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Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger is reminiscent of the century-old English IPA. In my perspective, many current IPAs suffer from lacking substance; unbalanced by a hoppy assertiveness that is not substantiated by a strong foundation of rich malt flavors. Our interpretation uses the highest-quality, floor-malted base malt, which lends a full-bodied and rich caramel flavor. We mash at high temperatures and add generous amounts of specialty malts to further emphasize a strong foundation of malt as leverage for our generous additions of hops… Which are indeed generous. We use a total of three different hop strains, and add a total of six different additions throughout the process. The Bengali Tiger has a hoppy snap upfront, but strides at a steady pace, and finishes balanced. The signature characteristic of the Tiger is the aroma… we use massive quantities of whole East Kent Goldings hops to dry hop in our conditioning tanks. The result? The essential oils from the hops are an enticing treat before every sip. Notice the lacing of stripes around the pint glass as you finish your glass; it’s the mark of the Tiger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (517) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Can from Drinks of the World. A strong and powerful IPA, yet not ultimately refined. Quite fresh and grass-hoppy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma is fruity and grassy as expected, juicy hops and quite a lot of malty backbone shine through. Taste is fruity and with a more classic hop-profile. Sweet oranges, a little earthy and a pretty solid malt body, in the end there ’s a lingering pine bitterness. Very well executed IPA with some more weight towards the classic feel but still being modern.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
24/X/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can from a trade @ MOAR buffalo turds tasting (home) - BB: n/a, canned: VII/27/15 (2015-1506) Thanks to halo3one for the trade!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, mango, exotic fruits, peaches. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, hoppy, lots of grapefruit, some caramel malts. Aftertaste: exotic fruits, citrus, melons, grapefruit, bit resinous, malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2015
Can at The Linen Weaver. Slightly opaque amber with a soapy head. Big resin hop and malt aroma. Resin hop flavour makes way for some nice citrus. Solid malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (698) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
Burk från snabbköp nyc. Guldig vätska. Lätt frisk och fruktig doft. I smak känns blött gräs citrus och i eftersmak grape

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
fruit hoppy aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, fruit hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
Light amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. HOppy aroma, grassy, herbal and notes of mango. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (689) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: October 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: A busy weekend concludes with a beer much suggested in my beer circles... APPEARANCE: thick, frothing white head rolls out the can with vibrancy, despite my average pour; the head holds steady, displaying sponge-like spacing; the body is clear, copper-amber in color and understated in it effervescence... AROMA: beautifully clean spruce scent to start; grapefruit and floral overtones also demand attention... PALATE: smooth, medium-bodied, lively enough to encourage sips in bunches; finish is pleasant, light, and sustained... TASTE: grapefruit and spruce, as the nose suggests; the caramel rounds almost to an ESB quality, before dovetailing back to the hoppiness befitting an IPA... this manages to be an understated, respectful IPA... OVERALL: a Beer Advocate thread lead me to this, and although the beer does not develop the tiger stripes it aspires to-at least in my glass--it fulfills the flavor pedigree others have suggested; the caramel really distinguishes the Bengali from other IPAs...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2015
33cl can courtesy of and shared with Tderoeck. Dorée - orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet léger et épicé, houblonné moyen aux effluves nobles et un léger rétro agrumes. Palais est houblonné modéré, retrouve des notes agrumes, pointe de pin, côté plus sec, noble d’un houblon anglais, malt pâle, presque pils crisp et léger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Tap @Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Aroma is orange, apricot, mango, hints of grapefruit, some malty notes. Deep amber, clear, medium white head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, orange, mango, nicely rounded malt bone. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice and long aftertaste, light dry and bitter. Supernice refreshing ipa! n

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