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Voodoo Bengal S.P.A. - Tin Roof Brewing Company

Voodoo Bengal S.P.A.Voodoo Bengal S.P.A.

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%

Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
37 IBU

(Beer added by: theboozecruise on 01-03-2011)
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Photo of Redrover


3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this on at the Bayou Burger Bar on Bourbon. I think it is the best place to catch sports in the quarter. Good beer options, tons of TVs and decent food.

Served in a goblet (!), the beer is a dark copper with a really clingy tan head.

It has a nose of caramel and some citrus. It is inviting and fresh.

Taste is mildly bitter with lots of sweet malts. Slightly nutty with some low levels of citrus. I like how this one hangs together.

The mouth is good. Nice carbonation over a medium body.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 16:32:51 | More by Redrover
Photo of acevenom


4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at The Chimes on Highland in Baton Rouge. The beer appeared amber in color and had a thin white head. There were some visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The aroma was malty with some hops. It smelled a little sweet. The flavor was bready and mildly sweet with soem grassy hops. the body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is smooth and the drinkability is high. This is a very good pale ale that is worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2012 18:39:23 | More by acevenom
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper orange, little froth and lacing. Scent is mostly grassy hops, faintly sweet malts, light toasted grain, touch of muddy and metallic water. Leads with grassy and spicy but only lightly bitter hops, malt backbone is light and muddled, almost more sugary than malty. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Almost too pale of a pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 17:14:58 | More by rfgetz
Photo of JayS2629


4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a soapy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of toast, with some scortched molasis notes, and even some roasty tones. Also a nice grassy hops in the back.

Nice balance of grassy and floral hops woth a caramel bottom. Hints of molasis and some roasty notes.

The beer feels fine. Interesting and easy to drink. Definitely try one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 01:16:28 | More by JayS2629
Photo of kevo237


3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Burgersmith in Lafayette.

This was the only Tin Roof beer at Burgersmith. Initially, this beer had a burnt taste that I could not describe. This taste was only present in the first few sips. Mouthfeel was decent. Taste was a decent Pale Ale taste. I suppose the beer ended short on the palate. Overall, this was just a decent pale ale. Nothing great, but a good enough offering from a local brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 03:42:09 | More by kevo237
Photo of utah44


3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a special Perfect Tin pint glass. Deep amber color with an adequate head which was well laced. Lots of carbonation. A notable roast taste with hoppy undertones. Nice balance between the malts and the slightly bitter hops gave a pleasing mouthfeel. Also, hints of a perfusion of mirliton and night-flowering jasmine, possibly an influence of the Louisiana cane sugar. A great pale ale that I would heartily recommend to my beer-swilling relatives. Look forward to drinking in from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 00:16:20 | More by utah44
Photo of theboozecruise


3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The second beer from Tin Roof's initial two-beer roll-out, this one is a Pale Ale brewed with local cane syrup.

The appearance is very similar to the Perfect Tin Amber, a deep amber color with good carbonation.

The smell is sweet and hoppy simultaneously, like a good pale ale should be. The cane syrup adds a hint of molasses sweetness to the nose.

It's not overly hoppy, but still a good blend of malts, hops, and cane syrup hints.

This is my favorite of the two initial beers... again really happy to see more local brews!

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2011 21:24:15 | More by theboozecruise
Photo of mattsdenney


3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Color is pale orange, very little head. Faint scents of citrus, some hops, malt. Taste is malt up front with some hop bitterness, mild aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Overall a pretty average pale ale, very drinkable, decent flavor.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 02:14:25 | More by mattsdenney
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark reddish amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing clings to the glass leaving small clots behind.

S- Somewhat sweet cereal grain aroma with some light hops.

T- Pretty standard pale ale flavor that's a bit on the malty side and exhibits some enjoyable sweetness. The bitterness is very mild but makes for some easy drinking as the alcohol is well concealed.

M- Also standard. Not a lot of pop or zing from the hops or carbonation. Medium body.

O- I've had this, Juke Joint IPA and the Watermelon Wheat by Tin Roof, all of which are pretty pedestrian. Probably won't try anymore of these guys' beers.

