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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,023 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 89
Gots: 188 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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Reviews by kenito799:
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

Amber hazy brew with a beautiful creamy head, leaves waves of lovely lace on the glass, very nice.

Piney, citrusy, and floral hops aromas. Classic American IPA territory.
The palate is aggressively bitter, hopheads should love it. The finish is very bitter grapefruit pitrh bitter, screaming for the next sip where the lovely creamy balanced malt softens the blow. really appetizing and delicious. Not for those who shy away from bitterness. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel is exceptional. Uber-fresh in that great can. Solid beer from the home city, gotta love it.

03-09-2012 00:35:40 | More by kenito799
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

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
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

05-22-2012 23:45:56 | More by DavyJones
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2.8/5  rDev -28.8%

08-16-2014 15:29:23 | More by LShaw
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-19-2014 18:07:15 | More by CavemanRamblin
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-28-2013 04:47:25 | More by MaxT
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-26-2013 12:44:55 | More by withliterature
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-15-2012 00:36:27 | More by Tiernan
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2013 22:15:23 | More by woodchipper
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-12-2014 20:31:09 | More by dmheinz57
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-20-2014 15:05:53 | More by delaced21
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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
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New York

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
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2012 19:17:39 | More by danthehopslamman
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2014 00:43:27 | More by Kappakoosh
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-22-2013 15:38:26 | More by BlitzShadow
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-10-2012 19:17:35 | More by csmartin6
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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
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-17-2012 19:39:59 | More by DWolf
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-23-2014 02:18:04 | More by TTripp725
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-02-2014 04:40:02 | More by Shagator
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New Jersey

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
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New York

5/5  rDev +27.2%

04-08-2012 23:52:44 | More by kbt5273
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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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