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RATINGS: 766   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 hopsÖ 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 aromaÖ 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; itís the mark of the Tiger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whoisghost (80) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
A beautiful bright gold with a hint of orange. Nice and thick, bright white head. Beautiful citrus and tropical aromas, can also catch a hint of pine. Delicate but prominent, excellence. Not a lot of the citrus translates into the taste, actually a fair bit more malt than I expected. A fair amount of bitterness, but it doesnít linger, as a result the finish is quite clean for the style but overall the beer is well balanced. Not as dense as I like my IPAs - but the good level of carbonation makes this quite sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
Golden colour. Some citrusy hop tones try to break through the oily, piney resinous aroma. Quite syrupy, oily, bitter. Lots of bitter citrus peel. Thereís a nice background malty flavour but itís a bit overpowered from the strong piney bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Can from Binny's. Poured orange with thin white head. Aroma of rye resin. Light carb med bod. Slight sweet bitter citrus rye taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnortonvt (14) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Has a citrusy, herby aroma but the clear light brown appearance may be Bengaliís greatest asset. Itís pretty darn nice. Thin, oily texture with a surprisingly abrupt finish. Iím not a big IPA fan but was surprised and pleased by the medium bitter taste of this brew - the second from Sixpoint after Sweet Action - which I totally forgot to review (and would give a higher rating).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (720) - ISRAEL - OCT 2, 2014
Can sample at Sixpoint tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Clear orange with a huge head. Aroma - grass, pine, citrus, onion, light malty notes. Taste - sweetish, citrus fruits, slightly "green" flavors, herbal hoppy bitterness, a bit malty. Medium-bodied, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
355 ml can. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is exotic fruit, grapefruit, pine and floral hoppy. Taste is sweet fruity with bitter grapefruit and floral hoppy with dry pine finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
my 4th favorite of 5 Sixpoint brews, and the 3 above this were all hoppy. After those, this one just seemed so restrained as to a fault. An average ipa, or slightly better."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (749) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz can thanks to Mg228. Thanks Mark! The pour is a deep orangey hold with a voluminous white head and some great lacing. It fades down to about an eighth inch thick layer of foam. The aroma has got a great citrus note to it, and a good piney resin. There is a little metallic note on the back end. The flavor is more metallic and resiny. There is a light fruit presence but the resin really takes over. The mouth feel is solid, with a good carbonation to help the body and the aftertaste is resin and lingering. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2014
Can. Nose of biscuity malt, orange, tropical fruits, grass. Orange-golden color with a frothy head. Sweet in the front, citrus, biscuits, tropical fruits, then very bitter. A bit heavy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Can at Wetherspoon Gatwick. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very fruity with mango, citrus, grapefruit, pine and some malt. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, fruity mango grapefruit citrus flavours, some malt. Aftertaste is bitter, rather soft carbonation, fruity, bit spicy. Very good IPA. Well balanced and drinkable.

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