Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured from a 16-ounce can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.
A: Poured a hazy, golden-orange color with a two-finger head of creamy, off-white foam that supplied some decent lacing around the edges of the glass.
S: Spicy grains and tropical fruits with tones of fruity, pungent hops. A nice all-around, citrusy aroma.
T: Smooth, sweet, and creamy malts arrive first, with lots of floral, fruity characteristics. Touches of grapefruit and mango come across the palate, which turns towards bitter hops resins that uphold the citrus fruit nature of the brew, but also inject spicy, peppery and herbal, green notes. The finish is dry, bitter and snappy with a lingering hop resin.
M: Medium bodied IPA with a very American hop approach. Bitter and resinous at times, while also drying the sweet, creaminess of the malts.
O: A pretty sturdy American IPA all around; the 6.4% ABV is modest, yet noticeable in the finish and mix of hop heat, malts are grainy as they are semisweet and buttery. The fruity and floral character runs aplenty and the mouthfeel is clean, yet interesting enough to give you something to chew on.
07-24-2012 21:03:47 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
On tap at the Growler station at Consumer Bev. in Orchard Park,I have been looking forward to trying this for sometime.Poured into a nonic a clear copper/brass color with a thinner but well sustained white head that left no lace as it settled pretty quickly.Sharp citric and herbal notes in the nose with a light toastiness and caramel taking a backseat but notiecable,good sharp grapefruit rind bite upfront on the palate the hops really hit hard with some pine as well then it gently melds into a long caramel sweet,toasty finish that doesnt measure up to the hop attack but lets you know its there.A little thin after a few sips but the flavors are spot on a very nice hop-burp inducing IPA here.
03-06-2008 21:47:34 | More by oberon
3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a slightly amber, almost orange color with mild clarity, just a touch of haziness as I stare through the glass to the other side. A soapy, white head caps the brew off and leaves some spotty, chunky lace on the way down. At first, the aroma is very subdued; hard to pick up almost anything from the start. Maybe some grassy hops and bitter citrus. As I take a few sips and let it warm up a bit, the aroma starts to finally come alive. A big, biscuit profile is the background to a collage of rigorous hops; piney, leafy, floral, and heavily herbal. Citrus rinds, tangerines, grapefruits. Once you finally get a good whiff of this stuff, you can tell it's going to be a hop monster.
And upon tasting it, you confirm that it is. There's a unique bitterness that hits your palate the moment you take a sip and lasts until well after you've swallowed. Full of pine-tree flavor and light spice; earthy, herbal-tea like hops dance around your palate, super leafy, grassy, and ashy. The fruit flavors err on the bitter side of things and not so much the sweet side; grapefruit pith, lemon rinds, orange and tangerine zest. That's not to say it's completely unbalanced, however - the fruit adds a bit of sweetness to the mix, and the biscuity-malt backbone is powerful enough to stand on its own two feet without being completely obliterated by the hops. At first, there was a slight off-flavor I was picking up, almost a little "soapy", but with time, it has coasted away and I'm not getting it at all anymore - just a nice array of herbal, piney, and resinous hops and citrus. Medium bodied with a hefty helping of carbonation.
Pretty good IPA; nice lasting bitterness and combination of hop profiles. Not a huge citrus bomb, rather the citrus flavors actually seem to add to the bitterness as well. Good balance with a sturdy malt foundation, easily drinkable.
01-28-2013 12:40:30 | More by tectactoe
4.47/5 rDev +13.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):
Poured from the can: near turbid, orange-amber color with a thick, super-creamy eggshell head. Nose is smacked into blissful submission by a heavy dose of fresh, resiny, piney, citric hops aromas. Very creamy and silky; surprisingly light. Big juicy notes of tangerines with a foundation that’s a bit malty and bready, and touched by caramel. Piney hops with a sticky resiny feel, a dash of pepper, and grapefruit, but like when you were a kid—halved, sectioned from the rind, with sugar sprinkled on top. Man, this is one big can of aggressive hop love! And with all that’s going on, it still finishes clean and dry. To hell with tiger blood! Winning is all about drinking (Bengali) tiger beer.
12-15-2011 02:35:50 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.55/5 rDev -9.7%
A - Light amber, high carbonation, nice tall and frothy white head. Lots of lacing.
S - Lots of sweet caramel malt with a hint of citrus.
T - Whoa, that is a sweet IPA, too much residual sugar. Sweet malt dominates the flavor with the hop bitterness taking a back seat. End with a bitter bite, but the hops are a bit hidden behind all the sweetness.
M - Moderate body, a bit syrupy, would like some more crispness...feels more like a DIPA.
O - It's alright, a lot like their Sweet Action with more hops in the boil. Won't be searching this one out.
05-01-2012 23:26:39 | More by steelerguy
4.4/5 rDev +12%
A wonderful beer. Served in a pint glass, it was a hazy darkish orange color with a thick white head and a lot of lacing. While there was a little bit of caramel malt in the aroma, there was more of a floral and citrus note. The malt came through more in the taste, and balanced the pine and grapefruit quite nicely. I could drink a lot of these.
02-01-2009 13:54:44 | More by lordofthewiens
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
Best by Jan 29 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy orangish-brown with one finger of off-white head. Head doesn't persist to long, but leaves some nice lacing.
S - Nice mix of pine and citrus hops, with bread malts and a bit of caramel.
T - Nice punch of hop bitterness. Quite piney and resiny, with a good dose of citrus thrown in. Nice bread malts provide some balance for the quite bitter hop presence, along with some caramel. Very nice, especially with the modest abv.
M - Medium mouthfeel is quite bitter and dry, despite the decent malt presence. Quite creamy as well.
O - This one seems to be pretty devisive for some reason, but I found it to be an enjoyable American/English IPA hybrid with a nice aggressive hop presence.
07-04-2012 23:40:48 | More by warnerry
4.72/5 rDev +20.1%
got to sample this can from one of my all time favorite breweries sixpoint everything i had so far from them i have either liked or loved i have not had a bad experience yet
ok here she goes the appearance is awesome super nice big fat head on this one and the lacing is outstanding
aroma like a huge pine forest smell and there is some citrus fruits in there as well i also detect some biscuit and bready malt character
taste is real subtle on the back end i taste a lot of super fruit bitter hops upfront then on the back end less of the hops and more the nice subtle bread character
mouthfeel light in the carbonation but just enough to make the hops sing
overall this is one of the best ipas i had recently and one of my favorite beers from sixpoint so far
07-28-2011 12:41:00 | More by renegadeburger
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,031 ratings.