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RATINGS: 776   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (588) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Light amber color. Healthy unfiltered haze. Not too cloudy. Creamy buttermilk colored head. Rests with a nice crown and a bit of lacing. Aroma is orange, grapefruit and candy sweetness. Rich bitterness all over the mouth. Crisp and refreshing before the sweetness begins to show up. Very well balanced, though. Very well integrated malt. Hops are the purpose of the beer, but they didnít forget to give them a platform to stand on. Definitely a citrusy hop character. Finish is pine needles and oranges. Bitterness lingers on the tongue a bit, but does fade. As my mouth adjusts to the initial shock of the bitterness, it becomes less pronounced. The positive side of this is it becomes very drinkable, the negative is that it feels thinner as you drink. Malt is on the breadier, dryer side. Pockets of toast show through. The finish becomes less pronounced as I drink. I canít say itís one dimensional, but itís not wildly complex either; just a nice solid hop character and bitterness, and a tasty malt backbone. Good balance, good flavors, good body, very nice beer. A solid, competetive IPA, but not quite elite.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (3307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours great, darker orange with nice white head and lacing that lingers. The aroma is citrix/floral and got my mouth watering, but the taste fell flat on me. Not sure how to put my finger on it, but it was just blah. Enjoyed the hoppiness of it, palate is smooth and creamy and iíd probably drink it again if it was around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Can from the Perfect Pour, MD. Had this brew a bunch and somehow it falls short of the mark, unless for some reason I caught a bad canning run. Lovely pour, bright medium orange with abundant fluffiness. Nose is strong and floral initially, but thereís a dank (and not in the happy way) and vegetal quality in there, giving the impression that itís just a bit off. Nice mouthfeel, smooth and creamy palate. But thereís that hint of turned fruit in there, making what could be a very good IPA into a merely passable one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wgmeyer (2) - - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
This IPA blends a perfect balance of malt, hops, and yeast flavor. Everything works well together. Up front is a nice body, then it transitions to delicous hops and the yeast comes in--the yeasty flavor is almost reminiscent of a belgian pale ale. One of my favorites. IMHO way underrated compared to a lot of other IPAs that pale in comparison to this. A perfect beer. If you like IPAs it doesnít get any better than this. Seek it out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Can pours cloudy amber with white head. Aroma is piney hops and some caramel. Taste is lighter than expected with maltiness up front with hoppy bitterness on the back. Not very discernable flavors, but tasty. Overall, a decent IPA that I would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
I usually donít enjoy IPAs unless they are very tasty. This was one of those IPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
16 ounce can purchased from Barkís Beer Cave in Plattsburgh. The aroma is mosly piney with some hempy notes and light candi sugars. Nicely aromatic. Moderately hazy, unfiltered copper-golden body with a yellowish head. Why is this IPA unfiltered. I hate that. Starts piney and a little floral before it becomes more herbal in the middle. Oily mouthfeel that almost seems to be diacetyl. Finishes with herbal and bitter hops. Not really exceptional, but good enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
Can. Long description I donít feel like reading before football game. Dark amber with minimal head. Strong hop with a weird wild funky edge. Thin with a weird crazy malt profile and a funky hopness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Four pack of 16 oz cans, purchased @ Smileyís, Dover, NH. Used shaker glass. Amber color with orange hue. Light retention. Bold citrus hops and a bit of resin in the nose. Sweet malt balances the hops REAL nice in the taste. Mouthfeel has a very oily texture. Kind of average IPA, DONíT turn it down if offered or if you can get it on tap BUT, nothing you really need to seek out. For me the finish is a bit harsh. (a strange spice)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Slightly hazy deep gold under a tall, sticky off-white head. Thick juicy malt aroma along with spicy herbal hops notes. The flavor is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness, but the hop presence is the stronger of the two by a slight amount. Nice bitter dryness in the finish. Nice IPA.


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