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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,255
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 98
Gots: 226 | 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:
The Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, this brew first stalks with a malty cadence, then slashes with citrus and pine.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

anvilx, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Txconnesiur, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oldedog, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Screper, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

SonOfKyuss, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

BTHU, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of mnrider
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. orange and silver can. Best before printed on bottom.

A: Pours a murky orange/amber with a large off-white head.
Tiger strip lacing after the initial head goes down, which
leads to a more erratic lacing after. Blotchy retention.

S: Thronging with fresh pine, citric and fruity hops. Some
solid malt is also present.

T/M: Juicy citric, hops of pine, malt flavor, bready, possible
grapefruit, more hops now which seem stickier. The feel is
pretty light and creamy. The finish is surprisingly clean. This
is nice and really compliments the bitter citric hops.

O: An exceptional IPA from sixpoint. Could be my favorite of
all their offerings (so far). Really pleasant hopy/citric taste.
With an even better feel. This makes for great drinkability.


mnrider, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DmanGTR, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ant880, Jan 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

sing, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mishtif, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DavidBart, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mzeld, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottom of can says Best Before 02SEPT2013

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of beige head that retains quite well before slowly dissolving to an 1/8 inch head. Wispy cobwebs of lacing stick to the glass.

S- Vibrant hop aroma is more piney and grassy than citrusy. Has a sweet malt backbone.

T- Moderately bitter with more pine and wet grass coming through. The malt sweetness isn't as noticeable as it was in the aroma. Alcohol is toned down well. Pretty straightforward and simple.

M- A bit sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body that's just one degree on the lighter side of medium.

O- A sessionable IPA with decent flavor and a nice aroma but, as far as Sixpoint's hoppy offerings go, I'd choose Resin over this every time.

Immortale25, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of DoctorJoe
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

On a whim, I tried this at one of my favorite eateries in the city. A tall boy in a can with a name like "Bengali Tiger"? Something was up.
I could not have been more surprised, in a good way no less. Poured into a typical pint glass, this beer really opened up both in head and aroma. The head is thick and pillowy, leaving lots of lacing and striping (ergo the name). The aroma really punches you in the nose and encourages you to bring it in and experience more of it.
The taste can grab you. Lots of hops, but not too fruity. Lots of malt without being lost in the hops. Lots of bitterness but not so much that it can blind you, and the underlying sweetness adds balance.
I have since procured a half-barrel of this to have at home. On tap, we all agree that it is slightly more tame and, if possible, even more drinkable.

DoctorJoe, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.86/5  rDev -2%
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.

tectactoe, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hellmeh, Jan 28, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a very nice translucent orange with a nice fluffy white head that has nice staying power. Smells of floral hops and a little grain. Tastes of nice earthy and floral hops and light grain with a nice bite. Carbonation is great and light body is quite enjoyable. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

cbyrd4088, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

t0rin0, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mirish72, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Duesler, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

hopandbarley28, Jan 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Massbmx, Jan 24, 2013
Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,255 ratings.