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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (2372) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
can pour orange iwth brown hues. Nose of bready malt, citrus hops, and faint apple fruit. taste not living up to the nose. Some vague belgian candy sweetness followed by bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 20/01/13. Light orange, thin white head. Nice earthy hop aroma. Little metalic flavour. some skunk. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Can at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. A bit hazy amber beer with a huge tanned head. Hoppy, fruity aroma with some sweetness. Hoppy, fruity flavour with nice balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a decent orange with a nose of new-car grapefruit and doughy hops. Flavor is nutmeg, clove, and hops. Decent mouthfeel. Very exotic, and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clugger (13) - - JAN 25, 2013
sweet aroma; lightly hopped; golden, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish. Pleasant to drink, but not a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pretty strong IPA...pours caramel, translucent. Piney up front wiht a bitter crisp end. Malt body tastes like it has some rye to it; it’s substantial without being over powering. Good dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
I really wanted to like this, but overall I thought it was very mediocre. Mouth feel was kinda blah, and the hops weren’t up to my standard for an IPA, barely even came through in the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2922) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
recieved in a locals trade Poured light orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops, more orange than grapefruit. Medium body. Flavor is sweet oranges with other hoppy notes and a very solid malt presence. Very nice, very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
10/23/2012 - From notes - Sample pour of golden straw with full white head. Nose is citrus and floral with grapefruit and lemon, orange and bitterness. Kinda sharp. Flavor is citrus and hops up front; mineral notes follow... cardboard. Kinda cleanish. Pretty light body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This crisp and prickly India Pale Ale showcases oranges and hop resins aplenty, as floral honey suggestions cover light biscuits.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tireless head of foam laces atop the hazy amber.
-The flavor profile is leveled throughout, of medium-level of intensity.
-A touch of alcohol is hallucinated.
-Malts are as nicely defined as the hops in this one, which is not often the case for American IPAs.
-The body is slick and professionally-rendered.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.

Can. Thx Steve!

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