Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.21/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Another great experience from Sixpoint !
Poured ice cold from the can to a Sam Adams glass.
Great golden orange color that was slightly opaque.
Head was bright and full, faded quickly leaving nice, durable lacing behind.
Smooth mouthfeel with a mildly malty start and a classic grapefruit finish.
Lingering bite that was just right.
This ones a definite keeper!
Serving type: can
07-28-2013 00:55:08 | More by lostinfla
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
16 fl oz. can, with best before date of August 12, 2013 printed on the bottom of the can. My third beer from Sixpoint so far, and I have been impressed by both their other offerings I've tried, Sixpoint Resin and Sixpoint 3Beans. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Decent pour yields three fingers of creamy fluffy off-white colored head. Body is a burnt orange color with lots of bubbles streaming topside, and some fine sediment twirling around the glass. Excellent head retention, and some nice fat rings of lace.
S - Smell is light and fruity: overripe oranges, grapefruit rind, pineapple, lots of white bread, & biscuit malt presence. Maybe some burnt brown sugar in there in the end, and just a touch of yeast.
T - Taste follows the nose: mango, overripe orange and grapefruit hop presence lends a tart bitterness to the beer. There is a lot of tropical fruit flavors present here. Lots of bready malts to contrast the hop bitterness, also. Tastes a bit more like a weak Belgian IPA than an American IPA, and reminds me a bit of what a more malt forward version of Pipeworks Glaucus might taste like.
M - Feel is sticky, juicy, fruity, and resinous. Aftertaste is again of overripe orange and bread. A bit over carbonated for being a 6.40% abv beer.
Overall, there is a lot to offer here, but it doesn't exactly break any new ground. Plenty of diverse fruitiness, an ideal bitterness level, but probably still a little too malt forward for my tastes. An enjoyable beer, but probably the least interesting brew I've had from Sixpoint thus far, and I can assuredly say that Sixpoint Resin is a better beer. Still, it is easy drinking with a rewarding 6.40% abv; I will have no trouble finishing this four pack.
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger ---4/5.
Serving type: can
07-26-2013 23:01:38 | More by mfnmbvp
4.14/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Amber in color. A finger and a half on the head settles to a nice thin cap. The can advertises nice lacing and the beer showcases it really well.
Smells like spicy citrus. Malt undertones are present as well.
Tastes of hops, with a malty back end and a bit of lemon or orange as well. After-taste is briefly nutty. the flavor builds toward bitterness but just before the taste becomes too bitter the malty, nutty, back end kicks in.
Feels as expected in the mouth. Medium-bodied, maybe slightly more carbonated than standard for IPA. Leaves some stickiness on the lips but less so than many IPAs.
Being at 6.4% ABV, I would expect hoppy bitterness, a hint of booze, or a great beer that disguises the ABV with a well-balanced profile. This is a great beer. It seems like a good first step for people who are wary of IPAs due to a hop bitterness.
Serving type: can
07-22-2013 01:28:08 | More by youngs11
Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.