Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,177 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 100
Gots: 272 | 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 SFLpunk
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of Roguer
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big boy can pours a big boy beer: hazy but translucent, three-finger flat white head, golden, straw-tinged ale. Great head retention and nice scattered lines of lacing.

Sweet and floral aroma. Big biscuit notes. Hint of pepper. Strong hop aroma, but nothing particularly dominates.

Sweet and bright flavor. Very balanced bitterness and juicy hoppiness with a strong malt profile. Floral and honey; light, spicy earthiness; hint of rye and pepper; tobacco; bread and light brown sugar from the malts.

Very easy drinking; not at all syrupy. Medium-light feel, can definitely drink this fairly quickly, but the flavors are the kind you want to slow down and savor. Very nice oily retention gives it a long, non-dry finish.

This is a very enjoyable beer, and a very nice counterpoint to Resin. It's quite hoppy, but it really brings the malt profile to the tongue in a way most IPAs do not. It's got a ton of flavor, and it's not afraid of any of it. Drinkability and feel are outstanding.

Photo of BB1313
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a beautiful hazy burnt orange, great fluffy white head that sticks around, lacing and retention looks wicked, really nice looking IPA. The aromas are subtle and candy-like.. they're nice aromas, but not really aggressive. Tastes underwhelming.. everything sort of falls flat. Tastes bitter with really no flavor. These flavors aren't flashy, just straight up bitter and becomes very one dimensional although there's a slight fruity lemon aftertaste. Malt is present. Mouthfeel is very nice, rich and creamy, right on. Finishes pretty clean and dry for the most part. And reguardless of how I'm not crazy about the hop profile, it's pretty easy to drink and goes down smooth.

I'm not crazy about this one, although there is alot I really like about it, unfortunately not really the way it tastes. Unique take on the style though. I can understand why people enjoy this one, I can dig it, but it's not what I look for in an IPA.

Righteous Ale is much more enjoyable, IMHO.

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tallboy can courtesy of Centennial. Thanks homey! Poured into a tulip. This one pours an amber color with lots of bubbles sticking to the side of the glass. A thin finger of white foam sits on top.

Lots of piney hops in the aroma. A little bit of orange and grapefruit come through with a bit of spiciness round it out. Mostly a big hop aroma here though. The flavors is much like the aroma. Lots of piney hops on the pallet and a bit of caramel to the flavor. Somewhat bready.

The feel is good. Nice light body with soft carbonation. Overall pretty glad to see another tasty IPA in a tallboy!

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Mersh
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of u2carew
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tall boy can.
A) Poured with a thin head. Quickly settles to nearly nothing. Thin semi sticky lacing on the drink down. Clear body bronze in color.
S) Citrus. Pine.
T) well balanced malt and hops. Pleasant citrus tones with mellow caramel malt sweetness. The hops ring through from the beginning. Piney. Grapefruit.
M) Medium body. Fizzy yet fairly smooth.
O) A well crafted brew. I'd definitely drink another.

Photo of larryi86
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of BlissJunkie
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of silentjay
3.98/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

4.53/5  rDev +15%
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.

Photo of hopkrid
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.