Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA
Brewery: Sixpoint Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Format: 355ml Can
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 flavours. Our interpretation uses the highest-quality, floor-malted base malt, which lends a full-bodied and rich caramel flavour. 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.
Rated 94 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Good to see.
Sixpoint are yet to disappoint me and I think it's great that they made this beer. With all of the massive IPAs they make that are typical of the North American scene, it was really cool to see their interpretation of a more traditional, English style IPA. Well balanced and restrained, this beer is one of the more true to style IPAs I've had in a very long time.
Malty & Rich Ale
Really nice beer with a nice head and a rich, malty flavour. Almost "thicker" than a regular beer in mouthfeel, but really light on aftertaste.
Light hops and spice nose. Solid malt backbone, slight pine, big sweet citrus flavours with rising bitter zing. Sweet candy fruit late linger.