Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus is another local brewery here in Columbus, Ohio. Three Frogs IPA is one of their many year-round offerings available on tap at the Draught Haus and bottled. My particular offering was a bottle purchased at a local grocery store.
It pours a hazy amber color with about one finger of creamy, off-white head. Retention and lacing were both fair. The aroma is packed with a lot of citrus and floral hops along with some caramel malt. I also picked up a note of alcohol in the aroma.
Despite the aroma, this is not the the most aggressively hopped IPA I’ve every had. The citrus hops are definitely at work with hints of apricot and grapefruit, but the caramel malt flavor is bit more noticeable than I expected. This is actually one of the sweeter IPA’s I’ve tasted which is interesting and enjoyable. There is decent amount of bite from the hops on the finish, though, with a small amount warmth from the alcohol left behind. This is a medium bodied beer with a creamy (if not a bit oily) texture and medium carbonation.
While this IPA is not going to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, or even Harpoon IPA, it is a very solid beer that I wouldn’t think twice about drinking again.
Columbus Brewing Co. is a local brew pub and brewery in Columbus, Ohio, featuring three year-round beers and two seasonal beers. Their Pale Ale is one of their year-rounds brews and it is a very solid beer.
This beer pours a nice copper color with a slight haze and about two fingers of head. The head dissipates quickly, but leaves behind a fair amount of lacing on the glass.
There is nothing particularly astonishing about the aroma; it’s hoppy and earthy with a bit of citrus. It’s just about what you would expect from an American Pale Ale, which is in no way a bad thing.
CBC Pale Ale is a very well balanced beer. It is hoppy, but there is also a decent amount of bread malts to balance the bite from the hops. There is some citrus flavor in the form of grapefruit. Finally, I also detected a bit of the earthy, piney flavor that was evident in the aroma. This is a medium bodied beer with a fair amount of carbonation.
As a Columbus native, I am, of course, a big fan of Columbus Brewing Company, and this Pale Ale will keep me coming back for more.