Elevator Mogabi | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator MogabiElevator Mogabi
61 Ratings
Elevator MogabiElevator Mogabi

Brewed by:
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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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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

Photo of DoctorDog
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: ~20 oz. draft into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy, light golden. ~2 fingers of white head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin cap.

S- Solid citrus/grapefruit hops. Wheat/yeast character and spicy notes.

T- Big hit of citrus/grapefruit flavor. Solid hop bitterness. Wheat flavor noticeable on the finish. Moderate, honey sweetness balances the hops nicely.

M- Crisp with moderately high carbonation. Creamy, with a medium feel.

D- Quite good. Probably a fairly low ABV, quite refreshing, easy drinker for a heavy session on a hot summer day. I happily consumed multiple servings of this over the course of a few hours.

Future outlook: Really good. This beer made me think instantly of "Three Floyds Gumballhead" ...it's the first thing that came to mind while I was drinking it...which I also enjoyed. I'll be happy to have this again.

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Photo of stakem
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to csmiley for the chance to try this.

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a finger of white head. Rention is a little poor despite the slowly rising bubbles of carbonation that try to support. Some legs of lace cling to the glass. Swirling the glass agitates some bubbles out of solution to form another thin layering of white head that receeds quickly.

Very pleasant aroma of sweet wheaty grains upfront that quickly fades and is hidden beneath the hop character. The hops come through smelling of super lemony citrus that has some suggestions that are a bit grassy. As the brew warms, more of the previously indicated grainy wheat smell pokes back through.

The taste of this brew has a mild grainy flavor of wheat and other indications of light cereal grains. The hops have a pleasant taste of lemony citrus that is mildly bitter. Beyond the flavor of lemon is some herbal and grassy notes.

This is a light bodied brew with a deceptive level of carbonation. While it sits in the glass it seems to be lightly carbonated but once it hits your mouth it is a bit fizzy and prickly on the tongue. Very enjoyable example of the style, easily drinkable. I would have no problems enjoying several of these during the summer.

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Photo of Hopasaurud
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly not wheats with just the right hoppiness. Perfect summer beer. Crisp n clean.

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Photo of tdog2983
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rlshep
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sour lemony smell. Lots of citrus a little bit of spice.

Appearance: Pale gold color. Dumped some sediment from bottom of bottle into beer, which made it slightly hazy. Otherwise, it would have been clear. Lots of bubbles. Thick, chunky white head, lots of caked on lacing.

Flavor: Grainy, toasty ,bready flavors. Lemony tartness. Bitterness is medium-high. Light herbal character.

Mouthfeel: Dry Medium low mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable.

Overall: This isn't your standard American Wheat this has quite a bit of flavor. Very refreshing. I could see myself quaffing quite a few of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Wsherry1
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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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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 jminch
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TBarJr
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Elevator Mogabi from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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