Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,176 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,176
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 100
Gots: 270 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005. 64IBU

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

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
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.

Photo of Spaceangler
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of GratefulNole
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of FutureOBrew
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, good retention, soapy lacing, sticky. Slightly hazy, golden body. Aroma is dominated by lovely citrus hops with a touch of grass. Taste is very lupulin. Not complaining. Grapefruit and grass come to mind with lemon peel also. Very satisfying and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, best by February 17, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours hazy copper with a two finger white head that leaves clumpy drippy webs of lacing.

Unique aroma features pine, peach/apricot, mango, spice, banana, caramel and bread, estery, wheat like, interesting as it comes across as a wheat IPA or Belgian IPA, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for. Very good strength in the aroma.

Flavor follows suit, pine, apricot, spice, fruity, rather malty with a strong caramel backbone, bready, some alcohol, mild sweetness, decent bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

Interesting IPA. Give it credit for being unique, although far from my favorite in the style.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a slightly gauzy copper color. A nice beige head. Aroma is piney/hoppy. Taste has a bit of malt up front, but finishes big and bitter. Very dry. Hoppy with pine and a bitter citrus punch. Mouthfeel is good. Overall, a very nice, very bitter IPA. It strikes me as a good middle ground between a lighter session IPA and a big boozier imperial IPA that is so intense/heavy it is almost like a meal.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of johnnieoz
2.08/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

16oz can, best before 17 Feb 2013.

A: Somewhat cloudy golden hued with an ample, frothy white head. Turns chunky after a while.

S: A faint smell of grapefruit rind upon a deep inhale. Not much more.

T: Tastes off, bitter with no sweetness on the tongue and no semblance of balance on the palate. Neither an IPA on the malty side like Celebration, balanced like Blind Pig or a hop assault like Racer 5. Hard to call it too hoppy, too bitter or anything...simply off.

M: Nothing redeeming about the flavors that coat the taste buds or the aftertaste.

O: This version of Bengali Tiger, the only one I've had, is a distinctly below average beer, ale and IPA. I was in Brooklyn in July of this year and enjoyed some Sweet Action, both canned and on draft. A recent move from California to Texas has its ups and downs beer wise, but I was psyched to see Sixpoint arrive around the same time. Sweet Action tasted fine and Resin was even better, but this? A near drain-pour for this last of the cans in the four-pack.

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,176 ratings.