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RATINGS: 794   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1412) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2011
16 oz. can. Best before: 02/14/12. A hazy amber pour with a thick and fluffy beige head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. A resiny aroma full of pine trees, grapefruits, sour lemons, citrus rinds, and some caramel maltiness. Medium body. Some semi-sweet caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise. Biscuity/doughy qualities in the middle with some spiciness. A dry finish with plenty of bittering citrus fruits. A tad sour at the end. A bit of a strange soapy/oily essence throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Meh...not terrible but very average IPA. Aroma was pretty good. Grassy, lemon and dank grapefruit. Not very big but very noticeable. Pour was a cloudy light orange with a one finger white head. Taste was average. Medium mouth feel with not much substance. Started out nice. Bitter, grassy hops with not much malt to balance it out. The problem comes as it warms. The carbonation was gone before I finished the beer and the hoppiness gave way to a weird gasoline flavor. Very thin and watery. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Can. Has a nice citrus/grapefruit flavor with a medium hop bitterness. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Serving: 16 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy deep amber color with a decent off white head. The nose has lots of citrus with some lemon, orange, and slight herbal notes. The flavor is pretty much all hops, but somewhat subdued. Lots of citrus, some herbal, dank notes, and a slight cabbage note. Medium bodied with softer carbonation leading to a slightly vegetal and citrusy finish. Meh, this one didn’t do much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma. Good malt and hops flavor this was balanced well with a nice hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Can/16oz - Pours a hazy darkish orange-amber in color with a small off-white head that quickly settled to a thin covering over the beer. Some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is of citrus hops and caramel malts... some spiciness detected. Flavor is a chaotic mix of different hops... citrus, pine, floral... nothing that distinct and some of that "soapiness" that hops can sometimes bring. Some spicy notes along with a base sweetness that does balance the considerable amount of hops in this beer, There is a lot to like about this beer, but there are also some big "flaws" (IMO) that keep that from becoming a *really* good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Can, as pictured. Pours pretty much a clear orange with a minimal white head. Smells surprisingly malty with maybe a little bit of citrus. Not too bad overall, perhaps not as hoppy as I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3175) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Hazy orange-amber bodt. Thick offwhite head. Nice Lacing. S: Grapefruit and Floral hop character. Caramel malt comes through. T: Hearty malt body is well accented by blasts of grapefruit and floral hop bitterness. Well balanced considering the clear grapefruit presence. M: Smooth medium bodied brew. Thin at spots. But a nice crisp finish does not disappoint. O: Not exactly my style of IPA (not hoppy enough for my tongue) but this is a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1369) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
This is my first Six Point brewery beer. We were at Mekong for dinner and the IPA was appealing. I think the beer selector favors Belgian Style ales. The IPA had a smallish head and some lacing. The golden color was inviting with some haze. The bitter taste of the various hops was muddled. Nothing jumped out at you. The ale went well with the southeast asian food. The carbonation was average for this medium body ale. Smooth finish with only a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
I drank this beer in honor of the zanesville animal situation going down in the news today. It was an apt choice, and a delicious beer. At first the hoppiness was overshadowed by a bit too much spice.... but then it relaxed a bit and turned out okay in the end. I was happy with this beer. I don’t like many "english" styles so I was a bit worried by the description, but I don’t read the description until after I buy the beer so it doesn’t make much difference. Also, the can design for this beer is amazing, and the names from this brewery are all clever. Huzzah!

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