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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,195 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,195
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 103
Gots: 313 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of joeseppy
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of pine and a bit-o-pepper.

Tastes of mild hop, pine and some trace malt.

Mouthfeel for me is mildly bitter on the back end and yet clean.

Not pretentious or complex. Just a well crafted IPA. This brew is quite quenching and would pair well with food. I will keep this in my rotation.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a soft, thin, white head

S - faint pine, faint bread, sweet

T - malty, piny, bitter, some grapefruit

M - medium bodied, smooth, a bit warm

This is a nice, balanced, very easy to drink IPA. It's not as full flavored as I would have liked, but all of the right flavors are present. If it were a bit more assertive it would be fantastic. It's still an IPA worth checking out though.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange marmalade color with some yeast sediment settling to the bottom of the glass. There is a solid two fingers of offwhite head that doesn't budge. I'm expecting fantastic lacing.

The head is so thick that I don't get much smell coming out of the beer! What I do pick up on is a pretty spicy, herbally hop nose and a caramel, bready backbone.

The taste follows the nose in many senses. The first thing I pick up on the is the citrusy characteristics of the hops. I get orange more than anything. As the hops fade out, I get a bit of an apricot or peach flavor as it heads into a bready finish.

A relatively medium bodied beer with quite a bit of carbonation. I could almost go for a little less C02.

Overall, a pretty decent IPA. My can wasn't the definition of fresh so I'd like to try it a bit fresher next time. The spicy, citrusy hops were nice and the malt backbone balanced it out well.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange amber into pint glass. Nice white head that lingers well.

Smell is heavy grapefruit and pine. There is also a belgian yeast character to the aroma.

Taste follows smell well with lots of grapefruit notes, lemon, and bready malt. Caramel comes through as well. Nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall very nice brew. Belgian character is different and interesting.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a copper-orange color with one finger off white head. The head has a decent level of retention, eventually fading to a persistent film on the top of the brew and a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is rather interesting. It has a good strong grapefruit aroma mixed with a bready smell. Along with these are strong floral and pine hop aromas as well as some lighter cinnamon and other spice smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready malt flavor and some fruit flavors of a citrus nature mixed with some tropical fruit. The citrus is a mix of grapefruit hop as well as an orange sweet taste. As the taste advances, some spice flavors enter the tongue. Neither the hop nor the spice are ever too heavy, but instead blend quite well with some of the bready flavors that are upfront. In the end, some pine hop flavors come to the tongue and with the flavors that preceded it, leave a smooth hopped and spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium to above medium side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is below average. The creamier body of the brew coupled with the lighter carbonation create a smooth feel and complement the hop, spice, and malt flavors of the brew nicely.

Overall – A rather enjoyable IPA. It had had a nice blend between sweet, hop, malt and spice. One to try if you get a chance.

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,195 ratings.