Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,325 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:
2,325
Reviews:
587
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
475
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,325 |  Reviews: 587
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a soft, thin, white head

S - faint pine, faint bread, sweet

T - malty, piny, bitter, some grapefruit

M - medium bodied, smooth, a bit warm

This is a nice, balanced, very easy to drink IPA. It's not as full flavored as I would have liked, but all of the right flavors are present. If it were a bit more assertive it would be fantastic. It's still an IPA worth checking out though.

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Photo of qthompso
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange marmalade color with some yeast sediment settling to the bottom of the glass. There is a solid two fingers of offwhite head that doesn't budge. I'm expecting fantastic lacing.

The head is so thick that I don't get much smell coming out of the beer! What I do pick up on is a pretty spicy, herbally hop nose and a caramel, bready backbone.

The taste follows the nose in many senses. The first thing I pick up on the is the citrusy characteristics of the hops. I get orange more than anything. As the hops fade out, I get a bit of an apricot or peach flavor as it heads into a bready finish.

A relatively medium bodied beer with quite a bit of carbonation. I could almost go for a little less C02.

Overall, a pretty decent IPA. My can wasn't the definition of fresh so I'd like to try it a bit fresher next time. The spicy, citrusy hops were nice and the malt backbone balanced it out well.

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Photo of BrandonDZ
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dsshuck
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Pours orange amber into pint glass. Nice white head that lingers well.

Smell is heavy grapefruit and pine. There is also a belgian yeast character to the aroma.

Taste follows smell well with lots of grapefruit notes, lemon, and bready malt. Caramel comes through as well. Nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall very nice brew. Belgian character is different and interesting.

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Photo of Spaceangler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a copper-orange color with one finger off white head. The head has a decent level of retention, eventually fading to a persistent film on the top of the brew and a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is rather interesting. It has a good strong grapefruit aroma mixed with a bready smell. Along with these are strong floral and pine hop aromas as well as some lighter cinnamon and other spice smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready malt flavor and some fruit flavors of a citrus nature mixed with some tropical fruit. The citrus is a mix of grapefruit hop as well as an orange sweet taste. As the taste advances, some spice flavors enter the tongue. Neither the hop nor the spice are ever too heavy, but instead blend quite well with some of the bready flavors that are upfront. In the end, some pine hop flavors come to the tongue and with the flavors that preceded it, leave a smooth hopped and spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium to above medium side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is below average. The creamier body of the brew coupled with the lighter carbonation create a smooth feel and complement the hop, spice, and malt flavors of the brew nicely.

Overall – A rather enjoyable IPA. It had had a nice blend between sweet, hop, malt and spice. One to try if you get a chance.

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Photo of GratefulNole
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of FutureOBrew
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, good retention, soapy lacing, sticky. Slightly hazy, golden body. Aroma is dominated by lovely citrus hops with a touch of grass. Taste is very lupulin. Not complaining. Grapefruit and grass come to mind with lemon peel also. Very satisfying and delicious.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, best by February 17, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours hazy copper with a two finger white head that leaves clumpy drippy webs of lacing.

Unique aroma features pine, peach/apricot, mango, spice, banana, caramel and bread, estery, wheat like, interesting as it comes across as a wheat IPA or Belgian IPA, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for. Very good strength in the aroma.

Flavor follows suit, pine, apricot, spice, fruity, rather malty with a strong caramel backbone, bready, some alcohol, mild sweetness, decent bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

Interesting IPA. Give it credit for being unique, although far from my favorite in the style.

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Photo of rosschive
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a slightly gauzy copper color. A nice beige head. Aroma is piney/hoppy. Taste has a bit of malt up front, but finishes big and bitter. Very dry. Hoppy with pine and a bitter citrus punch. Mouthfeel is good. Overall, a very nice, very bitter IPA. It strikes me as a good middle ground between a lighter session IPA and a big boozier imperial IPA that is so intense/heavy it is almost like a meal.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of marcmylott
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of jimilayne
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Kevin79
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Renegrenade
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 2,325 ratings.
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