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Tesla Lager - Sixpoint Brewery

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Tesla Lager
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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.”

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-08-2014)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jason, Jul 15, 2014
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Photo of RichJamz
4.75/5  rDev +24%

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.

RichJamz, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Griffith, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

st9647v3, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

odomosan, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Graceland, Aug 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +7.6%

Dewback4, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

david18, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jman005, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jaywes754, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HipCzech, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dcall384, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Jeremy_cook, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

BEERchitect, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

cosmicevan, Sep 16, 2014
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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.