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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,969 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,969
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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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2012 00:34:11 | More by tbeer40
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass
Best before: 16 June 2012

Thanks to tsauce2 for the extra.

A: Pours a hazy amber orange with 1.5 fingers width of light khaki colored head which takes a good amount of time to dissipate down and leaves a nice degree of lacing.  

S: Malt forward with caramel and sweetbread, a bit of resins hops and some citrus in the way of orange.  Pleasant aroma but could be more hop forward.  

T: Hops are immediately more prevalent on the tongue than the nose.  Mostly a big piney bitterness, with some grapefruit.  A soapy characteristic, resiny, and a bit of lemon zest.  Malt backbone is minimal, and not much citrus characters.  Pretty one dimensional in the way of a big bitter hop bomb (I would have guess a higher IBU), but being a hophead that draws no complaints here.  

M/D: Relatively smooth, appropriately carbonated, medium bodied.  Drinkability is pretty good considering the bitterness factor.  

O: Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer.  With so many great IPAs being readily available, I don't think this is one I would seek out, but I certainly won't turn one down if offered.

Serving type: can

06-01-2012 21:49:44 | More by zac16125
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ForrestChess


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-01-2012 01:18:14 | More by ForrestChess
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-31-2012 15:45:13 | More by smutty33
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-30-2012 04:21:38 | More by kevgod
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channels321

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-29-2012 22:23:28 | More by channels321
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Rickyjcnj

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-29-2012 16:18:31 | More by Rickyjcnj
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 8 Aug 2012

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing & great head retention

S: Grassy, not a ton of nose here

T: Bready notes followed by dryness along with much grapefruit up front, some grassy & grainy notes too up front. Much grapefruit as this warms, along with some bready sweetness & a touch of pineapple as this warms, plus a touch of pineyness. Finishes grassy, crisp & piney

MF: Creamy, medium bodied, good balance

Drinks easy, but not a great AIPA by any means, glad I got to try it & would happily drink it again. But was hoping for world class

Serving type: can

05-29-2012 03:13:16 | More by russpowell
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

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

Poured into a mason jar from a 16oz can.

Pours a nice bright copper color with some great orange hues. A thick and chunky off-white head forms that recedes very slowly and leaves some nice lacing all over the edges of the jar.

Very nice resinous hop notes. Intense citrus hop notes with some grapefruit juice and grapefruit rind notes. Nice mild caramel sweetness.

Starts off with intense citrus notes. Grapefruit and tangerines notes are present as well. Bready and tasty grain notes are present and mix well with the intense citrus notes. Tons of grapefruit present all around with some slight resinous and hop juice sweetness on the background. Mouthfeel is crisp and dray with a great intense bitter finish.

Pretty good brew. It had been a while since I had some of this. Still pretty good. Grassy and herbal with tons of citrus notes. Very nice.

Serving type: can

05-29-2012 00:03:47 | More by JoEBoBpr
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2012 19:02:46 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber cloudy pour from can with huge retention and alot of lacing.

Aroma full of pine mixed with sweetness. Very bready with limited citrus. Not as floral. Beer is well balanced between maltiness and hops.

Taste Is bitter, hop profile, grapefruit shines through but 1 dimensional and was expecting more based on the aroma.

Medium body finish. Effervescent. Bitterness linger on the tongue for a while.

It's a good example but expected more flavor based on my experience with the Resin. Alot of other examples of this beer style to choose from that are better. Probably not my style of American IPA.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 22:55:05 | More by Durtdiggler
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-26-2012 21:58:16 | More by leinie13
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-26-2012 21:54:14 | More by GreyGhost4
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vande

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nice, bright orange in appearance - similar to the orange highlights of the can... nice finger thick, somewhat frothy looking head...

piney hops, fresh, lemony-lime notes?

hopes upfront, with a bit of a bitter bite in the back [say that 3 x fast...]but very smooth.. an easy drinking, keep in the fridge for an any day type of drink..

overall a pretty good ipa... very drinkable

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 01:46:17 | More by vande
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mactrail

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange amber in the glass with pretty good foam. On the hazy side. Fair carbonation in the mouth. Fairly light body.

Big mouthful of hops, but more of a generic bitter sort. Aroma is pleasant, however, with some resiny hints. A little soapy taste along with the grapefruit rind. Not my favorite. Lightweight stuff with more alcohol than it needs. Leafy and herbal with some lemon.

On the other hand, the stuff is quite flavorful. I would give it a higher rating if the hops were more interesting. It still ends up just tasting bitter. From the tall can purchased at the Foodery in Philadelphia.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 01:39:16 | More by mactrail
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

05-22-2012 23:45:56 | More by DavyJones
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TwinLightTap

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-21-2012 22:19:02 | More by TwinLightTap
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ncfranklin

Alabama

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pint can into a imperial pint glass Best before of 08 August 2012.

A: Hazy bright orange. Noticeable carbonation bubbles floating to a 1 finger tall tan head.

S: Citrus, earth and piney hops. Slight malty sugar in the nose.

T: Straight after the nose. Body is bready and slightly caramel malt, before caving to a overwhelming bitterness of pine, orange, and resiny hops. Malts return on the soft finish, and earthiness fills the mouth after swallow.

M: Very nicely medium bodied. Malts add weight, but don't become a burden. At 6.4% it's very approachable.

O: A well done standard IPA. I'm a little in love with Sixpoint at this stage. This is my first beer from them and its got a nice balance and swagger to it. The artwork is great, and you gotta love the pint can. Well done.

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 22:05:44 | More by ncfranklin
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-21-2012 11:37:16 | More by gshackles
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orange, amber with a fluffy off white head and a glass full of sticky lacing.

S - Pine, grapefruit zest and pith, floral hops. Definitely hop forward.

T - Sweet crystal malt, spicy hops, big on the bittering hops, grapefruit and citrus linger.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish but not as dry as I expected from sweet malt.

D - Solid ipa but high bittering and sweet malt without a lot of hop flavor.

Serving type: can

05-20-2012 23:41:01 | More by brewcrew76
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-20-2012 23:31:02 | More by lilnicky068
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DCon

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received a 16 OZ. 473 ML 1 PINT can of this in a trade w/ jbuddle. Poured from the silver can w/ Orange lining and a Transformer looking tiger on the front into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has BEST BEFORE 16JUN2012 on the bottom of the can.

Aroma- Starts with tons of pine and subtle but noticeable spicy hops. Some rye comes around as well. Very complexed for an IPA!

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 15:03:14 | More by DCon
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Nofear048

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-19-2012 03:01:07 | More by Nofear048
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erha2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-19-2012 01:19:38 | More by erha2
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-18-2012 17:45:17 | More by Tpsauer
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.