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RATINGS: 726   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Orange-tinged bronze, with decent flush head. Sharply metallic grapefruit note punctures the olfactory sense. Some dankness also makes itself known. The body leans toward the thin side and is decidedly bitter and tinctured with ripe, wet grapefruit. A deeply bitter, one-note IPA, that is more for the grapefruit lovers and Greyhound drinkers. Far too astringent for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Can 473 ml
Aroma: pleasant proper hop approach, clean with slight spicy hop notes (British?). touch of citrus , orange peel with supporting malt aromas. 7+
Appearance: hazed amber with medium lighter white top. 3-
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Woody, leafy hop character. Some peppers, hint of butterscotch. Dry substantial black tea feel with citrus at finish. Tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1918) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy orange in color with a whitish head. Hoppy aroma. Definite hops in the flavor with hints of fruit, citrus zest, and a tad bit of spice. A bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft pint at Anthony’s, Harrisburg. Aroma is earthy resin, citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same, and becomes a bit one-dimensional with the resin about halfway through the glass. Light-medium body is lightly tingly and watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Draught, forgot that I haven’t rate this one yet. Pours a clear orangey browns, light toffee and malts and then steady hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
16 oz can courtesy of ChairMissing. Deep orange with a slight haze. Very fluffy, solid foam, likely from the abundance of hops. Skunky, grassy pine hops and a solid crystal/caramel malt in the aroma. Sticky pine tar and mild citrus hops with very little malt coming through, which is a bit surprising considering the aroma. Very residual bitterness, almost astringent and quite dry due to the amount of hops. Just not overly balanced, and semi-one-dimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bengali pours the color of its namesakes fur, and like the tiger, this kitty has claws. Sorting a thick fluffy mane, it leaves it mark with some of the thickest lacing I’ve seen. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and spice are prevalent. nice light malty backbone adds a bit of sweetness before the clawed hops rip your palate up. Deeply bitter with a long tail, Bengali is no beginner IPA. Drink it with a rich food that can stand up to the attack.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4712) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Slightly hazy, slightly clear great copper and light amber coloured body with a bit of a orange glow and a perfect sized, two centimetre tall off-white head - this looks like a perfect IPA. Aroma of pungent and resiny piney and grapefruit hops with a bit of a caramel malt nose and some tropical fruit smells as well. Medium-bodied; Nice biting hop note at first with the grapefruit and slightly floral hop flavours coming out with a good malt backbone and some lighter tropical and fruitier tastes finishing it out. Aftertaste shows a touch of bitterness, not that much for the style, however and some sweet flavours - but not much complexity here or any bitterness that lasts. Overall, a very nice looking and smelling IPA, but after that, it goes down just a bit - still a class beer available in a can from New York, but not yet on the level of Michigan’s or the West Coast IPAs. I sampled this 16 ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 06-January-2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Can. Drank from can cant comment on color. Very good smell and tastes. caramel, bread, resin, spruce, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter, long finish, VERY nice flavors that work well with each other. Im not a huge hope head but with the sweetness mixed with the bitterness I could finish a four pack off no problem well maybe a bit tipsy but so good really want more its like a good snack mix a bit salty with sweet keeps you coming back for more. Ive skipped this beer over way to many time but now Im a fan of it cant wait to try some of their other beers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
16 oz. can, IPA rating #100. Poured hazy orange with thin ring of head. Appears almost flat. Slightly sweet nose. Flavor is somewhat bready with very subtle tones of citrus and floral notes. Thin on the palate. ABV surprisingly over 8%. Unremarkable beer, would not revisit.


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