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RATINGS: 741   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3859) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Grapefruit peel aroma. Cloudy copper, medium yellow lacing head. Grapefruit and orange flavor. Grass finish. ORdinary IPA. Clean, hoppy, no complaints.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1803) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Nice IPA that had alot of big flavors and complexity. Not too heavy and just about right. Sixpoint does it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
16 oz can from a trade with dmac. Pours hazy burnt orange with off white head. Grapefruit rind and pine aromas. Bitter grapefruit rind and pine needle flavor with a hint of caramel sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Thanks Dave.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells resiny and spicy with some juicy citrus undertones. Tastes spicy and lightly resiny with some nice bitter citrussy elements emerging as the beer warms. Finishes spicy and bitter. Nicely balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Looks good. Cooper with nice bubbles. Decent off-white head quickly dissipates with some lacing. Scent is piney, a little cat-pissy. Smells... sharp. A little peppery. Lightish mouthfeel. Slightly bitter. Not sweet like other IPAs. Something weird. Not necessarily bad but weird. It reminds me of a peppery, dry saison in the finish rather than an IPA. An interesting beer but not what I was looking for in an IPA. Will pass on this next time.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4080) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
A big bombing ipa experience. Cloudy pale yelwer. On style. Sweet piercing big personality. Long bitter rude finish. Overall dull thud. Oily mouth coating scented hand soap experience as with any real IPA. Wew. This is more on style than those other sixpoints I’ve tasted. Burping pine and spruce needle happy ending. Over the top fer sure, did I already say wwweeewww? Yes, quite high on the ipa scale, almost double. Aroma saves it, as with any good ipa IMHO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(16oz can, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, kumquats, orange, and some florals. Flavor of citrus, caramel, grass, and light pine with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2494) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Medium sized offwhite head, good retention and nice lacing. Hazy orange, gold hued brew. Nose is nice, orange and some pine, hint of lime and bubblegum. Medium bodied, lightly oily with a soft carbonation, bit of resin. Groovy citrusy hop flavors, with lightly sweet malts, notes of peach, spice and some woody notes creepin around in there. Juicey hoppyness. Finish is fairly dry and fruity, nice citrusy punch and a balanced bitterness. A real surprise! Can from statelineliquors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Draft at Churchkey. Aroma of grass and flowers. Taste is smooth pine resin. Pretty decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft. Hazy amber body, beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light orange, pine. Medium body, some resin.


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