Elevator Three Frogs IPA | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Three Frogs IPAElevator Three Frogs IPA
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3.55/5
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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

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Added by blakesell on 04-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,877
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
249
pDev:
15.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Photo of ChilliHeights
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good IPA with nice flavor and good bitterness.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle with no date visible. CBF Tulip pint.

A: pours a fairly dark copper orange with 1/2 finger barely off-white head that retains pretty well. Tiny particles of sediment, and a few lazy bubbles flowing up. The lacing coming off this glass is out of control. Prettiest beer I've had in a while.

S: Sweet citrusy malt. This smells remarkably like Samuel Smith's IPA.

T: similar on the palate, Sweet, citrus, malt, with a pleasant and balanced light bitterness on the finish. This is actually better than Sam Smith's IPA. Taste really follows smell on this one. Very much an English style IPA.

M: medium bodied, perhaps a shade on the lighter side of the medium bodied spectrum. Slight slickness and lower carbonation for the style, but well within the acceptable range.

O: I am a malt-head, so I really love this beer. It is not what you typically think of these days as an IPA, with only 45 IBUs. It is more akin to a classic American pale or English IPA. On that front, this is way better than the brewery's Bear-Ass Pale. Ten years ago this was one of only two local breweries whose beer you could buy in bottles. I applaud them for their longevity. This may be my favorite offering from them. Worth buying a six pack for offering to guests just getting into craft.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimDiersing
4.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddieeight
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JM5671
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Bonis
1.97/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Vegetable soup, at The Point

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Photo of durwood64
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wardt16
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
1.88/5  rDev -47%
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 RR58
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
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 mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Orange beer with a generous foamy head that holds up a good while, only allowing minimal recession for the foamy lacing to appear.

I think the nose is a little muted from the head perhaps since all I really get is something just "generally" bitter without any real signature.

Taste provides a bit more as I have a nice floral bitter happening before a sweet berry taste falls in behind.

Little bit of earthy bitterness in the aftertaste, not much else.

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Photo of Rawwie
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DDiFran
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MispeledStalion
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Elevator Three Frogs IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is one finger thick and off-white, with lateral lacing, and a hazy golden amber body.

Smells like some earthier malts that just got swept under the rug, along with more floral, spicy hops. UK style IPA maybe?

I taste the spicier hops joined by a touch of juicier, more citrus-like strains. This is balanced by a rather biscuity malt sweetness. Yep, this is a UK style all the way. Kind of even a cider taste going on mid palate. Its not bad per se; its certainly unique.

The mouthfeel I'm picking up here is lighter and moderately carbonated. Surprisingly clean finish with as much unexpected tastes going on.

Overall, I'll give Elevator Three Frogs IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus a 4.5. I'll let the Elevator Brewery have the benefit of the doubt for totally failing to mention this is an English/UK style of IPA and the malt presence's complete lack of mention. If this were slotted as the proper style, I'll bet more people would give it a go. With that said, if you enjoy such IPA's, then definitely pick this up. If you've never had an English style of IPA and are curious, this also would be a pretty solid gateway beer.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 249 ratings