Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

very good
2,327 Ratings
Bengali TigerBengali Tiger

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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Photo of matjack85
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Cooper's bar on Belmont in Chicago. Nice 7 page beer menu. I selected this one from the page that read "What's new on tap?" Served to me in a pint glass for $5.

The beer poured a mostly clear orange/copper color with a 2-finger off- white head with dcent retention. The beer left toms of lacing on the glass.

Big citrus and piny hop aroma. Mostly grapefruit with some apricot in the background.

Big pine and grapefruit flavor with apricot coming out as it warms a bit. Bready malt used for balance. 62 IBU's gives you an idea of the strength of the bitterness.

Medium bodied and creamy smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium.

This is a very tasty beer, especially if you like grapefruit flavored hops. I'll be anxious to see if it tastes the same in bottles and cans if I can find it.

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Photo of solarsam
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Transparent orange body with a frothy off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Sweet toasted malt and piney malts with a lot of citrus.

T- Juicy hops with a nice toasted malt backbone. Some tropical flavors come through in the way of grapefruit and pineapple.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy.

O- Solid IPA, balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber with a creamy, lingering white head. Little chunks of yeast are noticeable in the glass once the beer settles.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, cream, lime, lemon, bitter orange, and kumquat fill the nose.

T: Notes of lime, lemon, bitter orange, kumquat, grass, black pepper, and herbs are underscored by delicate notes of caramel, toffee, and cream. The finish is delicate and quenching with balanced notes of caramel, cream, and citrus.

M: Medium in body, smooth, gentle, and creamy. Not nearly as dry as many other American IPAs. Carbonation is fine and unobtrusive. Very easy to drink.

O: This is an excellent and unique American IPA. It does not really have the grapefruit, pine and spruce notes that have come to represent the style, instead emphasizing caramel malt sweetness and delicate lemon-lime bitterness. Definitely try this if you have grown bored with many other APAs and IPAs.

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Photo of marlow
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber hazy color. Poured a good amount of head with a long retention leaving marks in the glass.
Right after you open the can, a delicious fruity aroma with citrus swirls in the air. After tasting it, it is hard to get further scents out of it.
Some malt sweetness, but predominant a bitter and hoppy taste, hints of pine, bread, decent amount of grapefruit, and notes of citric and grass.
Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and small bubbles.
Good IPA option for the hophead nation, not as tough as Resin, but still a good punch.

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Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dog-ear
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of abVT
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of rappmann
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can, into a small little glass.

A - Nice orangey colour on this one, this a little less than a finger of white head

S - mostly pine but a little bit of sweetness

T - Very little on the hop side of things, much maltier than I expected

M - really light and easy drinking which made this slightly better

O - randomly stumbled into this at a restaurant in Toronto, not sure how they obtained it. Glad I tried it, but highly underwhelming, despite it's easy drinkability.

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Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of twenteone
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of metapod
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of chocosushi
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Treb0R
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JoshuaWagy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LiquorsInc
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of joeseppy
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of pine and a bit-o-pepper.

Tastes of mild hop, pine and some trace malt.

Mouthfeel for me is mildly bitter on the back end and yet clean.

Not pretentious or complex. Just a well crafted IPA. This brew is quite quenching and would pair well with food. I will keep this in my rotation.

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Photo of Shnanign
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JALIEN
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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