Sixpoint Brewery – Bengali Tiger
I was out running errands last Friday when I happened upon Sixpoint Brewery’s Bengali Tiger. I knew I had a beer showcase coming up, and my Cincinnati Bengals were playing the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, so I decided to pick up a 4-pack. While the Bengals game was a disappointment (as per usual), Bengali Tiger was not.
First off, it comes in a 4-pack because each can is 16 fluid ounces, more commonly known in the beer world as a pint. I know it’s harder for breweries to get their beer on the shelves of major retailers in this format, but really, who doesn’t prefer four more ounces per can!?
Bengali Tiger pours a nice orange color with a thick, white head, and a pine and grapefruit aroma. Makes sense since this “homebrewed IPA interpretation” is made with citrus hops. It starts off malty, but then finishes with that familiar bite. However, this IPA is dry-hopped (my favorite kind!), so the bitterness doesn’t linger.
I was also excited to test out the claim on the can, that the lacing leaves stripes comparable to those of a tiger. While it wasn’t as awesome as I was hoping, the lacing did indeed leave stripes on my glass. Claim verified!
I hate to admit it, but this was actually my first Sixpoint beer, and I’m glad I finally got around to trying it. Not only would I drink Bengali Tiger again, but I can’t wait to try some of their other brews. Do the smart thing and go pick up some Sixpoint today!