Beer Review: Sixpoint’s Bengali IPA

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Coming out of Brooklyn, NY it is Sixpoint’s Bengali IPA. Formally known as Bengali Tiger they shortened up the name as they began to can this IPA in six packs as opposed to 4-packs of 16 ouncers. Slowly it seems Sixpoint is beginning to offer all of their beers in six packs now as opposed to the original four packs. This was definitely the right move on their part, not sure I agree with the name change though as I liked Bengali Tiger. Bengali comes in at 6.5% ABV and 69 IBUs.

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz can into snifter. Has a nice, slightly hazy golden color. Pours a creamy white 1 finger head which laces down the glass pretty nicely. You know me, love canned beers especially IPAs.

Nose: Fresh hop, pine, tropical and citrus fruits and resin. This one really hits on all the major American IPA hop notes. It is a really dank awesome nose and you can smell it pretty much the second you crack the can.

Taste/Mouth: Really nice smooth mouthfeel. Some pine and citrus hop notes shining up front with some good biscuit malt balancing it out in the back. Really great easy to drink IPA, clean and refreshing.

Price/Availability: Very available in the Northeast especially the tri-state area. The recent change to six packs makes the price point a little better as well.

Overall: Definitely an IPA that in my mind is overlooked a lot and underrated in many peoples minds. Now that it is in six packs I can see myself seeking this one out more often than I used to. Good dating on all boxes as well to tell the freshness.

Grade: A-

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