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RATINGS: 739   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 16 oz. can (my first canned craft) into a tulip. Good-looking orange-amber with a fluffy off-white head. Nose includes mostly piney hops, some citrus underneath, a little hay, and caramel. Taste is interesting...the sweetness and bitterness hit at different points throughout the sip. Palate is fairly thin with a crisp, lingering bitter finish. Not a lot of "oomph," but as an English style IPA, that makes sense. I still dig the big northwest-style hops more, though, so this isn’t my thing. <<update>> Slim can, and from what I heard, reformulated (some citra in there I believe). Pours a hazy orange-golden with a thicker beige head that settles to a thick ring/film and leaves some delicate soapy and spotty lace. Nose involves pine, apricot, honey, some citrus pith, some toasted malt. Fairly sweet, pretty bitter. Lighter- medium bodied, creamy, pretty active, with a lengthy drying hoppy finish. I would say an improvement over the previous version. Remains drinkable, but has more for the American IPA fan. Still, it doesn’t push into "amazing" territory.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Draft. The hop aroma finishes with a malt kick. Appearance was a cloudy amber with a decent head that disappeared. Zero lacing. The light to medium palate had a round sticky textured finish. The taste was at first a sweet hop with an almost honey note that then revealed itself to have a touch of malt molasses. The taste fell flat at the end with a very dull muted aftertaste. There was a general "watery" feel to the palate that really threw me off. By the end of the glass, I ended up not really favoring this beer due to the "watery" experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy by rsully

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Orange, opaque and wheaty looking. No real smell. Super hoppy, almost overpowering, then mellows to a sweet, malty aftertaste.

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 (6470) - 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 (1928) - 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 (3735) - 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 (2256) - 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 (1522) - 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 (1485) - 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.


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