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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


b33r's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (695) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark orange color with medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy with a bit of earthy yeastiness. Flavor is a lot lighter than the aroma suggested, with quick sharp grapefruit bitterness and a clean dry finish with some toasty malts. Good overall


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
Slimline can. Pours copper color. Aroma of floral. Taste of citrus, floral, grass...Wonderfully balanced IPA! One of all time favorites! Glad I found this gem! ----Hophaze out

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (283) - - APR 16, 2015
Can. Murky, tarnished copper. One finger of orange-white foam bubbles away quickly. Nose: orange peel, wet grass, lavender, honey, caramelized sugars. Good malt sweetness matched with floral hop bitterness in the flavor. Apricot, biscuits, orange juice. The seesaw is just a bit lower on the bitter side. Very high carbonation -- almost too high. Medium-light body. Light, watery. Works with the beer, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5552) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
355 ml slimline can, as Sixpoint Bengali, at the Prince of Wales (JDW), Cardiff. ABV was 6.5%. Orange colour, moderate white head. Distinct aroma of American hops, notes of orange marmalade and pine. Hoppy flavour too, some sweetness but not too much, notes of orange peel and pine / resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (271) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Burk på bishop örebro. Rödbrun med vitt skum. Fruktig och kryddig doft. Maltig med en del beska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1585) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Can from winooski bev. Pours dark gold with limited head and striped lacing. Nose is pine and fresh grapefruit. Flavours are grapefruit, nice light sweet malt backing, resin, maybe some peach. Taste mad bitter light sweet. Medium body, somewhat silky with a medium lasting bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
courtesy of Mich Gfeller; canned - very clear dark golden beer with a persistent white foam; resiney hoppiness with notes of quince and apples; light chewy and full-bodied; very bitter, dry and long hoppy finish with more piney notes, caramel, raisns and quince as well - clean, fresh and very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestlake (181) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Can pour. Aroma is resinous hop with a bit of earthy notes. Taste is well balanced between some malt sweetness with a sharp bitterness. Overall this is a great IPA. The malts balance out the piney hops just right.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregerik (13) - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Piwo z puszki 355ml w JDW ’Globe’ Kings Lynn, podane w szklance typu tulip. Barwa pomarańczowa, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, utrzymuje się do końca, pięknie oblepia szkło. Intensywne aromaty cytrusowe i żywiczne, w smaku grejpfrut i mandarynki. Mocna goryczka dobrze zbalansowana słodowością. Wygląd, zapach i smak tego piwo świetnie się uzupełniają.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slaktmasken (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
12oz can labeled only "Bengali". Nice and hoppy, just the way i like’em. Nice offwhite head. Tastes like an IPA shold taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2853) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2015
12 oz. can. BBD 17 Nov. 15. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear Amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is toasted malts, with light biscuit,herbal hop notes, no esters, balanced......taste Is slightly sweet with hints of toffee/caramel, light floral hints, ending with light bitterness, balanced......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, carbonation adds heavy foam. Per the breweries description this is an English IPA. There are no American hop notes in either aroma or flavor. The bitterness is relatively low and quite gentle from the lower alpha acid East Kent Goldings. The result is a soft IPA that tastes good, but is quite atypical for an American IPA. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7


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