Tesla Lager | Sixpoint Brewery

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Tesla LagerTesla Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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 7.1% ABV and a formidable 49 IBU of bittering power – Sixpoint TESLA is uniquely an “Electrified Wheat Lager.”

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 07-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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8
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a soft bronzed transparent color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Light semi-foamy lacing clung around the glass nicely. The aroma starts with crisp semi-sweet breadiness rolling over grassy hops and then some citrus hops. Sweet wheat slides in underneath. The flavor takes the aromas to energize a smooth sweet crisp sessionable aftertaste following a nice quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides at a nice pace rolling over my tongue in a nice way. Overall, really nice India pale lager by Sixpoint. I’ll have this again and awesome enough to have with its respected food.

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Photo of BeerTest
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SipSipGulpGulpBurp
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By Feb 18, 2017.

A - Dark gold pour with a thick, frothy, snow white colored head, very sticky lacing & foam.

S - Sweet honey caramel malt, grassy, tangy acidic orange, light lemon peel.

T - Sweet malt nips the tongue up front followed with acidic orange flavors, some floral, earthiness, and finishes with a lingering bitter lemon/grapefruit/pine.

M - Light prickly carbonation with a heavy medium body that's borderline heavy and quite dry on the finish.

O - Not a fan of this beer.

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Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I am off today since I am primarily in Receiving and nothing is being delivered today by any of the carriers. That's fine by me since I have the NHL Winter Classic on TV and beer to be drank & reviewed. Next up is another CAN from the Mad Scientists at Sixpoint Brewery to further The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Beer Is Culture"; " ... It was said that Tesla would visualize fully functioning inventions in his mind before setting pen to paper. To start with a realized formulation in the mind's eye - see it, smell it, and taste it, then harness the right materials to create it? Now that's Mad Science."; "Formulated by the Mad Scientists. Sixpoint Brewery, Brooklyn, New York'"; "This Lager was charged with fresh hops."

I love these Slimline CANs! Sleek, easier to store & the Crack! is always loud. I followed mine with an inverted Glug to produce two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention. The Mad Scientists identified the color as Amber (SRM = 9) so I will go with that, plus NE-quality clarity. Nose had a lemony-grapefruit citrusy bitterness & my mouth was watering (49 IBUs). Mouthfeel had an interesting creaminess, which was kind of unexpected in the style. The taste was bitter and very citrusy, good in my hophead eyes, but perhaps not for everyone. I liked the intense bitterness of the hops and as usual, I was very heartened by its appearance in a CAN. Finish was dry, citrusy, bitter and pretty intense for the style. Well done!

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scott2269
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, burnt orange with a massive white head. Aroma of herbal hops, grain and orange. Tastes sweet and bready up front with a basket of light fruits followed by floral notes and hints of herb, caramel and wheat. Almost creamy and then dry in the finish.

A buzz-worthy lager.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, best before 2/18/2017. Pours crystal clear deep gold/light amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, wheat, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, wheat, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderately pine/citrus peel/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very clean on lager flavors; with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol for 7.1%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale lager. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. Pretty juicy on hop flavors with a nice malt backbone; never too bitter or resinous. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the prince of pale lagers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, light malts, no alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall maybe a bit to drinkable for the abv. Well done.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L-Deep gold

S-Jump out of the can as soon as you open it. Very hop fragrant. Citrus but also a bit of a spoiled egg aroma.

T-Hops lend a citrusy flavor...oranges and tangerines. Malt adds a little spiciness.

F-Very crisp and dry...medium to light medium bodied.

O-This has some redeeming qualities but the spoiled eggs aroma just hinders it all.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tillmac62
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BBD 2/20/17. Clear light amber pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

World class nose, especially for a lager. Tropical citrus (mango, pineapple) lead but underneath is a bit of orange coupled with a subtle earthy spiciness. The base aroma is slightly sweet with a nice biscuit compliment.

Light medium body that is smooth but not creamy or slick. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance. The middle provides a nice effervescent burst that lingers then culminates in a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is very good. The flavors of the nose arrive but never separate well or really pop. The middle has an underlying biscuit sweetness but is counterbalanced by the arrival of uncovered astringent alcohol. Bitterness is mild and tends to be grapefruit coupled with spruce. The finish is a slow fade of grapefruit and alcohol. Alcohol lingers.

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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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