Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

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2,250 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 118
Gots: 374 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005.

64 IBU
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Ratings: 2,250 | Reviews: 590
Photo of ChazEr
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Release your inner cat and lap this up!

Photo of Rfortier
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great surprise when I ordered this at a restaurant. Great bitterness and nose. Can't wait to have more.

Photo of HeadyRebekah
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love Six Point Resin, so wanted to try this. This is pretty tasty. Nice and smooth hoppy taste complimented with an amber color. Would get again in a heartbeat.

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this in a can and poured it into a Pint glass to try.
Upon opening a nice sish was given from the can and the distinct and described pine and citrus, grapefruit like, aroma becomes very prominent.
Pouring its leave a nice simple head and the colour is a deep golden orange, looks appetising. Once in the glass the smell becomes potent and everyone around me could smell it 3 seats away.
The taste is refreshing and crisp with a fruity after taste, however the 'after-after' taste was and awful dry chemical feeling, not enjoyable at all. Had to leave it after 3 sips. such a shame, wish i could have enjoyed it more, I did have Lager to drink before this, so maybe thats what influenced my opinion.

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a burger bar. The best of what was available. Order it if you find yourself in my situation.

Photo of MDHopster
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not retired at all, still current on Sixpoints site and available. On tap at the White Oak Tavern, one of the better near session IPAs out there. Best of the flight for the night.

Photo of weiserr
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An all-around decent IPA. Although it's currently listed as retired, I still see sixers of this floating around local shops. I recall the first time I took a whiff of the Tiger; it was at my 2013 fantasy baseball draft. The highlight of that evening, albeit not the beer, was grabbing Matt Harvey in the late-late rounds. Better yet, to sounds of "who is this guy?" Clearly they soon enough found out about the Metropolitan flame-thrower. Here's hoping he has a successful rebound in 2015, and let's all hope that Sixpoint truly hasn't retired this beer. Perhaps they're modifying it. In summary, this IPA is decent - nothing more or less. If someone was on the fence about converting to craft and wanted something that was not entirely off-putting, I may offer them this. Cheers.

Photo of gazzaboy789
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

crisp and very refreshing beer

Photo of phil215
4/5  rDev +1.5%

easy drinking ipa.

Photo of thadream
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

All around good

Photo of dgrenader
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Lighter and crisper IPA that goes great with pizza. One of my favorite beers now.

Photo of Dwkasper
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Refreshing IPA. Safe choice at a restaurant

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$ 1.99/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Can BB 08May15 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to a broken 2 - 4 mm layer
Lacing excellent – complete thick rings and stalactites of mostly small bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor begins with a fairly light piney hop presence which fades to a somewhat chalky bitterness with a short hang time. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Another pretty good beer from Sixpoint.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale orange body with a big, frothy head that left lace down the glass. A strong citric and floral hop smell. An easy to drink IPA that is simple with a mix of light citric hops and some caramel malt to balance with sweetness. Lighter-bodied IPA that passes smoothly but does kick in with a little dry backbite. I'd have another of these although nothing special here.

Had this beer a second time almost five years late in July, 2014 and poured a reddish gold with two finger head and lace ring down glass. Citric hop aroma is prevalent and the beer is smooth, light, easy to drink, balanced with citric hops and touch of grape and caramel sweet malts. Excellent finish that makes this beer a must-have.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. The beer pours a nice orange/yellow with a nice head that trails the glass. The smell had a lot of great hop notes to it while also getting a little bit of sweetness from the malt. The taste was similar with pine and floral notes from the hops and then a mellow crisp finish. A very well balanced beer that made for a delicious experience. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of gr0g
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Very nice copper hue, capped with a couple fingers of foam. Impressive-looking lacing. Citrusy, slightly dank aroma. Initially it smells like mostly classic C-hops, but there's enough of a tropical pineapple/guava presence to suggest the usage of Citra or something similar. Very fresh and hoppy on the nose.

Moderate bitterness, primarily citric. I found this to be more dry than most IPAs that are my "regulars," all of which clock in at around 7-7.5%. Slightly grassy on the way to the finish, where there's a slight grapefruit note. Slick mouthfeel with a fine, fizzy carbonation.

Everything comes together to create a tasty IPA that really seemed to hit the spot on a warm summer night. Much more memorable than the outgoing Bengali Tiger, which I tried once but never bothered to pick up again. I will certainly be revisiting this, however.

