Bengal Gold India Pale Ale - Triumph Brewing Company
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
Stopped by for growler on the way home from a job in NJ on this Independence Day eve.
Nice clear copper/amber color with a two finger off-white head with really nice retention and very good lace.
Smell is of carmel malts and citrus hops wioth some gren hops present as well.
Taste is simialr to the nose, not very complex. Bitterness is there up front but is quickly quelled by the malt with almost no lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel is nice creamy light to medium body with mild but nice carbonation.
Drinkability is pretty good, my wife and I drank the growler while cooking and dining out on the deck.
Overall, thius is an unassuming IPA, like many brewpub IPAs I've had, brewed for the mass appeal, I don't mind but it remains aproachable for someone moving up from sdomething less hoppy. Has the maltiness of an east coast APA with only a little more hoppyness.
07-04-2007 00:08:27 | More by jackorain
2.78/5 rDev -24.5%
Poured at the brewpub. I asked for the highest IBU beer they had of the ales on tap. I completely agreed with NJPadresfan...this beer fell on it's face after the build up.
A - mosttly creamy white head on top of an amber body. Slight carbonation.
S - shallow bitterness and citrus notes, but fleeting.
T - similar to the aroma. The hints of what this beer could be are there, but it doesn't pull through for you. The bitterness is no where near where an IPA should be, and it is closest to an American Pale Ale. Light hoppiness and light yeast notes. Then it ends after a short finish with a metallic, acetic feel.
M - average at best. It was a very watery, shallow feel on top of that sesation for taste.
D - due to the low ABV and the light bitterness, I guess you could go on with this one for a while, but you likely wouldn't want to.
06-10-2007 16:02:06 | More by boelker62
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Served as a brilliant golden-amber beer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is loaded with hops, grassy, piney and citrusy.
Taste is all about the hops with an almost overpowering hop bitterness. Can't find any malt to balance.
Leaves a too strong bitter taste in the mouth that is not overly enjoyable.
One glass of this beer is enough.
05-06-2007 21:54:15 | More by tgbljb
3/5 rDev -18.5%
Appearance- Light brown with an orange hue. Moderate head and slight lacing of the glass.
Smell- Faint citric hops and malt.
Taste- Citric hops balanced with a flat malt flavor.
Mouthfeel- watery and run of the mill.
Overall- I just can't see why Triumph makes a bland IPA. It has the makings of a good beer but it just doesn't deliver. I think it isn't that bold so it caters to the tourists. C'mon Triumph put some b@lls into it!
05-21-2006 12:17:34 | More by NJpadreFan
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
This was my sixth taste of the day and was eagerly anticipated. It stood in front of me as a bright old gold, a very striking color, with a nice white head. The smell was hoppy with the malt and fruit backing it solidly. The taste was a good representative of the style. A good dry hoppy beer with a fullness of tastes with the malt and fruit rounding out the experience. It was medium in texture and clean in the finish. This would be an IPA worth trying again. The stark color contrast along the other golden beers was very pleasing.
07-23-2004 19:55:13 | More by claytri
2.2/5 rDev -40.2%
Served as part of a sampler tray at their brewpub in New Hope. This one was bright orange amber in color. Very clear with a thin white head of foam. Very aromatic with bitter citrus fruits coming through. The taste has an overwhelming bitterness with grapefruit rind. The bitterness here overtakes everything else. The light body of malt is barely discernable through these intense bitter qualities. Its as sharp as a bee sting on the tongue. Highly unbalanced, one dimensional and barely enjoyable. I saved this for my last beer and it was a mistake. I couldnt get that bitterness off my tongue for a good 15 minutes after we left. This was my least favorite from the sampler tray. Lower the hop bite and up the malt and you might have something here.
02-22-2004 06:23:13 | More by pezoids
Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
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