Sixpoint Brewery’s – Bengali IPA – 4.725+/5

Stopped though the Midtown Liquor Store to do some beer shopping for the house and picked up a 6 of Bengali IPA. Why?  Because I like IPA and had never had it before… Good choice.   The Bengali IPA is classified as an American IPA, more flavor than the English version with floral/citric hops and flavor, medium bodied.

From the Brewery…

bengali_angleBengali

“…While we could suggest what food this beer pairs well with,
or which glass to serve it in, the most important thing to remember is: even though we may take beer very seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. It’s Mad Science.”
  • ABV 6.5%
  • IBU 69
  • SRM 11

Tasting…

So here is my take on the salient points of the tasting…

  1. Pour:  A orangish brown pour.
  2. Head:  An off-white to light tan head with a good lacing appearance.  The pour was into a traditional pint glass with an initial ½ inch of head that lasted for the first 3 to 4 swallows, at least 90 seconds, and then dissipated to just the rim edge.
  3. Nose:  An IPA that hearkens to a traditional English nose with plenty of malt.  Yet there was no doubt of the IPA and a hoppy aroma that is big but subtle.
  4. Taste 1: The first taste is floral hop that stays steady with a sweet malt and finishes balanced, with a medium bitterness.
  5. Taste 2: It was full-bodied with caramel flavor supported by a strong foundation of rich malts.
  6. Carbonation:  It was mildly carbonated and remained good throughout the drink.
  7. Mouth Feel:  Smooth soft feel.

Summary

Being a mad scientist… or at least a mildly irritated scientist on a bad day, I like the description of the beer.  I also liked the beer a lot.  I rate it a 4.72569318 out of 5 (like I said, I’m a scientist).  This is a beer I have put on my drink again list and I suggest you go find it yourself.  You can’t have any of mine.


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