Photo of bound4er
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A. Dark straw to light amber appearance. Head of 2+ fingers that has excellent retention and lacing. Nice looking beer.

S. Pine hops and bready malt. Not the most expressive nose but clean smelling nonetheless.

T. Biscuity malt followed by lingering pine and green herbs. Offers nice sustaining bitterness. Not the most complex tasting beer but, like the nose, it is very clean tasting. This stuff is highly gulpable as it quickly invites you back for a another sip.

M. Average to just below average mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O. I have not have the pleasure of drinking Bengali Tiger so I cannot pass judgement on it. This beer is extremely easy to drink and offers a nice alternative to the oh so popular tropical tasting IPA genre. A good one for a warm summer's night.

Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy can. Hazy, amber gold coloration, the head reaches nearly two fingers with a ton of soapy ringed lacing stuck to the glass following average retention. Really great looking.

The malt base is very doughy and features some waffle batter adding some sweetness to the hop aroma. Tropical passion fruit and a dusty and grassy underlay are prominent in the hops with notes of orange citrus, pine and fruity esters.

Bready with honey and cake batter sweetness. Balanced IPA with pine and citrus pith that cuts through with quite a high amount of bitterness but not so much flavor. The citrus pith acidity carries into the finish accentuating a sharp and drying bitter kick.

Medium bodied with only a brief window showing the booze. Average carbonation. The bitterness is sharp and building during the drink and has a god drying effect.

This tiger has claws, attractive beer with a large perceived bitterness and bite during the drink. I wish the nose had more to it, the passion fruit is nice and unique. Hop flavor really needs to be ramped up as well.

Photo of dgilks
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden colour with a moderate sized, foamy head. Good lacing. Good head retention.

Slightly aromatic hop aroma with good citrus notes. Moderate sweetness from the malt. Touches of grassy resin.

Moderate sweetness with a moderate hop bitterness. Quite smooth. Grapefruit. A solid IPA.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A nice beer. I really like the balance here which is achieved without over the top sweetness. Good.

Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden yellow that pours crisp with a light and frothy head.

Grapefruit, toasted nuts, orange zest, and resiny hops.

Orange and grapefruit, very bitter on the back end.

Mouthfeel is very light and mellow for an IPA, but finishes strong and bitter.

Overall not my favorite six point brew, but a damn tasty one.

Photo of jneiswender
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 ounce can into a chalice
Oranges yellow Hue for the body and an off-white head
Pine grapefruit and a sweet grain smell
Resin fruit sweet middle
Medium carbonation and mouth feel
Nice beer but a somewhat offputting order of flavors. Certainly how assertive but the malt flavors are far too subdued

Photo of WellRested518
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a mason jar. Why? Because it was clean.

A- gorgeous. When poured it leaves an off-white head upon a perfect orange body. As you drink the lace sticks to the glass like a sheet of ice and refuses to withdrawl.

S- different. The piney/citrus notes are there like any other ipa, but with a twist of caramel, bread & butter. It simply drops the "drink me" bomb. Obviously, I submit.

T- once again, bread and citrus; with a heavy touch of pine. The caramel cuts nicely against the hops, but doesn't hinder the resins from asserting their roles.

M- full and refined. Silky yet sparkling.

O- much better than I expected. I was assuming it to be just another ipa, but was pleasantly surprised.

Photo of simont1
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

5 month old can. Pours bright orange with a rich dense head. Aroma is resiny, quire floral, some refreshing citrusy tropical fruit. Taste meets with a clear bitterness, very refreshing, resiny, quite floral, very balanced, really nice malt background, would be superb if it was more tropical fruit, super high drinkability.

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into snifter.

A: Pale amber, very hazy, two finger thick head, well retained, lots of

S: Yeast, rye, biscuit, cork with some
citrus, not overly hoppy but pleasant.

T: Yeast, cranberry, molasses, sour dough, biscuit, slight
bitterness slight boozy burn at the finish.

M: Smooth, heavy body, thick texture.

O: Thought more of a Belgian Pale Ale than an American IPA
whatever that might be.

Photo of nodder
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Orange/amber with a fair amount of haze. White head that fades quickly leaving a decent amount of lacing.

S- Citrus and pine. Underwhelming.

T- Citrus to the face with a piney/bitter aftertaste. Quite nice, really.

M- Bitter with medium body mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.

O- Like this one a lot. Would buy again.

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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