Tesla Lager | Sixpoint Brewery

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.”

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,895
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
274
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 274
Reviews by HorseheadsHophead:
Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours out a pale straw color, but looks light amber in the glass. Slightly hazy, but translucent, with a finger of bubbly white head that dies down into a thin sticky ring that leaves plentiful lacing.

S: Sweet citrus and lightly sweet malt. Juicy pink grapefruit, pithy orange, hints of mango and guava, toasty and somewhat caramelly sweet malt, then earthy with some pine.

T: Grapefruit and orange pith, hints of lemon, well-balanced with lightly toasted biscuit malt flavor. The malt is less sweet than the nose would indicate, which I like. Finishes a decent amount of bitterness, strong grapefruit pith, green tea, light pine.

M: Medium, medium carbonation, smooth and slick, oily, quite creamy.

O: Another solid offering from the folks at Sixpoint. A nice of punch of hops, with excellent drinkability.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RichJamz
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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 dar482
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber, crystal clear.

The aroma is quite juicy with peach candy, ripe grapefruit, a touch of dank pine, candy sugar sweetness, bready malts, a bit of cat pee.

The flavor follows with that juicy quality upfront, more peach ring and candy sweetness, mango, pineapple, grapefruit bitterness as a baseline bitterness, onto some spicy hops, and a piney bitterness lingering on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium with a combination of light caramel sweetness along with chewy bread.

A fully aromatic IPL that has a clean mix of hops and malt along with crisp lager finish to achieve an ultimately well executed "IPA."

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours gold with a medium head. The aroma offers up huge citrus, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, with manog and bell pepper. The flavor has burnt orange, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, and mandarin orange flesh. The mouthfeel is crisp and light, with some sweetness on the finish. Overall this is a full flavored but crisp beer. Very nice!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours slightly foggy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like blueberry, grapes, sweet pear, apple, some caramelized malt, butterscotch, orange citrus, grapefruit, with spicy floral earthy grass and dank herbal pine. Tastes like blueberry, grape, pear, apple, dank bitter herbal pine, some caramelized bready malt, butterscotch, orange citrus, grapefruit, with spicy floral earthy grass. Feels light bodied, crisp and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice hoppy lager.

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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 russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of ivory head. Good head retention & better lacing

S: Bready, pear, grapefruit

T: Bready, grapefruitty, a little piney dryness & a little crackeryness up front. Dryness, grapefruit, pear, lemon & grassiness as this warms, astringency/soapiness creeping in. Finishes bready, crisp, dry & grainy

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation

Drinks fairly easy for the style, one of the better takes on the style for sure

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear deep amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate honey orange + deep golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a few small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of floral, grassy, and citrus/orange zest hops over the top of moderate aromas of toasted, doughy, and wheat malts with hints of honey sweetness.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted, doughy, and wheat malts with hints of honey sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of floral, grassy, and citrus/orange zest hops which imparts a moderate amount of harsh bitterness which slowly fades away leaving a clean finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy with a clean finish.

O: Enjoyable with a nice combonation of doughy malts and harsh bitter hops. Drinks pretty easily with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of teromous
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "BB18FEB2017 1044"

Appearance: It has a light bronze body with good clarity. The head is very thick and it has a nice soft rocky appearance. Perfect head retention and lacing.

Aroma: It smells like fresh hops. there is this distinct hop resin aroma that has a bit of a rye smell to it. It smells like the outside of a hop bine.

Taste: It tastes very similar to how it smells. There is this orange pith bitterness and a bit of an onion and garlic hop flavor to it. There is a very light minty aftertaste. After drinking it for a while I did start to pick up a bit of a butter flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a light mouthfeel. It has enough bitterness that you notice it but it isn't strong, leaving it right in the middle. It is a very drinkable beer. While it is good it didn't feel that crisp.

Overall: I liked the beer and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys hoppy beers. It is a more hop focused beer in the sense that it really didn't have any malt flavor at all. It did start to get a bit buttery the more I drank it but it was so far in the background that the hops masked most of it. The drinking experience was good and I would drink it again if I can get it as fresh as I did (5 months and 2 weeks before the "BB" date).

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4) - Light amber/dark straw colored beer. Crystal clear, though. Decent coarse head on top
S (4.5) - Smells GREAT! More of a floral or piney aroma than citrus. Intriguing for sure.
T (4) - Tastes very good. Light on the malt, and packs a hop punch. A little bitterness that kinda hangs around on the end.
F (4) - Smooth, easy drinking beer. Seems plenty carbonated, but about what you'd expect here.
O (4) - I really liked this one. Not too familiar with this style, but I feel that Sixpoint did it justice.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: [3.75] The can lists the ABV (7.1%) and there is a best by (02/18/2017). It looks like beer! Classic look golden body with 1/2 a finger of white head. The head forms nice arcs of lacing and it sticks around for quite a while.

S: [3.75] Mild hints of pine, pineapple, mango, biscuit, and crackers. Nothing too potent or forward.

T: [4.00] Much more punch than nose. A lot of mango and peach. Really fruit forward flavored. There is some cracker maltiness later but it is not as pronounced as the fruit up front. There is also some pine that appears later in the palate.

M: [4.00] Definitely above medium mouth feel. Feels a bit thicker than most beers. The carbonation is at the right level. There is a bit of a bitter kick on the finish.

O: [4.00] Normally I feel like I can peg a lager on the nose or at least at the first sip. This beer comes across as an APA the entire way. The nose and the flavor are both APA (this is not a complaint just an observation). This is a really well hopped lager and it is really tasty. The hops come across as a really fruity and tropical. I really enjoyed this beer.

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

Photo of WiscoTerr
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of hophugger
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly dark clear gold in color with minimal head yet foamy and spidery lacing. Hops and malt are the main players in the aroma. Taste says lager but it is set apart by a nice bittery and clean hop taste. Finish Is crisp and a slight bitterness lingers. Not a lager fan but will rate this to style to be fair.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass via a friend from work---thanks Kevin
This hoppy pale lager pours a golden yellow tinged amber with a nice head of
white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick pool, and features some excellent
ringed lacing.....beautiful in fact. Nose of the run of the hop mill---light citrus,
grassy, herbal, and sweet breaded malts. Flavors exceed the nose by presentation
with citrus notes of grapefruit on the sides, grassy and herbal hops on the middle and back,
and breaded malts giving a nice backbone with a bitter grassy hop finish.
Nice mouth feel, crisp yet lightly coating, smooth yet sassy and a bitter finish.

NICE. Not a hop head but this is a solid little energy drink looking can
packed full of good stuff.

Cheers

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I judge an IPL by its (non)resemblance to IPAs. It seems that a lot of IPLs are hopped to high heaven, so much so that they just taste like IPAs, without letting any of the lager characteristics come through. With Tesla, it's definitely hoppy, but if you gave it to me blind I would still classify it as a lager. Very nice!

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Photo of tappangordo
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden-light amber appearance-->copper like. A huge drift of snow white head. Pretty cakey with chunky lacing.

Lemon, tea. Sharp alcohol grain; rubbing alcohol on long inhales.

Crisp. Med. amount of smooth, super-fine carbonation.

Herbal hops, piney, grapefruit. Biscuity dough malt. I don't get that astringent alcohol sensation here although it's reminiscent of juniper, lime and gin.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 274 ratings