Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

very good
2,325 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 Jimbolikesbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GPHarris
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber.
s - grapefruit and other citrus aromas with a hint of caramel.
t - big, lip-smackingly good citrus.
m - medium thickness.
o - terrific AIPA and one i'd gladly go to again.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy orange with a cream colored head. sticky.

S-smells like candied nectarine, doesn't smell good. medium strength

T-comes in with a taste of grains and some tangerine and an underlying taste of pale belgian spices. its a good taste that lasts and forms a decent after-taste. terrible for an IPA though

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is a terrible IPA, but a fairly decent beer. honestly, it tastes more like a belgian pale ale brewed in america. i really don't detect any hoppiness to it at all, but i get a lot of belgian sugars and it does have that citrus aspect common in pale ales. i'd like to try this fresh some day, or directly out of the tallboy. something i'm willing to give another chance, but still overall a disappointment

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Photo of hosehead83
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz. "tallboy" can into a standard pint glass.
Apricot/copper in color, with a big blooming head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint citrus hops,mineral, hint of sulfur.
Taste-Toasted malt, citrus rind, herbal hops. Nicely balanced and friendly with spicy dishes.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow orange with a nice 2 inch creamy, foamy head and nice lacing.

Smell - Hops, floral, fruity with lemon, orange, grapefruit, some malts. Piney with some added sugars and spices. Not overly strong aromoa.

Taste - Ipa? FIrst upfront flavor was pilsner malts, some added sugars with a hop backbone. Really malty, floral and hoppy, but the hops werent as strong and piney, citric or bitter as i was expecting. Caramel and added sugars come out along with some spices to give more flavor. Also has a saison feel, earthy, light and floral flavors in each drink.

Mouthfeel - Light and easy actually on mouth. Floral grassy notes coat tounge with sugars, hops and malts. Palette does get a little more hops at the finish. Aftertaste is a little bitter and hop resin sting is left.

Overall - Not the hop heavy ipa i was looking for. This is more like a combo of a ipa, pilsner, and saision. Killer balance, you really get each flavor quite well, with out one dominate over the other. No alcohol noticed, Fair price and its canned! If your looking for something different, and not a hop bomb, this is worth a drink. It does lose points since this isnt a standard ipa.

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Photo of Cresant
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours slightly hazy orange with a nice sized frothy head, decent head retention and lacing.
S- The smell is not quite as strong as I thought it may be. It has a malt profile that reminds me of and English style lager and the hop profile is mostly focused around pine and resin.
T- An extremely well blended and well balanced IPA, its less bitter and more drinkable then I had expected. Its has a smooth unique malt feel to it, some caramel notes but the malt flavor and feel of this beer remind me of an English lager. The hop presence is stronger then the modest bitterness leads on, It is very piney and resinous but reflects the malts perfectly.
M- This brew had an incredible feel to it. It is not too bitter or heavy and goes down smooth. Great carbonation and a pleasant aftertaste.
O- Everything from the packaging, the cans and the beer itself let me feel like im drinking something of the highest quality. This is and excellent and unique tasting IPA that I am glad to have had.

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Photo of kenito799
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

Amber hazy brew with a beautiful creamy head, leaves waves of lovely lace on the glass, very nice.

Piney, citrusy, and floral hops aromas. Classic American IPA territory.
The palate is aggressively bitter, hopheads should love it. The finish is very bitter grapefruit pitrh bitter, screaming for the next sip where the lovely creamy balanced malt softens the blow. really appetizing and delicious. Not for those who shy away from bitterness. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel is exceptional. Uber-fresh in that great can. Solid beer from the home city, gotta love it.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured fom can into a Stone pint.

A- dark caramel with a 3" white head. Glass covered in lacing cobwebs.

S- spicy orange rind with dank, earthy/pine hops.

T- pale malts, slight sweetness. Some citrus and spice with pine hop bitterness at the finish.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Slight creaminess but a touch watery.

O- just an ok ipa. Don't think I would have it again.

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Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bengali Tiger is a great name for a IPA. Sixpoint knows how to market - a great 16 oz silver can with the bright orange....boy I could not wait to open this. It poured a nice light amber with a nice off-white head...however, it is a average tasting IPA. The aromas are subtle and tastes underwhelming. There is hoppy flavor but it fails a bit dull. It is smooth tasting, but too smooth - IPA are not meant to be SO drinkable and smooth. Listen, have a bunch of these at party in the spring or summer and you have a hit, a real nice session beer. But it is not a world-class IPA.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of BB1313
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a beautiful hazy burnt orange, great fluffy white head that sticks around, lacing and retention looks wicked, really nice looking IPA. The aromas are subtle and candy-like.. they're nice aromas, but not really aggressive. Tastes underwhelming.. everything sort of falls flat. Tastes bitter with really no flavor. These flavors aren't flashy, just straight up bitter and becomes very one dimensional although there's a slight fruity lemon aftertaste. Malt is present. Mouthfeel is very nice, rich and creamy, right on. Finishes pretty clean and dry for the most part. And reguardless of how I'm not crazy about the hop profile, it's pretty easy to drink and goes down smooth.

I'm not crazy about this one, although there is alot I really like about it, unfortunately not really the way it tastes. Unique take on the style though. I can understand why people enjoy this one, I can dig it, but it's not what I look for in an IPA.

Righteous Ale is much more enjoyable, IMHO.

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of 57md
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is copper with a finger of head that was retained for some time. The foam also created some nice lacing on the glass as the drink went down.

Nose is herbal and piney. The combination dry and bitter taste is reminiscent to Two-Hearted, but it is better. However, much like Two-Hearted, it is distinctly less hoppy than I would like in an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixpoint was just introduced to Northeast Ohio. Being a huge fan of IPA's, I thought this would be the perfect one to make my first beer tried and reviewed of their's.

Poured from a 16 oz can from a cardboard four-pack box bearing a "best by" date of July 30, 2012 into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy tangerine-orange with a 1/2" off-white head that leaves plenty of foamy lacing down the sides.

Smell is not typical for an IPA; rather, it has more of a pilsner aroma, with plenty of straw, grassy greens, floral notes, and the slightest hint of citrus orange. There is a noticeable absence of any hop aroma to this brew.

Taste starts grassy and bitter, like dandelion greens, with hints of pine and very mild citrus. The malt is clean and understated, but the spicy hops give this a full, bitter finish. This ale begins to sweeten as it warms.

Medium bodied, this is a smooth drinking beer with a nice bitter, but not too dry, aftertaste. The tongue does get a bit tacky, though, as I progress through the beer. I know what I'm taking next time I go camping!

A very pleasant IPA that smooths out as it warms.

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