Bengali Tiger | Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
2,331 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
2,331
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
477
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Ratings: 2,331 |  Reviews: 588
Photo of Kegatron
2.91/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with several fingers of robust off-white head. This retains with a foamy ¼ finger that leaves back a rich cascade of sticky lacing which hang in thick swathes down the sides of the glass. The aroma is a combination of floral and herbal tones, with that deep herbal character REALLY picking up as this warms. Pine and some light peppery spice mingle in as well, as does an underlying zesty citric smelling bitterness. The malts add just a light sugary doughiness to the edges of nose, mainly staying in the background of this.

The taste is muted flavors of grapefruit and herbal notes, which at least segue into a dry feeling finish of pith and pine. The malt profile mostly has a grainy sweetness to it that offers up some balancing sugars but that seems to be the extent of it, as the focus here seems to mostly be on the hops (or what is left of them). The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness that is undercut by a mellow and slick herbal feel. Alcohol is mostly well hid, with just some light warmth in the finish. This is solid.

This beer was about 2 months old in the can when I had it and the hops shouldn’t have faded this much in that length of time. It’s a shame to, because I’ve had this beer on draft, really liked it, and could feel the promise of a solid American IPA there on the edges of this. It just wasn’t to be. I understand that they are still getting their groove down on this canning line and hopefully things will improve. I’d be willing to check out a fresher example down the line.

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Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour served in a pint glass for $5.50. Sampled on 9/1/10.

A: One finger of foamy off-white head with big sudsy bubbles. Above average retention leaves a sudsy film with lacing already grabbing a hold of the glass. The body is hazy, if not murky (around 25% transparency), and a rustic orange and brown combination of colors. Lacing in nearly entire sheets. Some light-colored small flecks of particulate hover in the beer.

S: Minimal malt presence with aromas of bread and not much else. As it warms, light caramel presents. Hop aromas are dominated by citrusy orange and tangerine, then backed by a grassy scent and flower stems.

T: The flavors more than less follow. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Somewhat chalky on the end with a touch of alcohol and a dry finish.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-full with a thick creamy texture. The level of carbonation is perfect. Fine fizzy bubbles roll gracefully over the tongue with adequate duration.

D: This score is for drinkability...and the drinkability is very good.

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Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent!

A very unique dry hopped smell! I would love to know their technique to harnessing the aroma. Its awesome. Dank and citrus hops.

Slightly hazy appearance. Quickly dissipating head.

Taste - also very unique. Excellent citrus hop flavor...definite english influence overall...balanced by biscuity estery maltiness. Very old world tasting.

Mouthfeel is great...very smooth...nice carbing...small bubbles so as not to create that carbonation sting that interferes with flavor...close to cask like quality.

Overall - I can't put my finger on the aroma/flavor that they have created. I notice it in their other ales. Its like they somehow married english, belgian, and american yeast to create this very unique quality. I can't describe it but I love it.

Try any of Six Point's offerings and you won't be disappointed!

Cheers!

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of calmstock
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ceraphin
5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of avalon07
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: There was a strong hops presence in the aroma with pine, citrus, and malt as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by the hops, with a whole lot of pine, resin and citrus thrown in. Some malt, but not that much. A very vibrant flavor that almost seems like a DIPA in character.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is simply a well made, very enjoyable IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks cosmicevan!

A - Pours an orange, light amber color with a foam 1.5" thick. The foam itself has a slight orange tint and it sticks to the glass like cotton as the liquid goes down.

S - Some sweet, floral, citrus tones with a hint of pine. Overall a very inviting and pleasurable smell with this one. Faint lemon in there too.

T - The first thing that jumps out is the sweetness as it hits the tongue but then loads of hoppy pine jump in and make it a fiesta. A nice bite to it.

M - Medium carbonation with a slight dry finish. Aftertaste of pine sticks around a little too much for me.

O - A very nice IPA. I'd definitely get more of this one.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Murky dark orange with a two finger frothy cream-colored head that leaves large swaths of foamy head behind as I work my way down the pint glass.
S. Heavy grapefruit rind and raunchy pine resin, but not in a particularly sugary way, I cannot detect any of the malt presence by smell alone... I was expecting something more tropical in the nose but it was not to be had.
T. A fairly acerbic and raw straightforward power chord of pine resin flavor tempered with dank cannabis harmonics, malt flavors only come through on the backside of the finish. And that seems to be it. Just pine cones and weed with a brief malt chaser. However, this particular pairing of hopping aspects is something that seems to play well off each other, they compliment well and the interaction is intriguing to my tastebuds despite the lack of complexity.
M. Pretty standard, medium body and well carbonated.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,331 ratings