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RATINGS: 733   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11810) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2351) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Thanks to spinrsx for this. Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine hops. Taste is not bad. Intense grapefruit and pine hops, a little resinous but mainly sweet citrus. A little much for me and a little too dry on the bitterness but a well crafted beer. I think it was a little dated as well, Would like to try this again a little fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
500ml can. Pale amber with an off white head and nice lacing left on the glass. Nice citrus hops, some ripe grapefruit, bit of pine. Well carbonated, medium bodied, resiny and prickly, quite bitter, long finish with a nice dry hoppy taste left on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Its great to see more big cans coming to NH! Pours a slightly hazy deep amber orange color with a huge bubbly rocky white head that slowly dissipates but leaves plenty of sticky lace in its wake. Citrus and pine waft into the air mere seconds after the can goes crack. Pine and resin dominate the aroma with hints of onion and nary a malt beneath it. Taste is pine and onion and garlic. I know not everyone tastes and smells it this way, but I’d like to know which hop gives off this flavor/aroma. Slightly bready malt underneath. relatively dry finish with a lingering garlic hop bite. Medium to thin body, medium level of carbonation with a resinous watery mouthfeel. Decent IPA, but my preference is for one with a bit more malt backbone and a bit less garlic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChairMissing (20) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
My Brooklyn bias probably inflates the score, but Bengali has a fantastic piney aroma (though I wish there was some citrus) and a reddish hue with a light fluffy white head. The taste is really where it’s at on this brew. A perfect balance between the up front sweet with a nice medium bitterness. Overall, I love it and drink too much of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
From Iron Abbey Sixpoint beer dinner. Notes only. Super piney, Hoppy, citrus. My notes get worse as the night goes on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Can: Cloudy orange with a medium white head, earthy hops in the aroma, starts and ends bitter with a sharp aftertaste, medium bodied with strong carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bengali tiger is a sparkling, cloudy golden ale with a small white head that fades. It has a bold aroma of pine and orange peel. It’s pretty full and smooth with a very dry, numbing finish. It tastes bitter, resiny and fruity with notes of orange, peach, or apricot. It has a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
16oz can. The pour is a deeper clear orange with a billowing, off-white head. Nice retention. The nose is perfumey hops to the max almost like lavender perfume and rose hips. Gets a little too phenolic for me as well- industrial plastic. Very intense. Headache inducing. Taste is odd- soapy, thinner, squashy, melon rind. Suddy on palate. At least its not sticky sweet and cheesy. But wow, what a weird hop profile. Almost like overdone hop extract.

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