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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

2,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 95
Gots: 235 | 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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Photo of DocJ87
4/5  rDev +1.8%

DocJ87, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

brystmar, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of jeffmart22
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky light amber color with a one finger head that dissipates. The head quickly reappears when the beer is disturbed. Nice tiger stripe lacing on the glass.

A - Heavy pine hop aroma pouring out of this beer. A slight sweet malt undertone, but this aroma is very pine forward.

T - Much less hoppy than expected because of the huge hop aroma. It does start out with a nice hop bitterness but it fades quickly to finish semi sweet and dry.

M - Light to medium in body. Flavor duration is medium. Carbonated very well.

O - Great aroma but it let me wanting more hop flavor. I will drink again.

jeffmart22, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color with a frothy head into my glass. Not bad for the style but could be clearer.

Sweet malt with only a touch of hops on the nose. Buttery too. Doesn't smell like an American IPA. Reminds me more of an English IPA.

The taste confirms my thoughts. Very sweet with only a touch of hops.

Ditto. There's a bit more hop presence but not by much.

The best before date is 2/14/12. If it was supposed to be hoppier, I cannot tell at this point. Not a bad effort though. It might also be a BA mis-classification as this is definitely closer to an English IPA.

Brad007, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of timbre
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

timbre, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

alexsergio, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of keenan41
3/5  rDev -23.7%

keenan41, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of danielp215
3/5  rDev -23.7%

danielp215, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of astrobomb
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

astrobomb, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bacher468, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tiger orange with stiff tawny foam that lumps and leaves soap scum lace. Cinnamon, caramel and resiny dank on the nose.
Graham cracker, dried apricot and a bit of strawberry with cedar and orange oil hops.
Fruity finish and drying linger. Medium, chewy, sticky.

Gooey, gloopy hops, but that doesn’t mean IBUs or aroma. Somehow doesn’t hold your attention; less than the sum of its parts. Based on reputation, a bit underwhelmed by this one.

StJamesGate, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

polishkaz, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SteelCityHops89, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of tjkinate
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


A: Cloudy orange bodied brew topped by a 2+ fingered soapy white head. The head displayed solid retention and lacing.

S: I could smell the hops spewing from this beer several feet away! The floral notes were accompanied with pine, bready notes, and citrus

T: I was really looking forward to this, but was met with disappointment. The front was good, but the flavors quickly dropped off and were met with medicated bitterness.

M: Well carbonated

O: Will not be seeking out again.

tjkinate, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazed orange-amber with a thin lasting head. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of juicy citrus and tropical fruits - mango, lemon, lime (banana/coconut) emanate from the aromatic hops.

The taste is a blast of bitterness - herbal/piney/resiny with citrus. It is bitter with some sour/tart. The sweetness of the malt stays in the background, but ties things together nicely. Finishes dry - slightly metallic.

The feel is slightly oily, with a touch of metal that lasts briefly. It is medium-to-full bodied.

A hoppy brew for sure. A citrusy, piney, resiny IPA that is enjoyable to drink.

jwc215, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of dhartogs
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type can poured into a pint glass.

Not sure I can sumerize the color etc. as eloquently as others, but I've had about 40 different new to me IPAs this year, and when I think of this beer, I think it defines the style. Lovely aroma, great mouthfeel and an IPA will keep stocked in my fridge for a long time. Love the 16oz cans, finally a craft beer tall boy!

dhartogs, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -23.7%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of j1knapp
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

j1knapp, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
5/5  rDev +27.2%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

smithmd4, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of JayAre46
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.

JayAre46, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

yesmanandy, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ejl4
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ejl4, Dec 30, 2011
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.