Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by KKB:
4.35/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A – Oh yes, the moment I popped the can open I knew that this was going to be a rock n’ roll IPA. The appearance confirms what I had suspected. A sunset, orange, amber body with just a big lumpy, tightly knit, sticky off-white head that clings lovingly to the glass leaving streaks of lacing. The head just indicates it’s going to be a real good IPA, hoppy and sticky and wonderful.
S – The smell is a combination of fruit and hops with grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and a slight pine as well. There is a muted malt going on in this nose as well. It smells wonderful, and I cannot wait to taste.
T – Wow, just a level of hoppiness going on in here that the head did not betray at all. I’m just getting my tastebuds danced all over. And yet this is not a really intense IPA, but it is intensely good and well crafted. As far as flavor goes, there is a very big juicy, citric fruit element going on in here with grapefruit, tangerine and apricot, especially at the beginning, with very noticeable peach going on here too. Then towards the end the more piney and resinous flavors come into play towards the end. This is delightful, I would legitimately drink this for juice. It is so fresh and crisp and fruity and wonderful. Great IPA.
M – The mouthfeel is actually a little bit off in my opinion for an IPA, it is medium with good carbonation but I would have preferred if it was a little bit more sticky/robust. It’s still good though.
O – Great IPA. Not a hop bomb, but so fruity and clean and crisp and it really just tastes outstanding. I am definitely going to be getting this again. May even put it into the more outer reaches of my regular rotation.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 04:06:00 | More by KKB
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
Serving type: can
04-13-2014 22:08:16 | More by nodder
3.96/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Big boy can pours a big boy beer: hazy but translucent, three-finger flat white head, golden, straw-tinged ale. Great head retention and nice scattered lines of lacing.
Sweet and floral aroma. Big biscuit notes. Hint of pepper. Strong hop aroma, but nothing particularly dominates.
Sweet and bright flavor. Very balanced bitterness and juicy hoppiness with a strong malt profile. Floral and honey; light, spicy earthiness; hint of rye and pepper; tobacco; bread and light brown sugar from the malts.
Very easy drinking; not at all syrupy. Medium-light feel, can definitely drink this fairly quickly, but the flavors are the kind you want to slow down and savor. Very nice oily retention gives it a long, non-dry finish.
This is a very enjoyable beer, and a very nice counterpoint to Resin. It's quite hoppy, but it really brings the malt profile to the tongue in a way most IPAs do not. It's got a ton of flavor, and it's not afraid of any of it. Drinkability and feel are outstanding.
Serving type: can
04-12-2014 16:16:00 | More by Roguer
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.89/5 rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355ml Can from Crystal Palace (Wetherspoons), Glasgow (£2.49):
This one looks perfect; a bright amber to orange colour with a thumb-sized, foamy white head that holds great & leaves nice lacing too.
Pine hops and strong tropical fruit notes with a lot of citrus and some clean, sweet malts that hints at some caramel. Touches of grapefruit with pine notes seeming to dominate. Lighter on the nose than I was expecting but it is a nice one.
Pine hops and some grapefruit come through from the nose along with some citrus as well. Good lemon flavours and light malts as well to mix it up a little. Some orange towards the end as well.
Very bitter offering with a medium body and smooth body. Carbonation was quite lively and there was a dry and tangy feel to it with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
Hoppy and enjoyable with plenty of pine notes and flavours good bitterness too. You could tell the beer was a strong one but it still went down fairly easy, so much so that I went back to the bar for a second can. I can't wait to try more from Sixpoint now.
Serving type: can
04-11-2014 10:22:02 | More by flyingpig
3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straight pour from a 16oz can to a nucleated can-glass; freshness date of July 22, 2014 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“BestBefore22Jul2014 1727 DK+”), which, if I’m doing my math correctly, would make this beer a little over two weeks old (16 days, n’est-ce pas?), so, y’know, fresh. Bought it from the cooler yesterday, and it went straight to my fridge. As close to ideal circumstances for consumption as I can reasonably attain.
Appearance (4.5): Three fingers of light, yellowish-khaki foam rise easily from the pour, capping a slightly hazy, burnished honey-gold body with strong orange undertones. The head dies down slowly, leaving a cratered surface and excellent lacing as you drink the beer: thick collars of foam, tightly-spaced, linked by legs and small sheets chase the beer for the first half of the glass. Seriously outstanding appearance.
Smell (3.75): I’ve always loved how “bright” this beer is. It isn’t reeking of resin (like Resin) or oozing with nectar (like Hi-Res)—but it’s still bright, crisp, moderately juicy, and wet-smelling. Ripe pineapple, lemon zest, and light resinous and piney notes compose the hops, sitting astride a rich, lightly toasted bread character with honey and light toffee and caramel notes.
Taste (3.75): A decently bitter start (a nice, juicy grassiness followed by light orange tones with some pineapple character) leads into a truly balanced malt body: rich breadiness (think brioche) accompanied by toffee-like tones (like a caramel note but with a slight bitterness from the toasty angle) anchor the hops, allowing a mildly astringent resin tone to shine on top. Towards the back of the palate, the hop bitterness turns very piney and citrus peel-oriented, helping to scrub away the malt body for a dry, slightly lingering, bitter finish. Neither booze nor discernible yeast character are apparent here. Turns slightly juicier, in an interesting way, towards the end, with a light pineapple note coming out more.
Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-weight or a maybe even a little fuller, but never thick or syrupy—not even close. It’s mostly dry, easy to drink, and satisfying. The finish is really quite dry, and carbonation is great: soft at first, evenly distributed, moderate foaming action, clean wash out, no prickling and only a light tingle. Fits the style.
Overall (4.0): This is kind of a classic, textbook “East Coast” IPA done right, which I dig. It’s actually balanced, which is what it is—a lot of people don’t want a balanced IPA, others do, and that’s all well and good. This is balanced. It’s also bitter, slightly juicy, and has a firm pine/zest/resin character to duke it out with the malt. It’s just a well-crafted, even-handed IPA, and it comes in pounders for crying out loud. This shit was made for evening grilling and campfires.
Serving type: can
04-08-2014 01:40:21 | More by fmccormi
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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