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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,920 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,920
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 84
Gots: 153 | 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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Sailracer


3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2012 13:52:30 | More by Sailracer
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2012 03:55:16 | More by guezarka
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zachary80

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2012 02:35:58 | More by zachary80
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JackKS

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2012 18:43:08 | More by JackKS
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2012 16:12:55 | More by Tyrawlings
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with light caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry bitter hoppy notes with some floral undertones and some semi-sweet caramelized malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Overall, I thought this was lacking some hops punch but it is still an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 18:46:17 | More by Phyl21ca
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jisak74


3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-21-2012 10:10:11 | More by jisak74
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-20-2012 22:45:16 | More by JamnesCameron
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-20-2012 20:29:45 | More by MichaelBurns
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-20-2012 01:51:35 | More by Holland
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

Delightfully smooth and portraying a more delicate balance that's normally reserved for English-style IPAs rather than the sharper and more aggressive American versions, Bengali Tiger delivers an effortless taste and texture that will surely satisfy the taste buds for the staunch hop heads.

The hazy copper ale pours with a zesty and rich decantment while the carbonation separates the liquid from foam, constructing a creamy off white head that resists any fade and blanketing the glass with lace. All signs point to a well-made India Pale Ale.

Citrus is met with pine, caramel with rich bread- spice, grass, earth, and grapefruit all sculpt the notion that the beer is partly of American and partly of English influence. The nose captures all this with closer balance and richness than expected.

Taste starts off with deeply embedded breads, caramels, and a slight English biscuit quality. The moderately rich malt taste provides a substantial underpinning to the hop profile that decorates the flavor with zesty grapefruit, pine resin, orange zest, freshly mulled grasses and herbs, and an overall resiny/earthy taste that develops into a deep bitterness in finish that leaves the beer decidedly hoppy.

Medium bodied to start, but the beer retains its hearty malt and carbonated creaminess throughout, or at least until deep in finish where the resiny dryness of hops, along with alcohol warmth and fleeting malt character, where the beer's dry finish closes the session and allows for an extended grassy bitterness in aftertaste.

My taste interprets Sixpoint's Bengali Tiger as a slightly rustic American IPA or a clean English IPA that's no more American or English than Goose Island's IPA. The straddle of the style fence makes the ale as interesting and complex as it is indecisive or confused.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 17:41:46 | More by BEERchitect
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-19-2012 01:30:24 | More by TasteTester
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scrizo

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-18-2012 21:55:04 | More by scrizo
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CBPAS

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-18-2012 17:43:51 | More by CBPAS
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, best before 1 August 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is nice, but a bit weak. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, orange) and pine hops, along with some grain and caramel malt. The taste is just like the aroma, but luckily the flavors are stronger compared to how it smells. It's a sweeter tasting beer than I expected it to be, I thought the hop flavors would be stronger. With that being said, it's still a tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew. $8.99 a 4-pack.

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 00:22:38 | More by bluejacket74
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Here comes an AIPA that has a whole bunch of good things going for it. First, it's my favorite style. It tastes good - hoppy,bitter, not too floral. And it's 16 oz!

I am going to try to try three of these pints in a row and not fall asleep. I'm starting with this one, and it's a winner. I would definitely buy this again. I think the can helps keep these good and sometimes cans are more convenient (in a cooler).

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 23:16:04 | More by schoolboy
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-17-2012 20:56:21 | More by atoulouk
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Jimbolikesbeer


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-17-2012 04:23:31 | More by Jimbolikesbeer
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jeanphony

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-15-2012 23:44:40 | More by jeanphony
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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2012 23:28:25 | More by Lukafer
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GPHarris

Alabama

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

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber.
s - grapefruit and other citrus aromas with a hint of caramel.
t - big, lip-smackingly good citrus.
m - medium thickness.
o - terrific AIPA and one i'd gladly go to again.

Serving type: can

03-13-2012 16:40:17 | More by GPHarris
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy orange with a cream colored head. sticky.

S-smells like candied nectarine, doesn't smell good. medium strength

T-comes in with a taste of grains and some tangerine and an underlying taste of pale belgian spices. its a good taste that lasts and forms a decent after-taste. terrible for an IPA though

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is a terrible IPA, but a fairly decent beer. honestly, it tastes more like a belgian pale ale brewed in america. i really don't detect any hoppiness to it at all, but i get a lot of belgian sugars and it does have that citrus aspect common in pale ales. i'd like to try this fresh some day, or directly out of the tallboy. something i'm willing to give another chance, but still overall a disappointment

Serving type: can

03-13-2012 15:47:33 | More by AdamBear
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz. "tallboy" can into a standard pint glass.
Apricot/copper in color, with a big blooming head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint citrus hops,mineral, hint of sulfur.
Taste-Toasted malt, citrus rind, herbal hops. Nicely balanced and friendly with spicy dishes.

Serving type: can

03-12-2012 18:48:35 | More by hosehead83
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imbuckeye

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-12-2012 01:50:02 | More by imbuckeye
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

03-11-2012 13:12:41 | More by Brew33
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,920 ratings.