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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Poured into a mason jar from a 16oz can.

Pours a nice bright copper color with some great orange hues. A thick and chunky off-white head forms that recedes very slowly and leaves some nice lacing all over the edges of the jar.

Very nice resinous hop notes. Intense citrus hop notes with some grapefruit juice and grapefruit rind notes. Nice mild caramel sweetness.

Starts off with intense citrus notes. Grapefruit and tangerines notes are present as well. Bready and tasty grain notes are present and mix well with the intense citrus notes. Tons of grapefruit present all around with some slight resinous and hop juice sweetness on the background. Mouthfeel is crisp and dray with a great intense bitter finish.

Pretty good brew. It had been a while since I had some of this. Still pretty good. Grassy and herbal with tons of citrus notes. Very nice.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden yellow that pours crisp with a light and frothy head.

Grapefruit, toasted nuts, orange zest, and resiny hops.

Orange and grapefruit, very bitter on the back end.

Mouthfeel is very light and mellow for an IPA, but finishes strong and bitter.

Overall not my favorite six point brew, but a damn tasty one.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange amber with a little haze. A tall head of soft creamy foam that fell slowly to some crags and splotchy lace that really does settle into rings around the glass just like the stripes of a tiger. Just peachy to look at. Nose is finding me and it’s bountiful and floral. Plenty of pine, resin, grapefruit, tangerine and good bread from a rich malt spine. Gotta admit that this is one of the best noses on an IPA. Malt opens up as it warms with caramel and some apricot from the hops. I happen to love malt and for an IPA this one starts out with a big taste of biscuit , the hops are light and bitter over top of that. Some citrus rind and a little sour bite from the grapefruit, then pine, a little nutty flavor and some delicate hop oil takes you into a dry finish. Aftertaste is sweet with perfumey hops, malt, the apricot, honey and bread. Clean and crisp with a lasting bitter that never outdoes the underlying sweetness. Engaging and spirited.

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

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy, golden-orange color with a two-finger head of creamy, off-white foam that supplied some decent lacing around the edges of the glass.

S: Spicy grains and tropical fruits with tones of fruity, pungent hops. A nice all-around, citrusy aroma.

T: Smooth, sweet, and creamy malts arrive first, with lots of floral, fruity characteristics. Touches of grapefruit and mango come across the palate, which turns towards bitter hops resins that uphold the citrus fruit nature of the brew, but also inject spicy, peppery and herbal, green notes. The finish is dry, bitter and snappy with a lingering hop resin.

M: Medium bodied IPA with a very American hop approach. Bitter and resinous at times, while also drying the sweet, creaminess of the malts.

O: A pretty sturdy American IPA all around; the 6.4% ABV is modest, yet noticeable in the finish and mix of hop heat, malts are grainy as they are semisweet and buttery. The fruity and floral character runs aplenty and the mouthfeel is clean, yet interesting enough to give you something to chew on.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bonbini26
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Cask @ the blind tiger 09-14-08

A- Poured into a mug an amber/orange color with a minimal white head that quickly diminished to nothing.

S- Huge hops on the nose here with some pine and citrus notes.

T-Tastes like the smell, heavy duty hops, pine and grapefruit with a mild bitterness.

M- Such a nice hop balance attacking the pallet

D- This drinks very smooth with little fizz, and could drink this all day

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Photo of mikeg67
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours orange with a fluffy white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is of orange fruit, hops and some caramel.
Medium, very creamy body. Flavors are of citrus hops in the beginning, followed by caramel malt and orange fruit.
Also there were unpleasant meaty off notes, which I assumed were coming from tap lines or glass. I don’t want to take away points for that. Otherwise it was very nice brew.

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3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
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 +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip on 9/11/11

Best before December 1, 2011

Thanks to MbpBugeye

Pours a bright, almost industrial orange; however, once in the glass it settles with a darker, denser, almost murky appearance. One finger head drops slowly to a thin layer. Nice rings of lace.

Fresh, green hops greeted the nostrils after cracking open the can - pine and zesty citrus. The aromatic after it's been poured are a bit more obscure. Sure, pine is had in reasonable quantity and there is a blend of citric tones buried therein, but there is also a distinct note of bubble gum and, at times, notions of toothpaste. Lightly toasted grains, too. Herbal tones creep about.

Sip number one (and all subsequent sips, for that matter) finds a green hop assault - herbal, floral, dry pine resin and, too a much lesser degree, lemon and other pithy, peely citrus. Despite the herbal prominence, there is still plenty of room for a piney crackle, there is. Malts are toned down to a seldom appreciable territory; just a few grain and biscuit hints linger towards the finish. The hops have a heavy kick, though bitterness is well-proportioned.

Medium body with appropriately active carbonation. I say that because said carbonation pushes the cracklin' hops even further to the fore. The feel is slightly sticky with resin and is dry, dry, dry.

This is a good IPA, but certain aspects prevent it from being entirely in line with my favorites of the style. That said, if I lived in the distribution area or if this were my local IPA, I imagine my palate would quickly shift and acclimate to this particular flavor profile and it would quickly become a favorite. This is ridiculously easy to drink and I wish I had more.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of goblue3509
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a frothy two finger head which gives way to skim and edges. The beer leaves nice striped lace on parts of the glass. The aroma is good but very faint, you really have to search it out. The aroma is of citrus notes up front with floral and earthy notes coming through at the end. The taste has a nice hop character of citrus and floral hops up front with earthy hops bringing up the rear. There are also nice malt and spice notes. This beer isn't a hop bomb, well blended. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall a very good beer, great look and nice balanced flavor. A very good session ipa.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of garuda
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Hazed orange body with a thick white head that has good retention and great lacing.

S - All hops in the nose. Floral, pine, some citrus/orange. I'd rate it even higher, but it has a spiciness at the back end that just doesn't work for me.

T - Similar to the nose, packed with hops without being too bitter, with a light caramel sweetness. As it warms, though, the finish starts tasting soapy and astringent.

M - Starts off well with a medium body and carbonation, but it quickly dies to almost no carbonation, and a watery mess.

O - Started off well, but then just went downhill. I'm not intrigued enough to try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into DH IPA glass.

A: Golden hue. Tons of rising effervescence. Giant, fluffy, frothy, white head. Settles very slowly and craters unevenly. Lots of dry, sticky lacing.

S: Floral hops, lemon and grapefruit citrus, and pine resin.

T: Steely hop bite.

M: Bitter and moderately heavy body. Steely finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Lots of effervescence, large head, and plenty of dry, sticky, lacing. Nose is floral, with citrus, and pine resin. Hoppy and steely. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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