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Bengali - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali
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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,233 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,233
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 95
Gots: 221 | 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 avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: There was a strong hops presence in the aroma with pine, citrus, and malt as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by the hops, with a whole lot of pine, resin and citrus thrown in. Some malt, but not that much. A very vibrant flavor that almost seems like a DIPA in character.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is simply a well made, very enjoyable IPA.

avalon07, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks cosmicevan!

A - Pours an orange, light amber color with a foam 1.5" thick. The foam itself has a slight orange tint and it sticks to the glass like cotton as the liquid goes down.

S - Some sweet, floral, citrus tones with a hint of pine. Overall a very inviting and pleasurable smell with this one. Faint lemon in there too.

T - The first thing that jumps out is the sweetness as it hits the tongue but then loads of hoppy pine jump in and make it a fiesta. A nice bite to it.

M - Medium carbonation with a slight dry finish. Aftertaste of pine sticks around a little too much for me.

O - A very nice IPA. I'd definitely get more of this one.

brstls4drmrs, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of setonhallbluehen
5/5  rDev +27.2%

setonhallbluehen, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Murky dark orange with a two finger frothy cream-colored head that leaves large swaths of foamy head behind as I work my way down the pint glass.
S. Heavy grapefruit rind and raunchy pine resin, but not in a particularly sugary way, I cannot detect any of the malt presence by smell alone... I was expecting something more tropical in the nose but it was not to be had.
T. A fairly acerbic and raw straightforward power chord of pine resin flavor tempered with dank cannabis harmonics, malt flavors only come through on the backside of the finish. And that seems to be it. Just pine cones and weed with a brief malt chaser. However, this particular pairing of hopping aspects is something that seems to play well off each other, they compliment well and the interaction is intriguing to my tastebuds despite the lack of complexity.
M. Pretty standard, medium body and well carbonated.

WastingFreetime, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of CoolGuy42
4/5  rDev +1.8%

CoolGuy42, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of gezondheid
3/5  rDev -23.7%

gezondheid, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Rempo
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Rempo, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Burt, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of sacrelicio
5/5  rDev +27.2%

sacrelicio, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of ixodus
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ixodus, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +1.8%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of pjones36
4/5  rDev +1.8%

pjones36, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +1.8%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nmann08, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Mark000
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of tubeman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tubeman, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of MaxSpang
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip.

APPEARANCE

The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with about 1 finger of an off-white head. It looks like an unfiltered hoppy beer.

SMELL

The smell is slightly fruity. It's citrusy, but not in the normal American grapefruit way. It's more of a decaying orange smell. There's a lottle bit of some nice Cascade-like hop aroma, but it's slight.

TASTE

The taste echos the nose, but is more intense. Lots of orange pith, over-ripe mango, and papaya. The citrus notes are more of a pith flavor rather than zest. There's a slight cannibis flavor that is slightly unpleasant. it's not as bitter as expected.

MOUTHFEEL

This isn't as dry as other IPAs I've had. It has some nice body at the end of the tongue, so it stops you from sucking it down like you can with other American IPAs. That beinf said, it's very drinkable and pretty refreshing.

OVERALL

This is a decent beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, but it is a good solid brew.

Cheers.

MaxSpang, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of LucienDeRubempre
5/5  rDev +27.2%

LucienDeRubempre, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of pgofman
5/5  rDev +27.2%

pgofman, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +1.8%

RoryOMoore, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of shuggy
2/5  rDev -49.1%

shuggy, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of RuckusDu
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very hazy dark wheat colored body. 1/2 finger white head. Some ok lacing.

S - Very lovely. A nice mix of sweet citrus fruits and hops. I would say orange and grapefruit. Fresh-hops are not very noticeable.

T - Grapefruit again with floral notes. Harsh hops which make it a little too biter on the backend.

M - Not too dry like most IPA's. Good carbonation and medium body. Nice.

O - I'm not a big fan of the harsh hops on the backend, but otherwise pretty good. Could be that this extra I just got is past its best by date. Dang.

RuckusDu, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Wisconsuds
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Wisconsuds, Nov 21, 2011
Bengali from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.