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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

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very good

2,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 327 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, with best before date of August 12, 2013 printed on the bottom of the can. My third beer from Sixpoint so far, and I have been impressed by both their other offerings I've tried, Sixpoint Resin and Sixpoint 3Beans. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Decent pour yields three fingers of creamy fluffy off-white colored head. Body is a burnt orange color with lots of bubbles streaming topside, and some fine sediment twirling around the glass. Excellent head retention, and some nice fat rings of lace.

S - Smell is light and fruity: overripe oranges, grapefruit rind, pineapple, lots of white bread, & biscuit malt presence. Maybe some burnt brown sugar in there in the end, and just a touch of yeast.

T - Taste follows the nose: mango, overripe orange and grapefruit hop presence lends a tart bitterness to the beer. There is a lot of tropical fruit flavors present here. Lots of bready malts to contrast the hop bitterness, also. Tastes a bit more like a weak Belgian IPA than an American IPA, and reminds me a bit of what a more malt forward version of Pipeworks Glaucus might taste like.

M - Feel is sticky, juicy, fruity, and resinous. Aftertaste is again of overripe orange and bread. A bit over carbonated for being a 6.40% abv beer.

Overall, there is a lot to offer here, but it doesn't exactly break any new ground. Plenty of diverse fruitiness, an ideal bitterness level, but probably still a little too malt forward for my tastes. An enjoyable beer, but probably the least interesting brew I've had from Sixpoint thus far, and I can assuredly say that Sixpoint Resin is a better beer. Still, it is easy drinking with a rewarding 6.40% abv; I will have no trouble finishing this four pack.

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger ---4/5.

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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