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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
16oz can 5/19/12 (Binnyís Downers Grove Singles Rack)-42į in Shaker Glass-Pours a clear orangish amber with a loose off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of the same with a bit more citrus. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (910) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Golden copper with a small whtie head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is strong on the East Kent Goldings, with a good amount of caramel and bready malt. The flavor is very strong, with a lot of said hops blending well with dense, complex malt. Nice blend of sweet and bitter as well. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
16oz can from Armanettiís. Pours a mostly clear, golden-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pine resins and grass with some sweet oranges and grapefruits. Florals too with a fairly bready malt backing and a light caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar. Resiny, slightly spiced florals, pines, and grasses with some grapefruit and oranges. A bready, crackery pale malt backing with a light toffee and caramel sweetness to balance. Finishes dry and bitter with some crackers and light citruses before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Pretty bitter and dry with some citruses and a lightly sweetened, crackery malt backing. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
500ml can. Unfiltered orange-tan with a frothy off-white head. Mild caramel and faint citrus hop aroma. A little too much body to be sessionable, but not rich or bold enough to sit back and sip on. There is some nice depth, and a well rounded hop bill. Mellows out, grows on you. Above average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
16oz can. pours a hazy burnt orange color, thin off white head. aroma is of caramel malt and citrus hops, more malt than hops. well balanced flavor comprised of sweet malts and spicy hops. slightly astringent on your tongue.. overall good, although i donít prefer English style ipaís

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6155) - 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 (1517) - 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 (7000) - 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 (3809) - 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 (2221) - 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.


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