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Tesla Lager | Sixpoint Brewery

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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
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
202
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
17.57%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 202
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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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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 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 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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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 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 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 oberon
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can into a pilsner a clear rich golden with a large fluffy white head that leaves broken rings of lace as it settles slowly.Fresh cut grass and floral aromas,with a light nutty malt component underneath.Flavors start citric and grassy then a hefty mildly sweet pizza dough note comes into play making for a nice complete flover profile.I like the 'bigger' lagers and imperial pilsner's because of the big doughy malt base and this has that to go along with the brash hops.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold, decent head that fades slowly but does fade. Carbonation is mesmerizing.
Aroma is back and forth between sweet hops and sweet malt (I am sitting in 20mph wind doing this).
Mild pepper front, mild malt back. Carbonation is maybe a little too high.
Okay beer but not a show stopper.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz slim can with best before dating on the bottom.

Pours near clear, typical amber under a tall lite tan cap, that is staying nicely. Leaves nice fine sheets of fine lacing.

Herbal hop nose with some tea, pine, and lime

Tasty brew with more of the same notes as above, tea and lime coming to mind most strongly.

Worthy and boldly flavored and hopped lager. Well done

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Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and bready aroma with a scent of citrus and biscuit. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pineapple. Earthy hop hints of grass and pine. Malt scent of wheat, biscuit, grains, caramel, and cracker with lager yeast. A very solid balanced aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and bready taste with notes of citrus and biscuit. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemon along with pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Good malt notes of wheat, biscuit, caramel, grains, and cracker along with some lager yeast. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good hopped up lager. Big juicy hop presence with a good bready wheat malt balance.

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Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall 12 oz can.
BB date of February 2017.
Amber body topped by a durable and very creamy bone colored head.
This is a very hoppy lager with moderate-high bitterness. Drinks like a light bodied IPA.

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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 OKbrew89
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before date of Feb 18, 2017

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden yellow in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention before dissipating to a thin, broken layer of suds. Decent lacing, with broken webbing and some spotting.

Smell - Aroma is hoppy, with slightly lemony, slightly grassy character. Wheaty malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hops are prominent, with a grassy and citrus punch. Malts deliver a mildly bready sweetness upfront, then some wheaty notes near the finish. Aftertaste lingers with grassy and lemon pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

Overall - Well made brew, but it doesn't suit my tastes. Too grassy and wheaty for me.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Crise
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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

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Tesla Lager from Sixpoint Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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