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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

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very good

2,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,194
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 103
Gots: 312 | 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.

64 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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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%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A fine can from a fine man, suspect of NY state.

Pours a translucent orange with puffy, greasy white head. creamy top dissipates quick and leaves a few icebergs of foam. Smells rich, verdant, green. Nice aroma, with a pretty large earthy yeast smell.

Taste is bitter with only marginal amounts of the the more fragile hop flavors. Slightly sweet, caramel and pear juice, with a strong yeast flavor.

Nice brew. Not sure of the pricepoint, but I could see myself getting a few to drink around the bonfires.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can was poured into an imperial pint glass

Appearance: A very nice hazy orange yellow hue. One finger head that is chilling out for the moment. I can't really notice any carbonation at the moment, but I know it is there. Slight lacing on the glass from the head reducing.

Smell: Very resiny pine followed by nice citrus aromas. Wondering where the malts are? Hops are over dominating this beer.

Taste: This is very hoppy in a piney and citrus way, but a little too much. Where is the balance of hops and malt? I love hops, but you do need some bready or sweet malts to smooth and balance this out. Super bitter and somewhat overbearing.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, smooth, strange, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I love how beers come in cans, but this is not as much as I expected. I love the 16 oz can, but was looking more of a malt cadence/presence. The hop bitterness is a little overbearing.

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

Got this as an extra from trxxpaxxs. Thanks dude!

16oz CAN.

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a huge pillowy white foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Pine hop aroma with some caramel malt and a touch of floral. Some light citrus and alcohol.

T- Nice hop bitterness initially with pine resin and citrus leading the way. A pretty sturdy malt backbone that lends itself to a surprisingly sweet caramel finish.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Overall a solid brew and definitely cool to see an IPA in a 16oz can. A touch sweeter than I would like but still very solid.

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy copper color with a big fluffy off-white head on it.

Smell is very hoppy with pine throughout.

Taste is extremely hoppy. The pine flavor is a little too strong for me.

Mouthfeel is medium. Good carbonation.

Overall a decent beer but certainly not one of my favorite IPAs. Seems like this beer is pretty well liked overall so I'd definitely try it again but I won't seek it out.

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3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can popped appearing to have no fizz at all but the pour released a 1 1/2" white head with reasonable lasting power.

Slightly hazy raw sienna yellow/brown color.

Smells strongly of citrusy hops and toffee.

Taste is far weaker than the smell but it also presents an unusually strong saltiness and honestly a metalic taste. There's an IPA bitterness but not necessarily the beast marketed.

Body is medium-light.

It's an interesting beer, unique in some ways, but not the star I anticipated.

Photo of thain709
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with a hazy, orange-copper body...the head stood two fingers tall and was white in color...it showed rocky retention and left nice lacing

S - The hops produce both citrus and pine aromas...there is a linger caramel backbone

T - Things start off pretty well balanced...there is a strong caramel malt presence...this starts to take over after a while...the hops are lingering towards the end...they are mainly leafy and piney, but there is some citrus coming in...balances at the end too

M - Medium bodied...smooth, creamy, there is a soft bitterness with balancing caramel

O - This was a balanced IPA that showcased a little more caramel...the hops were able to come through but right at the end the balancing malt was there to shoot it down...nothing wrong with a canned IPA

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hope this is good. Looks good. Always happy to see a canned IPA.

A- Some sort of brownish peach juice. Quite cloudy. Lots of delicate webbed lacing. Head is dense, a little fluffy and kind of has a yellow/beige tint.

S- I like the smell but it ain't perfect. Alcohol and citrus hops stand out. A bit too much maybe... reminds me of a homebrew I fermented too hot. Some grassiness. Green tea.

T- Still pretty hot. Grapefruit rind bitterness. Grassiness is kind of dirty and bothers.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty dry.

O- Quite good. Some very nice flavours and others which aren't as nice. Like a very good homebrew but far from being a great beer. Worth trying.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, nice copper, translucent with off white, thick dense head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is interesting, a real mix of pine and citrus with an odd caramel sweetness.

Taste is caramel malt up front with a mix of hop bitterness and fruitiness with a potent pine flavor. Not my type of hop and malt profile for an ipa.

Mouthfeel is solidly bitter, and sits mostly on the tongue in terms of flavor.

Overall, a decent IPA but not my flavor profile.

Photo of mattyb
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange in appearance with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S - Citrusy, orange and grapefruit.

T - Malts balance out the citrus to produce a well rounded taste. Hops still provide most the flavor, but not overkill.

M - Medium body and carbonation, nice dry finish.

O - A decent IPA, but not good enough to be a top tier.

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,194 ratings.