April Dirty Thirty Day 25 – Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Soooo I’ve been bad. I broke the post streak and I won’t lie to you, I missed a day of not trying a new beer. I could make excuses and I should (since I actually have an awesome excuse for once) but I won’t. I will just pick up where I left off.

Tonight’s April Dirty Thirty beer is…

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger Ale

Critical Information:

  • 6.4% ABV
  • 62 IBUs
  • 13 SRM

My Experience:


Poured from can into pint glass. It has an orange color and is mostly transparent. It has a large, puffy white head that clings to the glass.


It has an aroma of fresh hops and is citrus-y.


It’s bitter, then hoppy, then bitter again. It’s straw-like (is that something??) and has a hint of grapefruit.


Gouda cheese or Peruvian chicken. Fried yuca anyone?

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Lesson One: Cleansing the Palate

Tasting Beer Cover


Beer Advocate says there are five categories to reviewing a beer: appearance, smell, taste, mouthfeel and overall. I believe each one represents a certain percentage of satisfaction towards the overall pleasure you get from drinking a beer. Of these, taste is the most important.

My problem is that I don’t know how to properly taste a beer.

My solution is to learn from the best. From what I’ve heard Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink is where to start. This book dives deeper than just how to taste beer but into where the taste comes from and beyond.

After I receive the book in 3-5 days I’ll come up with a short book report for you. Homework has been given. Class is in session.