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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,968 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,968
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 86
Gots: 165 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 19NOV2012
Can into pint glass.

A- Hazy orange pour with a two finger soapy white head. Lacing is gobs of sticky, meringue foam.

S- Bright citrus (grapefruit, mandarins) there is a resinous pine aroma with a touch of strawberries and floral hops. Quite sweet smelling, slight doughy malt backing.

T- Full on resinous pine hops. Bitter floral hops and dandelion. No sweetness in sight with this one. Malt backing is slightly chewy.

M- Medium bodied, chewy with a super dry finish. Good carbonation.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 00:10:37 | More by korguy123
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best Before 19NOV2012

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head

S: Hoppy, with notes of resiny pine and citrus. Not much malt beneath the bed of hops

T: Not as hoppy as the nose, but the malts bring forward a nice balance between the hops. Hops are again pine and citrus, with a slight spice. Bitter throughout and into the finish for a while

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, some slick oils but not as much as I'd expect to see

O: While the taste doesn't quite match the aroma in terms of hoppiness, this is still a solid IPA with plenty of hops to go around. Definitely a nicely balanced beer. Certainly worth a try if you can get it fresh

Serving type: can

06-14-2012 01:57:34 | More by BEERMILER12
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-11-2012 17:24:33 | More by HopFace
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-11-2012 12:57:24 | More by meanmutt
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-11-2012 04:04:10 | More by andrewj17
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-10-2012 01:37:34 | More by MrMcGibblets
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-08-2012 19:21:55 | More by JCFinn
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-08-2012 11:46:49 | More by bigred89
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bspain5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-07-2012 03:19:59 | More by bspain5
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MichaelDobbins

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-07-2012 01:16:11 | More by MichaelDobbins
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Redglimmer


4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-07-2012 01:13:33 | More by Redglimmer
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-04-2012 15:31:01 | More by wakajawaka76
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bac0n

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okay, it has a name like Bengali Tiger. With a name like that, the can could contain gerbil piss and I'd still buy it. And I'd probably buy it again, despite the fact that being it was comprised of gerbil piss, it's flavor profile would be decidedly budweiser-ish, but, hey, such was not my fate as in so many video games wherein the coolest looking car/character/whatever was also the most sucky in battle (I'm looking at you, Sweet Tooth). Basically, this beer has it all: name, packaging, quality. It's a goddamn trifecta!

So, I'm wondering if the folks at Six Point shruged and decided to call this an IPA cuz it was as close as they could get in terms of an actual style classification. I say this because it doesn't really seem all that IPAish to me, at least not in the British or American sense of the word. The former tends to be all bitterness, and the other seeks to wallop you with a strong distinct hop profile. This does neither. Or perhaps it does both. In the end, it seems to be a sorta junction between an American IPA, a British IPA and a British Bitter. But ya know what: who cares; it tastes good and that's good enough for me.

Appearance: Pours a nice radioactive golden orange. The beer has a half life of half an hour at most. The head is a good inch and a half on the top and it leaves lovely lacing down the side of the glass as it pours.

Smell: The ample bosom that was the head made it difficult at first getting a good whiff, but as the head died down, sweetness and breadiness was right there waiting for me, beckoning me.

Taste: Bitterness throughout, but a decidedly complex and layered hop profile is what really defines this beer. At first piney and grassy, gives way to bitterness and ends on a grapefruity tone. Tethering the experience is the prevalence of biscuit throughout. I can only imagine the tweaking it took to get this sorta balance - I would say no less than five different hop varieties went into the crafting of this - and the constant adjusting no doubt resulted in fist fights.

Mouthfeel: If you would call something chewy like an Imperial Stout as the high extreme, and lightly carbonated urine like Miller Lite as the other, I would say this lives in the middle, about a 5 and a half.

Drinkability: By proxy of its more balanced approach to hops - not seeking to really overwhelm you like so many IPAs do - it becomes much more easy drinking than I would say I am used to for a beer which self identifies as an IPA. That being said, drinking this bad boy fast would be a shame, cuz you'd be zipping by a lot of hops.

Overall: I love beers which defy genre, and Bengali Tiger... it has a really cool name. But lo I digress, it also defies genre. I'm definitely going to seeking these guys out at the Great American Beer Festival this fall.

Serving type: can

06-04-2012 02:20:01 | More by bac0n
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Clayton1220


4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-04-2012 01:48:03 | More by Clayton1220
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Joel12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-03-2012 17:29:01 | More by Joel12
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-03-2012 14:48:26 | More by Kaydogg
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-03-2012 00:49:22 | More by n00blar
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johnbifulco


3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-02-2012 21:40:47 | More by johnbifulco
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dhow4

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 20:29:57 | More by dhow4
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clutchbeyers

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-02-2012 17:27:36 | More by clutchbeyers
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 16:19:55 | More by rapayn01
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-02-2012 03:39:58 | More by HEADYdb
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-02-2012 02:32:00 | More by pjs234
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wells9uk

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-02-2012 02:24:03 | More by wells9uk
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 00:34:11 | More by tbeer40
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,968 ratings.