Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale | Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Voodoo Bengal Pale AleVoodoo Bengal Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
37 IBU

Added by theboozecruise on 01-03-2011

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 137
Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of rocky cream colored head. Great lacing & average head retention

S: Slight breadyness

T: Light maltyness, some toastyness up front, plus dryness, Sweet breadyness, slight astringency & a little toastyness as this warms. Finishes toasty, dry & with woody hops

MF: Light/medium body, firm carbonation, decent balance

Drinks easy, sort of a throwback Pale Ale

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange-brown in color, with minimal head. Taste is malty sweet:caramel, toffee, pale malts. On the sweeter side with medium body. Tasty pale ale that I could have several of. Really impressed with Tin Roof's interpretation of the style.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice Louisiana brew. Notes of honey and malt. A bit of an imperfect aftertaste. I have found that "great" beer is hard to find down here. Exhibit A. Good, not great.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, canned 12/10/15. Pours a beautiful orange with a 2 inch white head that leaves behind some nice lace.

Smell is tangerine, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste is exactly what you would expect, not overly bitter and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, the right amount of life, not dry, and very easy drinking.

Overall nothing to wow, but a very solid Pale Ale.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Great white head on this golden amberish color. not much smell but slight citrus somewhere in there. Some citrus in this slightly bitter tasting beer. medium body and carbonation. ok beer but Id never get it again.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local, in-person trader, tone77, headed Due South for a while and returned with a bunch of CANs for me in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! It is like a twist on the old t-shirts in that my buddy visited the south and all I got was a bunch of CANs. In this case, that's okay by me.

From the CAN: "Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana"; "Geaux Local. Drink Tin Roof Beer."; "Ameri[CAN] Pale Ale Balanced to Perfection"; "Just like rain falling on a tin roof, there's nothing more comforting than that first sip of Tin Roof beer. Brewed to perfection on Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Tin Roof is our culture, our way, our beer."

Wahoo! Once more, the Crack! unveiled a brimful craft CAN by giving me a spritz across my fingertips. Tone77 was CANcerned that they were beginning to age, so I am employing the gentlest of Glugs as a result. I still got three-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with decent retention which left some nice lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber /Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose came off ad more malty than they probably intended, but cirCANstances were beyond my CANtrol. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had definitely taken a turn for the malty, but it had a nutty, pecan-like flavor which was actually pretty nice. Finish was semi-sweet, very nutty, but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from draft
Pours hazy copper with white head, smells of bready malty yeast with bitter tones, tastes bready overall with hoppy overtones well balanced, smooth creamy mouthfeel with lasting finish.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a bit of citrus. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some citrus, sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Color is pale orange, very little head. Faint scents of citrus, some hops, malt. Taste is malt up front with some hop bitterness, mild aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Overall a pretty average pale ale, very drinkable, decent flavor.

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Photo of Redrover
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this on at the Bayou Burger Bar on Bourbon. I think it is the best place to catch sports in the quarter. Good beer options, tons of TVs and decent food.

Served in a goblet (!), the beer is a dark copper with a really clingy tan head.

It has a nose of caramel and some citrus. It is inviting and fresh.

Taste is mildly bitter with lots of sweet malts. Slightly nutty with some low levels of citrus. I like how this one hangs together.

The mouth is good. Nice carbonation over a medium body.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark reddish amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing clings to the glass leaving small clots behind.

S- Somewhat sweet cereal grain aroma with some light hops.

T- Pretty standard pale ale flavor that's a bit on the malty side and exhibits some enjoyable sweetness. The bitterness is very mild but makes for some easy drinking as the alcohol is well concealed.

M- Also standard. Not a lot of pop or zing from the hops or carbonation. Medium body.

O- I've had this, Juke Joint IPA and the Watermelon Wheat by Tin Roof, all of which are pretty pedestrian. Probably won't try anymore of these guys' beers.

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Photo of Mikecap
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear deep amber with a one finger whitish head that fades quickly leaving some noticeable lacing.

Smell: Caramel malt, pine and some citrus. Nothing too pronounced by an okay aroma for a pale ale.

Taste: Some earthy notes and a good batch of citrus. Light grapefruit some pineapple but a bit of an off-taste too, again, only okay. As others have mentioned, strange aftertaste:

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Not exactly watery but bordering on that, I like more body to a pale ale.

Overall: Eh, Tin Roof is local but I've yet to be thrilled. If it was really hot, I'd drink this again, but I think their amber ale is better.

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Photo of rudzud
2.01/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark amber hue with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly to leave a thin blanket. Next to no lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, some light alcohol, and some vegetable hops. Solvent notes, cleaning supplies?

