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 druptight
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am always weary of a beer that comes in aluminum but the pour on this one is outstanding! Rich, whip cream-like head that is immobile for a long time. Is also of an orangish hue Non see-through. Scents of orange and grapefruit come through on the nose. A far cry from skunked macros outta cans. Very pleasant scented. Tastes a bit different. Still taste the orange and a bit of a sharp grapefruit on the back but didn't leave a pleasant after taste. Lacing continues down the glass. Something is off on the taste, can't pinpoint it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. It tastes like it has some type of a Belgian wheat base?

I would never refuse this one, it is good, but a bit off for me in taste. Definitely would order one at a bar, but I don't know about a case at a state store.

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Photo of felixljr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of rwrk42
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden cloudy copper color that has a nice froth and lace

Smell: Malt and HOPS, HOPS and more Hops. Very nice smell of hops with a slight fruity undertone.

Taste: The can description hits it right on the nose. Malt taste followed by a wave of bitter hops, pine and citrus. Incredible character of hops but very smooth at the same time. A bit of a bitter finish
One of the best IPAs you can buy. Highly recommend

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Photo of grahambo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of thedoer
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a very hazy golden color. Nice thick white heading that leaves a bunch of lacing after every sip.

Nose is very fruity, juicy and tropical. There is a dreaded onion aroma to that I just do not like. It is very unappealing and just seems to sit in the background.

However the taste does not bring this dreaded onion in with it. This is damn hoppy and bready. Nice thick, syrupy, carmamel backbone that just seems to balance the heavy piney and resinous flavors.

Mouth I would see is borderline full bodied if not then as full bodied an IPA can get. Heavy buttery esters linger on the palate after a few sips.

Overall not bad but this was a bit heavier than I like my IPAs.

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Photo of Zono
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mbs11
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DocJ87
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of brystmar
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jeffmart22
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky light amber color with a one finger head that dissipates. The head quickly reappears when the beer is disturbed. Nice tiger stripe lacing on the glass.

A - Heavy pine hop aroma pouring out of this beer. A slight sweet malt undertone, but this aroma is very pine forward.

T - Much less hoppy than expected because of the huge hop aroma. It does start out with a nice hop bitterness but it fades quickly to finish semi sweet and dry.

M - Light to medium in body. Flavor duration is medium. Carbonated very well.

O - Great aroma but it let me wanting more hop flavor. I will drink again.

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Photo of Brad007
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color with a frothy head into my glass. Not bad for the style but could be clearer.

Sweet malt with only a touch of hops on the nose. Buttery too. Doesn't smell like an American IPA. Reminds me more of an English IPA.

The taste confirms my thoughts. Very sweet with only a touch of hops.

Ditto. There's a bit more hop presence but not by much.

The best before date is 2/14/12. If it was supposed to be hoppier, I cannot tell at this point. Not a bad effort though. It might also be a BA mis-classification as this is definitely closer to an English IPA.

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Photo of timbre
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of keenan41
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of danielp215
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of astrobomb
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tiger orange with stiff tawny foam that lumps and leaves soap scum lace. Cinnamon, caramel and resiny dank on the nose.
Graham cracker, dried apricot and a bit of strawberry with cedar and orange oil hops.
Fruity finish and drying linger. Medium, chewy, sticky.

Gooey, gloopy hops, but that doesn’t mean IBUs or aroma. Somehow doesn’t hold your attention; less than the sum of its parts. Based on reputation, a bit underwhelmed by this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tjkinate
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


A: Cloudy orange bodied brew topped by a 2+ fingered soapy white head. The head displayed solid retention and lacing.

S: I could smell the hops spewing from this beer several feet away! The floral notes were accompanied with pine, bready notes, and citrus

T: I was really looking forward to this, but was met with disappointment. The front was good, but the flavors quickly dropped off and were met with medicated bitterness.

M: Well carbonated

O: Will not be seeking out again.

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