Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
Thanks to brooklynbrews for this one. Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured a lightly cloudy orange-yellow color with over an inch of thick, rich, creamy head that had excellent retention and lacing. There were thick, sticky rings throughout the life of the beer.
The aroma was mostly bright hops, predominately citrus, of a noticeable malt base. A very nice combo of scents. The flavors were mostly the same, bold citrus hops over a solid malt base. There was a bit of sweetness in the middle and a dry finish.
The body was very good as well, a bit fuller than average without being heavy. Drinkability was very good, I certainly want more of this beer. Overall, a very good brew that would be a regular drinker for me were it available locally. A must try if you see it.
08-04-2012 20:53:39 | More by beertunes
4.75/5 rDev +20.9%
16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint
6.4% ABV, 62 IBU, 13 SRM, Best before 12JAN2013 on bottom of can
A - Sexy from head to tail, the foam rises to the occasion, completely covering the pint with delicate but chunky lace as it slowly falls to a plateaued pile of suds. Below is well-carbonated and moderately hazed pint of shimmering golden orange beer that looks incredibly delicious.
S - Bengali Tiger shows it's east-coast influence with moderate earthy notes from the hops rather than the explosive citrus from the west coast. Mild fruit attributes do emerge though, gently suggesting peach, grapefruit, and dried apricot. Like walking through a field of wheat, the nose has a farm-like refreshing characteristic of soft hay and pale male with a dribble of caramel finish for great balance.
T - Malt isn't an afterthought in this IPA; it's a brilliantly constructed base; a playground for hops. Toasted bread and biscuit notes are laced with honey and caramel but the real treat is the quick, feline-like attitude change to hops. Tree bark and pine resin earthiness overlap the undertones of fruit found in the nose.
M - Medium-full bodied, Bengali Tiger is a smooth-drinking IPA with moderate carbonation, a dry-hopped dry bite, and lingering bitterness, snapping out like a retractable claw, all coming together for a fantastic experience.
O - Sixpoint Bengali Tiger asserts it's bitterness and hop glory in a smooth, fluid fashion, balancing against the tasty malt backdrop. Quite flavorful and forward, this IPA remains drinkable while satisfying the hop-head in us all.
08-01-2012 00:00:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
A: Slightly hazy peach-copper with a tall creamy foam head. Retention and lacing both commendable.
S: Very appealing robust buttered bread, toffee/butterscotch, musky pine, and ripe citrus. Fresh.
T: Earthy pine, bread-like malt, and some citrus tartness. Pleasing amount of bitterness with a noticeable spice kick of ginger and maybe clove. Overall taste profile is delicious, but I feel as if this could be better balanced.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth with an appropriate chewy texture.
D: Quite a good Sixpoint offering that provides that robust and satisfying American IPA taste.
07-28-2012 04:21:57 | More by Digimaika2
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured from a 16-ounce can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.
A: Poured a hazy, golden-orange color with a two-finger head of creamy, off-white foam that supplied some decent lacing around the edges of the glass.
S: Spicy grains and tropical fruits with tones of fruity, pungent hops. A nice all-around, citrusy aroma.
T: Smooth, sweet, and creamy malts arrive first, with lots of floral, fruity characteristics. Touches of grapefruit and mango come across the palate, which turns towards bitter hops resins that uphold the citrus fruit nature of the brew, but also inject spicy, peppery and herbal, green notes. The finish is dry, bitter and snappy with a lingering hop resin.
M: Medium bodied IPA with a very American hop approach. Bitter and resinous at times, while also drying the sweet, creaminess of the malts.
O: A pretty sturdy American IPA all around; the 6.4% ABV is modest, yet noticeable in the finish and mix of hop heat, malts are grainy as they are semisweet and buttery. The fruity and floral character runs aplenty and the mouthfeel is clean, yet interesting enough to give you something to chew on.
07-24-2012 21:03:47 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.75/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured a rich ruby golden color with a rich off white head. The head was firm and measured one finger width.
Nice aroma of hops fills the nose followed by a faint buttery note. This all followed by a wonderful hop flavor that just explodes. There is a slight pepper flavor. The hops coats your palette with resin.
As I enjoyed this beer there was a nice lacing about the glass. An almost sweet finish completes this beer.
07-23-2012 20:51:19 | More by Tobe
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
Really wanted to get the Resin but it looked a little old (set to expire in the next two weeks, I know Sixpoint brews tend to have longer expiration dates). The Bengali Tiger next to it wasn't set to expire until February 2013 so I think it's quite a bit fresher!
A - Pours a hazy deep golden orange with almost two fingers of bright white/almost light orange head. The head appears super sticky as there is much lacing on the glass, and it retains well.
S - Floral and tropical fruit hops for the most part. I expected something more earthy but this is a pleasant surprise. Lots of sweet bready malt coming through in the nose.
T - More piney and resinous hops in the taste, well balanced by tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, citrus) and a bitter earthy aftertaste. Some caramel and sweet bread balance the bitterness of the hops. Booze is a little noticeable in the dry finish.
M - Medium bodied and very sticky/oily on the lips. Lightly carbonated and clean feeling.
O - A damn nice IPA to find in a can, but no match for Heady Topper (nor is it marketed as such, perhaps Resin will be a better rival). I definitely need to get my hands on the Resin, but I would also buy the Bengali Tiger again for something a little lighter. Plenty of bang for the buck in this one.
07-21-2012 01:38:34 | More by BeerPhan86
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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