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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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BA SCORE
83
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 02-22-2004)
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

This was mine and my wife's first visit to the Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA. Decent selection of beers and a very cool atmosphere.

Served in a Triumph pint glass

A - Beer arrived at the table with a half to three-quarter finger head. The beer is a reddish, gold color, mostly translucent. Decent lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - Nothing overwhelming. A faint mix of hops and pine.

T - A middle of the road, easy drinking IPA. All the standard tastes are there with a nice balance between the sweet malts (almost toffee-like) and the hops. Not a crazy bitter or hop-bomb IPA by any means. A beer that you could easily sit there and have several of listening to the live music. The ABV was listed on the board at 6.6% but you'd never know it.

M - Decent carbonation. Just a slight bitterness left after drinking.

O - A decent IPA. Not the best I've ever had but so easy to drink that you won't mind not having your mouth pounded with bitterness. Overall, I'd recommended giving this brew a try.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Aug 02, 2012
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YoItsBeerTym, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

On tap at the brew pub in New Hope. The board lists it at 6.6% ABV.

Pours closer to copper than gold. Good head but the retention was somewhat lacking. Some fine lacing on the glass

Aroma is a pleasant but not overpowering hoppiness.

In the taste department it is definately a middle of the road IPA. It's not trying to be over the top in hops, malt or alcohol. A little more crystal malt than I like in an IPA but not overpowering. Bitterness and hop presence is where it should be. A very faint grassiness from dry hopping. Not off putting.

I could definately see having a few of these at a sitting but the other choices are calling.

Belpaire, Oct 06, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

This was from a growler I got at the brewpub in New Hope, PA. Enjoyed chilled from a double walled tumbler.

The color of the ale is a light copper with golden hues. There is good clarity and retention with thin tan cap w/ thick film of lace, the bead is tight. The aroma is very fragrant with hops, this is just very fruity and orang-y with a lot of floral elments to augment the citrus there is a sweet hoppy oily scent. I consider the aroma to be full, while I can see how some might consider it to be delicate for the style. I like the way this ipa is drinkable but still within range for a strong pale, it could go either way -very hoppy pale or gentler IPA, it has nice high carbonation and subtle resinous tinges with slight fruitiness and semi dry finish.

The taste is very good with flavor from the single hop-centennial substantial enough to carry the Ipa, the hops give off some orange rind and light herbal/tea-like light astringent flavors with gentle malt and very subtle fruit tinges from the yeast. The finish is slightly dry but still retains an oily semi-bitter flavor. Overall this does come off somewhere in the middle-between pale and IPA, I like it since the bitterness is borderline w/ an IPA, but still is flavorful enough for me not to care if it is strictly to the American IPA style.

Slatetank, Aug 10, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

I had this on tap at the New Hope location.

I enjoyed this beer with a very spicy sandwich. The beer tempered the heat very well.

They seemed to brew this with a decent amount of Cascade hops. The beer was hoppier than most East Coast IPA's.

It smelled like citrus, and moved into the taste as well.

I recommend this through the end of summer.

ummswimmin, Jul 30, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

Served up a dark amber with some reddish hues and a fluffy off-white head. This IPA has always seemed a bit dark for style, strange since it has gold in the name, but it is still a very attractive beer. The aroma is not as hoppy as some other IPAs, but it still has a nice citrus and pine character as well as plenty of malt with some toffee notes as well. Much like the aroma, the flavor seems to be a bit malty for style, but it is still quite nice. The hop character seems to have a sharper, more white grapefruit and pine character, perhaps some herbalness as well. The malt seems quite toasty with plenty of caramel malt in there. It is a pretty good IPA, especially for a brewpub, but nothing to get overly excited about. The body is medium with a very clean dry finish that makes this a very drinkable and sessionable beer. Still a go to beer for me whenever I visit, and it went great with my meal.

zoso1967, May 09, 2010
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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.