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RATINGS: 814   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.


TChrome's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1438) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Beer pours clear golden color with a retained off white colored head. Aroma is predominantely hoppy, though a bit different from the West Coast IPAs I am used to. Taste is bitter and substantially yeasty. This strikes me as a Belgian IPA. Pretty tasty!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (78) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Deep amber with quickly fading head that leaves lasting lacing. Floral hops and biscuit malts on nose. Gentle pine and orange notes balance with caramel malts. Long clean finish that slowly turns from sweet to bitter. It doesn’t stand out for any one characteristic, but is a perfectly balanced english IPA with no weaknesses.

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 (318) - - 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 (5571) - 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 (283) - 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 (1627) - 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 (10204) - 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 (192) - 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 (65) - 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.


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