Big Vic Imperial Mogabi | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Big Vic Imperial MogabiBig Vic Imperial Mogabi

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperialized version of Mogabi Wheat IPA.

Added by schwaeh on 08-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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32 ounce growler picked up from Blacklick Wine and Spirits earlier today. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch frothy off-white head that sticked around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, it smells mostly like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, mango, oranges), along with a bit or bready malt/grain. To me it seems more like a general bready aroma than a wheat one. However, the wheat is a lot more noticeable in the taste. The brew tastes like citrusy hops, wheat, and some light flowery hops and spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick and creamy, with a good amount of carbonation. Definitely worth a try, I liked it!

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bodega. This is touted as imperial Mogabi, a wheat IPA.

A: Nothing special at this juncture. Pours a hazy amber with hardly any head at all. Decent carbonation.

S: This is screaming fruit. Tons of mango and orange are the dominant scents in this one. Smells like one of those winning simcoe-centennial combos. The juicy citrus is carried on a wave of wheat and yeasty spice. Hoppy.

T: Tastes a lot like it smells, I'm infatuated at this point. Mango and orange are at the forefront, I'm sure there are some other exotic citrus fruits I can't point out. Juicy and fruity hops lead the way into a pine resin finish. The wheat IPA comes out a lot during the finish with a lot of the yeasty spice. This is a bit sweet, but I don't think it detracts from my enjoyment at all. The alcohol is noticeable

M: Bitter and resinous. This has a big body for a wheat beer.

O: I would have this in my fridge at all times if they actually bottled this beer. This is the first beer from Elevator that has even caught my attention and it was done in a big way. This is nothing like the regular Mogabi, they are worlds apart. This has citrus, body, bitterness, and plenty of character. I love when my hometown team hits a home run.

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