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RATINGS: 956   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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1815) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
From a can. Aroma has quite a bit of sweet caramel malt to it and a light cracker quality. Some grapefruit and pine resin as well as some dank hop notes. No alcohol aroma. Faint esters, no phenolics. Pours a fairly clear copper with a touch of amber to it. Very slightly off white head that is fairly thick with good retention and lacing. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Quite a bit of caramel and secondary cracker notes. Fairly sweet. Some grapefruit and lots of resin. Assertive bitterness. Light alcohol flavor. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Silky with a bit of stickiness. Low hop astringency. Medium alcohol warmth. Overall this is exactly the type of IPA that I do not like. While it is clean, all the caramel malts get in the way of the nice hop notes and create a bit of a disaster. This is more a hoppy amber ale than an IPA. Seriously, why do you have to screw up all the nice hops with a metric shit ton of caramel malt? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guyute_Pig (103) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Can. Nice, clean, orange pour with a frothy 1 finger head. Not really that much on nose, light citrus and bread. Taste of bread, grass, and grapefruit. Not a fan of EKG, average ipa and won’t buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated hazy dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The strong aroma was mild floral hoppy malty and woody. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of resin and deep hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Appearance was clear orangish gold with off white creamy diminishing 1finger head, spotty Lacing. Aromas are citrus fruits, pine, caramel, pale 2-row malts, no alcohol present. Taste are orange, lemon, grapefruit, sweet caramel malty backbone, no alcohol. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting piney, citrusy and resinous finish. Too much bitterness for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (726) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bubbly orange with medium off white head. Aroma grapefruit and herbal hops. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Bitterness there but not overwhelming. Citrus and pine hop flavors. Well structured malt background with hint of sweetness. Nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Thanks to Lance! Aroma is sweet, nutty, caramel malts with some piney and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet, nutty, almost doughy on the front through mid palate with piney and earthy bitterness coming in on the back. Not bad,a little too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at Dexters, pours a hazy copper orange witha bubbly white head, the aroma has a dank wet hop touch with a little bit of citrus, I like my IPA’s to smell a little more fresh than ths one, the flavor is nice with a citrus finish and a slick mouthfeel, the aroma is more wet weed danky hops than the flavor, bitterness lingers in the mouth a little bit, pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear amber color with fleeting ivory sheen. vegetal, caramel, spicy hop aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Vegetal flavors with toasted caramel, spicy yeast, brown sugar--not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, floral, pine. Taste is of grapefruit, pepper, grass and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (854) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
This was a pleasant surprise. On tap at World of Beer in Town and Country, Miami. Hazy orange beer with a thin, off-white head. Strong aromas of citrus, and some spices. Tastes of coriander peel, zesty orange flavors, bitter pine/fresh cut grass hops, some caramel, and nicely balancing sweet malts. Bittersweet, juicy finish. Hoppy, yet sweet, a very tasty IPA.


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