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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,185
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 104
Gots: 289 | 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 n2185
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of off-white head that recedes into a very thin ring with no lacing.

S: Some sweet bubblegum and candy sugar aromas at first. Lots of orange and pineapple aromas follow along with a touch of pine towards the end. Very nice and aromatic.

T: Slightly sweet at first with lots of orange and grapefruit flavors following. There is a dry, piny bitterness as well towards the finish. There's a slight musky/sweaty flavor on the aftertaste that's a bit detracting.

M: Medium-light body with mid-low carbonation, this beer is a bit low on the carbonation.

O: Overall, a good IPA with one of the best noses of any IPA I've had. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but is overall one of the better IPAs out there.

Photo of Scotchboy
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First of many reviews from a trade with jedwards, thanks man!

Pint can (awesomeness) to Samuel Smith oversized nonic.

A: Pours a hazy deep orange, good carbonation and a tight-bubbled off-white head.

S: Smell is floral hops, lemon, grassiness, and loads of pine. There is a nice delicate sweetness here as well.

T: Taste is still primarily pine but followed by grapefruit and some spices. Nice toasted malt character in this beer. Grassy notes, some citrus zest, and herbal characters round out the hop profile. Good bitterness.

MF: Mouthfeel is good, light to medium body with good carbonation and a nice dry finish.

O: A good IPA with more than just hints of West Coast attributes.

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

Drank this right out of the can around the fire pit last night, gave it a 'good' for appearance. I've had this a few times and have liked it more and more each time.
Smell is very piny and citrusy at the same time. There is also some kind of spice or something that they have in here, sdtrange but it works! Taste is more balaced than the smel suggested. Overall I like this brew. Sixpoint has given me a new IPA to chill and drink around the fire on a warm summer night. Thanks.

Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, best by Sept. 29, 2011. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. A lot of lacing sticks to the glass as you drink. Aromas of pine, orange, grapefruit, and caramel. Standard IPA aromas here, good strength as well. Taste of big orange, grapefruit, caramel, pine, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus and pine flavors. Very nice balance as well with nice citrus and caramel sweetness in the front and a bitterness on the finish that is nice, but not overpowering. Medium carbonation and body. No alcohol in the taste or finish noticed. Very smooth drinkability and smoothness as well. Overall this is an excellent IPA, very drinkable stuff.

Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a can of this at Julio's Really satified with it.

A - Poured into my Duvel Tulip a hazy orange colour with a big two finger creamy head that slumps down to leave a thick blanket and big clumps of side lacing.

A - Big citrus hop notes, especially oranges. There are some nice malt notes on the back too.

T - Boom, just like the nose. Great hop bitterness with the main player being orange flesh and rind. Some sweet pine bitterness, along with more IPA malt sweetness on the end.

M - Good mouthfeel here, nice bitterness. Slightly lower carbonation than normal for me.

O - Overall this was a shockingly good IPA. Holy cow good. Great price point on this 6 pack makes this a definate "must try" for lovers of IPAs.

Photo of rtepiak
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great hop character grain balance and no mineral hang nails. pour is not bad with a good retention... not as much stick as i would have hope but some lace. nose of bright citrus and a palate that was bittered but predominantly complex sweetness patterns. almost belgian malting hints. orange marmalade and clay like dough. brisk dry end. nice finish. good hopping... good character. pleasant but judging by all there other offerings... expected.

Photo of jmerloni
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Bright, vibrant orange with a mammoth white head, couple fingers deep. Frothy, sticky head that laces really evenly and very well. Impressive.

S - Aroma is of a ton of hops and of orange and orange rind. Somewhat yeasty.

T - Follows the nose and so pleasantly. Plus major cardamom flavor. Hoppy as hell. Awesome. Tastes like a beer made in Brooklyn and I'm so glad for that.

M - Medium bodied, not very dry at all, but carbonated perfectly. The hops are blowing me away.

