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Elevator Three Frogs IPA | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blakesell on 04-27-2008

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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 236
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of markmo
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
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!

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Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Doughbodyboy
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
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...

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Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of nhirsch04
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RR58
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is better than the concensus of reviews herein. Also, the ABV is not accurate as described in the summary (my bottle says it's 6.9, not 8). Pretty solid really...I think I once had dinner at their Columbus eatery and remember it being pretty good. Thumbs up.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The Three Frogs from Elevator is more English than American style. It poured a clear golden with this white head that did not lace. The scent and taste was very bitter. There is an attempt to mask the bitterness with sweet malt....which left the taste somewhat lacking. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall....I thought it was just ok.

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Photo of MispeledStalion
2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ropace33
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdvatab
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from cosmonick as an extra. (Cheers!)
Poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint.

Aroma: Fairly simple, but enticing aroma. Hops go from piney to pineapple. Malt is sweet like honey.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange body. Nice three-fingered bright white, billowy head settles to a thick, rocky collar of foam. Clumpy lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Flavor: Sweet mandarin orange initially, then pineapple, then honey. Also noticing some apple and even cherry. A very fruity profile for an IPA. An enjoyable, substantial bitterness is there at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation and medium body. Hops are only slightly drying.

Overall: Some might not appreciate fruity sweetness in an IPA, and, generally, I'm the same if it's syrupy/cloying. In this case, though, Elevator does a good job working all of the hop and malt flavors together. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

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Photo of zimm421
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a nice hazy, golden orange color with a very thick white head that has some great staying power and leaves some attractive lacing.

Smell isn't quite as strong as I hoped. There are some piney notes and a slight amount of citrus. I also get some caramel malts; very well balanced here. The taste is balanced as well, with the addition of some earthiness. Not overly hopped, but again notes of pine and citrus. The caramel comes through and as it warms there is a slight alcohol flavor, but you have to search for it.

The mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy. The carbonation isn't over done. Medium-bodied and it just goes down nicely. Overall, a decent IPA. I've definitely had better, but it's a good local option that I was happy to see in bottles.

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Photo of Kegatron
2.69/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

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Photo of wellsnb
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Trent
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kdoe
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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