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Bengali Tiger - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

2,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 105
Gots: 327 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,208 | Reviews: 586
Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grainy orange gold color with 2 fingers of orange tinted head. Not much retention, but decent lace.

Nose is orange citrus and bready malt, with a shot of pepper. Nothing too strong, but pleasant.

Malt-backed IPA. Getting some light pear, maybe even cactus (weird, I know, but I've had cactus before and this is coming back to me in this glass). Ripe, sharp hops sitting atop a strong malt back. Normally, not a fan of malt backed IPA's, but this works for me. Finish is tanic and somewhat dry.

Body is thick. Not too syrupy, but definitely thick.

Not quite as sharp as I'd like, but well done. I'd get it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of mikereaser
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy pale orange with a big 2 inch white flubby foam that slowly faded leaving alot of good lacing
S - nice mix of pine and citrus hops fill the nose of this one
T - a bit weaker than I was hoping, but still some decent citrus and pine hops with a faint malt backbone. Its almost there but seems to be lacking a bit.
M - watered down mouthfeel, its lacking full flavor, good carbonation but a bit light taste wise
D - easy to drink with an almost there flavor, could use a little more body to make this one fully enjoyable, yet its still very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a mug from gravity cask at Blind Tiger in NYC
A: Translucent greenish-goldish-amber. Big bubbles on top look almost soapy :-( Lots of yeast in suspension. I want finer bubbles and more head. I love cask conditioned ales, and this had very low carbonation.
S: Tropical fruit! WOW, man candy. Pineapple? Passion Fruit? Guava? Definitely mango! This smells terrific.
T: A good hoppiness, the tropical fruit melds well with the caramel maltiness. A little flat taste though with a yeasty off flavor.
M: Warmish and not carbonated much at all. More carbonation please. Feels almost like juice, not beer.
D: Good, but needs a little more body and carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

another 12oz bottle, this one a bit fresher and supposedly dry-hopped.

pours an amber orange with yellow borders, red center.. a rainbow of beer-related color spectrums. lots of active carbonation lead directly to a creamy, rich head. strands of solid lacing exist where there once was beer.

nose evokes an insane tang of sweet-tart citrus balanced beautifully by an intense, syrupy toasted malt. candied orange rinds mix aromatically with a more concentrated orange scent, reminiscent of the citrus section of a produce department. traces of raw hop flowers and raw cracked barley round out the nose, adding something else utterly organic (orgasmic?) to the mix.

just as creamy mouthfeelwise as i remember, and very bitter for a quick second... earthy essentials bring the rough, dirty bite and disappear just as fast. you're left with the sense that you have just ingested some top-shelf ingredients, put together to form a gourmet, classy IPA in the english style.

with the exception of a slight chalkiness in the finish (probably the yeast from the sample bottle) this is a near-perfect IPA and benefits astronomically from dry-hopping and consuming while fresh. highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
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