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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale - Triumph Brewing Company

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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 06-26-2003)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-26-2014 17:01:32 | More by djrn2
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Ctruskey

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2014 20:19:21 | More by Ctruskey
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

05-24-2014 23:12:01 | More by mooseo
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

04-29-2014 17:26:22 | More by Belittle
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-14-2014 01:51:28 | More by cmq103
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motothrillz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2014 22:07:45 | More by motothrillz
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Jlivecc


3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-21-2014 13:24:22 | More by Jlivecc
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-25-2013 21:08:12 | More by petermethot
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Triumph location in Philly.

A-Golden copper color with a fluffy white 1.5 finger head, sheets of heavy lacing give it the 'wow' factor.

S-Wet bready aroma, mostly malts with a hint of citrus hops.

T-Spot on bready malts again. Very little hop character or taste.

M-Lots of chewy body. Dry more than bitter.

O- It's ok, but the hop traits are limited, even for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 23:30:16 | More by NiceTaps
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

03-18-2013 01:37:01 | More by hoppymcgee
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-26-2013 11:28:44 | More by GrantBrennan
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Illos

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-21-2012 03:47:41 | More by Illos
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 21:38:15 | More by Gww1864
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2012 01:37:39 | More by Chugs13
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-08-2012 22:23:33 | More by HarmonMW
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30%

02-26-2012 21:19:16 | More by brez8791
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

01-11-2012 22:27:16 | More by lccrunchy
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plehnus

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Faint spices and hops. Difficult to narrow it down because they are fairly masked.

Appearance: Golden-amber body with a thin creamy off-white head. Lightly carbonated.

Flavor: Apricot, floral hops. Some spiciness at the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body. Not too bitter, not long lasting.

Overall: Can't really figure out this beer. Don't feel like there is enough going on. A little too restrained and mild, even for an English style IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 14:22:29 | More by plehnus
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 20:55:05 | More by Hessian257
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden shade, translucent, soapy foam cap. Spot on.

A- Um... there's a hop note, but not the IPA kind. Kinda mild. Can't even discern which hops... seem citrusy. I'm wishing for more, not just citrus, but also floral and piney. Very disappointing... kinda like a bottled Pale Ale, rather than a fresh-tapped IPA.

T- Bitter, and some citrus. Tastes like Amarillo/Cascade. Not potent in the classic IPA sense, but there's a sharp bite here. The body is just sweet enough, but very one-dimensional per custom. There's some toastiness, and the flavors of stale grapefruit juice piques from time to time.
In this case, it's shame that the malt flavors is so limited since the hops notes are muted and the flavor just seems off.

M- Great. I wish there were more going on, but at least this beer is drinkable: lean and finishes dry.

O- Not impressive. Better than the BMC fare to be enjoyed elsewhere, but not on par w/ Craft Brewing standards. It's like they did a paint-by-numbers job on what should be their flagship ale.

I have enjoyed a lot of different beers at all the Triumph Brewpub locations, but the IPA has never ceased to fail me. It just doesn't deliver, despite the expected gravity placed upon the brewers to excel here.

Again, I like what this brand has to offer, just not this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 01:58:56 | More by MONKandTUCK
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Samples at the Triumph, Princeton. Pours amber hue with a lasting, white head. Aroma is of citrus hops and caramel malt. The body is medium and crisp. Nice, hoppy, citrusy taste is balanced by caramel and biscuit malt. Long, hoppy finish. Very well made IPA..

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2011 00:22:05 | More by mikeg67
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DJED69

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad IPA, I'd call this one tame and mild.

Golden colored with thin head and some lacing.

Some nice hoppiness on the nose with typical pine and fruit.

Taste is mildly bitter with some astringency. Hops and some tart fruit are happening.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin---wish it had a bit more body.

Easy to drink, but not sure I'd want more than one pint. Just didn't holdmy attention or make me savour another.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 15:44:51 | More by DJED69
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BigIrishman

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours hazy dark golden amber with a big fluffy white soapy head.

Smell: Light citrus and pine needles with hints of peach and tropical fruits, some sweetness lingering at the end of the nose.

Taste: Definitely dry hopped, some strong hints of amarillo and other traditional american hops. Overall fairly clean but definitely balanced. Sweet bready notes in the background compliment the fruity forward hop notes. Not too bitter on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fairly clean with a medium to light body for an IPA.

Drinkability: While not super flavorful, very drinkable. Fruity notes keep it interesting while the lack of a huge bitter bite keeps you coming back without battering your tongue into the ground. Goes great with the tai/spicy foods on their menu.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2010 14:09:46 | More by BigIrishman
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice peachy, copper color with a rather thin bubbly head.

Aroma is slightly citrusy, a bit sour and a bit like a funky sweaty sock. I calls em as I smells em. Not a whole lot of hoppy going on here.

Flavor is a bit fruity, citrusy and slightly floral but nor overly hoppy in any way. Pretty 'meh' if you ask me. Slightly metallic and sharp in the finish.

Body is a thin and watery and lacks overall character.

Not overly impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2009 01:21:47 | More by indiapaleale
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magnj

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a - Golden ~ Amber, it was a little tough in the dim restaurant but looks about the same, maybe a shade lighter than your typical IPA. 1 finger head left incredible lacing for the whole glass.

s - Clementines. Nothing like I have smelled before, distinctly sweet orange/citrus combine for what I can only describe as clementines. Hops come through too, I couldn't say what variety, probably cascade is I had to guess.

t - Hops all the way through, not overdone but generously hopped. Citrus dominates the flavor accented by some sweet malts. Not terribly complex but unique and memorable compared to some others in the style.

m/d - On target for the style, neither thin nor thick, maybe a little sticky sweet. Pretty drinkable but it lacks complexity and after a pint I was ready to taste something new. And at 6.2% ABV you might get in trouble after a few pints.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 13:50:49 | More by magnj
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