Elevator Three Frogs IPA | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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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:
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Added by blakesell on 04-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
246
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.67%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/9/2017. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Slight lingering hop astringency near the end of the glass, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly creamy/bready/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the bitter/drying finish and higher carbonation. Good hop vibrancy and nice solid malt backing, with minimal residual sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Kegatron
2.69/5  rDev -23.4%
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 millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ZEB89
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev -8%
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 WVbeergeek
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
2.72/5  rDev -22.5%
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 mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Eziel
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is nice, it smells like citrusy hops, caramel malt and a bit of floral hops. It tastes like pine and citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and caramel malt. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. I think it's a decent enough brew. It's not the first time I've had this, and it probably won't be the last. Worth a try.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Sabtos
1.88/5  rDev -46.4%
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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Elevator Three Frogs IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
3.51 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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