Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,327 Ratings
Bengali TigerBengali Tiger
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The original Sixpoint homebrewed IPA formulation, first brewed in 1999 and released commercially in 2005.

64 IBU

Added by Sixpoint on 04-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,327
Reviews:
587
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
477
For Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Poured with a good finger worth of slightly off-white, frothy head. Hazy copper-brown color, and had nice lacing in sample.

S - Citrusy-grapefruit hop aroma with excellent malt sweentess

T - Grapefruity hops right up front that continue nicely throughout the sample that are backed up with a bready malt sweetness

M - Medium MF, which is close to a bit creamy and viscous with very light carbonation

D - Really easy to quaff given the balance. Pretty complex for the style, and really easy to enjoy.

Overall, this is perhaps one of the more balanced examples that I've had in the style. Very rich and complex, and I think it's outstanding. Highly recommend.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Craft beer in a can CRAFT BEER IN A CAN!
Not just any can, either.
Craft beer in a PINT CAN (it comes in pints).
Local, and fresh, at that.
As you may have guessed, I was quite excited to see Sixpoint product available in a Whole Foods I frequent; actually, that place tends to have a growler tap with some Sixpoint ale or another available but you get what I mean. They also had Sweet Action and I think it was Righteous Ale in cans (the Tribeca Whole Foods in NYC).
To the beer!
Very fragrant on the pour with boatloads of citrus hops. I saw the cans referred to as microkegs on Sixpoint's facebook page and that's kinda what it tastes like coming out of the can. Tastes like fresh beer from a keg or even a cask. There is a cask-i-ness to the profile of Bengali Tiger. The rye notes in the flavor highlight that idea. Dry, crackery rye (minus caraway) with a lemon seltzer buzz/fizz on the tongue. Light and dry bodied, lemon-lime hops with edges of herbs.
Refreshingly different from most of the IPAs out there. Plenty enjoyable and tasty without having to compare it to anything else. I will be getting this again.

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 2,327 ratings.
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