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RATINGS: 762   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours a hazy shade of orange with an off-white head. Smells and tastes of apricot, waxy grapefruit, and mild hops. Decent.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (554) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Weird shaped 710 ml can. Pours amber, good head. Nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, hop aroma in the EKG-Fuggles arena. These hops are never punchy in my experience brewing with them for many years and they are not punchy here, but well integrated in with the sweet malt. Bitterness at the end lets you know that this has higher IBUs. Pretty good ... nice drinkable beer, at 6.5% the alcohol is very well hidden. Smooth and refined beer but quite a departure from the American IPA style (this is the British IPA style). I like this more as it warms up ... the floral aspects of the EKGs and woody Fuggles become more apparent. The sweet malt stays at the forefront. Maybe this is why British drink warm beer (not because Lucas makes refrigerators).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014
Clean, straight forward middle of the road style. No real differentiation other than its drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 13, 2014
amber-orange with half inch of off-white, sea-foam hea that fades to a bull’s eye. Aroma is orange, mineral, floral, pure moderately dark caramel. Flavor is some dark caramel under a resinous tree hop with a puckery bitterness. Floral notes. Body is medium-light, watery-oil with light, prickly carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. A bit too bitter/astringent in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (261) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
Nice orange-amber colour with great persistent frothy ivory head. Intense grapefruit, pine, and freshly mown grass aroma. Taste has sweet malts, lemon zest, sweetened grapefruit. Good balance between sweet, bitter and dry. Medium bodied and sticky. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (999) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours a bright orange with a nice one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, caramel, sweet malts, herbal hops, and some light dankness. Taste is similar to the aroma with a nice balance between bright hops and smooth malts. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a pretty dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA that is drinkable and well balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
@ Beer Ditch 14-11-22: ganska diskret doft. Smaken är lite besk och inte så där jättestor. Lite humle, lite malt ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (184) - - NOV 21, 2014
On tap. Very clear pale golden color. Small hear and ok lacing. Aroma is solid citrus hops character (orange and lemon) and malty biscuit aroma. Flavor is hops, citrus, lemon. Little bit of malt to balance. Long bitter hop finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On draft at baby wale in DC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (15) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Takeaway from Hengler's Circus Glasgow. The can exploded on opening. Tch! Good aroma, clean. Frothy stable head. Very nice beer, extremely well balanced. Orange then grapefruit bitter at finish. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
25oz can. Pours a clear bright orange color with a white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Nice malt aroma and hops. The flavor is excellent. For me spot on with an English style ipa. Perfectly balanced with malts and hops. This you could drink all day long. Love the flavors.


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