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Triumph Brewing Company

Triumph Brewing CompanyTriumph Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 189
Beer Avg: 3.79

Taps: - / Bottles: -
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BA SCORE
88
very good

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

400 Union Sq. Drive
New Hope, Pennsylvania, 18938
United States
phone: (215) 862-8300

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BethanyB

New Jersey

2.44/5  rDev -37%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

Tucked away from the main streets of New Hope, making it so that the modern sports bar/lounge feel doesn't clash with New Hope's quaint and charming vibe.

The place is huge, with a nice, warm, wood-paneled aesthetic. Live music and pool tables were a definite plus for my husband. There is an outdoor area with tidy, comfy couches and picnic tables, but the crowd makes it feel like the patio at a rich kid's high school party.

And with that said, the crowd is mainly white bread tourists and the young, preppy suburban set. Not really a place for meeting people unless you're in the Greek scene and looking to exchange phone numbers.

As for the beer. I remember thinking the prices were a bit outrageous, even for an East Coast brewery. But maybe that's because the service was so poor and everything I tried was absolutely sub-par.

The bartender couldn't tell me a thing about any of the beers. Couldn't even tell me the styles. "Um...I think it's a dark beer..." was the most I could get out of her. I opted for a flight, and Every. Single. Beer. Disappointed. Honestly, they were practically drain pours. The tastes ranged from metallic to dishwater. We were out of there in no time.

11-05-2013 13:02:19 | More by BethanyB
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I stopped by last week for a late lunch with the family. I was surprised that they had a band in the middle of the afternoon. The band was a little too loud for me, but the kids enjoyed the show. For lunch we all had burgers, and all were satisfactory. The menu featured alot of locally sourced food, but I was not in the mood for anything too eclectic. On to the beer, I enjoyed a rasberry chocolate stout and a best bitter(on cask). Both were very enjoyable. Our service was very prompt, and he was very attentive to our table. I felt the beer and food were reasonabley priced for the area. I did pick up a few bottles to take home, and they were abit pricey. I definitely would go back if I were in the area.

12-16-2012 02:44:46 | More by bonkers
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Had lunch there today with the Mrs. and the baby. They set us up at a nice table to accomodate a 3 month old.

We started with banana guacamole, and it was very different... and yet very tasty. They used plantains instead of corn chips to dip in the guac.

I followed up with a tasty pulled pork with jalapeno sauce. The pork was very good, but the sauce was entirely too spicy enough that they invaded my tasting of the beer.

I had a tasting of the taps with my meal... sorry I was too indecisive. Some were good, some were lacking. I liked the oatmeal cookie stout, the strong IPA, and the Wee Heavy. I thought the Wee Heavy was pretty gutsy to offer as it was served at cellaring temperature on a hand pump. The ABV and body on this is a killer for the summer. I would pick up a growler, but I don't know too many that would enjoy this with me. The tasting came out with a presentation and explanation of each little glass. The waiter was still learning, but he recited the offering really well.

They offered bombers of some select beers. I enjoyed the IPA, so the double IPA sounded good... except that they run $18 a bottle. I just don't understand why you would pay that much considering that most domestic bombers usually run $12-15 in most liquor stores.

07-30-2011 23:30:12 | More by ummswimmin
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

I got the chance to have a few pints while in New Hope at Triumph after a quick trip across the river to visit River Horse in Lambertvile, NJ. The place was not hard to find, in the center of the shopping center and they have a large sign out on York rd. They greeted us in a friendly way and were pretty up on the service at the bar, I didn't eat since we had reservations elsewhere but I enjoyed a couple of the draft offerings and my wife tried one. They were able to answer all my questions about the growler fills and new 750 ml that were available. I liked the atmospher- it has a modern slant and the open bar area is nice with a stage for bands to play at the end of the bar near the kitchen.

The quality of the beers and the selection were both good. They had a nice variety-IPA, stout, raspberry wheat and Scotch ale on the handpump. I enjoyed the IPA and had the Oatmeal cookie stout on Nitro. They also had a Pils and amber for nice summer styles. I reocmmend coming here even if the price was slightly high -I was told when the bill came after I ordered 1 half pint that since the full pint was cheaper that is what I was charged for, but I was not treated to the other 1/2 (?)

07-18-2011 14:19:54 | More by Slatetank
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$$

atmosphere is cool, with the bar downstairs with some pool tables and stage for bands, with tables for dinner upstairs. Rustic or industrial type architecture, with exposed beams and brick, lots of metal and wood. Outdoor seating as well.

Our service for dinner, and then at the bar later (we were there to see a band) was okay. server and bartenders could have been friendlier.

Had 7 beers on tap, including one on nitro and one on hand pump. I had the Stout, Pale Ale, Amber, and Pils. Only the stout was memorable. The food was good, but expensive. $14 for a burger and fries. And the beer and mixed drinks seems a bit overpriced as well. $5 for a middle of the road 4% pilsner seems a bit steep.

Also, watch out for the electronic parking meters. Which seems like a total ripoff for a suburban shopping center.

