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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

2,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,194
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 103
Gots: 312 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

16oz can courtesy of Drazzamatazz. Into a NB Globe.

A: Hazy orange in color with a stark white head, about half an inch thick that quickly recedes to a small cap of bubbles. Leaves a nice couple of rings of lacing as it recedes. Pretty nice looking beer.

S: Piney and resinous, a fair amount of citrus. I also get a little bit of toasted malt and almost a wheaty like smell in there as well. A few slightly fruity yeast esters linger around in there, but really a lot of hops.

T: Very hoppy right up front, with a ton of pine and citrus. Really a resinous IPA, which I really dig. Pretty floral as well. Excellent bitterness that matches up nicely with the malt backbone that is found in this beer. Definitely enjoyable.

M: Light mouthfeel with a touch to much carbonation. Finishes dry and clean with a nice lingering bitterness.

O: A pretty nice IPA here, carbonation is a bit high, and I would like just a little bit more from the hops in the nose and just a little more in the taste. Not bad by any means, this is very enjoyable, but I would like just a little bit more of everything.

Photo of mattcrill
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Initial wheat bread malt complexity quickly followed by orange juice-like hop aromas. Light pear-like fruity esters. No alcohol heat detected. Balance is firmly to the American hop character.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy rich-amber pour. Sudsy white head that retains moderately.

Flavor: Firm hop bitterness up front. Earthy hop and slightly spicy hop notes. Definite rich bread-dough base that is dominated by the earthy hop notes. Low-medium citrus fruit character that isn't as prominent in the flavor as the aroma. Balance is firmly to the hop character. Finish is dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight hop derived astringency. No heat or creaminess. Appropriate for style.

Overall impression: Classic East Coast interpretation. Well made but not an all time favorite for me. I loved it but seemed to have to much malt character and not enough classic American hop character to scratch the itch for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can poured into a half pint tasting glass

Appearance : a slightly orange haze color . Not much of a head ont his one even with an aggressive pour it disappeared quickly.

Smell : this beer smells wonderful. Very pungent hop forward aromas. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit citrus aromas. I am very impressed with the smell of this one.

Taste : lots of maltiness and very well balanced with terrific hoppy goodness. The hoppy bitterness really lingers on my palette for a long time.

Mouthfeel : medium body with light carbonation

Overall : this is a beer I would like to have again and again. This is why I drink craft beer so I can experience great beer like this one. This beer is very well done the only thing it lacks is some lacing and head retention . But that is easy to get over because this beer has great aroma and taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to dmeadows for this one! 32 oz growler into pint glass. This beer has eluded me for the most part- I've had a sip or two but have never gotten a full glass.

A- Glowing amber, large bubbles, nice 1cm ivory head that settles. Lively carbonation.

S- Simcoe? Dank pine.

T- Sweet caramel malt and a bright, vibrant fruity hop bite. Immensely flavorful. Hops are also floral, a bit earthy/resiny, very bitter. The bitterness builds.. it's titanic for a 6.5% beer. Malt is very sweet but is cut by the bitterness. Almost a half-mast burton baton- malt is wonderful.

M- Nice malt flavors really compliment and build upon the hops- very well balanced. Oh so drinkable.

O- Very impressive. I'm surprised this one's rated @ ~4.0 . This is a very tasty IPA- can't wait for it to hit cans. A must-buy.


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4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours slightly hazy orange with a nice sized frothy head, decent head retention and lacing.
S- The smell is not quite as strong as I thought it may be. It has a malt profile that reminds me of and English style lager and the hop profile is mostly focused around pine and resin.
T- An extremely well blended and well balanced IPA, its less bitter and more drinkable then I had expected. Its has a smooth unique malt feel to it, some caramel notes but the malt flavor and feel of this beer remind me of an English lager. The hop presence is stronger then the modest bitterness leads on, It is very piney and resinous but reflects the malts perfectly.
M- This brew had an incredible feel to it. It is not too bitter or heavy and goes down smooth. Great carbonation and a pleasant aftertaste.
O- Everything from the packaging, the cans and the beer itself let me feel like im drinking something of the highest quality. This is and excellent and unique tasting IPA that I am glad to have had.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ralphs66 for this extra! 16oz can, bottom dated Best Before 29 Sept 2011.

Pours a hazy, dull brownish amber with some very paper-thin white head. Nose is very flowery, like sticking your head into a hot garden. Mostly pine/weed centric, not so much on the citrus.

Palate is fairly bitter, but with a tin-y presence. Malt is oddly cardoard-y (not infected). Medium-bodied, decent IPA. Great for a can, would crush this if it were local. But all things considered pretty average.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,194 ratings.