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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali
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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,228 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 94
Gots: 218 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, this brew first stalks with a malty cadence, then slashes with citrus and pine.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev +1.8%

marine1975, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of spark3148857
3/5  rDev -23.7%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

FickleBeast, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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

muskiesman, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of andylipp
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

andylipp, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

tpauer, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of demgoth
4/5  rDev +1.8%

demgoth, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of bentonquest
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bentonquest, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

FalconA, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet honey and oranges, with some bready malt and apricot, and a bit of oak.
T: It tasted like oranges and oak and sweet honey, with some burnt sugar and bready malt and apricot. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent IPA, but seemed faded already. Not sure where I was getting the oak character from either, but it wasn't necessarily a bad thing. It was still enjoyable and balanced and easy to drink. Nothing special, but worth trying at least once.

Pencible, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of aeroplane
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From can, unknown canning date. Purchased from a store I trust in VT.

Appearance is really beautiful. Deep orange,copper color, insane lacing.
Aroma, I feel like something is wrong. Some fruit and hops in there, but kind of a wild yeasty undercurrent. Smells kind of like when a homebrew batch goes bad.
Taste, the weird yeasty thing carries through. Unfortunate. This can't be what it's supposed to taste like, can it? Fruity, a little bitter with a yeasty, burnt rubber aftertaste that sticks like ash.
MF, awesome feel to the beer. Carbonation is right on.

Overall, a real letdown. I'm actually confused as this has a good reputation. Something must be wrong with this batch. Hesitant to try again in case some of the off flavors really are part of the flavor profile.

aeroplane, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of msarver16
5/5  rDev +27.2%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of berserk4886
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Lots of foam on pour, but settled fairly quickly. Hazy golden almost orange-ish color

S: Hops are there, but not aggressive. I'd say that there is much more or a malt/bready nose.

T: Nice, sweeter taster with a good strong pale malt profile. Bitterness hits at the end, but is balanced and not overwhelming

M: medium bodied.

O: Not a hop bomb by any means, but great overall beer. The crisp, malt character of it is more apparent than the hop bitterness, but still an enjoyable brew.

berserk4886, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of wrath98
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

wrath98, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wagner617, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

HumanParaquat, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

seeswo, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Hessian257, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of awdturboiv
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

awdturboiv, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of mynie
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently arrived in Northwestern Indiana, without announcement or fanfare. The name kinda sorta rang a bell and they were selling single cans so I figured sure, what the hell.

Initially pours aggressively fizzy but that settles down after a couple of minutes. Usually that's the sign of a badly finished beer, but usually the out of control fizziness doesn't go away so quickly. I dunno. Must have something to do with the vagaries of canning.

Smells solid, decent balance between herbal hops and plain, pale malts. Nothing special, but nothing off.

Tastes bready, herbal, and a little bit like malt syrup. I really doubt this is brewed from kit, but it still inexplicably has that slight offness that comes from extract brewing. This can't be a matter of staleness, I don't think, since this literally arrived in town less than a week ago.

Anyhow, the extract node is just a tiny knock because it's blotted out by a nice finish of herbal hops. Still, this seems a bit off. If I ever see it on tap I'll try it again.

mynie, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottom of can says best before Nov 17, 2011

A - Slightly hazy light brown/dark orange in color with a thick egg-shell white head, very foamy and lasts.

S - Faint muddied up hop aroma with hints of tree resin, lemon grass, orange zest. Slight malt sugar smell in there as well.

T - Sweet to start off with with a hop cloying in the middle. Flavors of pine, tree sap, hop resin, and light citrus. Finishes a little tangy, probably from the expiration date passing.

M - Medium body, slightly under carbonated IMO. Finishes clean, not very bittering and aftertaste fades quickly. Not a bad sipper but could run through a few of these in a sitting.

O - A little off the mark for me, didn't think drinking it 2 months past the expiration date would make that big of a difference but would like to try this one again fresh.

VaTechHopHead, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ThirstyH
5/5  rDev +27.2%

ThirstyH, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Whimpers
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Whimpers, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
3/5  rDev -23.7%

nickhiller, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mrfreakybig, Jan 30, 2012
Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.