Bengali is the India Pale Ale sold by a popular beer brand based in New York, and it has a real Bong connection.
Sixpoint Brewery, a popular New York-based beer brand, actually sells a beer called Bengali.
The beer, Bengali, was originally called Bengali Tiger because of its orange colour.
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And the name isn’t a coincidence either. This beer was called Bengali Tiger when it was first launched in 2004, as a tribute to the Royal Bengal Tiger or Panthera tigris tigris. The orange and white colours of the beer reminded its creators of the tiger native to Bengal.
However, in 2014, the beer’s name was changed to just Bengali. This didn’t diminish its popularity in any way, and those who drink beers brewed by Sixpoint believe that Bengali is the best variant they have. One Instagramer and beer connoisseur,Henry Lawson, has this to say about Bengali: “The Bengali tiger beer smells like a small Parisian stall selling fresh fruit and flowers in the middle of a pine forest. It tastes grassier than the contents of that jar on my brother’s bedside table with some caramel, fruit and resin blended in for added complexity. These fresh and balanced flavours are displayed through the carbonation, bitterness and mouthfeel of any good IPA. It’s a majestic creature!”
Beer connoisseurs rathe Bengali as one of the best IPAs in the U.S.A. Picture courtesy: Instagram/thewayyououghtto
For those who don’t know, beer lovers believe that the quality of the IPA or India Pale Ale brewed by a company reveals how good or bad the brand is. Bengali is rated quite highly as an IPA, which makes Sixpoint a really good beer brand.
According to a report, it’s at the top of the ‘best beers’ of the US, along with the IPAs of Vermont and the West Coast. Although it’s quite bitter, Bengali packs a punch and has almost no sedimentation.
This beer with a Bong connection might appeal to Indians who love beer. Though the orange-on-silver packaging might put you off, thanks to its resemblance with energy drinks, this is the beer you should have when you’re next in the US of A!