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Elevator Mogabi | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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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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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

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

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 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 Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
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 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 JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up recently in Columbus, OH

The beer pours a hazy looking golden amber with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is citrusy, wheaty, with a hint of lemongrass. The taste is similar to that of Captain Lawrence's Sun Block with hints of citrusy hops upfront followed by a lingering wheaty bitterness. It's well carbonated, light-bodied, with a touch of cardboardy wheat, some lingering citrusy hops, a semi-dry finish, and a hint of yeast fruit. This is definitely a good beer, but I'm not sure why it's listed as being retired.

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

Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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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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 dataylor21
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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 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 Hoptometrist
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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 MbpBugeye
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
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 dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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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Elevator Mogabi from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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