T - Light malty sweetness, super light pine, faint melon notes. Mostly that vegetable hops, solvent almost chemical after taste, light bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is average, light carbonation, thin/watery.

O - Overall, hugely disappointed by this beer. Ugh, its tough to find a solid brew from Louisiana.

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Photo of bmwats
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 1 finger, densely foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Never fully dissipates. I've opened several of these, and they always explode out of the can. I don't mean that in a bad way... they just have a really nice carbonation to them. Very thick, persistent, coating lacing.

S: Papery, crisp pine, and resin.

T: A very soft resiny hop with something of a very light woody character.

M: Really crisp. Fairly light body, but not washed-out.

D: Really easy drinking brew. Well-balanced.

Atmosphere is really nice. Dark hue, dense thick head, really heavy lacing. Nose is a little piney and a little resiny. Light and crisp resiny hop character with a touch of wood. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed copper color with a off-white head that settled to a layer leaving a few spots of lacing.

S - earthy and floral aroma.

T - malt is the main flavor here earthy with a hint of floral hops and light bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - just an average pale ale.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal has a thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, streaming bubbles, and very thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can detect some roasted malt, sweetness, and hop oil. Taste is of sweet malt, bread crust, bitter hops, and some light sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, I think this is a delicious beer.


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Photo of davecavemaster
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a translucent copper orange, with continuous small bubble streams rising from the bottom of the glass. The head is a thick beige foam that sticks to the glass with good lacing while you drink.

Aroma is heavy with floral hops and citrus, and a hint of caramel/malt sweetness.

Voodoo Bengal has a classic pale ale taste. It has 4 different types of hops in it, and that's the flavor that hits you first. The beer also has a good sweet malt balance to it. There is a good hop bitterness to it at the finish.

A good tasting beer, but a bit thin feeling in your mouth, despite the moderate carbonation it has. It does lend itself to being a good session beer.

Overall, I certainly like it. Makes me wish I had a big plate of crawfish in front of me!

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Photo of Electros
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in colour and very clean pour. Small amount of head retention. Smell light caramel, and citrus. The hop note is apparent on first sip, but leaves very quickly. Medium malt taste. All flavours balance well, this a more traditional rendition of a British Pale ale.

Thanks Evan!

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Photo of cvm4
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a translucent golden amber with a 2 finger bone head. Okay lacing.

S - Faint sugars, grassy & roasty notes.

T - Light grassy hops, molasses & a slightly bitter finish.

M - Crisp, drinkable good carbonation.

O - Not a wow style of beer but it'll hit the spot.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, and a slight funky and rotten aroma that fades over time. Taste is much the same without the funky/rotten element but there is an earthy and herbal finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a weird smell but decent taste.

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Photo of acevenom
4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at The Chimes on Highland in Baton Rouge. The beer appeared amber in color and had a thin white head. There were some visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The aroma was malty with some hops. It smelled a little sweet. The flavor was bready and mildly sweet with soem grassy hops. the body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is smooth and the drinkability is high. This is a very good pale ale that is worth trying.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper orange, little froth and lacing. Scent is mostly grassy hops, faintly sweet malts, light toasted grain, touch of muddy and metallic water. Leads with grassy and spicy but only lightly bitter hops, malt backbone is light and muddled, almost more sugary than malty. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Almost too pale of a pale ale.

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Photo of JayS2629
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a soapy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of toast, with some scortched molasis notes, and even some roasty tones. Also a nice grassy hops in the back.

Nice balance of grassy and floral hops woth a caramel bottom. Hints of molasis and some roasty notes.

The beer feels fine. Interesting and easy to drink. Definitely try one.

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Photo of kevo237
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Burgersmith in Lafayette.

This was the only Tin Roof beer at Burgersmith. Initially, this beer had a burnt taste that I could not describe. This taste was only present in the first few sips. Mouthfeel was decent. Taste was a decent Pale Ale taste. I suppose the beer ended short on the palate. Overall, this was just a decent pale ale. Nothing great, but a good enough offering from a local brewery.

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Photo of utah44
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a special Perfect Tin pint glass. Deep amber color with an adequate head which was well laced. Lots of carbonation. A notable roast taste with hoppy undertones. Nice balance between the malts and the slightly bitter hops gave a pleasing mouthfeel. Also, hints of a perfusion of mirliton and night-flowering jasmine, possibly an influence of the Louisiana cane sugar. A great pale ale that I would heartily recommend to my beer-swilling relatives. Look forward to drinking in from a bottle.

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