Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

very good
2,326 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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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Geneva Ale House - Geneva, IL

Poured into a shaker glass, hazy, tangerine colored ale, fluffy off-white head, good retention, good lace. Aromas are floral hop, fruity, citrusy, grapefruit, lemon, bready malt in the background. Tastes are fruity grapefruit, pine, faint caramel, biscuity malt, brown bread crust, finishes pine resiny and dry with a hint of white pepper on the end. Balance is on the hoppier side, but still enough malt to back it up. Mouth-feel is sharp, tingly, medium bodied, and creamy. Overall, very good interpretation of the style. This is a new brewery to me, so I look forward to trying their others soon.

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

A - Light amber, high carbonation, nice tall and frothy white head. Lots of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malt with a hint of citrus.

T - Whoa, that is a sweet IPA, too much residual sugar. Sweet malt dominates the flavor with the hop bitterness taking a back seat. End with a bitter bite, but the hops are a bit hidden behind all the sweetness.

M - Moderate body, a bit syrupy, would like some more crispness...feels more like a DIPA.

O - It's alright, a lot like their Sweet Action with more hops in the boil. Won't be searching this one out.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a lightly hazy orange-gold with 2 fingers of sticky white head.

Juicy aroma of orange and fresh-cut grass.

The taste duplicates the aroma perfectly. A light malty note comes in at the finish.

Medium bodied and slightly dry with a lighter carbonation.

I love this IPA from Sixpoint. A hop lovers beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Pours a slightly hazy gold. Citrusy aroma. Flowery and peppery hoppiness, followed by a crisp maltines and minerals. Peppery, grassy hops lead to a crisp finish with moderate, if not curiously funky bitterness. Quite drinkable, despite the funky bitterness.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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

A: Pours a rich copper color with a thin off-white head. Slight lacing down the glass.

S: Damn. Big pine hops with a ton of hop resin and a good amount of grapefruit pith.

T: Tons and tons of grapefruit pith, pine sap and resin. A touch of malt and orange sweetness late. An absolute hop bomb and a keeper.

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3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I was delighted to see the Sixpoint can collection is now available in the Chicago market. Poured a 16 oz can into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Appearance is mostly clear orange with hint of haze. Dense white head upon pour with heavy sticky lacing left behind. Head retention is pretty good. The aroma features some what I believe to be summit hops. The nose has that slightly onion-y hop character with notes of pine and white cracker in there as well. The taste has tons of hops all over. A bit of the onion character comes through with resinous hops towards the finish. The finish is quite bitter. The malt profile is subdued and overshadowed by the hops. The mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, this isn't my favorite hop profile which I believe has more to do varietals used versus the brewing process. Otherwise, the balance is decent.

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3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Seen these guys popping up in Chicago, so I thought I'd give it a try. Can: best by 11/19/2012.

Poured entire 16 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Medium amber colored, with an inch of off-white head. I won't waste a ton of time reviewing this: everything is pretty average. I can't detect anything in particular in the smell or taste. There is a bit of lingering bitterness on the back end. In a crowded market, it's hard to come back to this one, unless there was a sale/etc. I dig the cans.

Summary: at the same price, at the same abv, NB Ranger beats this one. Not bad, but needs some work to compete in this class. Love the name, though.

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Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 2,326 ratings.
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