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RATINGS: 711   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Serving: 16 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy deep amber color with a decent off white head. The nose has lots of citrus with some lemon, orange, and slight herbal notes. The flavor is pretty much all hops, but somewhat subdued. Lots of citrus, some herbal, dank notes, and a slight cabbage note. Medium bodied with softer carbonation leading to a slightly vegetal and citrusy finish. Meh, this one didnít do much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma. Good malt and hops flavor this was balanced well with a nice hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Can/16oz - Pours a hazy darkish orange-amber in color with a small off-white head that quickly settled to a thin covering over the beer. Some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is of citrus hops and caramel malts... some spiciness detected. Flavor is a chaotic mix of different hops... citrus, pine, floral... nothing that distinct and some of that "soapiness" that hops can sometimes bring. Some spicy notes along with a base sweetness that does balance the considerable amount of hops in this beer, There is a lot to like about this beer, but there are also some big "flaws" (IMO) that keep that from becoming a *really* good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (998) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Can, as pictured. Pours pretty much a clear orange with a minimal white head. Smells surprisingly malty with maybe a little bit of citrus. Not too bad overall, perhaps not as hoppy as I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2545) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Hazy orange-amber bodt. Thick offwhite head. Nice Lacing. S: Grapefruit and Floral hop character. Caramel malt comes through. T: Hearty malt body is well accented by blasts of grapefruit and floral hop bitterness. Well balanced considering the clear grapefruit presence. M: Smooth medium bodied brew. Thin at spots. But a nice crisp finish does not disappoint. O: Not exactly my style of IPA (not hoppy enough for my tongue) but this is a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
This is my first Six Point brewery beer. We were at Mekong for dinner and the IPA was appealing. I think the beer selector favors Belgian Style ales. The IPA had a smallish head and some lacing. The golden color was inviting with some haze. The bitter taste of the various hops was muddled. Nothing jumped out at you. The ale went well with the southeast asian food. The carbonation was average for this medium body ale. Smooth finish with only a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
I drank this beer in honor of the zanesville animal situation going down in the news today. It was an apt choice, and a delicious beer. At first the hoppiness was overshadowed by a bit too much spice.... but then it relaxed a bit and turned out okay in the end. I was happy with this beer. I donít like many "english" styles so I was a bit worried by the description, but I donít read the description until after I buy the beer so it doesnít make much difference. Also, the can design for this beer is amazing, and the names from this brewery are all clever. Huzzah!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (773) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap. Pours orange with a fluffy white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is of orange fruit, hops and some caramel. Medium, very creamy body. Flavors are of citrus hops in the beginning, followed by caramel malt and orange fruit. Also there were unpleasant meaty off notes, which I assumed were coming from tap lines or glass. I donít want to take away points for that. Otherwise it was very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1387) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
16 oz. can from Grape & Gourmet. Dark orange pour with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, and light pine. The flavor is of pine needles, cut grass, and tangerine rind with a bit of earthiness on the finish. A good IPA overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2011
16oz can. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Earthy, grapefruit and hops. Slightly chewy mouthfeel. Not bad.

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