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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,954 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 86
Gots: 164 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. IPA are typically not my favorite style, but I think this is one of the better ones that I have tried and I am really coming around to the style. It was served on tap in a pint glass. It was a great clear orange color with a strong hoppy aroma and flavor. It was also bitter and also had some floral notes, but smooth and very enjoyable to drink. I would have had another and will be trying to locate some in the near future. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2008 21:29:33 | More by PhillyStyle
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hopkrid

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-04-2013 18:04:42 | More by hopkrid
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Norseman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-20-2013 23:39:49 | More by Norseman
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear amber/copper shade while yielding a foamy 3/4" head. good retention and lacing, slowly fades into a lasting cap, collar around the glass. fine looking IPA, but then so are about 900 others. mmm, nose is good. not overly aromatic but potent enough, offering notes of citrus (grapefruit, maybe some tangerine), pine, and a touch of malt.

flavor follows with more of the same though a bit more bitterness than i was expecting, which persists through the hoppy finish. tasty and refreshing. on the lighter side of medium-bodied with average carbonation.

overall, a very good yet not truly great beer. a bit more bitter than i typically look for in my IPAs, but no question i will be buying bengali tiger again. feeling good about going 4's across the board on this one.

(originally reviewed: 06-12-2011)

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 01:03:50 | More by BostonHops
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-13-2013 20:34:59 | More by djre4orm
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2012 11:57:26 | More by Dizzy242
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2013 20:29:51 | More by powdersoldier
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with bronze hues and a foamy off white head that gives way to a thin lacing that hangs around for the duration.

The aroma consists of grass or pine and citrus hops with a bit of sweet malt to back it.

Delicious flavor of citrus and floral hops, a touch of sweet citrus zest, hints of honey, more pine, and a satisfying balance of sweet malt.

Medium in body and carbonation, this brew features a drying finish and a mild hop bite.

This is a great beer, very nice balance with great flavor to entertain the palate. This is a winner.

Serving type: growler

09-07-2010 00:24:17 | More by CHADMC3
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williamherbert

New York

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is a hazy light orange. Short-lived head. Nice hue that appears to glow from within.

Tremendous flowery, piney alpha hop aroma. Hint of bubble gum. Aroma is oily and resiny. More minor roasted malt.

Oily, piney hop flavor. Very fizzy and a bit spicy. Hops overpower. Woody and flowery is the name of the game here. Could use some more malt backbone, although some roasted malt does come through. Fruity spices at the end.

Has a kick to it in the mouth. Somewhat fizzy and bubbly. Overall, this beer's woody and flowery hops dominate. Spicy, bubbly and very nice for a couple.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2008 22:11:11 | More by williamherbert
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-26-2011 22:10:17 | More by Rempo
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-21-2012 11:37:16 | More by gshackles
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can marked with best before 9/29/11. I commend the can dating, but utter failure on putting the date INSIDE the box so I can't actually see it before purchasing. Oh well, probably last time I buy the cans off the shelves. Here goes...

Pours a reddish amber color with tan head. hoppy notes in the smell with some biscuit and maltiness in the background. Caramel as well. Taste is similar with more malt in the foreground. This beer screams "East Coast IPA" all the way. Bready notes come through as well as moderate bitterness. Thicker mouthfeel for an IPA.

Overall descent brew and the price is good enough to purchase this every once in a while. Reminds me of many of the New England IPAs out there, rather than the West Coast IPAs I prefer, but still good.

Serving type: can

06-09-2011 00:47:20 | More by Blanco
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deadliest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-13-2013 22:35:11 | More by deadliest
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz. can poured into a Duvel tulip (best by 7/12/13)

A: It is a nice bronze amber that is quite cloudy with suspended sediment throughout. There was no head upon the pour and barely a small floating circle of a film. Lacing is almost nonexistent.

S: It smells of citrus and grapefruit, but overall it is quite faint. I am actually get hints of like a lambic or a geuze, maybe even cider notes. It is a fairly tame smell but it is quite pleasant.

