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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,208 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 327 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005.

64 IBU
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Ratings: 2,208 | Reviews: 586
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent IPA. Sold to me by the shop owner.

Well name sounds very Indian but it is from newyork somewhere.

Pours with a very huge head not so typical of extremely good IPAs despite my pouring with a lot of care as usual.

Carbonation is very typical.

A lot of suspended matter, mat be because i was having it after its date of 'best use'. Not good for an IPA - i like them fresh. Well i don't mind - may be it could have tasted better.

I like its bitterness which is an after taste. More mixed mouth feel. However not very well balanced.

Not at all oily.

Smells a decent amount of hops and some citrus.

Overall a good, above average drink. Not much alcohol though. I like it though nothing differentiates it from a lot of other IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

Bengali Tiger, like most of Sixpoint's lineup, is an exercise in balance executed to perfection. The pour produces a towering head of manila foam that slowly recedes to a fat patch of bubbles and ring of foam that coats the insides of the tulip with spackles of lace. Body is an attractive, clear copper hue and carbonated. Nose boasts a sweet, juicy hop aroma that's both floral and tropical at the same time. Pineapple, mangoes, and pear balance nicely against a clean malt backdrop of light caramel sweetness and toasted grain.

The flavor foregoes tropical/floral hops notes for a sizable piney bitterness. Still, the balance on this ale is worthy of merit, as bready malts add a hefty backbone. Finish has some lingering hoppiness with a bit of mineral flavor that might hint at staleness to some. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a perfect carbonation level, but falls a bit flat on the back end. Still, this is a clean, balanced, drinkable ale (note: I avoid calling it an 'IPA' since Sixpoint doesn't technically classify their beers within styles). Good stuff.

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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Edits

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass, huge fluffy barely off-white head, nice cling/head recedes to thin layer. Burnt orange in color. Slightly hazy.

Smell is malty as bready, with citrus.

Taste is more bitter and hoppy, with serious citrus aftertastes. Malt and a bit of sweetness. Smooth and creamy, pulpy on the end.

Overall, better in can. Cheers.

Served on tap at my local drinker. Pours a hazy cloudy orange color with thin white head. Plenty of retention. Sweet fruity hop aroma, with malt in the background. Taste is similar but I'm not getting the same sweetness. More citrus in the taste. Mouthfeel is dry and bready. Overall I enjoy this, would like to try in a can.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can pours a slightly hazed copper color with a decent cap of off-white head. Retention is ok and lacing pretty good.

Nose is fruity hops with almost a hint of mint and the malt is light and slightly toasted. Pretty good hoppy aroma with enough backdrop to let you know this wont be a full on hop orgy.

Taste has a tropical hop flavor up front and follows with a lingering bitterness of hop and toasty malt. I like the range of fruity hop contributions...everything from tangerines to mangoes to pineapple. Malts are unassuming yet omnipresent, with a grainy toast aspect. Goes down smooth and the ABV is well hidden. I can see myself buying this one again.

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4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPAs. It has a gorgeous orange color (perhaps where it got it's name?) and a wonderful aroma. The pint cans are a refreshing change from the norm, and it's nice to get a full pint per serving of a great beer like this. I have enjoyed every beer I've had from Sixpoint, and Bengali Tiger was no exception. The usual piney overtones of an IPA, but wonderfully balanced with a smooth finish. As soon as I finished this beer,l I wanted another one!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.