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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 21
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-25-2014

The enhanced Sixpoint IPA formulation, first released in the summer of 2014 and uses a blend of new hop strains for a juicy, citrusy, piney hop slashing. 69IBU
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Ratings: 566 | Reviews: 75
Photo of mageek52
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA. Will definately buy again. Nice bitterness balanced with a good malt backbone.

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

April 9, 2015

12 oz can, tulip glass

A – Deep gold to light amber, very clear. About an inch of pure white foam, with moderate retention.

S – Grapefruit and pine, some resin in the background. Some bready malt with just a touch of light toffee. Lemony citrus aromas finish it out.

T – A lot of grapefruit, with lemon-citrus and resin flavors also high in the mix. Light bready malt, a touch of caramel or toffee.

M – Moderate carbonation and medium-bodied. Leads with some malt sweetness and then hop bitterness takes over, lingering strong on the finish and aftertaste.

O – A solid, fairly straightforward IPA. Very refreshing and invites more drinking.

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

Super solid. Very well balanced. It was my first from Sixpoint. I cannot wait to try the others. :)

Photo of Rod_J
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer came as advertised. Love the hops that jumped out at you and the taste of some of the citrus flavor. It wasn't too heavy and just came together as a beer. The head showed great lacing and lasted for a good amount of time.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Didn't know they re-did the recipe. Glad to grab a sixer of one of the cooler breweries around. Loved the old Bengali Tiger. This one pours a clear, bright orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is candied orange and grapefruit hops. Less abrasive than the old recipe perhaps. Also get some peach hop. Bread crust malt. Flavor is quite peachy and sweetly citrusy. Balancing malt is inherently sweet. Bitterness is a bit restrained by said malt. Sweeter hop profile than I remember. Medium bodied. Easy to drink. I think I prefer the old recipe because I remember it being one of my initial 'WOW' beers. This one is pretty good, though.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a seethru copper orange body with two finger head and a lace ring down the glass. Has a soapy, citric hop aroma with touches of grapefruit. Beer is mostly sharp, citric hop dominant with bits of floral hops and there are touches of grapefruit sweetness. Passes over smooth in a light body for a session vibe and the crisp finish accentuates the overall beer.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sort of the red-headed stepchild compared to the Resin, Hi-Res Sixpoint offerings. But this is solid, balanced, clean finishing and really satisfying.

Photo of John44
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great. I was expecting to be wowed and wasn't.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden orange color with minimum white head.
Smells citrusy with some floral and pine like notes.
Tastes citrusy, a bit hoppy as it feels prickly to the tongue with mild bitterness. Combines with some malty sweetness.
Mild amount of carbonation.
Bengali goes down easy!

Photo of gonzo000
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Smell was lacking. Look was golden yellow color with a head that lasted throughout the beer. Nice hoppy taste. Enjoyed this very much.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ipa. Smooth and very drinkable!

Photo of enjambed
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: can into tulip glass. fridge temp.

Look: dark copper, almost brown. moderate pour produces average white head that soon seettles down to lace. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Rich sweet smeling citrus and grapefruit, some tropical fruitiness, as well as some pine.

Taste: Mostly similar to smell. Bitterness is a bit harsh on the back-end but it's not going to burn your tongue.

Feel: pretty light, but finish is dry and lingers for a bit.

Overall: A pretty solid and easy drinking IPA. I enjoy the fruitiness and the lightness of it.

Photo of PGD120
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into pint glass

Appearance: medium golden color with some haze. 2 finger white head

Aroma: lots of hopiness . Grapfruit, candied orange some lemon and some resin

Taste: basically everything it smells like very grapefruit but balances out nice with a little but if malt backbone

Feel: medium bodied with lingering carbination

Overall: very solid ipa

Photo of stephenipa
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer, good flavor but after bite is a bit harsh, could be smoother.

Photo of Das_Reh
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid, tasty, and thirst quenching, my new go-to easy-drinking IPA. Can't wait to try Resin and Hi-Res next!

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head

S: Hoppy, with notes of resiny pine and citrus. Not much malt beneath the bed of hops

T: Not as hoppy as the nose, but the malts bring forward a nice balance between the hops. Hops are again pine and citrus, with a slight spice. Bitter throughout and into the finish for a while

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, some slick oils but not as much as I'd expect to see

O: While the taste doesn't quite match the aroma in terms of hoppiness, this is still a solid IPA with plenty of hops to go around. Definitely a nicely balanced beer. Certainly worth a try if you can get it fresh

Photo of GRPunk
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I thought I had reviewed this (or Bengali Tiger) but it's nowhere to be found (written notes included).

12 oz can (23oct15) into a nonic pint.

