Friday, March 4, 2016

Sixpoint Brewery Bengali

Beer Name: Bengali
Brewery: Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
ABV: 6.5%
How sold: 12 oz. (355 mL) "sleek" cans (usually in 6-pack boxes)
Where bought: Johns Marketplace (Portland, OR)
Price: $1.69 for a 12 oz. single

****Sixpoint 6-pack boxes were introduced around May 2014

Date Purchased: January 22, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: January 24, 2016
"Best By" Date: August 18, 2016
When brewed? Year-round.
IBUs: 69

Where distributed: Sixpoint Brewery ships to several states. Check to see if Sixpoint ships to your area!

What's on the Can/Website: "...While we could suggest what food this beer pairs 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." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Pours a dark clear golden into a pint glass. Slightly off-white head reduces to a very sudsy surface. Leaves good lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Citrus-grapefruit and pineapple aroma, hoppy, refreshing. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Refreshing balance of citrus (mainly getting grapefruit) and pine. Any bitterness does not stay around too long. It has a citrus-tart bite in the middle of the sip (after first flavors and before aftertaste). Still very clean flavors and straightforward. Amazing. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, slightly carbonated. Balanced and refreshing. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. As part of its four core beers, I had to try this one first and was not disappointed. Bengali has great balance, with flavor from start to finish, and is appealing in look and aroma. It is an ideal go-to beer for any situation or occasion. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5

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