Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bengali Tiger

Sixpoint Brewery's Bengali Tiger is next up on my list. I checked out their Resin a week or so ago, so decided to see what this one was all about. Bengali Tiger is an IPA that is packaged in pounder cans. 6.4% alcohol; 62 IBU; 13 SRM.

As usual, on the back of the can, Sixpoint delivers a piece of poetry that relates to the beer in some way. For this beer, they chose a few lines from William Blake's The Tyger. "What immortal hand or eye. Could frame thy fearful symmetry?" Here go read it yourself! Best Before 02SEPT2013.

Aroma is almost non-existent, just a little malty sweetness. Malty orange flavors come in the beginning. Pine, sap, resin and some bitterness from citrus rind. There is a black peppery spiciness that comes with each sip as well. Kind of malty thick texture and not really that bitter at all. 

A little boring, light bodied and I definitely expected A LOT more. Dry at the finish with a light alcohol aftertaste. The lacing story and the poem quote from The Tyger are all that saved this beer from having a fraudulent name. I was thinking this was more of a kitten.

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