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RATINGS: 767   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobynEstelle (1) - - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
I didn’t know what I was getting into when I pulled this off the shelf. Sixpoint was a new brewery to me at the time, but they are one of my favorites now. Bengali really struck me with its very flavorful yet clean palate. I was overwhelmed with the amazing mouth feel and excellent flavors that came through. A real winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (562) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Can. Pours brilliant orange with soapy one-finger white head. Nice lacing. Nose is orange and a bit of mandarin right up front, but with a garlicky, savory note underneath (Simcoe hops?). Sweet onion, spice and teriyaki. Taste is a little more straightforward, with bitter hop astringency and bright citrus. Hint of pine. Solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a nice orange, copper color from a 16oz can with lingering lacing and a medium head. The aroma and flavor are full of sweet citrus. The flavor begins sweet and ends surprisingly bitter. The palate on this beer seems a little thin to me, but otherwise it is a very interesting beer that is worth checking out. The strong bitter citrus in this IPA make it stand out from the others. Went very well with my homemade chicken tikka masala.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
16 ounce can. Hazy amber orange liquid topped by a small beige head. Peppery roasted malt aroma leads to a herbal hop nose. Interesting spicy malt flavor hints at black tea, tarragon and toasted almonds. Nicely balanced hop finish is both piney and spicy with juniper undertones. Very complex and flavorful. definately not West Coast. More balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Hoppy with lots of caramel malts. I get the piny notes that one would expect. Different, reminiscent of an English ipa. Palate is a little dry. Flavoe is sweet with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
[16fl oz can] Golden orange beer with a decent white head. Citrus and slightly musty malt nose combine to give an aroma of expired orange – the kind of whiff you get from a fruit bowl left in the sun. Has more caramel sweetness on the flavour than I was expecting, it balances quite well with the bitter orange citrus on the taste [15052012]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Poured from can into pint glass. Reddish amber with no head. Almost no smell. Nice malty start, with an almost violent transition to hoppiness. Citrus and dandelion flavors. Clean, slightly sticky finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1505) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Duvel tulip, best before January 29, 2013.

A: Clear amber body with fine carbonation coming from the nucleation point, a thick rocky off-white head leaves a mess on the glass. This is a great looking beer!

S: The aroma here has decent presence with a mildly sweet profile highlighting some citrus and some spice to it. Smells like a great balanced IPA!

T: A slightly spicy hop presence starts the beer and goes through to the finish with some pine and citrus hop notes as well. There is a fairly sweet malt base that keeps the hops in check making this a rather mildly bitter IPA despite a good hop presence. The beer finishes nice and dry. This is a well balanced beer, an IPA done right!

M: Medium body with fine carbonation, goes down easy.

O: I really enjoy this beer, it’s hard to find faults in it. This is one of the best balanced IPAs I’ve had in recent memory and it’s very refreshing. It’s also nice to see this sort of hop profile after the American styled IPAs I’ve been drinking. This is also a good value IPA, go out and buy it!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Can, pour copper/orange with medium off white head. Aroma is sweet with tropical fruits, pineapple, some grapefruit. Taste is like aroma with some sweet maltyness. Very drinkable, nothing special but still very drinkable and pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
deep coppery amber with two finger head. very strong hop bite. not my favorite hop mix. seems to be mainly bitter without a ton of complementary flavors. still, it is quite decent.


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