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.
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.
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.”