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RATINGS: 793   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (689) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Östersunds Maltfestival 2015-02-28 Östersund AR: old buttery, pine, very dried tropical fruits AP: coppery body, wee transparent white head F: syrup sugary, dried tropical fruity, pine, a bit hollow feeling

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4687) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Nice, well-balanced IPA. Good citrus, and some decent malt backbone. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at some bar in D.C. after a concert the other day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (368) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a coppery orange, lacy white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, toast and caramel malts. Taste is lightly floral, citrusy hops. Lots of caramel, toasty malts. I can appreciate the balance, but I’m more of a fan of west coast style IPAs. Medium heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Good for a change of pace with IPAs, but not going to become one of my go to IPAs

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (182) - - FEB 21, 2015
12oz can. Appearance: Crystal clear golden with a moderate white foam head. Aroma: Typical citrus and resinous hop, with a bit of herbal, earthy notes. Taste: Rich crystal malt sweetness with a sharp but balanced bitterness. Malt base makes this beer more balanced than a typical American IPA. Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly higher than a typical IPA, with moderate carbonation. Finish: Well balanced malt/bitter finish that leaves more of a citrusy/herbal finish than true bitterness. Overall: This beer seems to be a balance of American and English IPAs. Citrus and pine resin aromas dominate, but overall shows the balance and finish of an English IPA. Has more malt character than a west coast IPA that leads to a well rounded IPA

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
collinmb (66) - - FEB 21, 2015
This beer is good i lie it. Cccxhhhgghhhhggtgggyyijgffghuyfg bb gffg hhb. Hh hu ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlizzardOz (14) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
This was "Bengali", which is described here as a alternate name for the "Bengali Tiger", but which represents a recipe change from when I had a Bengali Tiger. This was 6.5% and had much more bittering hops on the finish. Was definitely not as good as the 6.4% Bengali Tiger I first had - seemed less balanced. Rich sweet malt background up front, but this new recipe seemed to have a less pleasant and somehow disjointed hop dry finish. Bit of a shame.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sad24 (186) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
At postern Gate in York. Been on the shopping list a while nd worth the wait. Hoppy dingy, citrusy, fruity, solid. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
[Can] Lighter shade of amber with about a half inch of white colored head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange and pine needles. Flavors of caramel, floral hops, toasted bread, restrained resinous notes and some toffee. Lingering dry and bitter finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vidmidia (33) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2015
Vermelha, levemente turva. Espuma abundante de média duraçăo. Aroma de lúpulo, cítrico e herbáceo, com um pouco de malte ao fundo. Amarga, cítrica, com notas fortes de casca de laranja e um pouco de limăo. Retrogosto bem amargo e cítrico.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Can is stamped ""BB17NOV15". Clear orange-amber, very thin head. Smell is very muted - some grain, faint hops, spice, citrus peel. Caramel-orange flavor, lemongrass, herbal, vegetal flavor. Very smooth, crisp body. Basically it’s an understated but very well done IPA in a style that seems overlooked these days.


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