06-13-2011 21:02:43 | More by jmdrpi
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mrpepino

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

I would have to say that out of all the bars in New Hope, Triumph is definitely my favorite place to visit (next to John & Peters). They have the best beer selection in New Hope that I've come across, and that's not just because they brew their own (it's because the local bars don't have much to offer). The place is really nice inside. It can get a bit cramped at times, but overall has a great atmosphere, especially if there is a good live band on the stage. There are a couple of pool tables and a dart board off to the side, and back deck which they open in the summer. I would say that most of the beer is good, not great, but as I said before, this is probably the spot to come if you like beer and are visiting New Hope (or cross the bridge and visit the River Horse tasting room). Overall, I would say that if you are in the area, Triumph is a solid place to grab a beer, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to pay a visit.

05-12-2011 18:20:00 | More by mrpepino
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

This Triumph is nestled away in a low key strip mall in NewHope. Just seconds away from the Lambertville-NewHope bridge it's very accessible from NJ. Nice look inside, lots of wood and a clean contemporary feel. This is a 2 story place and has plenty of seating. The beer menu is like any other microbrewery/restaurant. Usually about 6-8 beers on tap and for the most part a variety. They tend to lean more towards the blondes and pales but you can find reds, rauchs, stouts, bitters etc. The beer vats are in view and the food is pretty good here too. In the summer time, you can look out the window or get to the outside area to see the free fireworks show they shoot off from the river. Growlers for take-out are a nice bonus too. This place is a reliable choice for a decent night.

04-20-2011 01:22:05 | More by BeerForMuscle
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$$

It was on my most recent visit to Triumph New Hope, my fourth overall, that I had an epiphany: this place is REAL good!

In the summer, with all the crowds, families and crying babies it can be a little annoying, even though it is oh-so-nice to sit outside in the patio and watch the old train choo-chooing his way in, right by the brewery.

I like it better in the winter, though. It's rainy or snowy outside but you're cozy and warm inside, looking at the flawless steel beer tanks, enjoying the cool, mellow music selection, drinking beer of course... I like how the place is multi-leveled and spacious, encouraging exploration. You shouldn't feel like your neighbor's table is too close to yours here!

There were not a lot of taps when I visited. I remembered having more than the seven I saw this time, and surely I've had bigger beers here. But can't complain. Their IPA is fantastic, so fresh; the coffee-and-cream stout was exceptionally creamy and smooth; the holiday ale was a tempered-down strong ale reminiscent of Double Bastard (but not as good).

The food is the absolute star here. They must have given the menu a serious overhaul lately. Foie Gras BLT, Duck and Pork Belly Pate, Lobster Pot Pie with Hen-of-the-Woods mushrooms... this ain't your momma's brewpub food!

Service is very, very good. Our server was always on top of things and we were in and out in no time. If anything, she was a little "too much", way eager and pleasing. But hey, a "honey" is better than a "no-show" server, right...

Prices are alright for beer ($5 a pint, $3.75 for 10-oz servings) and a bit too high for the food. Sure, it is good food, but... I mean, this is not New York City. The Foie Gras BLT should be $13 instead of $16, for example... 3 beers and 3 food items came up to a $60 lunch. Then again, Bucks County is not the cheapest area, so whatever.

I'm reasonably in love with this place and will come back often.

02-07-2011 16:03:12 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Sneers

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

For all of the quaintness New Hope, PA can offer, it's not in here. Located on something like a strip mall, it's a decent sized, peculiarly designed place, that feels a little industrial and sterile. Large German flags hanging from the ceiling, combined with the name of the brewery, make me think of Leni Reifenstahl, but I'm sure this sentiment is ill-founded.

This place turns out some pretty good beer. Their hefeweizen was actually one of the best I've had and their double wit was quite good. Everything else was solid, but I didn't enjoy their light lager or blueberry ale, but I think the styles themselves are to blame. They also have mixed drinks, liquor, and wine for non-beer drinkers.

I first came here on my girlfriend's recommendation, as she raved about their burgers. After ordering one, I confirmed her opinion. Both times I had the Brewhouse Burger, which had cheddar, smoked bacon, and came with barbecue sauce made with their IPA. I can say with confidence that it was the best burger I've had.

Their menu, while including quality versions of standard pub fare also includes items like duck confit macaroni and cheese (made with goat cheese, caramelized onions, and toasted walnuts) and seared salmon with roasted garlic beluga lentils, butter braised root vegetable, charred leek beurre blanc. One of my friends got a good looking salad, laced with prosciutto.

I suppose you get what you pay for, however, as my burger, although large, cost $12.50.

I almost never have complaints about waitstaff, but on my second trip here, the girl was a little disappointing; I'm assuming she's the exception, not the rule, though.

I will certainly be coming back here in the future. I recommend going to River Horse across the river for the tour and sampling, then heading over here for some good food and drink.

09-24-2010 23:34:51 | More by Sneers
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sallylovesstout

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Located in a shopping center, this place was a surprise to me. Who would think a nifty little brew pub would be in this quiet little town? We sat at the bar to try a little of everything. Our bartender was very knowledgeable about the brews and about some aspects of the brewing process. The atmosphere was comfortable, and there were plenty of people coming in for a Thursday night. The rest of the town pretty much shuts down after dark, so this place reaps the rewards. I got to sample a majority of the beers on tap before settling on a pint for myself. I even took a growler home for my folks. It was a nice day-trip for me and my boyfriend.

06-02-2010 17:26:33 | More by sallylovesstout
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Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, PA
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