Bengal Gold India Pale Ale | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-22-2004

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.


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Photo of tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer a while ago, but I wanted to give it a good review.

This is a great beginner IPA, not too much malt, not too much hops, with an easy, inviting flavor. My girlfriend had this as her first IPA and now she loves the style.

Definitely a good session IPA despite the alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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