Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

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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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Runofthemiller
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This is a fantastic, very drinkable IPA. I love this, and will make sure I always have some on hand.

Great grapefruit nose that I can smell from a foot away.

The taste matches the smell. Pretty citrusy hop forward with a pretty subtle malt backbone. Very little sweetness or taste of alcohol.

If you're a hophead interested in a session IPA, give it a try. Very impressive. I could drink this all night long.

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Photo of Sweasty
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of farrago
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easily pours three fingers of loosely knit orange cream colored foam, turns lacy and dimpled as it dissolves, very delicate, only a few random splotches for lacing. The liquid is a base orange bronze color of light haziness, more yellow than brown or red for secondary tint, close to no visible bubbles, what is there is miniscule. The nose is straight down the middle classic IPA featuring grapefruit, tangerine citrus, pine sap, flowers, baguette to biscuit breadiness, slightly more pepper bite than chocolate softness, the fruit scents range from peach and apricot to mango and pineapple, overall pulls back from punching too hard. Medium-bodied with a softish style carbonation, this helps it sink in and cling as it also tends to the drier end of the spectrum, becoming more bitter near the finish as well, before that has a certain oiliness to it. Metallic earthiness with more tart zest in the white grapefruit to mandarin orange citrus, here clove and cumin spice take precedence over any bread, yeast or florality. The pine element fights hard for space, though. While tropical per se, the lack of juiciness in the papaya, mango, pineapple, nectarine fruit flavors has the fruit downplayed across the board. Nicely balanced and not trying to make some bold statement, content to humbly stay within the parameters of the category. If you like drier beers, even close to sessionable.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BrianGaynor
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

Appearance: orange-amber color with a thin white head. Decent lacing throughout the glass.

Smell: strong floral hops scent. Very enjoyable.

Taste: a bit malty. Slightly hoppy. Relatively dull.

Mouthfeel: needs more carbonation. Could be the pour, but I don’t think it’s a problem with the growler, I just got it a few hours ago.

Overall: not a bad IPA. I am hoping the remainder of the growler isn’t so flat and I just messed up my pour somehow.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of sweemzander
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Good retention and lacing too.

(S)- A nice smooth biscuit, yeast, and lemon. Subtle bits of orange peel and pine.

(T)- The bitter pine is much more pronounced than from the smell. Good citrus and subtle yeasty biscuit.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Heavy bitter pine with a subtler citrus.

(O)- A solid IPA. A touch heavy in the bitterness for my liking, but still very enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent IPA. Sold to me by the shop owner.

Well name sounds very Indian but it is from newyork somewhere.

Pours with a very huge head not so typical of extremely good IPAs despite my pouring with a lot of care as usual.

Carbonation is very typical.

A lot of suspended matter, mat be because i was having it after its date of 'best use'. Not good for an IPA - i like them fresh. Well i don't mind - may be it could have tasted better.

I like its bitterness which is an after taste. More mixed mouth feel. However not very well balanced.

Not at all oily.

Smells a decent amount of hops and some citrus.

Overall a good, above average drink. Not much alcohol though. I like it though nothing differentiates it from a lot of other IPAs.

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