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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (737) - 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8270) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (212) - 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

3.6
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (569) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1670) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (159) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1188) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11166) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - 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.


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