Elevator Mogabi | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MbpBugeye on 04-15-2010

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by tvv375ia:
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3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-slightly hazy light amber color with about a 2 finger head that leaves a lot of lacing as it fades

S-citrus hops is what comes across first the there is a little spice on the finish

T-grapefruit and spice although not as storng as in the smell

M-light and refreshing

O-easy to drink and refreshing probably would buy if in the area sometime

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from last weekend; my third from Elevator.

This is the first I've had that didn't look good. It's not bad, but the hazy medium-yellow brew's head doesn't rise particularly high or last particularly long, but fades to a foam somewhat quickly and leaves just enough spotty lacing to make for an average look.
A little grainy with some lemon and an off sort of cereal note; it's almost like toasted oat, only obviously no oat but that note of it found in some boxes of cereal.
Grainy in the flavor as well, the bright, tangy and lightly sour lemon note does some good to a beer that otherwise threatens to slide into the blandness typical of the style. Fortunately, it stops short, but it's no Gumballhead.
It's light, yes, but crisp and refreshing at the same time and the carbonation is consistent. There's enough smoothness to keep it rolling on the tongue and keep from being boring.

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Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of beveritt
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of wingman14
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Bierguy5
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.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChrisPro
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blind beer #7 (part of Blind BIF #6)

12 oz bottle warmed up a bit, poured into my Narke tulip.

A - Crystal clear school bus yellow with a two fingered bubbly head. Complete lacing around the glass as I drink. Beautiful beer. Only knock is that I wish I could see a bit more effervescence. 4.5

S - Grass, sourdough bread, jasmine and herbal tea. Definitely seemed heavily hopped at first, but those aromas dissipated quickly. I'm thinking a "heavily hopped" belgian pale, or maybe a belgian IPA...After a bit, I'm thinking the belgian yeast that I get is actually some really resinous hops, or possibly some herbs. Pretty sure there's cascade in here, but that's all I recognize. 3.5

T - Vanilla, tea and oak and then an awesome floral hop finished. This is incredibly well balanced and not overly bitter. Tons of hop flavor here. Definitely some honey. Kind of reminds me of the prism honey IPA, but not sure if they started bottling yet. There is definitely some kind of herb or tea in this beer. If it were straight hops, I need to figure out what they are and start using them in my homebrew. 3.5

M - Perfectly carbonated for my tastes. Medium body with a good bit of residual sugar giving it some oomph and feel. There's actually a bit of alcohol I taste which is the only real knock against this beer. Feels like a 6% beer, but the heat is like 9-10%. 3.5

O - Aside from the booze, this is a pretty drinkable beer. Very well balanced with the bitterness and sweetness and I enjoy this. Not insanely complex, but there's a good bit going on that makes me want more and more. 3.5

Final guess: No specific, but some sort of honey/tea/herbal IPA that I haven't had

The reveal: Elevator Mogabi Hoppy Wheat Ale (5.5%)

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Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SaltofOH
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 9-12-16. Bell's wheat glass.

A: this one was a gusher. I got a 24 ounce glassfulnof thick, foamy head. Once that receded, it was a hazy copper orange with some sediment and wispy seams of tiny bubbles flowing up to chunks of leftover bone white head. Lacing is chunky, retention excellent.

S: wheat and clean. Not getting much in the way of dry hops, but it's pushing 10 months old.

T: slightly sweet and hoppy arrival. Wheat and citrus peel mid palate turns to a pretty hoppy and slightly phenolic end. Lingering classic American hops.

M: lighter side of midweight, slick, with less carbonation than I would expect for the style and from its appearance.

O: When I first moved to Columbus, Elevator and CBC were the only two local beers you could find in bottles. I had this and liked it, though not as much as Oberon. I'd still say the same is true, but this is a good, hoppy American wheat, and arguably Elevator's best beer. Having it now after having 400+ other beers, and still liking it at 10 months old makes me want to try it on draft.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235 poured into a DFH snifter. Hazy light amber with a soft cap of creamy white head. Fair retention and scattered snowy patches of lacing.

The nose reveals a powerful dose of Amarillo dry hopping that at times almost overpowers tangy wheat and a nice spiciness. In the end, it works pretty well, though. A touch of funk in the background? Yep, the funk is pronounced, almost like it was spiked with brett. The funk doesn't work well with the style and dominates the brew to an unpleasant degree. Tangy wheat and grapefruit and a crisp, crackly body fight for attention. I'd love to give this stuff another try sometime; I suspect something may have gone amiss with this bottle.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

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Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of JayQue
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.

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Photo of toppoop
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geno78
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Yogidaddy
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblue3509
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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