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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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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.08%
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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boelker62

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2007 16:02:06 | More by boelker62
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2007 21:54:15 | More by tgbljb
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Triumph- IPA

-New Hope-

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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2006 12:17:34 | More by NJpadreFan
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claytri

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2004 19:55:13 | More by claytri
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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. It’s 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 couldn’t 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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2004 06:23:13 | More by pezoids
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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.