D - Will definitely get this again. I think this was only 8.99 a 6 and it could easily be 11.99 a 6. This is a solid, solid brew. A+ in my opinion, and my first encounter with Sixpoint.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cbeer88 for the CAN!

Pours a nice hazy orange color, light tan head.

Nice piny aroma, but huge notes of juicy orange and citrus shine through more than anything Some nice malt sweet backbone.

Lots of bitterness up front, then moves to juicy orange and citrus notes and a malty sweet finish.

Medium bodied, slick and oily, slightly creamy feel.

No denying, this is a tasty canned IPA! Good drinkability too.

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

I had this out of can poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber copper color with a 2 finger white frothy head. Some nice sticky lacing left around the glass, looks like Bengal stripes (no pun intended).

S - Hoppy, as expected with an IPA, citrus fruits with earthy undertones. Some sweet malty nose going on in there as well. Crisp smell, as if the scent of the beer carries a sharpness to it, I like it!

T - Hop flavor right off the bat. This has a wonderful citrus floral hop profile with a mild bitterness flavor at the end. Crisp clean taste that is subtle yet packed with the right amount of balance.

M - Rather on the light side with mild carbonation. Flavor stays with your toungue for a while - not a bad thing.

O - This is a nice beer for any weather and any event. I like this a lot and will definatly be picking more of it up.

Photo of iflah45
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color, slightly darker than most ipas. 1 finger head that fades quickly with much lacing.

Very interesting aroma. Nice change from the tropical fruitinees of most top ipas (i.e. pliny, lunch, etc.) Much orange and pine which combine quite well. Pine is very very nice.

The taste is great, can really pick up the malts and it balances greatly with a medium bitterness.

Very clean crisp mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a smooth transition to a bitter finish.

Great ipa and I am so glad i can get it regularly in cans now.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$8.00 for a four pack of 16 ounce cans from Abe's.

A glowing heavily hazy bright orange body, topped by three fingers of rocky snow white bubbles of all sorts and sizes. Great lacing.

Oranges lead the aroma, with bits of pine and grapefruit. Just needs to be bigger in the glass, like it is in the can.

Solid caramelly foundation layers the tongue first with a tasty semi-sweetness. Juicy fruit then takes over, spraying everywhere in the mouth with tasty freshness. Bitter snap at the swallow is not overly abrasive. Juicy fruit carries through a short afterglow.

Solid medium mouthfeel that I like in my ipas, the all weather level that feels solid on the tongue but light enough to ensure the beer is refreshing.

A highly enjoyable tasty IPA. Recommended. And it will travel well.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a TALLBOY CAN into a Duvel tulip.

A- pours a gorgeous, transparent shade of amber with a huge, three finger offwhite head. The beer looks perfect. I love it

S- nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Smells real damn good, though the scent is a little weak

T- it starts off with a nice burst of citric acidity, and the finish is nice and a little bitter. The flavors are really mellow, but they work well together

M- has a decent bit of body to it, not really that watery or syrupy at all.

O- I really like this beer. It's not as powerful as you'd expect from a lot of IPAs, but it's real easy drinking

Photo of PCampbell
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Pours an orange/ copper color with a minimal light white head.

Has an awesome heavy citrusy, floral hop smell to it. The citrus hop flavor continues into the taste, with some bready malts as well. A very well balanced flavor to it which makes it extremely pleasurable to drink. Has a thin mouthfeel to it and is nicely carbonated.

A great IPA overall, well balanced and full of great flavors and smells. Well worth a taste.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, best before Sept 25, 2011. Another Sixpoint beer courtesy of JoeBeerBelly. Thanks Joe!

A great looking pour, 2 finger + head of foam, sticky lacing, medium golden colour. Hazy...are the beers in the can can conditioned? They all have the look of a freshly poured, on draught brews.

Dang, look at that billowy head of foam once things settle down. I'll say it right off the bat, this gets a 5 for appearance.

