Beer Wednesday – Bengali Tiger

Happy Beer Wednesday! This week, as I said on Sunday, I’m in the middle of a raw food cleanse, courtesy of a few of my Twitter peeps, so the beer I’m reviewing this week I drank last week. The beer I was happy to sample this week was Bengali Tiger IPA, by SixPoint Brewery, based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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With 62 IBUs, this IPA was fresh, without being bitter, and had a decent, strong full-flavored mouthfeel. I was not thrilled by it, but it was very good. The lack of hops in the flavor was not incredibly disappointing, but I guess maybe I’ve been spoiled by some of the Belgians that I’ve drunk recently. Maybe the 6.4% ABV was less that I had hoped for. . . I don’t know.

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Really great color on this IPA.

Overall, Bengali Tiger was good, and, to be honest, as an English teacher, I loved that the can had a quote from William Blake’s “The Tyger” on it: “What immortal hand or eye/Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”

As IPAs go, it was really solid, but I did hope to get something a little richer, but that isn’t just IPA, you know? Overall, I’d call this a 4/5, and I would certainly try another SixPoint beer (I chose the Bengali Tiger over their Diesel only because of the Blake quote.”

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~ by VegansHusband on January 16, 2013.

2 Responses to “Beer Wednesday – Bengali Tiger”

  1. My husband drinks Bengali Tiger ever so often. Some of his favorite beers are: Troegs Nugget Nectar, Founders Breakfast Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County, and Pliny The Elder( My favorite out of those listed). I’am more of a wine person,but when I do have beer, I usually go for a stout. Great beer review!

    • If stouts are your thing, wait until my review next Wdednesday. It’s one of the more fun stouts I’ve had. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for those others though. Thanks for the suggestions.

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