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Tesla Lager - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 64
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager | 7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The brew is an energetically hopped lager with a notable wheat component. It taps into a current of hop-forward Sixpoint beers, while remaining a distinct Mad Scientists formulation. In the glass, a light amber glow shimmers with a 7.2% ABV and a formidable 58 IBU of bittering power – Sixpoint TESLA is uniquely an “Electrified Wheat Lager.”
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 64
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good deal of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a citrus aroma, being mostly of grapefruit, but having a little bit of orange as well. Along with these smells comes other hop aromas of a slightly grassy smell. A decent showing of some wheat and bready smells have notes of coriander and spice mixed within, giving a rather invigorating spring like aroma to the brew.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong wheat flavor, which creates the backbone flavor of the beer. Upfront there is a caramel sweetness as well as a lighter level of a citrus hop flavor of grapefruit. The grapefruit grows stronger in nature as the flavor advances bittering the brew quite a bit more. The caramel fades some during this time being replaced by a little bit of tangerine. Some pine and a bit of a herbal hop come more toward the end of the taste, mixing with the other flavors and leaving a rather crisp and mostly citrusy bitter and wheaty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on average side. For the crisp flavors and citrus bitter tastes of the beer the feel was rather nice, as it was big enough for the hop, but thin enough for the easy drinking, crisp wheat and sweet flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty brew overall with a nice crisp feel and a good wheaty and hopped flavor.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Who says that creativity in beer making has to be in done in the ale spectrum? Not Sixpoint brewers- they've charged their latest lager with hearty additions of wheat and hops for a taste that's just as provocative as it is quenching.

Its deep golden and lightly amber hued beer is bright and bold in its appearance. A mid-statured head greets the rim with an array of spicy, citrus and herbal hop aromas. Initally bready-sweet and lightly of toasted grain, impressions of nuttiness, elegance and earth frame those first few sips.

But as those early impressions seem ale-like, its middle dries out wonderfully to a crisp, clean and lightly creamy texture. Quintessential of lager, a toasty sweetness reminds the senses of Vienna or Marzen-type lagers... except for that kick of hops that rise late with the taste of orange peel, herbal and spicy grasses.

Its finish carries the toasted and nutty bite of peanut skin while its spicy hop bitterness mounts, reaching spruce proportions at times. Its wheaty backbone ensures that the ale doesn't dry to absolute levels, keeping the lager crisp and bready to close.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Picked up a small pour locally earlier in the day, enjoyed from a sixpoint spice of life snifter.

a - brew pours a semi transparent deep orange with a frothy oily head that didn't hang out too long and left spotty lace.

s - nose is definitely as advertised, electrified hoppy wheat lager...and that about sums it up. Really zesty.

t/m/o - taste is a medley of a wheat beer, a spiced beer, and a hoppy lager. Very resinous in the hopping which clashes a bit with the wheaty aspects in my opinion...either way an interesting beer for certain. A bit like citrus powder was added to a wheat IMF such a thing is possible. Glad to try but not my thing.

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Photo of RichJamz
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

A - Amber as all get out. Beautiful lacing and the head was more pillowy than I expected it to be.

S - The nose was so extreme that my friends and I noticed it as the bartender handed it to me. Strong hoppiness, a bit of citrus, but not too much.

T - The nose translated very well to the palate with this one. Strong and smooth citrus, with some great pine notes.

M - Effervescent, but exactly the right amount. I normally don't go for a lager, but this one truly was quenching, both for my thirst and my palate. The finish was clean with little oppressive bitterness.

O - Absolutely impressed by this one from Sixpoint. Honestly, this is better than Resin IMO. If there is a bar near you getting a keg, definitely hop over there and grab a pint, you will not regret it.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper with a frothy cream head that dissipates to a ring of foam. Aroma is resiny and slightly citrusy. Flavor reveals savory wheat dominance, bready caramel malt, and resin, which is countered by muted citrus pith. Wouldn't surprise me if Amarillo hops were present. Finish is slightly bitter, but not overwhelming.

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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
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