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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali
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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,225 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,225
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 94
Gots: 217 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, this brew first stalks with a malty cadence, then slashes with citrus and pine.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ncworster, Nov 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Dbrag, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

marcmylott, Nov 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

nyclee, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jimilayne, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Kevin79, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Renegrenade, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Noelito76, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of johnnieoz
2.08/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

16oz can, best before 17 Feb 2013.

A: Somewhat cloudy golden hued with an ample, frothy white head. Turns chunky after a while.

S: A faint smell of grapefruit rind upon a deep inhale. Not much more.

T: Tastes off, bitter with no sweetness on the tongue and no semblance of balance on the palate. Neither an IPA on the malty side like Celebration, balanced like Blind Pig or a hop assault like Racer 5. Hard to call it too hoppy, too bitter or anything...simply off.

M: Nothing redeeming about the flavors that coat the taste buds or the aftertaste.

O: This version of Bengali Tiger, the only one I've had, is a distinctly below average beer, ale and IPA. I was in Brooklyn in July of this year and enjoyed some Sweet Action, both canned and on draft. A recent move from California to Texas has its ups and downs beer wise, but I was psyched to see Sixpoint arrive around the same time. Sweet Action tasted fine and Resin was even better, but this? A near drain-pour for this last of the cans in the four-pack.

johnnieoz, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

marct, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

zahara15, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Beerandboards
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, straight from the can

A - Can't really judge appearance, 16oz can, picked up while travelling on business, so all I have available is paper cups in the hotel room.

S - awesome. Huge on the candy cinnamon orange aspect. Where lots of great IPAs lean towards the floral, lemon/lime type hop smell, this one is a rich musty orange. Orange rind, orange fruit, clove, cinnamon, some other citrus earthy spice notes. Great nose on this one.

T - follows the nose pretty right on. Mild bitterness to start, then some thick juicy hops following the rich orange and candy notes, very mild cinnamon, nice finish with some lingering bitterness.

M - pretty nice for an IPA. Carb is nice, finishes well, a little coat from the hops.

Overall - I've tried other sixpoint brews and they weren't necessarily my favorite. This one, however, is right on. Lots of points for originality. This beer walks just far enough outside the normal lines of an IPA to make it very interesting, while still hitting all the right IPA notes. I might burn out on this one over time, but I would like the chance to. Picked up a 4 pack and would definitely have another if given the opportunity.

Beerandboards, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gshak, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of memory
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.

memory, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

tgreenwood4, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Aewachiw, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

csmartin6, Nov 10, 2012
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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.

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dwhitey517, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Louski, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

dumptruck81, Nov 05, 2012
Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,225 ratings.