Elevator Three Frogs IPA | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA
BA SCORE
3.54/5
246 Ratings
Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blakesell on 04-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,916
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
246
pDev:
15.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Aknight90
1.24/5  rDev -65%

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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Photo of Dontlikebud
1.56/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I'm not a barley wine fan and this tastes more like that than an IPA. In fact, it tasted like bad barley wine to me. My taste buds cringed as I drank it and I couldn't keep from frowning no matter how hard I tried. I didn't bother finishing it.

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Photo of Nickgargs
1.59/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very disappointed in this beer.... very sour without being a sour

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Photo of Sabtos
1.88/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Amber with a massive, overly-carbed white foam head and cobweb lace.

Nose is green apple and metallic, tinny yet slightly floral hops with a slight bit of pine and rug funk.

Taste is green apple as well, with some floral notes, and then that weird metallic aftertaste kicks in with a little rug again and bitter pine.

Frothy but dry.

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Photo of Bonis
1.97/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Vegetable soup, at The Point

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Photo of LaChupacabra
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of TKBrewing
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of donovado
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of fullmoonbeer
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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

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Photo of MispeledStalion
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Photo of nhirsch04
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of HirsuteHopslover
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of RockOnKatie
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of durwood64
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kdoe
2.92/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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