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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - OCT 2, 2015
Draft at JFK airport, 10:30am. Nothing wrong with that, right? Big rich IPA with lots of delicious malt and a nice hop balance that's not too overpowering but still delivers a good flavor. A solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2015
On tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam Netherlands. Orange copper, clear, with a white head. Aromas of citrus, lemon, mango. Taste is bitter and hoppy with citrus, orange, tangerine. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Can from Wholefoods. Citrus, tropical, and slightly sweaty aroma. Bitter citrus and resin taste with floral notes. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (130) - durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2015
12 OZ."dynamite stick" can from BoomBox pack into a tulip glass. Best by (my adjustment) 2/10/2016. A: Big 3 finger beige head atop medium burnt gold body. very good clarity and head retention. A few rising bubbles. Patchy lacing. Very nice looking. S: Earthy smell from the can. Once poured, light orange is noticed and also a light caramel sweetness. Surprisingly light aroma but the beer is very cold. T: Toast and a cardboardy malt flavor. Noticeable booze and bitter orange pith follow. A little juiciness on the finish is the nicest aspect of the taste. Just slightly boozy. M: Weighty side of medium bodied. Active carbonation tingle.Surprisingly clean finish does have a bit of coating oiliness. O: Admittedly not my favorite style due to the strength but a tasty ale. Not one I’d seek but glad I’ve now tried another Sixpoint product. I look forward to trying all I can find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2015
355ml can served in a pint glass. Pours a clear orange color forming a medium, creamy, solid and persistent white head that forms lots of soapy lingering lacings in the glass. Very flowery nose. Strong notes of pale malts, caramel, crystal malts and citrus fruits. Quite grassy too. Slightly sweet upfront taste becoming quickly dry and bitter. Strong notes of sweet pale malts in the mouth too. Grassy hops. Great and persistent hops bitterness. Strong notes of grapefruit. Medium body. Average carbonation. Persistent citrus and grassy aftertaste. Very good drinkability. Great American IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11065) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
Draught. Amber coloured dense light beige head. Aroma flowers, fruits flowers herbs caramel flavour. Medium to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3676) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Can, at home, of course in the dining room!
Pours a hazy deep golden color with a very big head and some nice lacing on the glass.

The flavor is nicely pungently hoppy... in a leafy & mildly fruity way. There is a bit of malt in there in a sort of toasty on caramel way, but mostly the aroma is way hop forward.

The flavor is again, dominantly hoppy. It’s got that raw hop thing happening, which I don’t like.... but it’s got a bunch more nice things like leafy and grassy hops with some light citrus fruit. Again, the malt is a thing in the flavor here, but it’s not there in any over-sweet or annoying way. There is some toast & some toffee, but they play way in the background to the (surprisingly) pleasant hop character. On the dry to sweet scale this one hits medium about as well as I can imagine any beer being.

Really, for something admitting to be an "English IPA" this is about as good as it gets... this means nothing against IPAs brewed in the UK, just I generally don’t care for US brewed beers that claim themselves English-Style interpretations of IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (564) - - SEP 11, 2015
Light amber, clear. Full body, strong flavor, well carbonated, long palate. Very bitter, dry. Hoppy, resiny. Intense but something missing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1007) - Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Can. Pours clear caramel with white head and lacing. Nose is floral and some caramel. Taste is similar with maybe a little pine. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2015
3oz sample at Cerveza Mexico 2015. Clear golden with a frothy offwhite head. Floral hoppy aromas with hints of resin and caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Well balanced with a dry and heavy hoppy and bitter finish. Hoppy and pleasant. Very standard.

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