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RATINGS: 741   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can and served in Duvel snifter: Deep golden hue that is slightly orangy, initial big frothy head which settles and left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma screamed EKG hops! Earthy, grassy and slightly spicy along with plenty of biscuity malt, touch of caramel, hint of grapefruit and clove making me think there is some Cascade perhaps in here. The taste is hop forward, bitter and slightly fruity... but mostly just bitter and astringent. Biscuity and doughy malts are there to be found with a slight hop spice finish. The mouth feel is a tad disappointing, while lively it is not very clean, chalky and metallic. There are some things to like about this beer (and I love EKG hops), there is an unbalanced and dirty nature that kept this from being all that refreshing and after a few very malt forward beer that was what I was hoping for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a cool May night after making some good salmon cakes. Appearance is a slightly amber gold/orange with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly caramel malt with light citrus notes and lemon pledge. Taste finishes equal parts bitter and crisp, like a bit hoppier version of an amber ale. Itís decent stuff, good weeknight beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
1 pint can. Clear orange color, with bubbles on the side of the glass. Thin off-white head. Nice dry texture, good lace. Lighter carbonation. Kind of a maltier hop aroma for an IPA, but itís still pleasant. The malts aroma is nice and toasty. Hops are hay and herbal. Nice bitter taste. Decent, but if I need a canned IPA, there are a few others Iíd choose before this one. Nice to enjoy with a home-grilled Jimmy Johnís italian sub.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2012
This has a gorgeous nose on it with some great floral notes. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a moderate head. A bit sour for an IPA thatís independent of the hoppiness, which is actually minimal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
Can. Cloudy amber body with a short, fizzy off-white head. Malty aroma of grain, leafy hops, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A slight chemical taste in the finish. Lingering bitterness. Didnít especially like the first can. But on the second go-around, the malt-hop balance grew on me. This is not a hop-centric IPA. Tastes of melons and orange with grass and grain notes.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2012
Nicest appearance ever, just perfect head retention. Aroma could be improved. highly recomend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2303) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
Can. Almost clear, amber liquid with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus, grapefruit, resin, earthy and fresh hops, pine, biscuity malt and lemongrass. Taste is dry, medium to highly bitter with notes of fresh hops and toasty malt. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Really drinkable with lots of hoppy action.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michbeerlover (140) - - APR 27, 2012
Strong, piney aroma. One of the strongest I have ever smelled. Flavor is a bit muted compared to the smell. Nice hoppy aftertaste though. Good, certainly worth a try... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
East Kent goldings are great hops in a bitter and for many other applications but I really wish people would stop replacing the hops in their IPAs w/ them and calling the beer an English-style IPA. The pretense of a reinventing a historic style that nobody really knows the taste without using historical brewing methods of can easily be smelled above the goldings which are altogether too subtle of a hop to make for a good IPA to the modrern palate. Case in point: Sixpoint Bengali Tiger. There is nothing wrong w/ it per say. It has reasonable balance and isnít too sweet. But the gentle earthy spice character of the hops is lost when used in such quantities and takes on sort of a weird herbal, tutt-fruity quality that simply isnít as good as the vibrant citric hops. Maybe they should try shipping this beer around the horn of Africa because it will perhaps fair better to the local fair in India than it does compared to the stuff we brew here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4101) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2012
Can and rated on 4-22-2012. Poured a medium frothy, fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting. There was a fair amount of lacing, a hazy body, fizzy, slow rising carbonation, and a golden hue. The Aroma was malty, some caramel, semi-sweet, fruity, pine and earthy hops. The Flavor was bitter, malty, caramel, piney and has a semi-dry finish. The Mouthfeel waas tingly and this is a medium bodied IPA. Overall, this beer has a very nice hoppy flavor which left a mild lingering hoppy aftertaste. This beer is worthy of a try.


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