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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 99
Gots: 266 | 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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2.35/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a can from Wegman's. I had good hopes for this as after trying other Six Point brews were decent brews but this one let me down. I taste nothing but bittering hops from this. Smell is nothing to write home about. Mouthfeel is just bitter to the tongue with dry aftertaste. Sorry, I'll pass on another, maybe on tap will take another chance at it.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from admittedly sparse notes from 7/20/12

Poured into 20oz pint glass.
Large foamy head that hangs around and leaves beautiful lacing.
Piney nose is matched in the flavor, but accompanied by citrusy hops as well.
Good balance between malts and hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been interested in trying this for awhile and picked up a 4 pack ($8.99 Total Wine). This is my first beer from Sixpoint.

A - Nice looking medium brown color when poured into a tulip

S - There is element of hops in the smell but I'm also catching a fair amount of yeast which isn't what I want to smell in an IPA

T - Dry with some hops. Lots of malt and a heavy yeast flavor.

M - Carbonation feels about right. No complaints.

Having not had this beer before I'm wondering if I got a bad batch based on the other reviews. The DBD is still over 3 months out so it's not excessively old or anything. I caught way too much yeast in this beer for my liking. Hopefully I can try this on tap somewhere along the way to confirm the bad batch theory. If what I got was what Sixpoint is trying for then I'll save this one for other patrons.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid AIPA, in a tall boy can, no less. Pour was a deep amber with an agressive, tight head. More malt presence than average for the style, but no so much as to detract from the hops-centric nature of the beer. Hops were resinous with some bite up front, herbal and sharp. Malt almost stepped in too much in the middle, but reigned back and the hops carried through. Some sweetness rises toward the end with the malt.

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.