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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,255
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 98
Gots: 226 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

fishkab, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

srw, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

azureoval, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Lordkrystic, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of BrianGaynor
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

Appearance: orange-amber color with a thin white head. Decent lacing throughout the glass.

Smell: strong floral hops scent. Very enjoyable.

Taste: a bit malty. Slightly hoppy. Relatively dull.

Mouthfeel: needs more carbonation. Could be the pour, but I don’t think it’s a problem with the growler, I just got it a few hours ago.

Overall: not a bad IPA. I am hoping the remainder of the growler isn’t so flat and I just messed up my pour somehow.

BrianGaynor, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Good retention and lacing too.

(S)- A nice smooth biscuit, yeast, and lemon. Subtle bits of orange peel and pine.

(T)- The bitter pine is much more pronounced than from the smell. Good citrus and subtle yeasty biscuit.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Heavy bitter pine with a subtler citrus.

(O)- A solid IPA. A touch heavy in the bitterness for my liking, but still very enjoyable.

sweemzander, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

laxer8811, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dcollinsOX, Sep 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

drh1382, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of AmitC
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.

AmitC, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Onemic, Sep 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jmick28, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JulianT, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mttdls, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of wagenvolks
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

wagenvolks, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of rodlavers
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


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.

rodlavers, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

zonker17, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

sanitarium16, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sdaly3, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

WaterCzar, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

twiggamortis420, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of GuyIncognito
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
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!

GuyIncognito, Sep 16, 2012
Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,255 ratings.