enough going on to make you want more. It is also a very easy drink, easily a nice session beer on a warm day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2010 21:36:47 | More by goblue3509
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beveritt

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Thanks to Doctor Dog to passing this one my way. Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint glass. Label depicts a blond goateed man riding a motorcycle and carrying a "USA" flag. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 2 fingers of nearly white, dense head. This settles very slowly, essentially just condensing a slight amount and leaving behind thick, sticky lacing. The beer itself is a bright yellow with a slight cloudiness. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Lemon citrusy nose with hints of mango and kiwi. Slightly sweet malt with a mild wheat twang and hints of bubblegum esters.

Taste: Mild citrus spice upfront leads to along and lingering mild malt sweetness with bready undertones. Medium hop bitterness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Nice crisp and refreshing beer that has enough depth to savor.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 03:25:55 | More by beveritt
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-30-2013 00:59:40 | More by jminch
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-06-2013 02:17:37 | More by Adkins1203
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2013 22:25:59 | More by BamfBacon
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-21-2013 02:09:50 | More by JoeLacy
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durwood64

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-30-2011 02:52:26 | More by durwood64
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-18-2014 00:05:12 | More by TBarJr
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2013 11:12:56 | More by Mullinger1980
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-17-2014 22:27:07 | More by nineworldseries
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2013 22:18:54 | More by Lukass
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-03-2013 22:13:55 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up recently in Columbus, OH

The beer pours a hazy looking golden amber with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is citrusy, wheaty, with a hint of lemongrass. The taste is similar to that of Captain Lawrence's Sun Block with hints of citrusy hops upfront followed by a lingering wheaty bitterness. It's well carbonated, light-bodied, with a touch of cardboardy wheat, some lingering citrusy hops, a semi-dry finish, and a hint of yeast fruit. This is definitely a good beer, but I'm not sure why it's listed as being retired.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:42:31 | More by ThePorterSorter
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wingman14

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow with a frothy white head that fades pretty quickly. The smell is hops and yeast up front, mostly hops, with citrus notes. The flavor is a nice mix of yeast and hops, a great balance blending for a unique beer. A lighter mouthfeel, a well balanced beer. Overall an enjoyable beer, good flavor, and easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:56:04 | More by wingman14
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, picked up as a single at the Kroger in Pickerington. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. I had to let the head settle a bit before pouring the rest of the beer into the glass. The head stayed around a while, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, lemon peel), wheat, and some cloves. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but I think the wheat flavor is strongest, then the citrusy hops, and then a bit of clove. Mouthfeel/body is light, with a high level of carbonation. I think it would be better if the carbonation was lowered some. I still think it's a pretty decent brew, I'll likely buy this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 23:19:27 | More by bluejacket74
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JayQue

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice light summer type beer designed for mass consumption. Pours a fairly clear orange-amber color with a nice delicate white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is mild citrus (lemon) and grassy hops.

Tastes pretty good, Lemony flavor up front with some grassy and piney hops kicking in towards the middle. At the end is a somewhat milder wheat flavor/ bitterness. Definitely hoppier than most Pale Wheat Ales.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for this style and nice and crisp due to the hops.

Drinkability is good. This is a nice light beer but it has some robust flavor along the way. I could pound a few of these in a session.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 19:40:07 | More by JayQue
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, 5.5% abv. Clear, vibrant gold color. Some fine bubbles streaming to the surface. White rocky head holds well, and leaves some nice patches of lace.

Cereal grain aroma, some citrusy notes, although faint. Maybe an earthy edge.

Pale malt, a bit grainy. Citrusy hops come in very smoth and add to the flavor, without a great deal of bitterness. A slight earthy and herbal finish.

Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty well balanced and easy to drink. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 19:26:34 | More by Bierguy5
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear gold with a thin white head with nice retention.

S-Grainy, biscuity malt with some lemony hops.

T-Lots of bready malt in the front, almost like a liquid cheerio. Not terribly hoppy, some earthiness in the finish and a whiff of citrus.

M-Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

O-Pretty decent overall. Not as hoppy as advertised, but an easy drinking beer nonetheless.

HV

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 01:17:08 | More by sholland119
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Elevator Mogabi from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
83 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.