T: The taste is mellow as well. There is no dominating flavor, but there isn't really too much complexity either. It is piney with a bit of resin, but these notes simply flavor the overall profile. I can't place the exact flavor, because it is so muted and of a monotone nature. The aftertaste is quite mellow too, it is a nice warm pine flavor that is very nice.

M: It is smooth with some pockets of carbonation that you feel on your tongue and in your mouth as you take a sip.

O: This is definitely not world-class, nowhere near. Not as strong as RESIN in all aspects, but also not as single-minded. It is a decent IPA that comes in a can, which seems to be its main selling point. I can't say that I am a fan really.

Serving type: can

04-25-2013 21:29:20 | More by gillagorilla
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-18-2014 13:27:22 | More by hopley
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2013 23:18:29 | More by GFD400
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kirok1999

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mikesgroove for the extra.
Pours a hazy light copper with a nice white head and some decent legs.
Smells sweet and malty, lots of caramel, citrus and pine. Mild spice when cold really amps up as it warms up.
Taste is much like the smell with the malt and spice combining to make a complex brew. Caramel comes through nicely and combines with the hops to leave a nice lingering finish with a herbal spice note.
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel and a decent carbonation level make this a nice summer sipper.

Serving type: can

09-11-2011 19:53:39 | More by kirok1999
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projectflam86

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from trxxpaxxs. Thanks dude!

16oz CAN.

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a huge pillowy white foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Pine hop aroma with some caramel malt and a touch of floral. Some light citrus and alcohol.

T- Nice hop bitterness initially with pine resin and citrus leading the way. A pretty sturdy malt backbone that lends itself to a surprisingly sweet caramel finish.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Overall a solid brew and definitely cool to see an IPA in a 16oz can. A touch sweeter than I would like but still very solid.

Serving type: can

11-14-2011 00:46:41 | More by projectflam86
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-13-2012 23:51:13 | More by marine1975
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eulerthegrape

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

04-18-2014 22:28:56 | More by eulerthegrape
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-02-2012 02:32:00 | More by pjs234
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazey orange-amber with thick just shy of white head.
the aroma is of resinous pine and citrus, mainly grapefruit and a touch of orange rind. also of note is enough caramel, which is a touch biscuity, to punch through all the hoppiness.
the taste follows suit with lots of fresh citrus and apricot, the slightly more harsh piney-ness taking a little bit of a back seat. the malt disappears in the mouth, with the only trace of it being a touch of sweetness. finishes bone dry with lingering bitterness that makes your tongue curl at the sides a bit. the bitterness while not overpowering does seems to stay in your mouth for longer than expected.
the mouthfeel comes off towards the fuller end of the spectrum with an almost off the tap type of carbonation.
overall, very good, a bold IPA that manages to retain a bit of sophistication in a field of similar beers that tend to club you over the head.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 18:35:56 | More by kmo1030
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-11-2013 00:38:35 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a S.A. laser etched beer glass

Appearance: A beautiful golden amber color with a 1/4 white head which settles quite quickly.

Smell: Pure pine, its like taking a fresh Christmas tree and brewing the s.o.b., not a bad thing. Definitely a good unforgettable smell.

Taste: Super piney but tough to take in, not your beginner's beer more like your experimental type or for the ones who love the taste of the "forest". I do like having this Bengali Tiger but depends on the weather and the mood. Definitely your cold weather beer.
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Mouth: Has a very Piney feel which unfortunately doesn't reflect the way it appears (looks better than it tastes), I can't lie I do like it but wouldn't put it in the category of love.

Overall: This beer in the end is no show stopper when it comes to being the "best". It's dark earthy feel is great but not great enough to say hey let's have a few (but you should definitely have at least one). Worth tasting and worth having but not worth to keep consistently in your beer fridge.

Serving type: can

10-17-2011 05:05:39 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-15-2014 20:47:00 | More by JoeMans
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.