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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,207
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 325 | 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: 2,207 | Reviews: 586
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 19NOV2012

A: Golden-orange-yellow with a fluffy, white head that fades into some good lace and bit of retention.

S: After the crack of the can opening, a burst of floral, tropical, and resiny hops slap you in the nose. Once poured into a glass, it's more subdued but still good, with more malt coming through as it warms.

T: Very resiny, piney, and earthy hops. Great malt backbone. Well-balanced and not overly hoppy but enough to satisfy any hop-head.

M: Super smooth, perfectly carbonated, and the right amount of bitterness. Great dry finish.

O: A fantastic American IPA. Well done, Sixpoint!

Update: drank a 4-pack dated best before March 2013 in October 2012 during Sunday football games...incredibly drinkable, tasty, and satisfying. Almost a session beer but the ABV is a bit high.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark orange with a creamy off white head that fades slowly and leaves gobs of lacing. The smell is very inviting, huge hops, pine and citrus are the dominating aromas, with a hint of sweet. The taste is huge, the pine comes through first in a big way followed with grapefruit like citrus, not as bitter as I expected from the smell, but some bitter comes through and extends through the aftertaste. A nice balance for such a huge flavor, the beer is medium, but a good consistency. A great IPA, well done with big flavor that doesn't get annoying.

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16 oz. can poured into a Bell's pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber. Thick off-white head with staying power.

Smell: fruity hops. Grapefruit. Orange.

Taste: Piney/Fruity hop character. Really nice. Balances well with bready malts. Finishes resin-y, which lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Stickey resins. A smooth drinker for the amount of complexity.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Nice balance.

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Best by Jan 29 2013

A - Pours a slightly hazy orangish-brown with one finger of off-white head. Head doesn't persist to long, but leaves some nice lacing.

S - Nice mix of pine and citrus hops, with bread malts and a bit of caramel.

T - Nice punch of hop bitterness. Quite piney and resiny, with a good dose of citrus thrown in. Nice bread malts provide some balance for the quite bitter hop presence, along with some caramel. Very nice, especially with the modest abv.

M - Medium mouthfeel is quite bitter and dry, despite the decent malt presence. Quite creamy as well.

O - This one seems to be pretty devisive for some reason, but I found it to be an enjoyable American/English IPA hybrid with a nice aggressive hop presence.

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,207 ratings.