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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,139 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 99
Gots: 246 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mjstacker, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Sjs527, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Evarigan, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a chill haze. Nice sticky lace coating the glass.

Modest citric rind hoppy notes and toasted malt aromas.

Nice balance. Juicy hops not overshadowing the toasted malt. Citric rind and smooth bitterness finish.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

Easy drinking and well done.

OtherShoe2, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of mdube0378
4/5  rDev +1.8%

mdube0378, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of zismasterflex
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

zismasterflex, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Hammer35
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Yellowish orange color with pale head and small beading. Very little head retention and not much lacing.

Smell: Very light aroma. Malty and slight sweet with just a hint of citrus. Not at all what I expected from an IPA.

Taste: Very malty. Some citrus, but not much. A lot of pine. Bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light leaning towards thin. A lot of carbonation.

Overall: It just didn't do it for me. Too much malt and a bitter pine finish. Almost no head retention either. Still, despite its flaws it's not awful. Refreshing and light.

Hammer35, Dec 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

ChuckS, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BeerBeast, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

heygeebee, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MSWallack, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of tmm313
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
Photo of mooseo
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

stvanderwoude, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

baklo, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Elprico, Nov 26, 2013
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.