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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 96
Gots: 234 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005. 64IBU

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 04-22-2005)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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MSWallack, Dec 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy, bright amber color. Poured a super creamy 1 finger head with incredible lacing. Looks like melted marshmallow stuck to the glass. Awesome retention as well. Absolutely beautiful.
S- Super sweet and inviting. Tropical fruit, sweet grapefruit, orange and pine up front. Pineapple and caramel when you dig in.
T- Orange and tropical fruit up front. Immediately washed away by a nice malt backbone and big pine. The pine surprised me. It is much stronger in the taste than the smell. Bitter pine, grapefruit rind and pepper on the finish.
M- Medium bodied and oily. Slick on the tongue, Bitter and dry.
O- This was a pretty good beer. I enjoyed the smell more than the taste, and the appearance was phenomenal. The can even warns you that it will be: "Note the lacing of stripes around your glass-it is the mark of the tiger." I could see myself having this again when I'm in the mood for pine.

tmm313, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

everlong353, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MJSawyer, Dec 01, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into pint glass.

A - Amber with orange hues, huge fluffy white head.

S - Citrus, pine needle, musky, caramel malt.

T - Pine and citrus hops, earthy, bready malt, grapefruit. Balanced, nice blend of flavors. Somewhat bitter finish.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, slightly sticky. High carbonation.

O - Extremely drinkable IPA. Earthy hops define this beer. Good balance, light pleasant flavor.

mooseo, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jhartley, Nov 28, 2013
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baklo, Nov 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

kjrod20, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DustinSWB, Nov 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Six Points is now one of my top brewers to watch.

The 2nd batch of BT was weaker than the first and had to pull down my review.
It's more of an English Style IPA

I am also a hop and stout head who is a fan of cans. And I live and work near Brooklyn.
Brewers: If you're gonna sell in 4 packs, please sell in 16oz cans! Another Plus.

OK - all my bias out on the table, now the beer...

Appearance: Pours a nicely cloudy amber body and a sticky, lasting, rocky head that leaves loads lacing behind. Perfect look.

Smell: Pine forest, salt wind, fall earth, wet grass form a base for fruity esters of apricot and grapefruit. Fresh and inviting.

Taste: Follows the smell. Like Sculpin offers a fresh fruit bitter ness like a freshly picked tangerine or apricot/sweet cara orange that leads to resinous, piney, biting finish. It lingers a long while, with a balanced citrus fruit and malt. Fruit & Hops over malt for sure. Very fresh tasting, like newly picked and squeezed fruit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy as I like them, medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation.

Drinkability: Intriguing flavor, fresh, great with food. The mark of a great - must try beer for me - is I must taste it off against my favorites, in this case: Sculpin, Titan, Dales Pale.

Act25, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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deadliest, Nov 13, 2013
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.