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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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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Triumph Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 06-26-2003

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Gavage
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the beer I usually start with when I visit Triumph. It poured a amber color with a thin head. Some light lacing developed during the drink. Pleasant floral aroma with some casual sweetness. The flavor matches the aroma, as bitterness from the hops and sweetness of the malt are well balanced. Some citrus tones are also detectable.

This IPA is not aggressively hopped, and sometimes this seems more of an pale ale to me.

The mouthfeel is smooth, carbonation levels are nice, and the bitterness rides the tongue for a bit after swallowing. Very drinkable and one of Triumph's better offerings.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Princeton location: This beer is a clear golden-amber color with a medium thin ivory white head that has good staying power. Patchwork lacing on the glass. Moderately hoppy aroma with touches of citrus and pine. Medium-bodied and crisp and somewhat hoppy. Some pine and malt in the flavor. The finish is dry with grapefruit and hops flavor that lingers a bit. Straightforward and above average overall.

Photo of francisweizen
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick pure golden with a very thick collar of khaki coloured lace. The aromas are of subdued cascades and some sweet and fruity malts. This is kind of reminiscent of blind faith from MH. The taste is light cascade hops, witha distinctive ale fruitiness in the background and a dry, yeasty finish that is not quite hoppy or dry enough for my tastes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nice, and the drinkability is OK. Respectable, but not that impressive.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was dark gold to light copper in color with a nice 2 finger head. The head did stick around a while and there was also a decent amount of lacing.
Beer was bright and clear

Nice floral aroma that was pretty strong. Almost a perfume quality to the aroma.

A nice IPA with a good balance of flavor up front and a medium hop finish in terms of punch and lingering.

Not too over powering.

Mouth feel was medium in body and about right for an IPA. Drinkability was good.

You can definitely sit and enjoy several of these.

Try one for sure

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bengal Gold I.P.A

Appearance- yellowy and bubbly with a foamy head.
Smell- very weak floral hops. Not much else here. Not a complex one.
Taste- watery and a beginners I.P.A in my opinion.

Overall- a light watery IPA that goes down easy but won't wow you. Washes down a meal nicely though.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fresh growler pour from Triumph in Princeton, NJ into a pint pours a clear filtered peach amber hued offering topped with an impressive dense spumescent beige head cap mixed in with a steady bubble brigade rising, leaving stratus layers of lace down the glass.

Bright fruity citrus scents immediately front the nose of cascade hops and orange notes.

First swigs: Balanced hops and malts that wavers towards the hops. Some grainy raw rye malt balance. Clean in the midle and finish, leaving some linger of citrus lemon. Some shebert ice cream and plain unsweetened brewed tea kicks around as well.

Medium bodied and well carbonated and a slight astringent feel.

Last swigs: An IPA with a hint of raw grain and lemon zest. A great beer for burgers and pub grub.

Beer is good. Happy local brewpub growler beering.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of AltBock
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was able to get this one at the Princeton location on 1/19/08. I decided to take this one home in one of their half gallon growlers. It poured a clear golden hue with a 1 inch frosty head of white foam. The head of foam did linger on for a few minutes, but then it receded into a small white film and leave a few streaks of white lace. It had a fruity based aroma with a hint of pepper, malted wheat, and a pinch of herbal hops behind it. When it really warms up, an aroma of sweet caramel and toasted nuts will emerge. It tasted like liquid wheat bread that had crispy floral/herbal hops and a dash of pepper blended into it. The mouthfeel was crispy, light to medium bodied, and with an aftertaste of toasted malts and floral hops. This aftertaste did linger on for a few minutes in the back of my mouth. Overall, it was a decent brewpub only IPA that's worth a shot. It's nothing I would go out of my way to drink again.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of indiapaleale
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of mikeg67
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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..

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a nice orange amber color with a nice slightly tan head.

Smell is dominately cascade hoppiness. Is nice. Small underlining maltiness smells.

Taste really got me to realize this is not an american ipa, but an engish. Hops from aroma are present in taste, but are really fighting with the malts for the top taste. It's not bad, but i was hoping for a more american style.

Mouthfeel is decent. I think it's body is just a little thinner than i prefer. good balance.

Overall a decent beer, but just seems to be lacking a little. I didnt mind drinking it, but was fine not getting another.

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3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NiceTaps
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.