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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,185 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 whartontallboy
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of OldManVA
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really love this beer. I was looking for something similar to the Furious IPA I brewed last summer and this was close. Dry-Hop is the way to go!

I will definitely buy this beer again. I'm gonna look for it in my stores for sure!

The cascade hops are on target. Clean taste. I think it's a great any-time beer but definitely something for summer since it comes in a can and is perfect for taking on the river!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of maximum12
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to AndrewNations for the slew of Sixpoint & if the second can is as good as Righteous, I'll be...ecstatic. And my first review after the fucked-up change to the grading. Fucking retarded. Why do we contribute to a site that doesn't respect us? Or beer? Wait, I'm a guy. Nevermind.

Big can poured into a big snifter that'll hold it's water well. Shows well-hazed orange. Smells like a gorgeous IPA with drippy pine, but an odd, almost smoky smell intrudes, too.

Bengali Tiger isn't your boring, Murder She Wrote IPA. Like the smell, almost flares with hoppy, syrupy hop pine resins. Strong flavor that reminds me of Salt of the Earth, there's definite saline component that's odd & distracting. Harsh bitterness with only fading pine mingles with the sea salt on the downslide. Sixteen ounces might almost be too much for this character.

This is a decent enough beer, but the saltiness is strange & out of place, & really limits the upside. C+ in the real world.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Poured from the can: near turbid, orange-amber color with a thick, super-creamy eggshell head. Nose is smacked into blissful submission by a heavy dose of fresh, resiny, piney, citric hops aromas. Very creamy and silky; surprisingly light. Big juicy notes of tangerines with a foundation that’s a bit malty and bready, and touched by caramel. Piney hops with a sticky resiny feel, a dash of pepper, and grapefruit, but like when you were a kid—halved, sectioned from the rind, with sugar sprinkled on top. Man, this is one big can of aggressive hop love! And with all that’s going on, it still finishes clean and dry. To hell with tiger blood! Winning is all about drinking (Bengali) tiger beer.

Photo of Jesse14
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Florida9
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy orangey-amber in color. Forms a ridiculously large bubbly off-white head with surprisingly good retention. Some clumpy bits of lacing.

S: Mostly pine with some sweeter citrus notes and a hint of ginger.

T: Starts off with dry, toasty malts before going a little soapy. Then some juicy tropical hops and astringent resinous pine which don't really mix all that well together. Finishes with a an herbal bitterness.

M: Medium in body with appropriate carbonation and a appreciable bitterness. Mildly soapy quality.

O: A decent beer, but a bit of a let down for me. Personally felt this one was a little off with the flavors being all over the place. The soapiness didn't help.

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

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-pine and citrus with hints of floral

T-pine and citrus with some malt character and a nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation

O-a good IPA, easy drinking with nice balance

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-12-09 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly hazy amber with a 2-finger white head that fades to 1-finger pretty quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Pineapple, candied orange, pine and herbal tea. Pleasant and sweet smelling.

T - Grassy, astringent, pine, sweet orange flesh and grapefruit juice bitterness; all of which are stronger tasting and seem to sit on-top of the caramel and bulgar-wheat-tasting malt base. It's an unusual but not unpleasant set of flavors. The aftertaste is grass, sourdough, herbal tea and bitter.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial feel, bubbly and a bit prickly.

O - Interesting brew. It's nice to have a new flavor profile for an IPA. There's certainly plenty going on with this brew. The grassy/tea aspects aren't right in my wheelhouse but this is the first time I've tried this brew. It's good enough to seek out and try again on another day. Seems reasonably priced for a big-tasting IPA.

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

Tallboy can poured into a Pint Glass. Thanks to THE CPJ for this one!

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a creamy head that settles to a nice cap, leaving lots of sticky lacing.
S - Pungent hop aromas of pine resin and grapefruit dominate with a solid caramel malt backbone.
T - Quite similar to the nose, lots of pine resin, grapefruit, and mandarin orange with a sweet, bready caramel malt profile. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
M - Smooth and a bit creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation.
O - A really nice "everyday" IPA that I would probably pick up often if it were available to me.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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