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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

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2,207 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,207
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 325 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,207 | Reviews: 586
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour served in a pint glass for $5.50. Sampled on 9/1/10.

A: One finger of foamy off-white head with big sudsy bubbles. Above average retention leaves a sudsy film with lacing already grabbing a hold of the glass. The body is hazy, if not murky (around 25% transparency), and a rustic orange and brown combination of colors. Lacing in nearly entire sheets. Some light-colored small flecks of particulate hover in the beer.

S: Minimal malt presence with aromas of bread and not much else. As it warms, light caramel presents. Hop aromas are dominated by citrusy orange and tangerine, then backed by a grassy scent and flower stems.

T: The flavors more than less follow. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Somewhat chalky on the end with a touch of alcohol and a dry finish.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-full with a thick creamy texture. The level of carbonation is perfect. Fine fizzy bubbles roll gracefully over the tongue with adequate duration.

D: This score is for drinkability...and the drinkability is very good.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

off the charts excitement for this brew to come to Syracuse. I snagged a 4 pack of each flavor with wicked anticipation of this brewery.

A- amber look that essentially appears a darkened orange. The lacing is layered all over the sides of my ithaca pint glass. Almost cake like. While part of the head stayed around, the overall appearance is most impressive

S- the hops slapped me before I even finished the pour. This is a straight up pine forest that has nothing but Christmas trees sprouting up everywhere. There are caramel properties lingering as well as uplifting. I don't get the citric scent as many ipas carry, however the onslaught of piney resin and dank grass more than compensate

T- there is an obvious display of pine and caramel that I am tasting. There is some good bitterness that ends the brew. I like the extreme commitment to these properties

M- the carbonation is spot on with the good flavors of the brew. It's enjoyable

D- while bengali is not my ideal interpretation of an ipa (I love an emphasis on citric themes)... the consistent hop and malt characteristics contirbute to a great style. I can enjoy this brew many times over

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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am so glad these guys have finally come to Philadelphia. They do consistently excellent work. This is not my favorite of their lineup, but excellent.

Pours dusky copper with slight head. Strong citrusy aroma, grapefruity and heavy. Thick malty and grapefuity flavor, with hints of pine. The mouthfeel is viscous, clingy. Excellent and fragrant but not subtle.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so my previous review was on tap, at a bar where im pretty sure that they had crossed lines on some kegs or just switched em over without cleaning the lines, because my recent taste of bengali tiger was entirely different beer.

This beer pours a beautiful hazy orange color, it lost points on appearance due to lack of head. The smell coming from my pint glass hits my face before i lean in to smell it. there are loads of hop smells coming from this beer big citrus hop aroma. the taste is very similar to the smell. nice citrus hop flavor a big bitterness which is better than most other american ipas (only one i can compare it to that i have had is holy cow from alchemist) the mouthfeel was slightly undercarbed but overall nice and dry just like an ipa should be. very good beer.

Dear Sixpoint

please distribute bottles to Massachusetts


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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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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

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.

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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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange amber with a little haze. A tall head of soft creamy foam that fell slowly to some crags and splotchy lace that really does settle into rings around the glass just like the stripes of a tiger. Just peachy to look at. Nose is finding me and it’s bountiful and floral. Plenty of pine, resin, grapefruit, tangerine and good bread from a rich malt spine. Gotta admit that this is one of the best noses on an IPA. Malt opens up as it warms with caramel and some apricot from the hops. I happen to love malt and for an IPA this one starts out with a big taste of biscuit , the hops are light and bitter over top of that. Some citrus rind and a little sour bite from the grapefruit, then pine, a little nutty flavor and some delicate hop oil takes you into a dry finish. Aftertaste is sweet with perfumey hops, malt, the apricot, honey and bread. Clean and crisp with a lasting bitter that never outdoes the underlying sweetness. Engaging and spirited.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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