Hovering my nose over my glass, I'm getting notes of biscuit malt, some grapefruit and other citrus, maybe some honey? Nice and not in your face, errr, nose, kind of aroma.

The taste starts off malty with some biscuit, moves to the hoppy side with grapefruit and pine, comes in with some husky grain, and finishes bitter with some lemon zest and much more grapefruit. It could have turned out very harsh given the flavours switching back and forth but it seems to be working very well.

Nice medium bodied and lightish carbonation gives me a nice smooth mouthfeel and I could enjoy a few of these back to back to back.

Another very impressive beer from Sixpoint!

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

Poured into a tulip glass. Orange/amber, slightly hazy body. Soapy/bubbly head.

Aroma is well balanced with a toasty / grainy malt sweetness and piney and citrusy hops. Some grassy bitter notes in the nose as well. Flavor follows the nose with a big caramel/toffee malt sweetness, fruity/piney hops, and a bitter earthy finish. Moderate carbonation, slightly sticky body. Overall a solid American IPA.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange appearance, a little bit hazy. Aroma was hoppy, soapy simcoe hops seemed most prominent.

Easy drinking, well hopped ipa. More complexity than in the nose. Bitterness in a good range. Hops didn't really seem to lend themselves to the traditional pine/citrus adjetives. Light enough malt body to allow the hops to come out even more. Carbonation on point.

Dry mouthfeel, never a chore to drink. Unassuming beer, just right for the golf course. Would recommend if its under $10 a 4 pack.

Photo of Bierguy5
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, 6.4% abv. Best before Sept. 29, 2011. Hazy copper color. Great looking white rocky head, with excellent retention. Great patchwork of lace as well.

Deeper caramel malt up front. Hop aroma comes across as citrusy, piney, and slightly spicy. More juicy fruits lie underneath.

Very nice toasty, caramel malt flavor. Malt is a great backbone. Hop flavor is more spicy, earthy, and has a slight citrusy twist. Dextrine feel, as this dries out at the finish.

Medium body, very nice carbonation feel. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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

Pour - dark auburn with some brilliant red and orange highlights. A nice half inch of thick white foam cover the top of the pour and the streaking lacing begins to take hold.

Aroma - pineapple, mango, lemon zest along with caramel and honey. Not an "in your face" hoppiness, it's much more subtle yet very much predominant.

Taste - light pine, pineapple, lemon rind along with brown sugar and honey. The more I drink this the more the taste grows on me. At first this is a very balanced, almost malt forward beer but then the hops come marching in and "bam" you are struck with a citrusy, tangy tongue ringing. This is an IPA that needs to be taken at more than face value. It has some depth and kitty has some claws.

Overall - definitely a delicious IPA. This is not an over the top, crazy hoppy, extremely piney and grapefruity example of the style to so be forewarned. This is balanced with a reasonable amount of hops but oh so much more. Give this beer a chance and you, and you're palate, will be quite happy you did.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. It would be sweet if they put out a four-pack with one of each of their four currently canned offerings. Until then I'll keep picking up four-packs of each one individually - they're all that good.

Photo of mjgooner13
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice clear but darker orange color. Foamy off-white 3 finger head that stuck around for a bit and left some nice lacing.

S- Big clean, crisp citrus smells, mostly orange...great hop aroma, loving the nose.

T- I got the hops straight away...taste has less citrus than the nose, but im getting some pine flavors in addition to a subdued citrus flavors. At the end I get a bit of lemon zest which leaves some enjoyable bitterness to finish things off. As the beer sits, floral flavors emerge and a nice bit of clomplexity to round out the beer..

M- Light-med body, medium carbonation....there is some pine left on the tongue and its a pretty easy drinker...finishes slightly dry

O- Def liking this beer, kinda wish it tasted more like it smelled but the addition of pine flavors was still welcomed..not a light body beer, but because theis isn't overly bitter it could be an ok session ipa...will certainly reach for this one again.

