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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

2,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,185
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 104
Gots: 290 | 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:
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. 64IBU
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Photo of sneth019
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bozant
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into an Ommegang tulip.

Appearance - Poured a bright golden, like orange honey, cloud with an inch and a half lingering head and admirable lacing.

Aromas - Hops and flowers with citrus fruits nosing their way in, and some where in there, a malty character makes its presence known.

Flavors - Remains congruent with the aromas, only a much stronger malt presence to balance the witty hops.

Mouthfeel - Bright and a bit prickly on the roof of the mouth from the carbonation.

Overall - It's more than a solid beer. Beyond the given categories and my skeletal descriptions, the beer achieves quite well what it set out to do. A medium bodied beer that is a well balanced mix of hops and malts. The structure is well built--flexible, not rigid or completely spineless. The malt provides the backbone to this beer: one can feel it flow smoothly over the mid-palate while the hops flesh out the sides of the tongue with a citrus and floral buzz. And lastly, a long lasting sweet finish to savor.


Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Steiner1
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love the Sixpoint brewery and their craft ales. They definitely didn't jump the shark with this one either. It definitely appears to be the perfect IPA when pouring it into a pint glass. With each sip you see the lines of foam on the glass and it actually does give the appearance of tiger stripes. The issue I found with this beer wasn't the fist half of the pint. At that point I was thinking this is the best damn beer I have ever had. It was the finish of the pint that I had issues with. It became almost hard to drink by the end with a very filling feel to it and this actually took away from the taste a bit. If your going to have one this is a great beer, but if your looking to have a couple choose something less heavy.

Photo of katesoup9
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Miamilice
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of EskimoDave
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SnaxStL
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Impressed with this IPA.

Appearance: Golden orange

Smell: Malt sweetness accompanied with piney hops

Taste: Notable balance from malt and hops. No heat at 6.4% abv

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth

Overall: Nice work Sixpoint. Really dig this IPA Bold hops balanced by nice sweet malt.

Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of secondtooth
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can, this cloudy amber ale pours with a sizeable off-white head. Detailed but erratic lace.

Nose is citrusy hops, but with a sweetly malted hint.

Taste is crisp and hoppy, even a mite bitter, with grapefruit tones and a sharp, dry, almost sour finish. Not a big fan.

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of biglobo8971
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pub glass
A - very vibrant orange, present lacing, with a 1/4 inch of head
S - smells great, hard to discern, a lil bit of malt sweetness, citrus rind
T - solid offering, a good mixture of malt, citrus, and pine.
M - super easy to drink. I reach for the glass quite a bit (not because this is my third beer of the night)
O - its not readily availalbe to me, wont seek it out in a trade, but will happily smile if I open as an extra

Photo of SuperNova777
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Had a few cans recently (at different times :) Poured into a pint glass.

A. pretty rusty orange color. When I hold it up to a light, the color is what I love to see with and AIPA

S. Really strong floral smell with a citrus backbone.

t. strong hop forwardness followed by a strong citrus flavor.

m. a little tingly and numbing, then a little dry, followed by the saliva wet feel from the citrus backbone.

o. a really solid AIPA, and one of my favorite beers from a can. I f it has a little less citrusy taste at the end, I would have rated it a bit higher. I would drink this anytime someone offered it to me.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazy orange color with a finger and a half of foam that rises to the top of the glass. Leaves nice lacing as it recedes. Aroma is quite hoppy, mostly piney, resiny, with some spice.

First sip has a huge hop flavor. Tastes of pine sap, evergreen... not your typical american hop flavor profile. Finishing bitterness is pleasantly subdued - there but not in your face.

There is a decent malt body to this beer, but hops are really the star. Finishes on the dry side, without any severe lingering flavors.

This is a very interesting IPA. I dig it, along with the packaging of 4x16oz cans. I plan to look up what hops are used to create this interesting flavor.

Photo of muskiesman
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from my notes, second attempt at this beer first time I think was flawed so I went again
Can poured into tulip

A - Pours cloudy an amber gold. Very carbonated a big head off white 2 fingers. Thick lacework all the way through.

S -Not your regular IPA. There is a citrus and piney hops. Also present is a malt sweet bread character immediately with sunny fruits like mango?

T -Mild pine bitters followed by a sweet caramel and pineapple fruit returning to the bitter hops. A lot of grapefruit adn orange

M - Pretty full bodied for an IPA thick and resiny with the piney hops and richness of malts but the finish is light and does not linger too much

overall a funky little brew Very good at low abv

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,185 ratings.