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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,139 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 99
Gots: 246 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BlissJunkie, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BeerBeast, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Sellen, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright orange hue with a thick creamy white head. smells heavily of hop resin and tangerine peel. sticky sweetness up front with a big citric fruit presence. some coriander flavors meld in the middle with the malt back bone which is whisked away by a big dosing of piney bitterness. very clean finish however flavors are layered to present a unique flavor profile leaving a tangerine like aftertaste on your breath. pretty good but be warned this tigers got bite.

jtierney89, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
Photo of silentjay
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can with best by date of september 29, 2011.

all 16 ounces does not quite fit into my Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" Glass. seems the glass isn't quite the perfect pint glass if it can't fit a pint into it, however, thats another discussion.

It pours a slightly amber copper with a large, big-bubbled almost white head that lasts and laces very well.

As soon as the seal on the can is broken I can smell the juicy hops mixed with bitter citrus and a touch of pine. some crackery malts come through after its poured into the glass, but still stay in the background.

a bit peppery, to my surprise, with the bitter yet juicy citrus leading the way and a considerable malt presence bring a bit of sweetness and graininess. not as hop-forward as the aroma, but still plenty of hop flavors.

a touch light-bodied with very little resin left on the palate. a clean dry finish with just a bit of an aftertaste thats a mix of fresh cracked pepper and whole grain crackers.

overall, its good, though it won't supplant my favorites of the style. I'd be happy to drink this anytime, but there are others I would choose first.

silentjay, Jun 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JakerLou, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

zoso1967, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ritzkiss
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can picked up at Premiering Buffalo. Pours a slightly hazed vibrant orange, two finger of head which leave sticky lacing in the glass.

Nose is piney and citrus rind, good dose of caramel, pretty clean. Flavor favors the citrus, really orangey with grapefruit rind, all about the hops but a plesant caramel malt with a hint of toast and husk, moderate bitterness, pretty much spot on what I'm looking for in an IPA. Slightly thin on the malt body but not too much so, easy drinker. Spot on IPA.

ritzkiss, Aug 10, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thank you OddNotion for this one!
16 oz can, best before 11/10/2011, poured into a snifter

A- Clear copper color with a three finger white head

S- Floral hops, some citrus, earthy, some malts.

T- Not as good as the smell, getting some wet grass up front, after the wet grass it gets better, floral and earthy hops really stand out.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- I am a little underwhelmed with this beer, I have had much better in the style. I will probably try this again since I can now get Sixpoint near me, can't wait to try more stuff from Sixpoint.

larryi86, Oct 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ChrisMon02, Feb 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, honey amber with a big dollop of cream colored head that settles slow with different sized bubbles slowly popping on the surface and creating sheets of lace on the glass.

Fresh and hoppy aroma with pine sap, orange pithe and toast with a touch of butterscotch.

Mango and tobacco leaf with pine resin and toasted grain.

Finishes with a mild tea-like bitterness. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

A good beer and a different tasting IPA than what I'm used to.

biggred1, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Proclarush, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

victory4me, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BColton1, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, nice copper, translucent with off white, thick dense head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is interesting, a real mix of pine and citrus with an odd caramel sweetness.

Taste is caramel malt up front with a mix of hop bitterness and fruitiness with a potent pine flavor. Not my type of hop and malt profile for an ipa.

Mouthfeel is solidly bitter, and sits mostly on the tongue in terms of flavor.

Overall, a decent IPA but not my flavor profile.

mvanaskie13, Oct 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Hessian257, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

elgiacomo, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

deereless, Aug 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

birdsellam, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hopkrid, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

browniewithnuts, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

seanchai, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

wonothesane42, May 29, 2013
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.