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 00:40:46 | More by Immortale25
Photo of Mikecap


3.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear deep amber with a one finger whitish head that fades quickly leaving some noticeable lacing.

Smell: Caramel malt, pine and some citrus. Nothing too pronounced by an okay aroma for a pale ale.

Taste: Some earthy notes and a good batch of citrus. Light grapefruit some pineapple but a bit of an off-taste too, again, only okay. As others have mentioned, strange aftertaste:

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Not exactly watery but bordering on that, I like more body to a pale ale.

Overall: Eh, Tin Roof is local but I've yet to be thrilled. If it was really hot, I'd drink this again, but I think their amber ale is better.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 01:48:09 | More by Mikecap
Photo of rudzud


2.01/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark amber hue with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly to leave a thin blanket. Next to no lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, some light alcohol, and some vegetable hops. Solvent notes, cleaning supplies?

T - Light malty sweetness, super light pine, faint melon notes. Mostly that vegetable hops, solvent almost chemical after taste, light bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is average, light carbonation, thin/watery.

O - Overall, hugely disappointed by this beer. Ugh, its tough to find a solid brew from Louisiana.

Serving type: can

06-17-2013 21:04:57 | More by rudzud
Photo of bmwats


3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 1 finger, densely foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Never fully dissipates. I've opened several of these, and they always explode out of the can. I don't mean that in a bad way... they just have a really nice carbonation to them. Very thick, persistent, coating lacing.

S: Papery, crisp pine, and resin.

T: A very soft resiny hop with something of a very light woody character.

M: Really crisp. Fairly light body, but not washed-out.

D: Really easy drinking brew. Well-balanced.

Atmosphere is really nice. Dark hue, dense thick head, really heavy lacing. Nose is a little piney and a little resiny. Light and crisp resiny hop character with a touch of wood. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: can

05-16-2013 03:43:25 | More by bmwats
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed copper color with a off-white head that settled to a layer leaving a few spots of lacing.

S - earthy and floral aroma.

T - malt is the main flavor here earthy with a hint of floral hops and light bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - just an average pale ale.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 20:36:28 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.19/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal has a thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, streaming bubbles, and very thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can detect some roasted malt, sweetness, and hop oil. Taste is of sweet malt, bread crust, bitter hops, and some light sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, I think this is a delicious beer.


Serving type: can

02-12-2013 23:53:07 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of davecavemaster


3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a translucent copper orange, with continuous small bubble streams rising from the bottom of the glass. The head is a thick beige foam that sticks to the glass with good lacing while you drink.

Aroma is heavy with floral hops and citrus, and a hint of caramel/malt sweetness.

Voodoo Bengal has a classic pale ale taste. It has 4 different types of hops in it, and that's the flavor that hits you first. The beer also has a good sweet malt balance to it. There is a good hop bitterness to it at the finish.

A good tasting beer, but a bit thin feeling in your mouth, despite the moderate carbonation it has. It does lend itself to being a good session beer.

Overall, I certainly like it. Makes me wish I had a big plate of crawfish in front of me!

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 01:05:47 | More by davecavemaster
Photo of cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in colour and very clean pour. Small amount of head retention. Smell light caramel, and citrus. The hop note is apparent on first sip, but leaves very quickly. Medium malt taste. All flavours balance well, this a more traditional rendition of a British Pale ale.

Thanks Evan!

Serving type: can

01-01-2013 00:40:36 | More by cattersley
Photo of cvm4


3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a translucent golden amber with a 2 finger bone head. Okay lacing.

S - Faint sugars, grassy & roasty notes.

T - Light grassy hops, molasses & a slightly bitter finish.

M - Crisp, drinkable good carbonation.

O - Not a wow style of beer but it'll hit the spot.

Serving type: can

12-15-2012 20:27:46 | More by cvm4
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, and a slight funky and rotten aroma that fades over time. Taste is much the same without the funky/rotten element but there is an earthy and herbal finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a weird smell but decent taste.

Serving type: can

12-15-2012 07:30:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
Voodoo Bengal S.P.A. from Tin Roof Brewing Company
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