Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-28-2013 12:40:30 | More by tectactoe
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3.59/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 23:11:40 | More by Ozzylizard
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.