Elevator Mogabi | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator MogabiElevator Mogabi

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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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Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of PDXHops
2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
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 vermilcj
2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I taste nothing but yeast. I taste no dry hopping or wheat flavor. Could be greatly past its date, but none evident on the bottle.

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Photo of Chuffbomb
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Second beer from Elevator!

This pours out a slightly hazy yellow with orange hues and a little bit of white head.

The aroma is full of malt and wheat, but not really any hops.

Taste is very similar; the malt is upfront and then slight hints of hops, followed by wheat and earthy notes.

Very refreshing, but nothing spectacular. It's a solid beer, but I probably wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of Jpenner
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Hal & Al's. I always will try anything from Elevator when I see it around.

A- Slightly clouded and orange. The white head has really good retention and lacing.

S- Not much of that good floral delicacy that most of these beers have. This one is sharp, hoppy and a bit intense.

T- Not what I was looking for. The light crispness is compromised by too much hops. They dont provide much citrus, instead its more towards pine and astringency.

D- I didnt really enjoy this beer. I had no problem finishing it, but it was not what I was looking for.

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Photo of toppoop
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Dewsby
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DaveGillespie
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of RockOnKatie
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a weizen glass

A- Poured a very clear pale straw yellow with lots of streaming carbonation. Small soapy head that dissipated instantly, left no lace

S- Very clove dominant

T- Clove, citrusy flavor, and buttery

M- Smooth, goes down easy, does not finish dry

O- Very drinkable and sessionable. There is a citrus flavor but this is not a hoppy american wheat ale as it is advertised, no astringency or hoppiness that stays with you after each sip.

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Photo of Brenden
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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 SaltofOH
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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 dataylor21
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisPro
3.56/5  rDev -4%
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 tvv375ia
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierguy5
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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 sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear gold with a thin white head with nice retention.

S-Grainy, biscuity malt with some lemony hops.

T-Lots of bready malt in the front, almost like a liquid cheerio. Not terribly hoppy, some earthiness in the finish and a whiff of citrus.

M-Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

O-Pretty decent overall. Not as hoppy as advertised, but an easy drinking beer nonetheless.


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Elevator Mogabi from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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