Photo of Another6Pack
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A shout-out to vdoz3 for hooking me up with two cans of this and the other Sixpoint cans within a couple weeks of their release. Thanks Max!!

Best before 8/18/11 on the bottom of the can.

Pour is a deep gold with a thin head. Thin lacing clings well while the head diminishes quickly. Smells really nice...pineapple and pine. Great start.

Taste is sweet and tart all at once, and constant throughout. Finish is a whole lot of pineapple flavor - like fresh pineapple chunks were in the bottom of the glass. High and tight carbonation keeps it from going over the edge on the sweetness scale and dries it out enough to make this one dangerously drinkable.

Overall a straightforward, uncomplicated AmIPA that I'm glad to have the chance to try.

Photo of DrJay
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks nice, orange with a foamy cap of beige bubbles. Clarity was decent, but there was a faint haze to the beer - not surprising if it's loaded with hops. Good head retention with some spotty, chunky lacing. Citrusy aroma, sharp grapefruit rind and sweet oranges, hints of caramel and pine. Acerbic hop bitterness from start to finish, piney and citrusy, fresh and almost grassy at times. Malty caramel and bready flavour up front, but this was edged out quickly by the hops. Lingering, dry bitterness with a fruity finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice texture. I thought this was quite good. Hops were front and center, but there was enough balance to hold things together.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can out of an awesome 4 pack box at fridge temp poured into an imperial pint glass. best before 12OCT11 on the bottom of the can.

pours out a deep orange almost light amber color with a nice big 2 fingers or so of off white head that settled to a thick retentive layer. bits of lace.

a decent balance to the aroma. mostly grapefruity citrus hops with some biscuity malt in there.

a very nicely balanced taste. fresh citrusy hops with some nice bitterness but definatly nothing overpowering. some pine sap and woody hop flavors as well. biscuity, bready malt. has a nice clean hoppy bitter finish. just a slight yeasty bite.

medium bodied, slightly resinous.

overall, a solid east coast ipa, im definatly digging it. easily sessionable with some bright flavors.

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Good amber coloration, good head too! This head persisted for a long time and left some lacing on the sides.

S: Malty and hoppy aromas came off this beer, which were very inviting.

T: The malt really comes out in this one. East Coast IPA flavors shine here.

M: Good mouthfeel, the excellent head that came from pouring it persisted for the entire beer and led to a nice foamy texture along with the smooth malty liquid.

O: Very solid East Coast IPA. Like a good English Pale.

Photo of FosterJM
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

605th Review on BA
Can to Pint
Best by:10/12/11

A huge thanks to my wife for bringing a 4 pk home from NY yesterday on her business trip!!!

App- Cylindrical orange in the center of the beer with big yellow colors radiating outwards. A monster three finger head that was slow to recede and even left a pond like head on top as I drank also left a ton of Tiger stripes as the can says.

Smell- A very different smell with some softer malts and a bit soapy? I cant quite place it. I dunno if its brown sugar or a different hop variety I am not used to? Just off to me.

Taste- A very east coast style of IPA. Its tasty but missing that bitter I am used too. Not slamming it all. Quite delicious with a softer pine/resin damp citrus. Quite unique as well with some flavors I cant place.

Mouth- Its medium bodied and a medium carbonation. Its just that damn soapy note is back. But fine by me. Still tastes good.

Drink- So far its 2/2 with this craft beer from NY. I am glad I got a 4 pk of this to share. Very east coast without that punch to the face hop bitterness. I liked it.

Photo of Allpe45
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18oz can
Poured into a SanTan pint glass
Best before Aug 18

Appears hazy, bright orange with white head that dissipates quickly, no lacing. Smells like pine resin, dank and floral hops. Taste is just like the smell, but with a powerful bitterness and a touch of bready malt. Citrusy tropical fruit comes forward as it warms. Light bodied with medium carbonation, drinks smoothly and has a crisp finish with lingering bitterness. Great portrayal of an east coast IPA.

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