A- normal pour creates 1-1/2 finger of dense, khaki head. The body is a clean amber-copper with medium-light carbonation. Head sustains at 1/4 finger and leaves really nice rings.

S- smells fresh and hoppy. Lots of grapefruit combining with a pineapple and melon sweetness. Some grassy/minty aroma, and a little caramel/brown sugar as well.

T- it's a good, balanced mix. Grapefruit hops up front, caramel and grainy malts in the middle, and herbal/medicinal and more grapefruit hops in the finish (bordering on pithy). Clean finish too. Maybe a bit on the hoppy side.

M- first strikes me as bone dry. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, and a solid, hoppy bite.

O- it's a really solid American IPA. Not quite as balanced as I like. Hops take away from the malts I know are there, making a little one dimensional and coming off as a touch thin. Too bad Sixpoint pulled back out of MI. I really enjoyed their beers and the fact they come in a 12 oz can.

Photo of dbl_delta
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can stamped "BB24SEP15". Pours a clear orangey-golden color, with a hefty amount of carbonation. Thin white head disperses rapidly.

Very piney/citrusy, medium mouthfeel. The dominant impression is the hops - not a whole lot of other stuff going on. Clean, refreshing finish. Not an overpowering amount of bitterness, but it's certainly there.

An OK APA, but not my favorite by far.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Light orange slight amber. Nice one finger head with much lacing.
S- nice piny citrus smell not overwhelming with slight funk.
T- Piney with slight citrus. Heavier on pine that rushes through the nose. Also detect slight spice..
F- More bitter than rating seems. Does finish well for APA.
Overall- a strong APA that is quite bitter.

Photo of vkv822
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nonic pint : on tap @ The Growler Run

Burnt orange with a foamy off white head.

Citric, resiny hops in the aroma and taste.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A well done IPA. Big hops, leaves me wanting more, in a good way.

Photo of CHickman
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2010 when it went by SixPoint Bengali Tiger; pours cloudy orange amber with a massive 2 finger foamy off white head that faded slowly, leaving excellent lacing and foamy rings as it went down; looks great with all the rings as it goes down.

Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, juicy oranges, citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, piney hops, grains, wheat bread and light caramel; huge hops up front in the nose, which is really potent and inviting, yet tamed a little by the malt. Nose starts off American IPA and finishes like an English IPA.

Burst of massive hops, citrus, floral and piney, followed by grains, sweet malt, biscuit, caramel, herbs, tea leaf or hop leafs, then the citrus flavors kick in with grapefruit, tangerine, orange, lemon and some serious bitterness that masks the spices and ABV quite well while still keeping the nice balance between the hops and the malts. Very tasty and balanced, this has a very potent herbal hop flavor which was very enjoyable.

Creamy slick mouthfeel, this went down very easy with light carbonation, a medium body and a nice sweet hoppy bitter finish that’s almost dry and clean. I've had this many times over the past few years and I will seek this out again and again as it lived up to the original hype, and keeps on proving to be a great local product in the NYC area. Extra points for being so good out of a can and damn easy to drink.

Photo of Carolvs
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Billowing foamy head with staying powe. Taste-wise, fantastic balance between hops & malt. Great beer.

Photo of Stevedore
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can best by 10/23/2015. Served in a snifter 2/3/2015.

A- Clear copper body, two finger white head consisting of larger, effervescent bubbles, nice lacing, good retention.

S- Resin, toffee, grapefruit, pine. Not particularly intense in terms of the aroma, but certainly damp and resinous with a nice hop presence.

F- Lots of grapefruit and toffee, especially on the finish. This is actually a somewhat juicy IPA in terms of how much the grapefruit comes across on the palate. It's balanced out by a piney bitterness and a mild toffee sweetness. No graininess to be found. Clean and fruit-forward.

M- Medium bodied, not thin but not thick, good carbonation, slick with a drying, bitter pine finish.

O- Very nice IPA. It has a bit more grapefruit than the typical west coast IPA does, while offering a bit more resinous feel.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad ipa, pretty standard.

Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz skinny can, BB08May15
A - hazed with particulate yeast suspended in an amber colored ale; frothy ivory head holds good retention
S - fresh, juicy, tropical nose with pineapple, mango, mandarin, and pine; mild biscuity malt
T - juicy, tropical, pineapple, passion fruit, coconut, mandarin, pine, biscuity grain; definitely new-age hop-forward American IPA flavors
M - medium body, modest carbonation, juicy up front but bitter on the finish
O - really good. I wish I had more experience with the original Bengali Tiger recipe (I only had it once) for comparison purposes, so I don't know which I prefer. I don't have an complaints about either, and the ratings are very similar, so I'll consider it a wash - good beer is good beer. I'd drink this any day.

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Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.