Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
05-21-2012 22:05:44 | More by ncfranklin
3.53/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
05-20-2012 23:41:01 | More by brewcrew76
3.68/5 rDev -6.4%
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!
05-19-2012 15:03:14 | More by DCon
4/5 rDev +1.8%
My first foray into the world of Sixpoint. They might be new to Chicago, or I might just have trouble buying anything but 3 Floyd's. Life is tough in the Windy City. Let's get in there.
A - poured into my FFF pint glass because I STILL have yet to get proper glassware. FML. Pours a light bronze with decent clarity/slight haze. The head is a full 2 fingers and even. Settles down in about 5 minutes. The lacing is nice throughout - better be, for what the can claims.
S - this beer smelled great the moment I opened it. Really filled my little office up actually. Piney hops with a little resin. Citrus too. Something really floral and refreshing deep in there at the end of the sniff. Love it.
T - malty, bready sweetness at the beginning that transitions nicely to some citrus hop bitterness. The bitterness hangs on at the end. Not tasting much alcohol here at all. Quite good.
M - medium. I don't know why "syrupy" keeps popping into my head, because I don't think it's thick like that at all, but maybe my subconscious knows better. A little oily.
O - A great first beer for me from Sixpoint. Would gladly drink these all night. Don't think it's a 99 like the Bros do, but they also gave Two Hearted a 70 something, so wtf do they know?
05-17-2012 22:12:26 | More by hoody711
3.78/5 rDev -3.8%
A- Inch tall white fluffy head on a opaque orange colored body. Nice lacing left and a collar+ left the entire tulip through.
S- Nose is of oranges predominately, with some pineapple thrown in.
T- Juicy citrus on the palate. Not overly bitter, but well balanced. Clean aftertaste, which I am unsure of as a positive or negative. Would guess near it's stated ABV.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation.
D/O- I found Bengali Tiger very drinkable if not very complex. Can container makes this a prime choice for a day at the beach.
05-17-2012 02:03:52 | More by Duff27
3.6/5 rDev -8.4%
This IPA in a can pours a lit bodied, very smooth honey gold in color with a one finger soapy head. The nose is a nice balance of piny hops and sweet malt with a delicate bitterness. The flavors are dry with caramel malts and light pine, grass, and a touch of honey. The bitterness is moderate and it drinks very light in body, built for a can. This is an easy drinker. It isn't spectacular but it's very solid. At $8.99 for a four pack of 16oz. cans it's a really good deal and great for outdoors. This would make a nice summer IPA.
05-16-2012 23:30:26 | More by aasher
3/5 rDev -23.7%
16oz can in wine glass (in hotel room in gettysburg)
best by: Aug 2012
note: I try to review according to style
A: Orange copper color, very hazy with almost no head, a more vigorous 2nd pour yields a 1/2 finger off-white head.
S: Hard to believe that this was dry-hopped, there is almost no hop aroma at all.
T: Sharp hoppy bitterness, some citrus notes. The grain bill is completely masked by the hops, somewhat surprising, I was expecting a lot of caramel based on the color. I wonder if the color is coming from some Munich malt vs. caramel malts, that would also help explain the dryness. As it warms, there is a little more "juiciness" but the hops are not opening up.
M: Astringent and very dry on the tongue. A medium amount of carbonation, I think a touch more would help balance the oiliness from the hops. Very tongue and mouth coating.
O: A nice IPA, but I am confused about where the high praise comes from. I expect a lot more hop flavor and aroma in an IPA and this is mostly hoppy bitterness. Not really impressed, definitely better IPAs out there. Would not seek out, would not buy again.
05-15-2012 17:51:59 | More by wspscott
3.18/5 rDev -19.1%
Poured from a can into a shaker glass, best by 8/8/12. Color reminds me of apple juice, although it's far from clear. Along with the haze are a whole lot of tiny floaties; I'll assume those are supposed to be there. Thick foamy head has lots of dimples and leaves nearly complete rings on the inside of the glass.
Aroma seems pretty tame, as the citrus hops are there but not at the forefront. Plenty of bready malts and I think I pick up on some Belgiany funk. Taste seems a little out of whack. It's plenty dry, and the finish is overly bitter. It's harsh but not in a OMIGOD THE RESIN IS DESTROYING MY MOUTH kind of way; more like they forgot an ingredient and now it's unbalanced.
Can't imagine this one went bad- it's only two weeks old and safe in a can. I'll try another and re-review if necessary. This one misses the mark.
05-11-2012 22:33:41 | More by coachdonovan
3.08/5 rDev -21.6%
How can this already taste faded with a best by date of Jan. 2013? :S
Bright saturated orange, tons of lacing all around the glass, pillowy head of offwhite foam. Bright clarity, saturated color, looks nice.
Smells floral with some caramel malt sweetness. Not a pungent or fresh impression, somewhat acrid with tangible rawness.
Taste is plenty bitter, but lacking much nuance or hop flavors. Some maltiness, aspirin bitterness, green grass, and a slight alcohol note. Dry bitter aspirin finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall seems pretty one-note and bitter without much to balance. Freshness/stability is in question though, it just arrived in the market weeks ago.
05-10-2012 01:51:02 | More by emerge077
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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