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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 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
On tap at Oliver Twist, February 2012. Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Very hoppy and bitter. Notes of alcohol and metal. Drinkable but far from the best IPA out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber, with very little head. The aroma is markedly hoppy, quite floral, spruce, apricots, grapefruit/orange peel, pine resin, caramel, slightly grainy. Off-dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness, remarkably low CO2. The taste is just as hoppy, quite fruity, lots of apricot and grapefruit, caramel, floral/spicy notes, I pick up something like Sorachi (?). Quite long finish, with a lingering bitterness. Straightforward, not fantastic. (2012-02-29)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (477) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy light orange color. Thin white head with a bit of lacing. I get some malt in the aroma surrounded by floral hops. If you wait long enough in the finish I get hints of rye even though there doesn’t appear to be any in this. Some sweetness and balances nicely with the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Can. Pours really nice colored golden orange with a small white head. What an aroma! Big resinous aroma of pure floral notes with a little bit of citrus behind fresh flowers and dandelions. Not exactly what I was expecting from this. Tastes like I’m drinking flowers. Just big potpourri notes, fresh cut grass, and a hair of citrus. Very unique for an IPA. I really like this beer a lot!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Can from Gianni. Slight haze, golden color with a frothy white head. Really nice smelling ipa. Loads of potpourri like character, grassy, citrus, and pine. Really interesting, different, well balanced, and really nice overall for the aroma. Taste is caramel, white pepper, some grapefruit, and a dryer finish. Finishes some some peach flavors. I really like the aroma, and the flavor is nice but isn’t on the same level. Light to medium bodied. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Can at the dutch, poured an hazy amber hue, small head reduces to a small cap. Scent filled with pine and citrus. Taste adds caramel and slight peach suddleness. Balance is good. Mouth is light and slicky. Light carbonation. A good ipa, like the use of english yeast. Rated via BeerBuddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. The beer pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that burns away to a film eventually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with a grapefruity hops character and notes of malt in the background. The finish is citrusy with a moderately bitter hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Can shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a big off-white head. Malty nose with piney and grassy hop notes. Flavor starts malty, but piney and grassy hops creep in with a bit of citrus in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2012
can. clear amber body with medium head. spicy, floral, herbal aroma with subtle pepper and a touch of sugar. flavor of herbal hops and a touch of sweetness. lasting, bitter finish. slightly drying to the palate

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
16 oz can poured a clear orange ambe with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest asnd light orange zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthioness, light lemon zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.


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