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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leebotton (205) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Can. Sweet nectar rich honey aroma with a golden orange colour. Citrus, orangey flavour, refreshing with a lot of substance. Fairly simple character but well balanced and appropriately bittersweet. A little malty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (339) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass: Pours amber with a nice white head, with decent lacing. Aroma is orange peel, caramel, and a little funk. Taste is a strong caramel malt body, a bit hoppy,with a little citrus and earth. Medium body, high carbonation. It’s way too malty for my taste in an IPA. It’s alright.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr.Drei (24) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
This is a well-balanced IPA that is well-worth trying. It is one of my current favorites that is easy to acquire in my region. It pours clear with a nice head and a fruity aroma. The taste is medium with respect to both bitterness and sweetness and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (628) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz slim can into a stemmed boulevard glass. Pours a dark amber marmalade color, with gold and copper hues. Lacing is sporadic and covers parts of the glass, and it seems the tiger lines are in fact apparent. Aroma is is malt bases, organic soil, fertizlier, aged orange peel, and rotten pear. Taste is more malts than hops, def on the old english ipa style, hops take a back seat and ease in with flavor towards the back end of endulgence. A dry and bitter aftertaste of malts, orange and hops ushers in. Theres a fruity tone to this all, which brings in juicy fruit, grapefruit, white grapes and melon. Drinkability is funky, at times a malt drinver ale, at others a medicore ipa. Not bad, but not exactly what I look for in an ipa. 6.5% seems just.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 8, 2014
Drought. Hazy pale yellow with large creamy off-white head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, well balanced hoppy taste with lavender like flavor, medium finish. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1764) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Unclear orange pour. Smell is sweet citrus, sweet malt. Taste is grapefruit, orange, a bit spicy, sweet malts. Medium bitter, but quite flavorful. Better than resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1584) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Bright orange pour with lots of rocky foam; white grapefruit, white pepper, spruce and grass aroma. The astringency of over brewed tea is persistently present, though never overwhelming.

Caramel malt flavor with orange oil and pith, again with lots of slick bittersweet tea and old dry leaf flavor. The crystal and English hop presence is dominant, but less cloying and unintelligent than expected.

The tightly woven, dry but full textured body has a lot to do with this. The finish shows clean grapefruit bitterness and dry caramel. This intentionally out of date example seemed balanced and slyly excellent when cold. With warming, the fruit syrup-astringent tea combo gets overwhelmingly powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
dsmith4 (33) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Decent, hoppy ipa but not one to get particularly excited by. There are much better ipas out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (214) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Golden orange with a fairly robust white head. Reasonably clear. Citrus on the front of the nose, but more prominently pine, resinous. Decently bitter but backed by a pleasant malty full sweetness. Medium body, some oil. Not much carbonation but a reasonable amount of acidity. Pretty solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (86) - SINGAPORE - JUL 31, 2014
33cl can, served in a tulip glass. Citrus, great hops. Some toffee on the palate. Little aftertaste. Nice ipa.

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