Elevation 4393
von Trapp Brewing

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American Lager
Ranked #48
Ranked #16,295
4 | pDev: 9.25%
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Elevation through Collaboration. This collaboration was conceived at a chance meeting of master brewers up in the Green Mountains. As is often the case, brewers talking shop can be a beautiful thing, and the result of that meeting is inside this can!

Elevation 4393 is von Trapp's take on Wormtown's Be Hoppy IPA. This left coast beer is getting a little bit of Austria and a whole heap of Vermont. We use natural Vermont spring water from our property Stowe, Vermont, near Mt. Mansfield - 4393' in elevation. Steeped in the Austrian brewing tradition, we are using a lager yeast and pilsner malt to put our spin on this awesome brew from our friends at Wormtown. This beer features Citra and Cascade hops to bring a delightful hoppy smile to your face Harvey Ball would be proud of...Enjoy at any elevation!"
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 04/15/20
Pint can
Opened and reviewed on: 1/16/20

White golden color with copper hues, semi hazy with a high elevation head 3" to start, white, fluffy and creamy looking. Plenty of Lacy bits leftover.

The nose has that sour/bready and honey sweet lager malty thing going on big time. The Citrus and Cascade hop combo gives off sweet red fruits and citrus smells all over. Together, the aromatics become remarkable.

The flavor of the hops seem seriously saturated and heavy. Earthy bitterness, sweet pine, citrus, Melon rind from the Cascade and Citrus. Smooth and slick lager style malt feels like a current of sweet grains and honey. Hops have this classic West Coast style earth-dry bitterness and pine bite. Buttery pepper with a sweet fruity edge is the jist.

This really is the Be Hoppy Vermont and Austrian style!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from a Lazy Dog.
Lightly hazy faint gold in color with a good sized frothy white head that slowly recedes leaving lots of sticky lace on the glass. Resinous pine and light citrus aroma and flavor against a light bready malt base. Sharp bitterness. Not too shabby, I wish I'd tried the two side by side though.

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Photo of rudzud
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can. Best by 4/15/20.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a slightly hazy dark gold hue with a one finger white head that faded slowly to leave a thin halo and light wispy head.

S - Aromas of fragrant hops ala citrus peel and rind, however, gets a little grassy and grainy. Almost toast like. Finish is a bit spicy hops as well.

T - Taste is similar to the start of the nose. Big, almost oily, citrus peel and zest, orange and grapefruit. Some grassy hops and a little bit of spicy hops but the Citra here really take charge. There is a slight sweetness on the finish, like marmalade, with just a touch of noticeable alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, medium bodied. Feels a bit thin and the alcohol gets a tad heavy.

O - Overall this was a rather disappointing beer. The potential was there with the pleasant citrus forward hop notes but in the end this gets rather sweet, jammy, and a bit boozy. Quite unfortunate.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of Brad007
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 4/15/20.

Pours a golden blonde hue with a frothy white head into my glass. Grassy, citrus aroma greets the nose. Surprising rush of sweet mango, passionfruit upfront. Rich, buttery mouthfeel tells one that this isn't a garden variety IPA. No way, this is a hoppy lager brahhh! Well worth a try if you're a fan of offerings from either brewery.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 4/15/20
Pours a large foamy fluffy white head with moderate retention, soapy lacing, slight hazed but clear med golden color

Nose floral grassy hops, earthy and a bit of citrus, touch spicy as well, light grainy malt, little grapefruit

Taste citrus, big grapefruit pith, very pithy, citrus orange juice notes, grassy and a touch earthy spicy, light malt getting sweet and just enough to balance the hops, medium spicy bitterness, soft lager notes, drier finish with more spicy hop lingering

Mouth is med bod but feels a tad thin, soft lager, med carb, touch of warming alcohol

Overall not bad, decent hop profile but not really what I expected, malts are a light for a big beer like this at 7%

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 04/15/20 on the bottom.
Poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a soft glossy yellow color with a rocky two fingers worth of white foamy head. Some carbonation bubbles could be seen rising at a decent pace. The head dissolved at a fairly slow pace. Speckled lace dotted the top rim.
The aroma had some soft floral hops with some bitter piney book ends of hops. Deep honey coated biscuity lager-like yeastiness softly plays in the background.
The flavor leaned into the floral hop character with a soft bitterness bordering on some sweet grassy hops. Super subtle honey/lager yeasty tones. Then a clean aftertaste of cracker malts, lager yeast, honey and floral hops.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Good carbonation. Enough smoothness along my tongue. Dry cracker finish with honey, grassy hops, floral hop bitterness and lager yeast.
Overall, nicely done India pale lager that I would have again. Never had 'Be Hoppy' by Wormtown so I don't know how this compares to their ale similar to this.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz pilsner glass best before 4/15/20. Pours an attractive straw yellow with a half finger white head that leaves some streaks of lace as it settles. 4.25

Smell is herbal, earthy, lemon, biscuit, and maybe tangerine rind. 3.75

Taste follows herbal hops, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, and some biscuit notes in the finish with a hint of soap that some hops throw off. 3.75

Mouthfeel is about medium, plenty of life, a tad dry, and goes down plenty easy at 7% ABV. 3.75

Overall a solid beer not my favorite style but I won’t have any trouble drinking this 4 pack over the next few weeks. 3.75 Cheers all and von Trapp Brewing and Wormtown Brewery really solid Hoppy Lager.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in my von Trapp willibecker. Pours a pale, straw gold with a translucent clarity and a quarter, inch, bright white head. Nose expresses hints of Citra, pale biscuity malts and a lemony character towards the back. Taste consistent with nose; however malt is a bit more present in the flavor profile, as well as grassy notes and a hint of something buttery. Mouthfeel is light-medium (closer to light) with an assertive carbonation that finishes semi-crisp. Overall, a really tasty IPL. A pleasant break from the haze.

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Photo of bobv
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Canned Friday.
Three days old.
Moderate pour yields a white head over a very bright, almost transparent, body with lacing. Nose of citrus with some floral/herbal aromas as well. Taste mirrors nose with a little added spice from the Cascade hops, I guess. Nice feel and overall, a solid IPL from von Trapp in collaboration with Wormtown Brewing.

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Elevation 4393 from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 23 ratings