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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,925 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 86
Gots: 154 | 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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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-03-2012 02:34:11 | More by AWS2111
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j1knapp

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

01-01-2012 14:07:27 | More by j1knapp
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-31-2011 16:57:00 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-31-2011 08:32:24 | More by smithmd4
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-31-2011 07:33:56 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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JayAre46

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

tallboy can poured into a nonic glass, giving a nice transparent orange color with some light yellow edges. very big fluffy, creamy head on top that shows great retention and lace. Looks cream! the aroma is not strong but of orange peel, maybe some citrus, pine. the nose is telling me this may not be the most fresh but what gives. according to the can this could be going on 6 mo. sweet. well the taste has stood up nicely to the time, bit hop punch in your face, very dry and bitter, orange peel, resiny. the malt definitely is present and bready, some grainy characteristics as well and possibly the lightest touch of caramel of all time. creamy and medium on the palate. the carbonation is moderate and complimentary. overall this is a decent brew and easy to drink, would enjoy most by the pool or at the beach during the summer time.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 07:25:54 | More by JayAre46
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yesmanandy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-31-2011 00:47:49 | More by yesmanandy
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ejl4

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2011 23:36:43 | More by ejl4
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.1%

12-29-2011 23:25:00 | More by VikeMan
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a pounder can with my brother. Poured at room temp into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy orange hue with minimal but densely packed bleached white head. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and some grass mixed with some general vegetable notes. Overall pretty good mix of hops and no booze or malt balance.
First sip reveals an average body with relatively smooth texture and mild carbonation. The beer is easy to drink on the physicality side of things.
Flavor has a bit of biscuity malt and mild toffee, but rolls to hops pretty quickly, with grapefruit and grass taking over. I dont find any booze on any sips.
This is a straightforward IPA without burning your palate on hop bite and still letting you know hops are the show.
Solid beer.

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 04:35:25 | More by sulldaddy
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.1%

12-28-2011 19:07:42 | More by thatdirtymick
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-27-2011 22:40:28 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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aprilianewman

Maryland

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-27-2011 20:58:22 | More by aprilianewman
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rjknyy

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from tall boy

Nice appearance with a hazy orange color and a thick off white head.

The smell is very good and balanced, it has a little bit of everything in it.

Taste started off fine with both the citrus and piney resin but that just turned in to an unpleasant bitterness that was hard to shake. I didn't hate it but it probably won't get a repeat purchase from me.

This is the 3rd Sixpoint beer I have tried after Sweet Action and Righteous Rye. I was mostly disappointed by this beer after really liking the previous two.

Serving type: can

12-27-2011 18:44:54 | More by rjknyy
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2011 23:03:21 | More by verdict603
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-25-2011 18:02:21 | More by whartontallboy
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exonthebottle

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

the beer has thick head and clear yellow body light carbonation.

smells like an imperial Pilsener rich sweet malty/hay like to me then it adds spicy pine kick that lingers faint on my nose.

Very drinkable light taste then nice long pine needle taste.

Note I forgot to mention this before there is a near my town that made a very pine spruce beer Ode To A Russian Shipwright which is strangely called an American Porter on Beer advocate not sure why since if anything it beer an English Porter at very least.

But I like this beer because it has nice lingering taste but is malty sweet than is not too sweet. I can't tell what hops are in this but I would say this oddly reminds me of another NYC beer Brooklyn IPA an English IPA. I strongly suspect English Yeast it has that english velvet feel going down.

Impression Good but I think NYer's who thought this was like Surly are wrong interesting but leaves me dry I need another beer :) Not this

Serving type: can

12-25-2011 01:55:01 | More by exonthebottle
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2011 23:46:05 | More by CelticAleMan
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volta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-20-2011 05:03:48 | More by volta
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-20-2011 01:06:59 | More by Rekrule
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OldManVA

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really love this beer. I was looking for something similar to the Furious IPA I brewed last summer and this was close. Dry-Hop is the way to go!

I will definitely buy this beer again. I'm gonna look for it in my stores for sure!

The cascade hops are on target. Clean taste. I think it's a great any-time beer but definitely something for summer since it comes in a can and is perfect for taking on the river!

Serving type: can

12-19-2011 16:44:40 | More by OldManVA
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-19-2011 02:45:33 | More by GoGators
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taigor

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-18-2011 19:27:43 | More by taigor
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-17-2011 17:35:26 | More by jkane101
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to AndrewNations for the slew of Sixpoint & if the second can is as good as Righteous, I'll be...ecstatic. And my first review after the fucked-up change to the grading. Fucking retarded. Why do we contribute to a site that doesn't respect us? Or beer? Wait, I'm a guy. Nevermind.

Big can poured into a big snifter that'll hold it's water well. Shows well-hazed orange. Smells like a gorgeous IPA with drippy pine, but an odd, almost smoky smell intrudes, too.

Bengali Tiger isn't your boring, Murder She Wrote IPA. Like the smell, almost flares with hoppy, syrupy hop pine resins. Strong flavor that reminds me of Salt of the Earth, there's definite saline component that's odd & distracting. Harsh bitterness with only fading pine mingles with the sea salt on the downslide. Sixteen ounces might almost be too much for this character.

This is a decent enough beer, but the saltiness is strange & out of place, & really limits the upside. C+ in the real world.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 05:34:32 | More by maximum12
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.