Bengali | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The enhanced Sixpoint IPA formulation, first released in the summer of 2014 and uses a blend of new hop strains for a juicy, citrusy, piney hop slashing.

69 IBU

Added by Todd on 05-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,398
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
1,366
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
443
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Photo of Mxsluis
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomvon
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zknight
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fearless2357
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Finnertys in NYC.
Citrus tones with a dry bitter finish... have had plenty better IPAs

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Photo of SLewis
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber with a thick white head that dissipates rapidly leaving great lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus. The flavor is oranges and lemon with some pine. The feel is medium and well carbonated. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of Kemblain
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks a 9 on the SRM index (according to the can), smells like mild onion, not a fruit bomb at all. Smell caramel and biscuit. I can't recall but I think it is Galaxy hops that give it that onion scent. I like it personally. Taste like a traditional (east coast) IPA. More of a biting hop with nice malt finish rather than a fruity hop bomb. Feels crisp well carbonated, almost semi dry. Overall another great offering from Six Point. Brooklyn was once the beer capital of the US.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbdouglass
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a nice American IPA. Nice amber color. Well balanced hop flavor. Refreshing. 200 Fifth in Brooklyn, NY.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Skinny can. Canned on 1/13/18 opened on 3/7/18.

This tiger pours out looking rather "old school compared to the "new wave" New England style hazy ipa's. A clear, golden amber color....crystal clear. Despite t's clearity, it really is a brilliant color. The chunky n funky, Tall white foam cap holds on tight. Reduced to a very fine layer and crazy thick lacing.

The aroma is also sorta old school style, sweet, amber, caramel malty backdrop, a cluster of piney, dried wheat, sweet and sour citrus smelling hops is pretty decent. Pine and citrus based fruits certainly pop out most.

The first sip just crunches with super crispy mouthfeel and malty bite. Dryyyyy...then malty finish. Dried, crispy wheat, dried grasses, bitter pine sap, orange peel and green leafy hop effects actually blend into a very enjoyable, earthy based flavor. This is one very well balanced ipa. Some left-over dry, earthy bitter tones reminds me of west coast style ipa's of the not-so distant past.

Roar.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip, almost three months old at time of review

Pours a clear orange color with a big dense white creamy full head, good amount of retention, it's highly carbonated and a good amount of lacing as well. Subtle citrus like orange, tangerines, slight sweetness and tropical notes along with a touch of oats, no alcohol on the nose. Follows the nose with lots of citrus notes like oranges and tangerines, bitterness is like orange peel, bitterness is moderate, finish has more citrus notes that linger in the aftertaste, not picking up any malt at all, its citrusy and sweet but not tropical. Light/medium bodied with a very dry orange/tangerine-peel like finish, lots of carbonation.

At nearly three months old its lost some hop bite but overall its a great IPA, unique, in that I can't remember another IPA that was dominated by orange and tangerine like notes with citrus peel dryness in the finish.

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Photo of Driftpunx
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was thrown for a bit of a loop when it did not look as though I had reviewed this beer. I was unaware that Bengali Tiger has been retired and replaced with this beer. 8=O No matter, as it gives me an opportunity to further The CANQuest (tm) without really even trying.

From the CAN: "Beer is Culture"; "It all started with an epic video game marathon back in 2004. Rocking blaze-orange homebrew, we saw the foam rings down the glass like tiger stripes. Thousands of batches and tweaks later, the Bengali (R) still slashes. Tip it back and let gravity do the work. Game on!"; "Please keep refrigerated. This ale is best served in a glass."; "Made in the USA"; "Please recycle".

Oh, man, I love these Slimline CANs! They were thought to be the wave of the future, but somehow 16-fl. oz. Pint CANs got a foothold & they are currently king. I Crack!ed my Slimline open & CANmenced a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass out of the respect that I have for this brewery. It formed a one-finger cap of dense, foamy, tawny head all on its own & then retreated into the jungle. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity & the CAN read: "9 SRM". Well now! Nose had a sticky, dank, pine quality along with a biscuity maltiness & if you don't think that my hophead mouth was slavering at the prospect, you just don't know me. Mouthfeel was medium. I allowed the big cat to just kind of roll around on my tongue, scraping away the tired & dead taste buds with its rough tongue & it sharp claws & teeth. It felt revitalized as a result and the pine and grapefruit citrusiness just sank in like they were right at home. It kind of burned at first, with a measured 66 IBUs, but I became acCANstomed to it & began to revel in the enjoyment of it. Oh my, but this was good! I had no idea that this was a reformulated recipe, but it was done right! Finish was gaspingly dry, but I would have it no other way. I didn't realize just how badly I was jonesing for an AIPA after all of those tropical IPAs, but this hit the mark, scratched an itch & even awakened the hops monkey on my back that had been dormant for so long. Phew. Holy Hops, Batman! Let's do this again ... real soon!

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,366 ratings