Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,177 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 100
Gots: 272 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005. 64IBU

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to djrn for sending this beer in a box full of goodies from Sixpoint.

The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and resin notes, with some bread notes thrown in. I also get some orange citrus in the aroma. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of bitter orange and pine notes with some bread and toffee thrown in for good measure. The bitterness is fairly high, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Initial wheat bread malt complexity quickly followed by orange juice-like hop aromas. Light pear-like fruity esters. No alcohol heat detected. Balance is firmly to the American hop character.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy rich-amber pour. Sudsy white head that retains moderately.

Flavor: Firm hop bitterness up front. Earthy hop and slightly spicy hop notes. Definite rich bread-dough base that is dominated by the earthy hop notes. Low-medium citrus fruit character that isn't as prominent in the flavor as the aroma. Balance is firmly to the hop character. Finish is dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight hop derived astringency. No heat or creaminess. Appropriate for style.

Overall impression: Classic East Coast interpretation. Well made but not an all time favorite for me. I loved it but seemed to have to much malt character and not enough classic American hop character to scratch the itch for me.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I like the tall boy can. The beer was served in a Imperial Pint glass.

A- The body of the beer is a slightly hazy orange coloration. The head of the beer is thick about 2.5 fingers high with a biege coloration. Nice head retention noted. Thin rings of lacing mark this beers departure.

S- The aroma of the beer is subdued pine notes rolling into mild grapefruit caramel sweetened breadyness.

T- The flavor of the beer leads with sweet caramel maltyness. Pine and a brief citrus twang suck the maltyness into a bitter finish.

M- The body of the beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. Nice long lasting bitter notes in the flavor.

O- Not a bad beer drinking experience but this is not a beer I will seek again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can poured into a tumbler glass

A- a Hazy orange/gold/amber, with a fluffy, thick egg shell head. Great lacing down the glass.

S- Complex hops, citric than is mostly orange and tangerine, a bit of grapefruit, a little piney, and certainly smelling some simcoe hops as well. Underlying is a mild biscuity malt base with Sixpoint's yeast there as well

T- A Piney/Citric bite up front with some astringency from the simcoe transitions into a bit of malty sweetness, but then again transitions into an almost perfect finish of the earthy hop component, a bit of citrus, and a slightly sweet, but bitter and slightly dry finish.

M- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and the dry finish is perfect, and not overpowering

O- One of the finest IPA's I've ever had. I really enjoy Bengali because it's different than most of the West Coast and Midwest IPA's out there. Certainly has it's own flavor profile, which is pretty fantastic. I also appreciate the restrained nature of the simcoe in this brew. I think simcoe can overpower easily, but when used correctly, adds a very nice dimension to the beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange in color with a big 1.5 finger tall light beige head. The head reduces to a very thick layer over the entire surface of the beer with some thicker patches and an even thicker ring at the edges of the glass. There is some very significant lacing observed.

S: Lots and lots of hoppy aromas are present in this beer which has an intense smell. You can detect lots of citrus as well as pine/resin hops in the aroma which makes the beer very inviting to me.

T: Follows the aroma but the bitterness is not as intense as I might have expected based on the intensity of the smell. There is a nice complexity to the flavor with lots of citrus and pine/resin hop characteristics coming through.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: This is a really nice affordable every day IPA for me, the flavors are complex enough and delicious. This is a sessionable beer and something I like to pair with spicy Asian food - a regularly appearing beer in my fridge. I really enjoyed the smell of this beer as well.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.