Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ShogoKawada for the grip of cans! Poured from a 16oz tall-boy into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

The liquid is a cloudy dark orange to amber gradient topped by an active half-finger of delicate ivory suds. Average retention, sticky lacing.

Dank and lush hop oil aromatics are joined by a gentle caramel/candy-apple sweetness.

Moderately bitter throughout with hints of strawberry, pine, and star-fruit. A persistent maltiness seems a mixture of sweet and pale. Scallion and herbal (marijuana?) flavors come forward in the finish, though there is also a very faint metallic note (and no, I do not attribute this to the can) which I can readily ignore. Just a touch of smoke in the aftertaste especially as the beer warms...

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, though somewhat thin.

Well balanced IPA, though not remarkable. Great camping beer if you have easy access to it.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orange, amber with a fluffy off white head and a glass full of sticky lacing.

S - Pine, grapefruit zest and pith, floral hops. Definitely hop forward.

T - Sweet crystal malt, spicy hops, big on the bittering hops, grapefruit and citrus linger.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish but not as dry as I expected from sweet malt.

D - Solid ipa but high bittering and sweet malt without a lot of hop flavor.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can poured into a half pint tasting glass

Appearance : a slightly orange haze color . Not much of a head ont his one even with an aggressive pour it disappeared quickly.

Smell : this beer smells wonderful. Very pungent hop forward aromas. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit citrus aromas. I am very impressed with the smell of this one.

Taste : lots of maltiness and very well balanced with terrific hoppy goodness. The hoppy bitterness really lingers on my palette for a long time.

Mouthfeel : medium body with light carbonation

Overall : this is a beer I would like to have again and again. This is why I drink craft beer so I can experience great beer like this one. This beer is very well done the only thing it lacks is some lacing and head retention . But that is easy to get over because this beer has great aroma and taste.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a S.A. laser etched beer glass

Appearance: A beautiful golden amber color with a 1/4 white head which settles quite quickly.

Smell: Pure pine, its like taking a fresh Christmas tree and brewing the s.o.b., not a bad thing. Definitely a good unforgettable smell.

Taste: Super piney but tough to take in, not your beginner's beer more like your experimental type or for the ones who love the taste of the "forest". I do like having this Bengali Tiger but depends on the weather and the mood. Definitely your cold weather beer.
Mouth: Has a very Piney feel which unfortunately doesn't reflect the way it appears (looks better than it tastes), I can't lie I do like it but wouldn't put it in the category of love.

Overall: This beer in the end is no show stopper when it comes to being the "best". It's dark earthy feel is great but not great enough to say hey let's have a few (but you should definitely have at least one). Worth tasting and worth having but not worth to keep consistently in your beer fridge.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this16 oz. can in a S.N. hops glass. Best by 16 Jun2012. The body was golden honey with a brittle white head. Thin lacing remained in the glass.

The smell was pine. Some hard candy and hints of sour rag.

The taste was mildly spicy hops and gentle bitterness. Modestly sweet. Finishes dry and grassy. Quite drinkable.

The mouthfeel was thinner than expected. There was a softness in the mouth. Adequately carbonated.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 77.7% out of 100 with 2,327 ratings
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