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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1307) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Clearish amber, fizzy white head that laces really nicely. Some piney aroma, some citrusy too. Itís got a strong hop aroma, but not one i really love. Some tangerine and orange, but something weird too. Pretty malt forward IPA, lots of hop bitterness. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Beer pours clear golden color with a retained off white colored head. Aroma is predominantely hoppy, though a bit different from the West Coast IPAs I am used to. Taste is bitter and substantially yeasty. This strikes me as a Belgian IPA. Pretty tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
The best of the sixpoint beers on my rollercoaster ride through them. Iím sure itís because Iím partial to the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012
16oz can. Pour is a gorgeous amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Aroma is mild of pine, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is delicious with a strong bitterness up that stick around through the finish and sticks after. Light to medium bodies. Notes of caramel, orange and citrus. Pretty damn good. Canned IPAís are becoming more popular. I like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (1816) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pint can: $2.60 from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a pretty amber with two inches of off-white head. Smells of bittersweet grapefruit, mango... lovely. Tastes very hoppy, lovely grapefruit, orange, mango... wonderful and thick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 A very nice IPA. Pours orange with large off-white head. A lot of floral ad citrus and hops. And finish with a long lasting bitterness. I Like :)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Can - Pours hazy amber with a fluffy white head. Nose is light lemony citrus, pine, lots of toffee and marmalade. Taste is real bitter, grassy, with piney hops and a tinge of metal. Sweet bread, light dough, and a long, bitter pine finish. Thin and watery in the mouth with medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
can.
hazed orange.
faint mandarin orange sugar nose.
acerbic and brash hop acid and malt texture.
grainy, pungent, musty, cheesy.
sharply bitter.
lemon oil and hair spray.
medium sweetness.
brutally rough.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1589) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Can. All the way across the desk, I can smell tangerines, pomelo, and mild herbs like marjoram. Pours a dark gold/orange. The hops bitterness is nicely balanced with a round, orangey malt. Finishes a touch astringent, with just a hint of band-aid -- for me, the finish is the weakest part of the beer. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Deese. Some piney notes. A little fruity. A good amount of malt balance but a little low on the hoppiness for my taste in an IPA.


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