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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,207 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,207
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 325 | FT: 3
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.

64 IBU
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Ratings: 2,207 | Reviews: 586
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of tjkinate
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Photo of jwc215
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JayAre46
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of rjknyy
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of exonthebottle
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,207 ratings.