#27 Sixpoint Series: Bengali Tiger

**Second in a totally awesome trilogy of posts**

Hi guys, que pasa? You'll have to forgive my slight absence from my social media hubs. I've been busy saving the world at work, and wandering aimlessly trying not to succumb to wanting to curl up in fetal position under my desk and sleep it all away. Oh, and driving my new car.

My sexy, sexy, new car.
And also learning up on my homebrewing. But that's a post for another day...probably a Tuesday.

Today, I'm going to try to convince you to go out and get some Bengali Tiger from Sixpoint. I have a good feeling that it wont take much persuasion either. I mean, after all, it was one of my favorite beers of 2012.

A favorite for a reason, I mean, can you see how handsome I look in that can?!

Busting out my new favorite beer glass from my Ommegang gift pack, I poured that sucker out with some vigor. It looks like beer. An unassuming amber, slightly hazy with a finger and a half of fluffy, sticky head. Leaves behind quite a bit of lacing. I kind of wanted to spread it on some bread. The nose is different for an IPA, as in I'm not getting much hops from it, at all. In fact, grapefruit, and other citrus-y scents are what I'm getting mostly. It smells awesome, like that first peel of a clementine..or..whatever.

Sometimes, the hardest part about photographing the beers, is
not grabbing the glass and attacking the beer with my mouth.

Bengali is a wicked mellow, dry, and hoppy on the tongue with an almost refreshing sensation on the back end. It's not the (sometimes) over-whelming hop monster that a lot of west coast IPAs can be. It's extremely well balanced, a sweet tang, followed by a nice fresh blast of hops. It's no wonder why this seemed to be the beer of this past summer, it was MADE for summer days. Seriously, Sixpoint and Green Flash were the two breweries that dominated craft beer conversation in Connecticut this summer. I digress...Bengali has a nice medium body, with a heavier carbonation. And if you exhale, the hops leaves that cooling feeling in your mouth, like a piece of mint gum. Like some of my favorite beers, it's modest at first, but then unfolds in your mouth and makes you all kinds of happy. Delicious. Have you had it? What do you think?

"Strides forward with a malty cadence, then leaps with a wave of bitterness.
Slashed with a giant paw of citrus, pine, and resin! Note, the lacing of stripes
around your glass-It's the mark of the Tiger!"

Now I know where the name comes from!

Go ahead and stalk them online!

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Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Smell: 4.5/5
Appearance: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5
Feel: 3/5

Overall: 3.875/5

This beer pairs well with: Black Light Burns - Tiger By the Tail