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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Photo of stirgy
2.24/5  rDev -38.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of boelker62
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3/5  rDev -17.8%
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 [email protected] into it!

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Stobin
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zoso1967
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Timtac
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jackorain
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of parkwood
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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Bengal Gold India Pale Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 44 ratings